Articles tagged "italy"

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Heavy snowfall hits parts of Austria and Italy, large avalanche engulfs Martell Valley

Extreme weather, including strong winds, heavy rain and snow are affecting parts of central Europe, including Austria, Switzerland and Italy over the past couple of days, causing floods, landslides and notable avalanches. Similar weather, with widespread heavy rain...

November 19, 2019

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Third record tide hits Venice as Italy faces heavy rain, snow and strong winds

A third exceptional tide hit Venice, Italy on Sunday, November 17, 2019, during the same week wherein other parts of the country suffered from a series of extreme weather events -- from heavy rain and snow, strong winds, and swollen rivers to out-of-season...

November 18, 2019

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Powerful tornado hits Grosseto, causing significant damage, Italy

A powerful tornado hit the town of Polverosa di Orbetello, Grosseto province in Italy on November 17, 2019. The twister caused major damage as shown on images and footages uploaded on social media. Severe Weather Europe reported that the tornado is likely at least...

November 18, 2019

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State of emergency declared as highest tide in 50 years submerges 85 percent of Venice, Italy

A state of emergency has been declared in Venice after chaotic high tides ripped through the city, submerging almost 85% of land on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019. The water level has reached up to 1.87 m (6.1 feet) which is the highest in 50 years and the...

November 13, 2019

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Severe storms hit parts of southern Europe, fatalities reported in France, Spain and Italy

Severe storms swept through parts of southern Europe, including France, Italy, and Spain over the past few days, bringing very heavy to record rain. After two days of heavy rainfall, travel warnings have been issued in Spain and France while Italy remained under...

October 25, 2019

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Deadly flash floods and landslides in Italy following 250 mm (10 inches) of rain in 12 hours

Up to 250 mm (10 inches) of rain fell on parts of Italy in just 12 hours on October 22, 2019, leading to flash floods and landslides in Lombardy, Piedmont, and Liguria. At least 2 people have been killed. ​According to the Italy fire department, Vigili del Fuoco,...

October 23, 2019

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Explosive activity continues at Etna volcano, Italy

Explosive activity continues at Etna's summit craters with strong degassing and rare ash emissions. Photos below were taken around 16:00 UTC on October 21 from the Taormina. They show emissions of ash from the Southeast Crater to the right, puffs of ash from...

October 22, 2019

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Aviation Color Code Red, ash emissions intensifying at Etna volcano, Italy

Ash emissions at Italy's Etna volcano are intensifying on October 1, 2019, INGV reports. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red. Images of the surveillance cameras are showing and intensification of the ash emission since 08:50 UTC on October 1. The...

October 01, 2019

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Strombolian explosions every 3 - 5 minutes, new scoria cone growing in the crater, Mount Etna

Eruption continues at Mount Etna's Voragine crater with strombolian explosions every 3 to 5 minutes. The explosions are ejecting coarse-grained material, which rises to several tens of meters above the crater rim, with some products falling onto the rims and...

September 16, 2019

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Strombolian activity, high levels of volcanic tremor at Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity is still taking place at Etna's Northeast Crater, producing a diluted ash plume that disperses near the summit area, INGV reports. The volcanic tremor amplitude remains high. After 08:50 UTC on September 9, 2019, there has been a further...

September 10, 2019

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Etna getting more restless, values comparable to those seen shortly before the December 2018 eruption, Italy

The mean volcanic tremor amplitude at Etna volcano, Italy is showing an increasing trend, the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo, reported September 6. Sounds characteristic of Strombolian activity and spattering have been heard this...

September 06, 2019

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Detailed analysis of violent explosive eruption of Stromboli volcano on August 28, Italy

A new, violent, high-intensity explosive eruption started at Stromboli volcano at 10:17 UTC on August 28, INGV reports in a detailed analysis of the event. It was a new paroxysmal event that produced an eruption column up to 4 km (13 123 feet) above the summit area....

August 30, 2019

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Aviation Color Code Red, Italy

A major paroxysmal eruption took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at around 10:17 UTC on August 28, 2019. The explosion has affected the central-southern area of the crater terrace, INGV said. The products generated by the explosion spread throughout the terrace...

August 28, 2019

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Intense activity at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Intense effusive activity from numerous vents at Stromboli volcano in Italy has resumed again on August 18, 2019, after several days decreased activity. Frequent and often strong strombolian eruptions occur from several active vents in the crater terrace. Lava from...

August 19, 2019

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Large landslide hits the town of Casargo, causing severe material damage - Lombardy, Italy

A large landslide hit the Italian mountain town of Casargo, above Lake Como in northern region of Lombardy after heavy rain hit the region late August 6, 2019. Authorities declared a state of disaster. According to officials, heavy rain caused the Varrone river to...

August 07, 2019

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Increased explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code Red, Italy

Explosive activity has increased again at Etna's New Southeast Crater (NSEC) early July 27, 2019. INGV said their surveillance cameras showed gas emission from the base of the southern flank of NSEC, indicating that a new fissure has opened at the crater. The...

July 27, 2019

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Eruption at Mount Etna continues - July 20 update

Intense Strombolian activity at the New Southeast Crater (NSEC), which had resumed yesterday afternoon, underwent an abrupt diminution between 20:10 and 20:15 UTC on July 19, and by 20:30 had virtually ceased, INGV reports. During the night, the effusion rate at the...

July 20, 2019

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Eruption at Etna's New Southeast Crater, Italy

Mild eruptive activity which started at the New Southeast Crater (NSEC) on July 14 gradually intensified on July 18, INGV reports. Frequent ash emissions, producing only minor anomalies in images recorded by the thermal surveillance cameras were reported on July 17....

July 19, 2019

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Intense eruptive activity continues at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Intense activity continues at Stromboli volcano with strong explosions in northern crater area, where at least 5 vents were active overnight July 13, and lava flows from the collapsed rims of the crater terrace. INGV is replacing equipment destroyed during July 3,...

July 13, 2019

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Strong tornado hits Milano Marittima, giant hail in Abruzzo, Italy

A strong tornado hit Milano Marittima, near Ravenna, northern Italy on July 10, 2019. According to ANSA, one woman was hurt and taken to Cesena's Bugalini Hospital in serious. She is not in a life-threatening condition. Trees were downed, including 200...

July 10, 2019

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Powerful explosions at Stromboli volcano, strongest since 2007, Italy

At least two powerful explosions took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy on July 3, 2019. The events were preceded by lava spills from all active mouths. One person has been killed. The activity at the volcano suddenly increased at 14:46:10 UTC with one of the...

July 03, 2019

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A major explosion occurred at Stromboli volcano at 23:03 UTC on June 25, 2019, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Osservatorio Etneo, reports. Video recorded by the surveillance cameras shows pyroclastic material has fallen onto the Sciara del...

June 26, 2019

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Etna producing large lava flows, amazing night-time show, Italy

The new eruptive phase of Etna volcano which started early May 30, 2019 (UTC) appears to be intensifying. Large lava flows are descending down its flanks, resulting in amazing night-time imagery. The eruption started with two new fissures opening on the northern and...

May 31, 2019

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New eruption near the summit of Etna volcano, Italy

A new eruption has started near the summit of Etna volcano, Italy early May 30, 2019 (UTC). "Two new eruptive fissures have opened early May 30, 2019, on the northern and southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater, producing modest strombolian activity and...

May 30, 2019

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Severe floods hit Emilia Romagna, Italy

The same weather system that caused severe floods in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina over the past couple of days affected neighboring Italy, forcing Emilia Romagna authorities to issue red flood alert. Several rivers in the region burst their banks on May 13,...

May 15, 2019

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Large-scale pre-historic Campi Flegrei eruption identified, reducing recurrence interval - Naples, Italy

University of Oxford researchers have traced the origin of a large-scale pre-historic eruption that blanketed the Mediterranean region in ash 29 000 years ago to Campi Flegrei volcano, located near the city of Naples, Italy (population 970 000). The research...

April 30, 2019

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Malta hit by worst storm since October 1982

A powerful storm hit the Mediterranean island of Malta on February 24, 2019, with hurricane-force winds and tidal surges all along its coast. The same storm caused record gusts in Split, southern Croatia, killed four people in central Italy and caused major floods...

February 25, 2019

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Explosive activity at Etna forces partial airport closure, Aviation Color Code Red, Italy

Explosive activity is taking place at Etna's NE crater, producing significant volcanic ash in the vicinity of the volcano, the Toulouse VAAC reported 07:43 UTC on February 18, 2019. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red and ash has caused partial...

February 18, 2019

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Increased activity at Etna volcano, Catania airport closed, Italy

Increased activity was reported at Italy's Mount Etna starting around 09:00 UTC on January 26, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised from Orange to Red. Volcanic ash is not detectable on satellite imagery due to a meteorological cloud. However, significant...

January 26, 2019

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High level of activity at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Activity at Stromboli volcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy remains at high levels since the end of December 2018. Today's activity at the volcano is characterized by puffing with high amplitude mainly located at NE vent and by high amplitude explosions at NE e C...

January 21, 2019

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Intense eruption at Stromboli volcano, persistent explosions with high acoustic pressure and high puffing, Italy

Explosive activity at Italian Stromboli volcano intensified on January 5, 2019, especially in its northeastern vents where a new cinder cone is growing. Seismic signals suggesting fracturing in the summit zone of Stromboli volcano are being recorded since December...

January 06, 2019

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Etna's first flank eruption in more than 10 years, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

A new flank eruption, the first in nearly 11 years, has begun at Mount Etna, Italy on December 24, 2018, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. An intense earthquake swarm started at the volcano at 07:50 UTC, with more than 130 earthquakes in...

December 24, 2018

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Effusive/explosive activity, lava flows and amazing winter scenery at Mount Etna, Italy

Italy's Mount Etna continues creating amazing scenery with effusive/explosive activity and two lava flows. Etna's current activity is very different from what we have seen over the past 8 years, but not atypical. The activity is taking place at the eastern...

December 14, 2018

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Strombolian activity and lava flow observed at Mount Etna, Italy

A mild strombolian activity accompanied by a lava flow is taking place at Mount Etna, Italy since November 28, 2018. The explosions are happening at the New Southeast Crater and are still very small. According to INGV's Boris Behncke, Etna's current activity...

November 30, 2018

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Violent tornado sweeps through Rocca di Neto, Crotone, Italy

A large tornado hit Rocca di Neto, province of Crotone, Calabria region around 11:30 UTC (12:30 LT) on November 25, 2018, causing significant infrastructural damage and leaving several people injured. This is the second tornado to hit the province in 5 days. The...

November 25, 2018

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Severe storms claim 27 lives across Italy, one of the most complex meteorological situations of the past 50 to 60 years

Severe storms raging over entire Italy since October 28, 2018 claimed lives of at least 27 people in 7 days to November 3, 2018. The northeastern province of Belluno has been particularly badly hit. Severe weather continues in parts of the country and the death toll...

November 04, 2018

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Unseasonal snowstorms hit France and Spain, tornado leaves Menorca in dark

Unseasonal and unexpectedly large snowstorms swept across Auverge-Rhone-Alpes and nearby regions, south and west of Lyon, France over the past couple of days. The same storm system brought an early blast of winter to Spain, a destructive tornado to the island of...

October 31, 2018

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Hurricane-force winds, widespread floods hit Italy

At least 11 people have been killed and many injured after severe storms produced heavy rain and strong winds across Italy on October 29 and 30, 2018, causing widespread floods and damage. Some of the worst affected areas are on the west coast, particularly in...

October 30, 2018

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Violent storm drops huge hail, produces massive hail accumulations in Rome, Italy

Intense storms brought heavy rain, strong winds and up to tennis-ball-sized hail to Rome, Italy on the evening of October 21, 2018. The city was brought to a standstill, forcing some of the drivers in the city's eastern part to abandon their cars and hide from...

October 22, 2018

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4 months' worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31

At least 27 people have been killed in Europe over the past couple of days after a series of intense storms swept over the region dumping extremely heavy rain. 12 people died in Spain's Mallorca, 1 in Italy, at least 15 in France and 3 in the UK. More than 230...

October 14, 2018