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Severe storm caused major flash flooding in Houston, Texas

A large swath of heavy rain swept across Southeast Texas during the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The storm dumped dangerous amounts of rain on Houston and caused major flash floods across the city. Authorities issued multiple flood warnings...

January 18, 2017

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Very strong explosion at Colima volcano, Mexico

After three moderate to large explosions over the past 10 days, Mexico's Colima volcano experienced another strong explosion at 06:27 UTC (00:27 CST) on January 18, 2017. The eruption spewed volcanic ash up to 4 km (13 123 feet) above the crater. Ashfall was...

January 18, 2017

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Series of strong earthquakes hit Italy amid extreme snowfall

A series of strong earthquakes are hitting central Italy since 09:25 UTC on January 18, 2017. Within the first two hours, EMSC registered 21 moderate to strong earthquakes; by 15:52 the agency registered a total of 102 earthquakes. This region is currently under...

January 18, 2017

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82 false killer whales dead after stranding in Florida Everglades

95 false killer whales, large members of the dolphin family, have stranded along Hog Key in the Florida Everglades this weekend. Attempts were made to try and herd the animals back out into deeper water but 82 have died and 13 are unaccounted for. To date, it is the...

January 18, 2017

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Activity at Indonesian Mount Sinabung remains high

Volcanic activity at Indonesian Mount Sinabung remains high. Late Monday, January 16, 2017, the volcano spewed ash up to 5.5 km (18 000 feet) above sea level and produced a large pyroclastic flow, reminding everybody why tens of thousands nearby residents had to be...

January 17, 2017

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Severe flooding hits Philippines, at least 7 dead

A low pressure area has dumped heavy rain on Mindanao over the past couple of days and caused severe flooding in which at least 7 people lost their lives on January 17, 2017. One person is still missing as of 22:01 local time today. Misamis Oriental governor said...

January 17, 2017

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Daylight fireball explodes over Norway

An impressive bright flash appeared above central Norway on January 15, 2017, and was observed from both western and eastern Norway. Eyewitnesses are asked to submit their reports. According to the Norwegian Meteor Network, the event occurred around 13:48 UTC and...

January 17, 2017

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Large earth fissure opens in Northern Cape, South Africa

A large earth fissure has opened up between the cities of Daniëlskuil and Kuruman in Northern Cape, South Africa after heavy rains hit the region at the beginning of the month. The fissure is still growing and is nearing dangerously close to the R31 road...

January 16, 2017

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Long duration ice storm continues in central US, death toll rising

Widespread freezing rain produced by Winter Storm "Jupiter" persists for much of western Oklahoma, Kansas, northern Missouri, and western Iowa. Continuing snow is forecast to the north of the freezing rain, and to the south, heavy rain and the potential...

January 16, 2017

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TD 01W Auring reformed near southern Vietnam, dropping heavy rain

Tropical Depression 01W, named Auring by PAGASA, has reformed along the coast of southern Vietnam and is dropping heavy rain. The system will make landfall after 06:00 UTC on January 16, 2017, cross the southern Vietnam into the Gulf of Thailand and dissipate. The...

January 15, 2017

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Severe winter storm hits Japan, intense sea-effect snow

A major winter storm is affecting the Japanese archipelago Japan this week. The storm is producing typhoon-force winds and prolonged, intense sea-effect snow. Extreme amounts of snow have fallen in parts of Japan and claimed lives of at least 2 people. More than 40...

January 15, 2017

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Major ice storm hits the central US

A major winter storm is in progress across much of the central US, extending from northern New Mexico all the way to the Ohio Valley this weekend, January 14 and 15, 2017. Significant freezing rain may cause downed trees, prolonged power outages, and travel...

January 14, 2017

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Severe weather in Honduras claims 4, leaves 6 missing

A cold front that hit northern Honduras on January 7 and 8, 2017 has claimed the lives of at least 4 people and left another 6 missing. Parts of the north saw as much as 150 mm (5.9 inches) of rain on January 8. Country's disaster management agency (Copeco) said...

January 14, 2017

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Fiji region at 06:11 UTC on January 14, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 0 km. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

January 14, 2017

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New eruption at Lopevi volcano, Alert Level raised to 3

A new eruption is underway at Vanuatu's Lopevi volcano and the Alert Level was raised to 3 (of 5) on Friday, January 13, 2017. At 01:00 UTC today, pilot reports confirmed volcanic plume to 3 km (10 000 feet) above sea level. The last known eruption of this...

January 13, 2017

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Violent storm hits Europe, 330 000 homes without power in France

A powerful cyclone hit Great Britain on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and rapidly strengthened over the English Channel and northern France, bringing hurricane-force winds to the region. Its center then moved over Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany and Poland....

January 13, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: January 4 - 10, 2017

New activity/unrest was observed at 6 volcanoes between January 4 and 10, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Bogoslof, Fox Islands (USA) | Ebeko, Paramushir...

January 12, 2017