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M5.9 earthquake hits near the coast of Yamdena island, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit near the coast of Yamdena island, Tanimbar Islands, Maluku, Indonesia at 07:33 UTC on February 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 61.2 km (38 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 44 km (27...

February 26, 2020

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Complex winter storm to impact a large portion of the Midwest through the Great Lakes into northern New England

An intensifying winter storm is set to dump heavy snow and generate gusty winds from a huge portion of the Midwest through the Great Lakes into the northeastern U.S. through Thursday, February 27, 2020, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The storm...

February 25, 2020

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COVID-19 death toll reaches 2 700, markets plunge amid pandemic fears

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday, February 25, 2020, that the COVID-19 outbreak could grow into a pandemic as markets plunged, while cases peak in China and surge outside the country. South Korea and Italy now rank second and third with the most...

February 25, 2020

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Major floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta for second time this year

Torrential rain has inundated Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, paralyzing wide areas of the city as rescue teams used boats to evacuate people. This was the second time severe flooding hit the capital, following the devastating heavy...

February 25, 2020

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Blizzard buries village in southeast Turkey under 6 m (20 feet) of snow, leaves dozens more isolated

A powerful blizzard has buried a village in southeastern Turkey under about 6 m (20 feet) of snow, while 70 other villages were left isolated. Residents of the city of Yuksekova had been left without power and water on February 21, 2020, as they also struggle to dig...

February 25, 2020

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Large explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A large explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at around 06:20 UTC on February 25, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash is rising up to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) above sea level. At 11:13 UTC, the volcanic ash cloud was 130 km (80...

February 25, 2020

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Heavy rains hit Egypt, causing severe flooding and major traffic disruptions

Heavy rains pounded many parts of Egypt, including capital Cairo, on Monday, February 24, 2020, causing severe floods and major traffic disruptions. Authorities have decided to suspend classes in schools and universities nationwide on Tuesday, from Alexandria in the...

February 25, 2020

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Destructive storms hit KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Severe storms wreaked havoc across KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on February 22 and 23, 2020, triggering flash flooding which killed one woman. Disaster management teams were deployed in affected areas after reports of torn rooftops, uprooted trees, and swept-away...

February 25, 2020

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Swollen rivers strand residents in Samoa after heavy rain dumped by Tropical Cyclone "Wasi"

Residents of Savai'i in Samoa were left stranded after heavy rain dropped by Cyclone "Wasi" caused rivers to overflow during the weekend. Although no significant damage was reported, some rivers and roads remained inundated on Monday, February 24,...

February 24, 2020

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Massive sandstorm hits Canary Islands, authorities describe it as the worst in 40 years

A massive sandstorm with winds up to 120 km/h (75 mph) hit the Canary Islands over the weekend and continued into Monday, February 24, 2020. The storm caused severe disruptions and exacerbated wildfires which forced about 2 000 residents to evacuate. The regional...

February 24, 2020

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Flash flood sweeps 249 students in Yogyakarta, leaving at least 10 dead, Indonesia

Flash flooding hit a group of 249 high school students who were on a school trip in Java Island's Yogyakarta region, Indonesia, on February 21, 2020. At least 10 were confirmed dead on Sunday, February 23, while 23 of them were treated for injuries. The tragedy...

February 24, 2020

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Short-lived earthquake swarm beneath Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand

A short-lived episode of volcanic earthquakes occurred beneath Mt. Ruapehu on February 22 and 23, 2020. The sequence now appears to be over​. The Volcanic Alert Level, therefore, remains at Level 1. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2007 (VEI...

February 24, 2020

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Violent mudflows and raging flash floods hit southern Peru

Non-stop intense downpour has triggered violent mudflows and raging flash floods across Peru's southern region, bringing the death toll to nine as of Monday, February 24, 2020. Red warnings for heavy rains, thunderstorms, and strong winds were issued for central...

February 24, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Esther" hits northern Australia, another storm intensifies off WA coast

Tropical Cyclone "Esther" made landfall near the border of Northern Territory and Queensland as a Category 1 system on Monday, February 24, 2020. The storm had sustained winds near the core of 60 km/h (37 mph) with gusts to 95 km/h (59 mph), moving west at...

February 24, 2020

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Hurricane "Harvey" tops list of decade's most extreme U.S. weather events

2017 Hurricane "Harvey" ranks first on the top 10 most extreme weather events in the U.S. this decade, according to new research published in journal Weatherwise. Coming in second is 2012 'Frankenstorm' Hurricane "Sandy," followed by...

February 23, 2020

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Study suggests some meteors could be traveling near the speed of light when they enter Earth's atmosphere

A new study by Harvard astronomers suggests there could be small meteors (1 to 100 mm / 0.04 to 4 inches) traveling at close to the speed of light when they hit the Earth's atmosphere. Such meteors are likely the result of nearby supernovae that speed up...

February 23, 2020

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Shallow M5.7 and M6.0 earthquakes hits Iran - Turkey border region, claiming lives of at least 9 people

A series of shallow earthquakes, including M5.7 at a depth of 6.4 km (4 miles) and M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) hit Iran - Turkey border region on Sunday, February 23, 2020, claiming the lives of at least 9 people and injuring 37 others, 9 seriously. The...

February 23, 2020