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Massive power outage following another explosive event at La Soufriere volcano, ash rising up to 16 km (52 000 feet) a.s.l., St. Vincent

The majority of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is without power and covered in ash on April 11, 2021, following another explosive event at La Soufriere volcano. Volcanic ash is rising up to 16 km (52 000 feet) above sea level and extending up to 3 000 km (1 850...

April 11, 2021

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Vincentians waking up to extremely heavy ashfall and strong sulfur smell, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Vincentians are waking up to extremely heavy ashfall and strong sulfur smell which have now advanced to the capital after powerful explosive eruptions started at La Soufriere volcano on April 9, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano started on April 13, 1979 (VEI...

April 10, 2021

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Celebes Sea

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Celebes Sea, between the Philippines and Indonesia, at 09:30 UTC on April 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 320 km (198 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

April 10, 2021

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M6.0 earthquake hits near the south coast of Java, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the south coast of Java, Indonesia at 07:00 UTC on April 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 82.3 km (51.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). The epicenter was located...

April 10, 2021

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Bright fireball lights up night sky over Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

A brilliant fireball streaked across Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, leaving witnesses in awe as the meteor turned the night sky into a day. Authorities and experts said they will provide more information after the analysis. Footage of the event...

April 09, 2021

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Record cold invades parts of Europe following unusually warm weather in March

Parts of Europe are dealing with a significant cold snap since Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with many countries registering record lows. This comes after unusually warm weather, in many parts record-breaking, at end of March. A deep cyclonic vortex from North Atlantic...

April 09, 2021

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Powerful explosive eruption at La Soufriere volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A powerful explosive eruption took place at La Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines at 12:41 UTC (08:41 LT) on April 9, 2021, producing an ash column that rose up to 12 km (40 000 feet) above sea level. This is a culmination of the seismic activity that...

April 09, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 31 - April 6, 2021

New activity was reported for 6 volcanoes from March 31 to April 6, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Krysuvik-Trolladyngja, Iceland | Pacaya, Guatemala |...

April 09, 2021

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Red alert issued for La Soufriere volcano, evacuation ordered, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Scientists monitoring La Soufriere volcano in St. VIncend and the Grenadines have observed a significant increase in activity at the volcano on April 8, 2021, which has prompted The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to raise the volcanic alert level to...

April 09, 2021

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Antarctic cold blast to bring snow and subzero temperatures to southeast Australia

An Antarctic blast of icy air is forecast to bring snow and subzero temperatures to southeast Australia this weekend, with hail possible in some regions. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the first cold front will arrive Friday, April 9, followed by a...

April 08, 2021

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Rare April snow falls in Brussels after unusually warm weather, Belgium

Snow fell in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, which is considered an unusual weather event for this time of the year. The country, along with much of northwest Europe, previously experienced unusually warm weather and record temperatures at end of...

April 08, 2021

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Western Australia under rare weather threat of three strong tropical systems

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned residents living on the coast of Western Australia to brace for intense winds, rain, and possible flooding as Tropical Cyclone "Seroja" is expected to pass between Carnavon and Jurien Bay late Sunday or early...

April 08, 2021

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Floods and landslides leave at least 3 dead, hundreds affected in Colombia

Heavy rain has been impacting several departments in Colombia over the past days, causing floods and landslides that left at least three fatalities and hundreds of residents affected, the Civil Defense reported. The three victims lost their lives after heavy...

April 07, 2021

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At least 3 dead, thousands of homes flooded as torrential rains hit Haiti

Torrential rains have been affecting Haiti since April 2, 2021, resulting in extensive damage and at least three fatalities. At least 149 homes have been damaged, with more than 1 270 properties still submerged in floodwaters. Persistent heavy rains have been...

April 07, 2021

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Yukon sets new daily snow record, nearly 300 percent of normal, Canada

Whitehorse City in Yukon, Canada, registered 70 cm (27.5 inches) of snow on the ground on April 4, 2021 -- the area's most snowfall on record for the day and almost 300 percent of normal. The snowpack usually peaks around 30 cm (11.8 inches), and by late April,...

April 07, 2021

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Dusty winds and heavy rain hit north Qatar

Strong winds, rain, and dense dust hit Qatar over the weekend, leading to low visibility. According to the Qatar Meteorological Department, the wave of dust came from northwestern Arabia. The weather phenomenon was witnessed Saturday to Sunday, April 3 to 4. Heavy...

April 07, 2021

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Texas 2021 deep freeze left nearly 200 people dead, new analysis shows

Nearly 200 people died as a result of the unprecedented winter storm that lashed Texas in February 2021, a new analysis showed, making the disaster one of the worst in the state this past century. The toll is expected to grow in the coming days as investigations...

April 07, 2021