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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 8 - 14, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from January 8 to 14, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fernandina, Ecuador | Krakatau, Indonesia | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Taal,...

January 16, 2020

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Oman hit by 4 months' worth of rain in 1 day, severe flash floods and freezing temperatures

Heavy rain triggered flash flooding across parts of Oman on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, with temperatures plummeting below freezing and snow in some areas. Capital city Muscat recorded whopping 56 mm (2.2 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period into Thursday, January...

January 16, 2020

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China identifies new type of virus behind mystery disease outbreak

Researchers investigating the cause of a mysterious pneumonia outbreak have discovered a new strain of coronavirus-- a species of viruses that can lead to fatal illnesses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome...

January 16, 2020

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Shallow slow slip events detected along Nankai Trough, Japan

Researchers have discovered signals due to slow slip events with huge amounts of slip along the Nankai Trough subduction zone, southeast of Japan. The findings shed light on the marine sedimentary environment and plate tectonics of Nankai Trough and may help in...

January 16, 2020

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Rain dampens fire-hit parts of NSW and Victoria, Australia

Rain fell across parts of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia on Wednesday and Thursday, January 15 and 16, 2020, where dozens of bushfires continue to rage. Meanwhile, severe thunderstorms caused flooding in Melbourne, resulting in a large sinkhole. NWS's...

January 16, 2020

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Brutal cold snap brings death toll to at least 170 in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan

Heavy snow, rain, and frigid temperatures across Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan continue to trigger avalanches that have brought the death toll to at least 170, as of Thursday, January 16, 2020. In Pakistan, at least 15 more people, including five army soldiers,...

January 16, 2020

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Sounds of the solar wind as recorded by Parker Solar Probe

Just 17 months since launch, and after three orbits around the Sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe – designed, built, and now operated by Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) – brings us amazing sounds of solar wind and hints at origins of this...

January 16, 2020

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Powerful new winter storm to slam Pacific Northwest, move toward Plains and Midwest, U.S.

A powerful winter storm with areas of heavy snow and ice will cross the Pacific Northwest tonight, January 15 into 16, 2020 and drive east across the Plains and Midwest by the end of the week, NWS warns. "A very strong area of low pressure currently focused...

January 15, 2020

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NEID - New planet-hunting instrument installed on the WIYN telescope, Arizona

A new planet-hunting instrument has been installed on the WIYN telescope, on Arizona’s Kitt Peak. NEID spectrometer (pronounced 'NOO-id') is one of the first instruments of its kind with the precision to detect small, terrestrial planets around nearby...

January 15, 2020

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Snow blankets UAE's highest peak Jebel Jais amid week of severe weather

Snow almost entirely covered Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates, on January 15, 2020, as temperatures hit -1 °C (30.2 °F) during the country's week-long stretch of severe weather, including heavy downpour, hailstorms, and...

January 15, 2020

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White Island eruption death toll rises to 20, volcano remains at Level 2 alert amid heightened unrest, New Zealand

An Australian man who was injured during White Island volcanic eruption on December 9, 2019, has died, becoming the 20th fatality of the disaster, officials confirmed on Monday, January 13, 2020. According to GeoNet's bulletin on January 15, the volcano remains...

January 15, 2020

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Oktibbeha residents urged to evacuate due to 'imminent' dam failure, Mississippi

Mississippi officials urged residents living near the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam to evacuate on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, after heavy rains put a dam at 'imminent' threat of failing and prompted a flash-flood emergency. "After inspection, the County...

January 15, 2020

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Major floods hit Iran after a year's worth of rain in 3 days, at least 3 dead and over 20 000 homeless

Days of torrential rain in Iran have led to major floods, resulting in at least three fatalities, official media confirmed on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Thousands of establishments were damaged, hundreds of villages were cut off, and more than 20 000 residents left...

January 15, 2020

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Heavy snowfall affects over 900 villages in Uttarakhand, India

More than 900 villages of Uttarakhand in India were left without power and electricity on January 13, 2020, as heavy snowfall and widespread rain disrupted life in the state. "Snow has disrupted the supply of electricity and water almost every year. But this...

January 14, 2020

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Storm Brendan - Powerful windstorm hits Ireland and UK, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power

A huge and powerful extra-tropical cyclone - named Brendan - hit parts of the UK and Ireland on Monday, January 13, 2020, leading to school closures and power outages to more than 100 000 homes and businesses. Met Eireann has issued an orange warning for entire...

January 14, 2020

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Taal: Multiple new fissures reported, total evacuation within 14 km (8.6 miles), Philippines

Multiple new fissures (cracks) were observed around Taal volcano on January 14, 2020, two days after intense unrest began. Fissures, accompanied by intense seismicity activity, are an indication of an imminent explosive eruption, PHIVOLCS warns. The agency strongly...

January 14, 2020

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Mongolia preparing for extreme winter, catastrophic for the agricultural sector

This year's winter weather in Mongolia may put more than 50% of the country at risk, according to the National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring (NAMEM). In line with this, the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) has activated its Early Action...

January 14, 2020