Mayon volcano erupts after 3 years of calm, evacuation in progress, Philippines

Mayon volcano erupts after 3 years of calm, evacuation in progress, Philippines

January 13, 2018

A strong phreatic eruption started at Mayon volcano, Philippines at 09:06 UTC (17:06 local time) on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The eruption produced a…

Major ice jam flooding, snow and ice as Arctic front moves toward eastern US

January 12, 2018

A sharp arctic frontal boundary continues moving eastward towards the eastern U.S. into this weekend impacting travel. Significant freezing rain, accumulating snow, and gusty…

Severe cold wave in Bangladesh kills 27, two more waves expected

January 12, 2018

Severe cold wave is disrupting life across Bangladesh since January 4, from its northern to southern regions. Temperatures this week dropped to lowest Bangladesh…

Earthquake swarm near south Reno, Nevada

January 12, 2018

Reno's Seismological Laboratory reports an ongoing swarm of earthquakes near south Reno, Nevada since 06:11 UTC on January 12, 2018 (22:11 PST, January 11).…

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Loud explosion shakes houses as meteorite hits Thunder Bay, Ontario

Loud explosion shakes houses as meteorite hits Thunder Bay, Ontario

December 14, 2017

A loud explosion that shook houses in Ontario's Thunder Bay, Canada late Wednesday, December 13, 2017 appears to be caused by a meteorite…

Thomas Fire burned 242 500 acres, destroyed 751 structures and is just 30% contained

Thomas Fire burned 242 500 acres, destroyed 751 structures and is just 30% contained

December 14, 2017

The Thomas Fire in California is burning for 11 days and is 30% contained as of December 14, 2017. The fire has so…

1 down 449 to go: Ikata nuclear plant shut down over fears of Fukushima-style meltdown

1 down 449 to go: Ikata nuclear plant shut down over fears of Fukushima-style meltdown

December 14, 2017

A Japanese high court in Hiroshima on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, revoked a lower court decision that allowed Shikoku Electric Power Company to continue…

Lake-like structure after landslide at Gangotri glacier, source of River Ganges

Lake-like structure after landslide at Gangotri glacier, source of River Ganges

December 14, 2017

Authorities are monitoring a lake-like structure that formed a few months ago after a heavy landslide occurred at Gaumukh, the mouth of Gangotri…

Floods and landslides hit Philippines, evacuations as Urduja becomes a tropical storm

Floods and landslides hit Philippines, evacuations as Urduja becomes a tropical storm

December 14, 2017

Tropical Depression "Urduja" strengthened into a tropical storm, internationally known as Kai-Tak, early Thursday, December 14, 2017, on its way toward Samar Province,…

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 6 – 12, 2017

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 6 – 12, 2017

December 14, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between December 6 and 12, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16…

Explosion at Cleveland volcano, ash to 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l.

Explosion at Cleveland volcano, ash to 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l.

December 13, 2017

A new explosion was detected at Cleveland volcano, Alaska at 13:20 UTC on December 13, 2017. AVO raised the Aviation Color Code back to…

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