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emilia romagna flooding december 12 2017

Major flooding after rivers overflow in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Several days of heavy rain caused several major rivers, including Enza and Parma, to burst its banks on December 12, 2017, producing widespread flooding in Emilia-Romagna region of northeastern Italy. A critical situation is underway in Emilia-Romagna today, after...

December 12, 2017

vaal marina midvaal south africa tornado december 11 2017

50 injured, 550 homes damaged as tornado rips through Vaal Marina, Midvaal, South Africa

A destructive tornado ripped through the Vaal Marina area in Midvaal, South Africa on December 11, 2017, uprooting trees and causing extensive infrastructural damage. At least 300 families have reported damages to their homes, Midvaal Mayor Bongani Baloyi said. Some...

December 12, 2017

iran earthquake december 12 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits southeastern Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.2 hit southeastern Iran at 08:43 UTC (12:13 local time) on December 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of...

December 12, 2017

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New timelapse of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic island forming

In December 2014 and early 2015, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai undersea volcano near Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash and rock into the air. When the ash finally settled in January 2015, a newborn island with a 120 m...

December 12, 2017

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Strongest cold wave of the season grips South Korea, -17 °C (1.4 °F) expected

According to the Korea Meteorological Agency, the strongest cold wave of the 2017/18 season began Monday, December 11, 2017, and will last throughout this week. Accompanied by strong winds, temperatures plummeted to -10 °C (14 °F) on Monday morning and are...

December 11, 2017

iran iraq earthquake december 11 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Iran - Iraq border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.0 hit Iran - Iraq border region at 14:09 UTC (17:39 local time) on December 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting it as M5.4 at a...

December 11, 2017

fuego volcano erupting on december 11 2017 copyright Alejandro Vargas

New eruptive phase starts at Fuego volcano, ashfall reported

A change in the pattern of activity at Fugo volcano, Guatemala has been observed on December 10, 2017, developing into the 12th effusive eruption phase of the year. The Fuego Observatory reports moderately strong explosions which generate ash columns to a height of...

December 11, 2017

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Heavy snow, subfreezing temperatures disrupt traffic across UK

Hundreds of schools are closed across the United Kingdom today, December 11, 2017, in the wake of Storm Caroline which moved away from British Isles December 8 toward Scandinavia. Caroline allowed cold arctic air to move in and cover the UK with bitterly cold...

December 11, 2017

skjaldbreidur earthquake swarm iceland december 9 and 10 2017

Earthquake swarm under Skjaldbreidur volcano, Iceland

An intense earthquake swarm is in progress at the southern end of Prestahnúkur volcanic system (Langjökull icecap) since early Saturday, December 9, 2017. More than 100 quakes were registered within 40 hours, with 4 above M3.0. There have not been...

December 10, 2017

winter storm benji mexico us south december 8 2017

3 dead, 480 000 without power, numerous records broken as winter storm hits US South

Nearly 500 000 people were left without power and three have died as a suprisingly strong early winter storm hit the US South on its way toward the Northeast. The storm dumped rare snow on the Deep South, in many places record-breaking for December. Relatively quiet...

December 10, 2017

state of yap micronesia december 9 2017

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits State of Yap, 3rd M6+ within 48 hours

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the State of Yap, Micronesia at 15:14 UTC on December 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles). After M6.5 and M6.4 on...

December 09, 2017

2phreatic eruption kanlaon philippines december 9 2017

Phreatic eruption, resumption of degassing at Kanlaon volcano, Philippines

A phreatic (steam-driven) eruption started at Kanlaon volcano in Negros Island, Philippines at 01:47 UTC (09:47 local time) on December 9, 2017. The eruption was preceded by a resumption of degassing at the summit crater at 22:34 UTC, December 8 (06:34 local time,...

December 09, 2017

big bend snow december 8 2017

Snow is falling in Houston, TX, last measurable snow there was 8 years ago

Snow is falling across parts of northern Mexico and Texas, US on Friday, December 8, 2017, including Houston where the last measurable snow fell 8 years ago. "What a memorable shift," NWS Houston said. "We measured 1 - 1.5 inches [2.5 - 3.8 cm] of...

December 08, 2017

state of yap micronesia earthquakes map

Second strong earthquake in Micronesia, shallow M6.4 hits State of Yap

A second strong earthquake of the day hit the State of Yap, Micronesia at 09:51 UTC on December 8, 2017. The USGS registered it as M6.4 at a depth of 20.3 km (12.6 miles). The first one was registered as M6.5 at 00:22 UTC today. EMSC registered the latest one as...

December 08, 2017

kermadec islands earthquake december 8 2017

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 02:09 UTC on December 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 0 km. EMSC is reporting...

December 08, 2017

liquefaction

Mapping areas at risk from liquefaction

A team of researchers has joined forces to investigate and find solutions to tackle one of the most devastating forms of seismic phenomena - liquefaction. Liquefaction occurs in loosely-compacted sandy soils which are fully saturated with water. Seismic vibrations...

December 08, 2017

state of yap earthquake december 8 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit State of Yap, Micronesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia at 00:22 UTC on December 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.7 km (8.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 15 km...

December 08, 2017