Articles tagged "italy"

large waves and rough sea malta february 24 2019

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

skiing under erupting mount etna january 26 2019

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

hailstorm rome italy october 21 2018

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

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Deadly flash floods turn streets of southern Italy into raging rivers

Two people have been killed and another one is missing after heavy rain hit parts of southern Italy on October 4 and 5, 2018. The worst affected are parts of Sicily and Calabria, where streets became raging rivers, destroying roads and bridges and flooding homes and...

October 06, 2018

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10 people killed after flash flood hits Raganello gorge in southern Italy's Calabria

The number of people killed after heavy rain flooded the Raganello gorge on August 20, 2018, rose to 10 on August 21. 23 people were rescued and brought to safety, three were found alive today and another three still remain missing. There were up to 40 hikers in the...

August 21, 2018

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More than 35 killed as highway bridge collapses during fierce storm in Genoa, Italy

At least 35 people have been killed and dozens more are feared dead as a huge section of highway bridge collapsed in Italian port city of Genoa during an intense storm on August 14, 2018. The disaster occurred around 09:30 UTC on a highway that connects Italy to...

August 14, 2018

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2 killed, 320 evacuated after mudslide sweeps through Val Ferret, northern Italy

Two people were killed and more than 320 evacuated after a major mudslide swept through parts of Val Ferret, near the resort town of Courmayeur in northern Italy around 18:00 local time on August 6, 2018. The slide took place after heavy rain in the Val Ferret area...

August 07, 2018

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Brutal hailstorm hits Sardinia during heatwave, sharp temperature drop, Italy

A brutal hailstorm hit the island of Sardinia on August 2, 2018, covering streets and land with up to 30 cm (1 feet) of ice. The event was accompanied by a sharp temperature drop, from 35 °C (95 °F) to just 12 °C (53.6 °F) within minutes. The rare...

August 06, 2018

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New Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, volcano gradually reawakening, Italy

Scientists observing Italy's Mount Etna are reporting new strombolian activity at the volcano and gradual reawakening of the volcano. 14 months after its last major eruption, which included numerous lava flows and Strombolian explosions, Mount Etna is again...

July 25, 2018

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Extreme weather: 4 months worth of rain in 2 days hit Sardinia, Italy

Record-breaking rains that hit the Italian island of Sardinia over the past two days caused severe flooding and landslides. More than 100 people were forced to evacuate from their homes, schools have been closed and firefighters were called to over 100...

May 03, 2018

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Violent explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

An intense explosive sequence took place at Stromboli volcano in Italy on the morning of April 24, 2018. The first explosion took place at 09:05 UTC and emitted abundant ash along with incandescent material and large lava blocks up to 250 m (820 feet) above the...

April 24, 2018

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A major tornado, intense hailstorm hit Caserta, Campania, Italy

A major tornado preceded by intense hailstorm hit the region of Campania in southwestern Italy during the afternoon hours of Monday, March 12, 2018. Local media is reporting serious damage and at least 15 injured people. A severe storm hit Campania's Province of...

March 12, 2018

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Heaviest snowfall in Rome in six years and the largest for the end of February in decades

A rare snowstorm hit Rome on February 26, 2018, causing severe traffic disruption and forcing authorities to shut down schools and tourist attractions. Snow fell on Italian capital for the first time in six years today in what authorities described the largest...

February 26, 2018

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Road collapse near Vatican City in Rome destroys 7 cars, 20 families evacuated

A large stretch of a road near Vatican City in northwestern Rome, Italy collapsed on February 14, 2018, taking with it seven parked cars. There were no injuries reported but 2 nearby buildings with 22 families were ordered to evacuate. The event followed a day of...

February 15, 2018

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Very loud explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Intense activity continues at Italy's Stromboli volcano with a very loud and bright explosion around 20:00 UTC on January 11, 2018. Yesterday's event follows several powerful explosions recorded over the past 3 months. Friends of Volcano Discovery, who are...

January 12, 2018

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Strong explosions, lava overflow from Stromboli's NE crater, Italy

At least two 'stronger than usual' explosions took place at Italy's Stromboli volcano over the past 24 hours. The first explosion took place at 01:30 UTC (December 15) and the second around 10:30 UTC. "A gigantic cloud of smoke was visible from the...

December 15, 2017

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Major flooding after rivers overflow in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Several days of heavy rain caused several major rivers, including Enza and Parma, to burst its banks on December 12, 2017, producing widespread flooding in Emilia-Romagna region of northeastern Italy. A critical situation is underway in Emilia-Romagna today, after...

December 12, 2017

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Tornadoes hit Sicily, Italy, destroying greenhouse crops

Heavy rains and tornadoes hit Sicily, Italy on November 10 and 11, 2017, destroying local greenhouse crops. In addition, some of the farmers had to deal with flooded crops. Severe weather warnings are still in effect for the region. Late autumn is major tornado...

November 14, 2017

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Severe flooding hits central Italy, at least six dead and two missing

At least six people have been killed and 2 are still missing in the Tuscan port town of Livorno after a nearly stationary severe storm dumped heavy rain on Sunday, September 10, 2017, triggering severe flooding and landslides. Mayor Filippo Nogarin said a 'crazy...

September 10, 2017

ischia earthquake italy august 21 2017

Shallow M4.3 earthquake hits Ischia, killing 2 and injuring 36, Italy

A very shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M4.3 hit near the volcanic island of Ischia at 18:57 UTC (20:57 CET) on August 21, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). USGS is reporting M4.3 and a depth of 10.4 km (6.4 miles). Italy's...

August 22, 2017

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Mount Vesuvius on fire, tourists and residents evacuated, Italy

Hundreds of tourists and residents living near Italy's Mount Vesuvius have been evacuated for the second time in a week as firefighters battle numerous separate blazes on the slopes of the volcano. The fires are believed to have been started by arsonists and are...

July 12, 2017

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Destructive tornado near Cologna, Italy

Violent thunderstorms in northern Italy produced a destructive tornado around 16:00 UTC on April 27, 2017. The tornado touched down between Rovigo and Ferrara, damaging numerous houses and buildings, of which several were completely destroyed, uprooting trees and...

April 28, 2017

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Mount Etna's Southeast Crater is on fire again

The fifth eruptive episode of the year is currently in progress at Italy's Mount Etna. This is the third eruptive episode in less than 10 days. Etna was calm for about 4 and a half days before the fifth eruptive episode started at 09:34 UTC on April 19, 2017....

April 19, 2017

10 injured mount etna explosion march 16 2017

10 injured after phreatic-magmatic explosion at Mount Etna

10 people, including BBC crew, scientists and tourists have been injured Thursday, March 16, 2017, after being caught in the middle of a phreatic-magmatic explosion at Mount Etna, Italy. The explosion took place at 11:43 UTC. "The material thrown into the air...

March 16, 2017

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Activity at Mount Etna spreading to all craters, Italy

Following an increase in Strombolian activity on February 27, 2017, Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, continues erupting and it appears the activity is now spreading to all the craters at the top of the mountain. INGV reported that Strombolian activity at...

March 15, 2017

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Strong increase in activity at Mount Etna, lava overflowing

Etna's activity is increasing strongly, and lava is overflowing from the Southeast Crater (SEC) toward south-southwest, Boris Behncke of the INGV's Etna Observatory reports. The activity has increased sharply on February 27, 2017, following mild Strombolian...

February 27, 2017

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Slow-moving landslide slicing a hill in Abruzzo, Italy

Like the country didn't have enough natural disasters over the past several months, and years, yet another unstoppable disaster is affecting Italy's central region of Abruzzo, albeit rather slowly. Civil authorities reported a slow-moving landslide is...

February 24, 2017

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Earthquake swarm detected under Etna volcano, Italy

An earthquake swarm has started under Italy's Etna volcano during the early morning hours of January 30, 2017. The swarm is located on the volcano's southwestern slope, INGV-OE reports. The observatory added it detected about 60 shocks by 11:45 UTC, with...

January 30, 2017

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Series of strong earthquakes hit Italy amid extreme snowfall

A series of strong earthquakes are hitting central Italy since 09:25 UTC on January 18, 2017. Within the first two hours, EMSC registered 21 moderate to strong earthquakes; by 15:52 the agency registered a total of 102 earthquakes. This region is currently under...

January 18, 2017