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Semisopochnoi volcano alert level raised, its previous eruptions were in 1987 and 1873, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the Aviation Color Code for Semisopochnoi stratovolcano to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory on September 16, 2018. This is the largest subaerial volcano of the western Aleutians. It's 20 km (12.4 miles) wide at...

September 17, 2018

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Typhoon "Mangkhut" wreaks havoc across Hong Kong, China evacuates more than 3 million people

Typhoon "Mangkhut" lashed Hong Kong and made landfall in southern China's Guangdong Province on September 16, 2018, after leaving more than 100 people dead in the Philippines. At least 4 people were killed in the province before the storm exited into...

September 17, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Mangkhut" leaves at least 108 people dead and more than 500 000 affected in Philippines

Super Typhoon "Mangkhut," known in the Philippines as Ompong, made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 17:40 UTC on September 14 (01:40 PHT, September 15), 2018, with maximum sustained winds near 268 km/h (167 mph), making it a Category 5 storm on the...

September 17, 2018

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Unusually large M5.7 earthquake hits Western Australia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as M5.7 hit near Frankland River, Western Australia at 04:56 UTC on September 16, 2018 (12:56 local time). The USGS registered it as M5.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake was initially...

September 17, 2018

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Record rainfall, catastrophic flash and river flooding, at least 32 deaths and more than 1 million without power as Hurricane "Florence" hits U.S.

Hurricane "Florence" made landfall along the coast of North Carolina, near Wrightsville Beach, at 11:15 UTC on September 14, 2018, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and central pressure of 958 hPa, placing the storm on the upper edge of...

September 17, 2018

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Deep M6.5 earthquake south of the Fiji Islands

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit south of the Fiji Islands at 21:11 UTC on September 16, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 570 km (354 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 588 km (365 miles). According to the USGS, the...

September 16, 2018

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Major flash floods hit Balikesir Province, Turkey

Major flash flooding hit Turkey's Balikesir Province on September 13, 2018, damaging roads, homes and shops. There were no injuries or fatalities reported. The city of Bandirma registered over 147 mm (5.78 inches) of rain on September 13, with most of it falling...

September 15, 2018

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Alert level raised Azumayama volcano, last eruption was in 1977, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level for Azumayama volcano from level 1 to level 2 on September 15, 2018. The alert was raised to 1 on September 9, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1977 (VEI 1). The alert level was raised at...

September 15, 2018

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New eruption at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion during the early morning hour of September 15, 2018. The eruption followed a seismic crisis that started at 04:45 UTC (01:45 local time) today. Seismicity was accompanied by rapid deformation. Volcanic tremor...

September 15, 2018

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Asteroids 2018 RY5 and RZ5 flew past Earth at 0.47 and 0.13 LD, one day before discovery

Two newly discovered asteroids - 2018 RY5 and 2018 RZ5 - flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 12, 2018, one day before they were first observed. RZ5 is one of the closest known asteroids to flyby us this year and RY5 one of the biggest (nominal...

September 14, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Mangkhut" (Ompong) makes landfall in northern Philippines as one of the strongest on record

Super Typhoon "Mangkhut," known in the Philippines as Ompong, made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 17:40 UTC on September 14 (01:40 PHT, September 15), 2018. The system had maximum sustained winds near 268 km/h (167 mph), making it a Category 5 storm on the...

September 14, 2018

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Huge amounts of gas emanating from Katla volcano, charging for eruption, Iceland

Huge amounts of volcanic gas are emanating from the Katla volcano since at least October 2016, leading researchers to believe this huge volcano under Mýrdalsjökull glacier in Iceland is charging up for a new eruption. The last known eruption of this...

September 14, 2018

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Center of Hurricane "Florence" makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

NOAA Doppler weather radar data and surface observations indicate that the center of the eye of Hurricane "Florence" made landfall along the coast of North Carolina at 07:15 EDT (11:15 UTC) on September 14, 2018 near 34.2N 77.8W, which is near Wrightsville...

September 14, 2018

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Rockfall injures 7 people, capsizes small boats at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos, Greece

At least 7 people were injured and several small boats capsized after a rockfall hit Navagio Beach beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos on September 13, 2018. This beach, also known as the Shipwreck beach, is only accessible by sea and is a popular tourist...

September 13, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Isaac" about to pass over Dominca, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge

Tropical Storm "Isaac" is moving west over the Atlantic Ocean toward the Caribbean and is expected to pass over Dominica Island (Lesser Antilles) during the afternoon (UTC) hours of September 13, 2018. The system is bringing heavy rain, strong winds and...

September 13, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 5 - 11, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between September 5 and 11, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Veniaminof, United States. Ongoing activity:...

September 13, 2018

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Rockfall destroys Togoli village in Sudan's South Darfur, killing at least 20 people and leaving 50 injured

At least 20 people have been killed, 6 are missing and 50 were injured after a large rockfall crashed down onto houses of Togoli village in South Darfur's Kass locality on September 7, 2018. The entire village was reportedly destroyed. The rockfall was caused by...

September 13, 2018