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Floods leave 600 000 ha (1.5 million acres) of crops damaged or destroyed, Argentina

Severe floods affecting Argentinan province of Santiago del Estero this month affected around 600 000 hectares (1 480 000 acres) of crops and caused at least 700 people to evacuate. The worst affected were rural towns of Los Juries and El Cuadrado in the...

May 19, 2019

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Worst drought in 116 years hits Australian wheat production

The worst drought in more than a century is affecting parts of Australia, causing severe grain shortage in what is usually an outstanding surplus producing country. The condition resulted in a significant shipment of wheat from Canada, approved on May 9 and expected...

May 19, 2019

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Second M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit off the coast of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 14:56 UTC on May 19, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the second M6.3 earthquake to hit the region since 01:23...

May 19, 2019

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Alert Level raised for Hakoneyama volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised Alert Level for Hakoneyama volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 at 17:15 UTC on May 18 (02:15 JST on May 19). The last magmatic eruptive activity at this volcano took place about 2 900 years ago. The volcano is located in...

May 19, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit off the coast of New Caledonia on 01:23 UTC on May 19, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

May 19, 2019

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Very rare snowfall and record lows hit French Mediterranean island of Corsica

Residents of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica woke up this week to unusually heavy snow and record low temperatures. Up to 30 cm (11.81 inches) of snow was reported up in the mountain stations on May 15, 2019 and up to 25 cm (9.84 inches) on the Vizzavona...

May 18, 2019

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Major tornadoes hit U.S., Reed Timmer survives extraordinary close-up encounter in Nebraska

AccuWeather's extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer survived a direct hit by a tornado just west of McCook, Nebraska on Friday, May 17, 2019, one of the biggest days for severe weather in the central U.S. so far this year. Timmer experienced an extraordinary...

May 18, 2019

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Lake Erie water levels reach record monthly high, U.S.

Lake Erie has surpassed its water-level average a few months ago and is now recording its highest May level since record-keeping started in 1985. Residents are warned to expect flooding for the foreseeable future. With the amount of rainfall that Ohio and its...

May 18, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 22:37 UTC on May 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 21.9 km (13.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 60 km (37.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

May 18, 2019

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Amazing view of new eruption at Agung volcano, Indonesia

Indonesian Agung volcano erupted again at 18:08 UTC on May 17, 2019 (02:08 LT, May 18), ejecting ash up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code is Red. The Darwin VAAC estimated volcanic ash height at 7.6 km (25 000 feet) a.s.l. based on...

May 17, 2019

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Storms and lightning strikes claims at least 23 lives in Assam, India

​At least 23 people have died and 22 801 families were affected by the storms and lightning strikes in 18 districts of the Indian state of Assam over the past few weeks. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in a statement released May 14,...

May 17, 2019

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Newly forming underwater volcano discovered near Mayotte, source of intense earthquake swarm

Attempts to understand the reason behind the intense volcano-seismic crisis affecting Mayotte since May 2018 have finally resulted in a solid answer - the discovery of newly forming underwater volcano. The volcano is located 50 km (31 miles) east of the Petite-Terre...

May 17, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 8 - 14, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from May 8 - 14, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Sangay, Ecuador | Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali...

May 17, 2019

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Unusually strong, winter-like storm dumping heavy rain on California, below normal temperatures

An unusually strong storm for the time of year is affecting the Western U.S., dumping heavy rain and higher elevation snow. Many cities could double or triple their normal precipitation for May, normally a dry month, in just 24 to 48 hours, meteorologists warn. This...

May 16, 2019

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Vigorous steam plume at Pavlof volcano, alerts raised, Alaska

Low-frequency seismic tremor and vigorous steam plume have been observed at Pavlof volcano, Alaska over the past 2 days, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code and Alert Level to Yellow/Advisory on May 15, 2019. The...

May 16, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 JH7 flew past Earth at 0.19 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 JH7 flew past Earth at 0.19 LD / 0.00098 AU (71 807 km / 44 618 miles) on May 16, 2019. This Apollo-class asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on May 14, 2019, 2 days before its closest approach. Its...

May 16, 2019

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Key West sets new May temperature record, Florida

With 34.4 °C (94 °F) on May 14, 2019, Key West recorded its highest May temperature since records began in 1872. The previous monthly record was 33.8 C (93 °F) set on May 31, 1881. The previous daily record was 32.2 °C (90 °F) registered in 1874...

May 15, 2019