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Sudden phreatic eruption at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines

A sudden phreatic eruption took place at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines between 04:09 and 04:13 UTC (12:09 - 12:13 PHT) on November 30, 2021. The Tokyo VAAC reported a possible eruption at the volcano with ash observed rising up to 13.4 km (44 000 feet) above sea...

November 30, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea at 10:36 UTC on November 30, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located...

November 30, 2021

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Powerful windstorm hits Istanbul, claiming at least 4 lives and injuring dozens others, Turkey

A severe windstorm hit Turkey's biggest city Istanbul (population 15.5 million) on Monday, November 29, 2021, leaving at least 4 people dead and 38 others injured. Turkey's weather agency issued an orange-level storm warning (3 of 4) for 17 provinces, and a...

November 29, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Izu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 12:40 UTC (21:40 JST) on November 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 6.1 km (3.8 miles); EMSC M6.4 at...

November 29, 2021

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Submarine eruption at Iliwerung volcano, Indonesia

A new submarine eruption started at Iliwerung volcano, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia at 13:52 UTC (21:52 WITA) on November 28, 2021, and lasted about 1 hour. As a result, the Alert Level was raised from 1 (Normal) to 2 (Alert) at 02:00 UTC on November 29. The...

November 29, 2021

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Powerful M7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit a very sparsely populated region of northern Peru at 10:52 UTC on November 28, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 112.5 km (69.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 110 km (68.3 miles). The...

November 28, 2021

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Extreme winds hit parts of UK, pushing Arctic air toward Europe

Powerful winds brought by Storm Arwen affected a wide swathe of the United Kingdom on November 26 and 27, 2021, leaving as many as 143 000 customers without power. The storm is now pushing frigid Arctic air toward Europe and bringing snow to Spain. As expected, the...

November 27, 2021

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Canberra's rainiest November on record

With 147.8 mm (5.8 inches) of rain so far this month, Australian capital Canberra has set its new all-time November rainfall record. This is 2.5 times more than the city's average November rain, and significantly higher than the previous record for the month of...

November 26, 2021

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Severe hailstorm hits Klerksdorp, South Africa

A severe hailstorm hit the city of Klerksdorp, South Africa's North West Province on November 25, 2021, causing widespread damage. The storm flooded roads and damaged the roofs of many homes and businesses.1 This is the third destructive hailstorm to hit South...

November 26, 2021

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Severe flood hits Malta during one of the country's worst storms ever

A powerful storm hit Malta on November 25, 2021, dumping a month's worth of rain in just several hours and causing severe floods. The country's Civil Protection Department described it as 'one of the worst storms in a very long time.' A severe...

November 26, 2021

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Rare Red weather warning issued for Storm Arwen, U.K.

The UK Met Office has issued a rare Red weather warning for coastal areas in the northeast of the United Kingdom as Storm Arwen, named on November 25, is expected to bring high winds and disruption for much of the UK. "Storm Arwen is associated with a deep low...

November 26, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Myanmar-India border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Myanmar-India border region at 23:45 UTC on November 25, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 32 km (19 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 33 km (20 miles). The epicenter was...

November 26, 2021

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CME produced by filament eruption expected to reach Earth on November 27

An approximate 10-degree filament eruption, centered near S36E33, was observed in GONG H-alpha imagery beginning at 09:58 UTC on November 24, 2021. An associated coronal mass ejection (CME) was observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery beginning at 14:12 UTC on November 24...

November 25, 2021

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Ice sheet in Grímsvötn subsiding, could lead to an eruption, Iceland

The Scientific Advisory Board for the Civil Defense met on November 24, 2021, to discuss changes measured at Grímsvötn. GPS measurements are showing that the ice sheet has started subsiding which indicates that a flood from Grímsvötn is...

November 25, 2021

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M6.0 earthquake hits Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands at 12:04 UTC on November 25, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 39.9 km (24.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles). The epicenter...

November 25, 2021

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Heavy snow and blizzards hit northeastern China

China's northeastern provinces are enduring the country's third cold wave of the season since Saturday, November 20, 2021, with heavy snow and blizzards sweeping the region. The most aggressive phase of the event hit the provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin...

November 25, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over Los Angeles, California

A slow-moving fireball was seen and recorded over Los Angeles, California at 04:13 UTC on November 25, 2021 (20:13 PST, November 24). The event lasted more than 12 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 75 reports from California and Arizona...

November 25, 2021