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1.1 million people affected, 480 000 displaced and 28 000 homes damaged after Super Typhoon "Rai" hits the Philippines

At least 1 113 373 million people have been affected, 481 196 displaced and 28 000 homes damaged in the Philippines after the country was hit by Super Typhoon "Rai" (Odette) on December 16 and 17, 2021.1 The number of affected people in need, including...

December 21, 2021

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Sierra snowpack jumps from 19 to 98 percent in just 7 days, U.S.

Snowpack over the Sierra has increased dramatically in just 7 days after a series of storms affected the region last week. The sudden change gives California its wettest start to the Water Year (October 1 - September 30) in more than 40 years. A new series of...

December 21, 2021

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Lava flow field at Great Sitkin grows to more than 1.3 square km, Alaska

Seismicity at Great Sitkin volcano continues at low but above background levels and satellite data shows elevated surface temperatures. In addition, new SAR images from DLR show the lava flow field has grown to more than 1.3 km2 (0.5 mi2). The SE edge seems to have...

December 21, 2021

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CME produced by M1.8 solar flare expected to arrive at Earth as a glancing blow on December 23

Solar activity reached moderate levels over the past 24 hours with an M1.8 solar flare from AR 2908 at 11:36 UTC on December 20, 2021. Initial analysis indicated the likelihood of the northern flank arrival of associated CME on December 23. Eight sunspot groups were...

December 21, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of California, U.S.

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Petrolia, California, U.S. at 20:10 UTC on December 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.3 km (5.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The epicenter...

December 20, 2021

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Electricity prices in Europe surge to record highs

European power prices surged to record highs over the past couple of days after France announced the closure of four of its largest nuclear reactors. The crisis is further exacerbated by already very high prices of natural gas and cold temperatures. By the end of...

December 20, 2021

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Winter storm "Carmel" hits Israel with strong winds, heavy rain and snow

A severe winter storm named Carmel made landfall over Israel on Monday, December 20, 2021, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and snow. Carmel is the 3rd winter storm named by the newly formed East Mediterranean Storm Naming Group, composed of Greece, Cyprus and...

December 20, 2021

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Widespread floods hit Malaysia after more than a month's worth of rain in 1 day

Very heavy rains and widespread floods hit Malaysia over the past 3 days, forcing more than 50 000 people to evacuate their homes and claiming the lives of at least 14 people. The floods were described as one of the worst the country has seen in recent years. Heavy...

December 20, 2021

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High-level eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano, Tonga

A high-level eruption started at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano, Tonga on December 19, 2021, with a volcanic plume rising up to 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level at 21:41 UTC, according to the Wellington VAAC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red....

December 20, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 03:39 UTC on December 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). The epicenter was located about 2...

December 20, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Fiji

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit just north of Fiji at 16:28 UTC on December 19, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The epicenter was located about 88...

December 19, 2021

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Increased volcanic activity at Yasur volcano, Vanuatu

Volcanic activity at Yasur volcano, Vanuatu continues at the major unrest state with ongoing volcanic gases and ashes emissions and an increase in activity recorded on December 18, 2021. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2. The latest data analysis indicates...

December 19, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Prince Edward Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Prince Edward Islands region at 20:05 UTC on December 18, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was located about 1 600...

December 18, 2021

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Widespread floods destroy more than 1 400 homes, leave 15 people dead and 9 missing in the Republic of Congo

Heavy rain has been affecting most of the Republic of the Congo (also named Congo-Brazzaville) since the rainy season started in September, causing rivers overflow and triggering floods that have resulted in casualties and widespread damage. The worst affected...

December 17, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Rai" hits the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction, 375 people dead and 56 missing

Typhoon "Rai" -- known locally as Odette -- reached Super Typhoon intensity on December 16, 2021, just before it made landfall on the popular tourist island of Siargao, Philippines with maximum sustained winds around 195 km/h (120 mph).1 Rai is the 6th...

December 17, 2021

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Anomalous and historic December derecho hits U.S.

An anomalous and historic December derecho, a windstorm associated with an unusually strong and fast-moving line of thunderstorms, swept from the U.S. Southwest to the Upper Midwest on December 15, 2021, traveling roughly 1 060 km (660 miles) in just over 10 hours....

December 17, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 21:14 UTC on December 16, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

December 16, 2021