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Powerful Storm Barbara hits Portugal and Spain

An impressive deep cyclone named Storm Barbara by the Spanish meteorological agency is moving into Europe on October 20, 2020, bringing powerful winds and very heavy rainfall. The first to feel its effects are Portugal and Spain where Red and Orange alerts are in...

October 20, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Puerto Rico

A brilliant fireball exploded over the night sky in Puerto Rico around 07:45 UTC (03:45 LT) on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The trajectory suggests that it moved over the Mona channel towards Desecheo, according to the Society of Astronomy of the Caribbean (SAC)....

October 20, 2020

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444 dead, 101 missing in monsoon-related disasters in Nepal

A total of 444 people died while 101 others went missing due to various monsoon-related natural disasters since April 2020 in Nepal, the Natural Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) said. The calamities include floods, landslides, and lightning...

October 20, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Saudel" (Pepito) intensifies ahead of landfall over Aurora, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Saudel" -- named Pepito in the Philippines -- is slowly intensifying before its expected landfall over Aurora Province, Philippines, between 10:00 and 14:00 UTC (18:00 to 22:00 LT) on October 20, 2020. Saudel is the 17th named storm of the...

October 20, 2020

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Strong and shallow M7.5 earthquake hits south of Alaska, tsunami warning issued

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit south of Alaska at 20:54 UTC (12:54 LT) on October 19, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The epicenter was located 91.7 km (56.9 miles) SE of Sand Point (population 1 064) and 929.9 km...

October 19, 2020

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Conditions at Nyiragongo volcano suggest another disaster is brewing, DR Congo

A scientific campaign set to assess the status of Nyiragongo's crater found that current conditions at the volcano suggest that peak hazard will arrive in 4 years, or earlier if an earthquake were to hit the volcano. Nyiragongo's current eruptive phase...

October 19, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Epsilon" forms, expected to be at or near hurricane strength near Bermuda

Tropical Storm "Epsilon" formed at 15:00 UTC on October 19, 2020, breaking the record for the earliest 26th named Atlantic storm. Epsilon formed 34 days before Tropical Storm "Delta" in 2005. Epsilon is the 3rd named storm in the Atlantic since...

October 19, 2020

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At least 90 dead, 32 missing and 5 million affected as more floods and landslides hit central Vietnam

Floods and landslides triggered by severe weather have claimed at least 90 lives, left 32 missing, and affected up to five million people in central Vietnam over the last two weeks, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported...

October 19, 2020

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10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

10 newly-discovered asteroids with a close approach within 1 lunar distance (<1LD asteroid) were discovered from October 12 to 18, 2020, marking a significant increase in detection and flybys of asteroids within 1 lunar distance in such a short period of time. 9...

October 18, 2020

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Severe floods claim 47 lives, damage more than 900 000 ha of crops in Maharashtra, India

Heavy rains affecting parts of India over the past 7 days claimed at least 47 lives in Maharashtra and 50 in Telangana. In Maharashtra alone, more than 900 000 hectares (2.2 million acres) of crops have been damaged across state. 28 of the 47 people in Maharashtra...

October 17, 2020

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New seismic research explains continental collision beneath Tibet

New seismic data collected by scientists at Stanford University and the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences suggests that two competing processes are simultaneously operating beneath a collision zone in Tibet. This research contributes to an ongoing debate over...

October 17, 2020

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At least 12 people dead after heavy rains trigger flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

At least 12 people lost their lives after heavy rain and flooding hit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, October 13 to 14, 2020. The deaths occurred in Ilala and Kinondoni Police Zones, Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander Lazaro...

October 16, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 7 - 13, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from October 7 to 13, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono,...

October 16, 2020

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Death toll jumps to 77 as unseasonal, record rains hit parts of India

Heavy rains affecting parts of India, including Telangana, Maharashtra, and Karnataka this week claimed the lives of at least 77 people by October 16, 2020. Meteorologists described the rains as rare and unseasonal. At least 50 people have died in Telangana, many of...

October 16, 2020

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Cameron Peak Fire grows to largest in Colorado's history

The Cameron Peak Fire started on August 13, 2020, on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests near Cameron Pass and Chambers Lake in Colorado. By October 14, it surpassed both the 2002 Hayman and 2020 Pine Gulch fires to become the largest wildfire in history...

October 15, 2020

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Extreme drought drains Paraguay River to its lowest level in 50 years

The Paraguay River is now on its lowest level in 50 years as the region is reeling from months of extreme drought. The drop in water levels slowed down cargo vessel traffic, resulting in cost overruns for imported goods and a loss of 250 million dollars. The river...

October 15, 2020

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Southern New England hit by a rare derecho, NWS confirms

The unusually powerful storm in Southern New England last week, October 7, 2020, was a rare derecho, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed. The storm killed at least two people, left more than 200 000 customers without power, caused damage to a 515 km (320...

October 15, 2020