Articles tagged "italy"

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Locust plague spreads to Europe as Sardinia sees worst attack in 70 years, Italy

After ravaging countries in Africa, the Middle East, and India, swarms of locust have now made their way to Europe as the Italian region of Sardinia recently saw its worst attack in 70 years. Around 30 000 ha (74 000 acres) of crops have been affected in Nuoro City...

July 22, 2020

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A sudden, major explosion took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 03:00 UTC (05:00 LT) on July 19, 2020. The explosion was about 10 times stronger than the average explosion at the volcano. The products of the explosion were distributed over the entire crater...

July 19, 2020

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Extreme, record rains lead to deadly floods and massive disruption in Sicily, Italy

Deadly flash floods caused by severe thunderstorms lashed parts of Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, resulting in massive disruption. Palermo City's astronomical observatory recorded 74 mm (3 inches) of rain in just a few hours, breaking the previous...

July 16, 2020

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Large tornado hits Mineo in Sicily, causing major damage, Italy

A large tornado ripped through Mineo in Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2020, causing major damage. The twister occurred during violent storms that battered southern Italy, including Sardinia and Calabria. Sicily was the most affected region as 30 mm...

July 15, 2020

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Explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code briefly raised to Red, Italy

Strombolian activity increased at Etna's New Southeast Crater at 02:12 UTC on May 22, 2020, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. The explosive activity produced volcanic ash up to 4.5 km (14 800 feet) above sea level, blown by the winds...

May 23, 2020

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Increased Strombolian activity, high values of volcanic tremor at Etna volcano, Italy

Strombolian activity started increasing at the Etna's New Southeast Crater at 08:45 UTC on May 19, 2020. The activity was accompanied by a modest emission of volcanic ash, which was blown to the northeast. From the seismic point of view, the volcanic tremor...

May 19, 2020

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Earthquake swarm in Campi Flegrei area, Italy

A seismic swarm took place in the Campi Flegrei area near the Pisciarelli fumarole at the Solfatara crater in Italy, on Sunday night, April 26, 2020. It consisted of 34 tremors with magnitudes up to 3.1 and depths between 1 and 2 km (0.6 and 1.2 miles). The...

April 27, 2020

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Explosive eruption and strong ash emissions at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code briefly raised to Red, Italy

Volcanic tremor amplitude at Etna volcano, Italy showed a rapid increase to high values early Sunday morning, April 19, 2020. This activity was followed by lava fountaining and strong ash emissions, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reports. The Aviation Color Code was raised...

April 19, 2020

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Increased activity at Stromboli volcano, lava reaches the coastline, Italy

Activity at Stromboli volcano increased from medium to high levels on March 28 into 29, 2020, followed by lava overflow first observed around 23:40 UTC on March 30, 2020. Lava reached the coastline at around 01:40 UTC on March 31, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reported...

March 31, 2020

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Stromboli volcano puffs out large, almost-perfect smoke ring, Italy

Italy's Stromboli volcano blew a large, almost-perfect smoke ring on Friday, March 27, 2020. The smoke rose from the crater, slowly drifting northeastwards over the Stromboli village. "Its near-perfect circular shape and large diameter (100-200 m / 330 -...

March 28, 2020

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Severe frost damage to orchards across northern Italy

Orchards in several regions of northern Italy sustained major damage as a result of the Arctic cold outbreak which started affecting parts of Europe on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Unfortunately, forecast models call for another strong blast starting Monday, March 30....

March 28, 2020

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Entire Italy under lockdown as the government extends drastic measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak

The entire population of over 60 million in Italy is now under lockdown as the government extends drastic measures across the nation to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced at a press conference late Monday, March 9, 2020. The...

March 10, 2020

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16 million in Italy under lockdown as COVID-19 deaths surge to 366, global death toll at 3 893

The global death toll from the COVID-19 outbreak has jumped to 3 893 and the number of cases to 111 853 on Monday, March 9, 2020, with Italy overtaking South Korea as the country with most fatalities after China. With this, the Italian government has placed 16...

March 09, 2020

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Lava overflows Stromboli's crater terrace, Italy

Lava is overflowing the northern portion of Stromboli's crater terrace, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reported at 10:13 UTC on February 3, 2020. Lava overflow, currently small and confined to the summit area, started at about 07:20 UTC today. "The lava flow front...

February 03, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Etna's Voragine crater, Italy

Moderate effusive and strombolian activity continues from Etna's Voragine crater on January 29, 2020. From January 20 - 26, this activity was accompanied by ash emissions from the New Southeast Crater and Northeast Crater. In addition, moderate seismic...

January 29, 2020

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Bright fireball seen over northern Italy, two meteorites retrieved days after crash

A bright and long-lasting fireball was observed and recorded over northern Italy on January 1, 2020. After a thorough trajectory analysis and informing the public of potential meteorite fall in the Cavezzo region, Modena province, two pieces of the fresh meteorite...

January 06, 2020

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Intensification of Strombolian activity at Etna volcano, Italy

Video surveillance cameras show a gradual intensification of Strombolian activity at the New Southeast Crater of Etna volcano, Italy, beginning at 18:00 UTC on December 6, 2019. The activity was already underway at about 16:00 UTC, producing small and discontinuous...

December 07, 2019

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At least six dead as severe weather wreaks havoc across parts of Europe

Six fatalities, power disruptions, and widespread devastations have been reported over the past weekend, November 23, 2019 and 24, as severe storms lashed parts of Europe. In France and Italy, four people died and one person was missing after torrential rain caused...

November 25, 2019

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Red warnings issued, major snowfall with avalanche threat over northwest Italy

As intense snowfall is ongoing over the higher mountains across northwest Italy, models indicate over 1 500 mm (59 inches) of snow this weekend, November 23, 2019, into Sunday morning, November 24-- posing risks of avalanches. Heavy rain is also affecting parts of...

November 24, 2019

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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