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Destructive floods hit Eastern Cape, South Africa

Heavy rains affecting South Africa's Eastern Cape on January 8 and 9, 2022, have left several people dead and scores displaced. The floods affected areas of Mthatha, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, the township of Mdantsane, and areas of East London,...

January 10, 2022

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Deep freeze from Upper Midwest, U.S. to Atlantic Canada

Numerous wind chill advisories and warnings are in place from the Upper Midwest to New England on Monday, January 10, 2022, as wind chills are expected to plummet to -31 to -40 °C (-25 to -40 °​F). In addition, heavy lake effect snow is likely downwind of...

January 10, 2022

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Massive rock topple at Canyon de Furnas in Brazil kills 10 people, injures 32

At least 10 people have been killed and 32 others injured after a massive chunk of rocks toppled onto boaters in Canyon de Furnas, Brazil. The event took place on Saturday, January 8, 2022, after a period of heavy rain. 4 boats were affected, of which two directly....

January 10, 2022

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Schools closed after shallow M5.5 earthquake, series of aftershocks hit Florina, Greece

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 hit Florina, Greece at 21:43 UTC on January 9, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of...

January 10, 2022

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.1 hit south of the Kermadec Islands at 00:06 UTC on January 10, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km. At least 4 moderate to strong aftershocks were...

January 10, 2022

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Tropical Cyclone "Tiffany" to make landfall over the far north Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Tiffany" formed in the Coral Sea on January 9, 2022, as the 5th named storm of the 2021/22 Australian region cyclone season. Tiffany is expected to bring damaging to destructive winds and heavy rain to communities in far north Queensland...

January 09, 2022

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22 freeze to death after unprecedented snowstorm traps thousands of cars in Murree, Pakistan

At least 22 people, including 9 children, have died of hypothermia overnight Saturday, January 8, 2022, after heavy snow trapped thousands of vehicles in Pakistan's mountain resort of Murree. The resort, located about 45 km (28 miles) N of the capital Islamabad,...

January 08, 2022

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Record snow cuts off Seattle from Washington state, U.S.

Washington State Governor declared a State of Emergency on Friday, January 7, 2022, after a series of severe winter storms struck Washington State beginning on December 17, 2021, producing extensive rain and snow and causing hazardous driving conditions, flooding,...

January 08, 2022

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Very strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits northern Qinghai, China

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit northern Qinghai, China at 17:45 UTC on January 7, 2022 (01:45 LT, January 8). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at depth of 10 km. China Earthquake Networks...

January 07, 2022

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New eruption at Wolf volcano, Galapagos Islands

A new eruption began at Ecuador's Wolf volcano, Galapagos around 05:30 UTC on January 7, 2022. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2015 (VEI 4) -- it was its first eruption since August/September 1982 (VEI 1). According to the Washington VAAC, the...

January 07, 2022

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 29 - January 4, 2022

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from December 29, 2021 to January 4, 2022. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, Tonga Islands | Karangetang, Siau...

January 06, 2022

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Asteroid 2022 AU flew past Earth at 0.83 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 AU flew past Earth at a distance of 0.83 LD / 0.00213 AU (318 643 km / 197 995 miles) at 03:03 UTC on January 2, 2022. This is the second known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

January 06, 2022

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Nicaragua at 16:25 UTC on January 6, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The epicenter was located...

January 06, 2022

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Drop in temperatures after Muscat records 2 months' worth of rain within a few hours, Oman

Most of the Sultanate of Oman's governorates are experiencing a noticeable decrease in temperatures just days after capital Muscat received two months' worth of January rain within just several hours. Clear skies are expected over most of the governorates on...

January 06, 2022

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Heavy snow hits Tokyo, forcing JMA to issue the city's first heavy snow warning since 2018

Heavy snow blanketed capital Tokyo on January 6, 2022, forcing the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to issue the city's first heavy snow warning since 2018. JMA meteorologists said a low-pressure system off Japan's Pacific coast has brought snow to a wide...

January 06, 2022

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Winter storm to impact areas from Mid-South to New England with heavy snow and freezing rain, U.S.

Another winter storm is expected to impact areas from the Mid-South to the central and southern Appalachians on Thursday into Thursday night, January 6, 2022, before tracking along the Northeast coast on Friday. Several inches of heavy snow and a zone of mixed...

January 05, 2022

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Expansive, prolonged period of winter weather across northwestern U.S.

An expansive, prolonged period of winter weather is expected across portions of the northwestern U.S. through Friday, January 7, 2022, and not just over the higher terrain, NWS Weather Prediction Center warns. An area of low pressure will track southeast along the...

January 05, 2022