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Earthquakes in the Kermadecs - another M6.3 hits the area, what you need to know, New Zealand

Another strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermadec Islands region at 11:04 UTC on June 27, 2019. The quake follows M7.2 on June 15, M6.3 on June 16, M6.0 on June 17, M6.4 on June 19, M6.2 on June 21 and dozens of moderately strong...

June 27, 2019

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Violent thunderstorm hits Tamaulipas - Texas border region with 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain in 4 hours

Violent thunderstorms hit Tamaulipas, Mexico - Texas, US border region on June 24, 2019, dumping more than 300 mm (12 inches) of rain in 4 hours. One person died in the municipality of Reynosa, Mexico where floods damaged roads, homes and other buildings in over 50...

June 26, 2019

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Flash floods hit northern Vietnam

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun of northern Lai Châu Province since June 24, causing flash floods and triggering landslides, DG ECHO reports. According to media reports, as of June...

June 26, 2019

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Mud flying everywhere - Geothermal mudpool opens in Rotorua backyard, New Zealand

A geothermal mudpool opened up behind a privately owned house in Rotorua, New Zealand at around 02:00 local time on June 25, 2019. The last geothermal activity in this area, with steam bursting from the bank, was reported in 2017. "There was mud flying...

June 26, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Alvin" forms off the coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Alvin" has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean on June 26 as the first named storm of the 2019 East Pacific Ocean hurricane season. Only 1969 and 2016 had a later 1st named storm formation date in the ENP than has 2019 (in the satellite era...

June 26, 2019

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Irina Kitiashvili with the NASA Solar Cycle 25 Forecast

Next solar cycle - Solar Cycle 25 - is expected to be the lowest in 200 years. The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200 years. The maximum of this next cycle – measured in terms of sunspot number, a standard measure of...

June 26, 2019

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A major explosion occurred at Stromboli volcano at 23:03 UTC on June 25, 2019, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Osservatorio Etneo, reports. Video recorded by the surveillance cameras shows pyroclastic material has fallen onto the Sciara del...

June 26, 2019

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SO2 at historically high levels, White Island alert levels raised, New Zealand

A moderate volcanic unrest is taking place at New Zealand's White Island volcano (Whakaari), forcing authorities to raise the Volcanic Alert Level to 2 and Aviation Color Code to Yellow on June 26, 2019. "Our heightened monitoring of Whakaari as part of the...

June 26, 2019

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Violent phreatomagmatic eruption at Anak Krakatau volcano, Indonesia

A violent phreatomagmatic eruption took place at Anak Krakatau volcano, Indonesia at 02:09 UTC (09:09 LT) on June 25, 2019. The volcano continues to be restless. Most of the time, its crater is only steaming, but occasionally, strong steam-driven explosions, such as...

June 26, 2019

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Spectacular stratospheric eruption, volcanic ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l. - Ulawun, P.N.G.

Satellite imagery obtained 08:30 UTC, June 26, 2019 indicate an ongoing volcanic ash eruption to approximately 19.2 km (63 000 feet) above sea level extending in all directions, the Darwin VAAC reported 08:34 UTC. Volcanic ash to 13.4 km (44 000 feet) a.s.l....

June 26, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 MO detected 12 hours before exploding over the Caribbean Sea

A small asteroid designated 2019 MO entered Earth's atmosphere over the Caribbean Sea and exploded south of Puerto Rico at 21:25 UTC on June 22, 2019, 12 hours after it was discovered. The object was first detected just after 10:00 UTC (00:00 HST) on June 25 at...

June 26, 2019

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High-level eruption at Ulawun volcano - ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, P.N.G.

A high-level eruption took place at Ulawun volcano, Papua New Guinea on June 26, 2019. The eruption started at about 22:00 UTC on June 25 after a few weeks of increased activity. Nearby villages were evacuated. The RVO reported increased seismicity at the volcano...

June 26, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Panama - Costa Rica border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Panama - Costa Rica border region at 05:23 UTC (00:23 local time) on June 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 26.2 km (16.2.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles)....

June 26, 2019

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Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia region

Another strong earthquake, measuring M6.4 hit Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia region at 02:18 UTC on June 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the second M6.3+ earthquake to hit...

June 26, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 09:05 UTC on June 25, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 106 km (66...

June 25, 2019

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New eruptive phase starts at Ubinas volcano, alert level raised, Peru

A new eruptive phase started at Ubinas volcano, Peru on June 24, 2019, following a seismic swarm detected since June 21. This is the first activity at the volcano since March 2017. Ash emissions mixed with gases and water vapor began at 12:18 UTC (07:18 LT), rising...

June 25, 2019

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M4.1 earthquake after seismic swarm ESE of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

A small seismic swarm took place ESE of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland from June 21 - 23, 2019. The seismicity then shifted NW of the volcano on June 24, with M3.3, M3.4 and M4.1. The Icelandic Met Office has detected numerous small earthquakes from June 19 to 23 ESE...

June 24, 2019