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Very strong explosion at Colima volcano, Mexico

After three moderate to large explosions over the past 10 days, Mexico's Colima volcano experienced another strong explosion at 06:27 UTC (00:27 CST) on January 18, 2017. The eruption spewed volcanic ash up to 4 km (13 123 feet) above the crater. Ashfall was...

January 18, 2017

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Unusually intense hailstorm hits Zacatecas, Mexico

A highly unusual hailstorm hit the Zacatecas city in Central Mexico on the night of October 23, 2016 (local time). Local authorities reported nearly 50 cm (19.7 inches) of ice in some places. Several incidents and four injured people were reported. Video credit:...

October 25, 2016


Deadly tornado hits Ciudad Acuna, northern Mexico

A deadly tornado struck the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna at about 11:10 UTC on Monday, May 25, 2015.At least 10 people are reported to have been killed, and hundreds of homes have been damaged in Coahuila state, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas.

May 25, 2015


"Vance" to become hurricane as it moves toward western Mexico

Tropical Depression 21E in the eastern Pacific Ocean strengthened overnight on October 30 and by morning October 31 it developed into Tropical Storm "Vance". The system is slowly organizing as it moves west-northwestward. Further strengthening is expected as

November 02, 2014


Days of heavy rain, floods and deadly landslides across Central America

A slow moving low pressure system coming from the Caribbean Sea started affecting Nicaragua and surrounding countries on October 9th dumping record amounts of heavy rainfall. By October 20th, floods and landslides that followed claimed lives of more than 30 people throu

October 20, 2014


New toxic spills confirmed in Sonora, Mexico

After a massive toxic leak from Mexico's Buenavista del Cobre mine on August 6, 2014, three new toxic spills have appeared in Sonora, northwestern Mexico on September 18, 2014.PROFEPA, an environmental protection agency said late Sunday, September 21, that the new s

September 22, 2014


Tropical Storm "Polo" on the track to become next hurricane in Eastern Pacific

Newborn depression in Eastern Pacific developed into Tropical Storm "Polo" off Mexico's southwestern coast on September 16, 2014.Tropical Storm Watch was issued for the southwestern coast of Mexico for areas from Zihuatanejo to Cabo Corrientes, Mexico. A

September 17, 2014


Huge earth crack opened up in Sonora, Mexico

A one-kilometer long earth crack opened up on August 15, 2014, in Sonora, Mexico. The crack severed Highway 26 between the city of Hermosillo and the coast. At some points it is 5 meters wide and 8 meters deep.According to El Imparcial newspaper, it is still

August 22, 2014

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Massive earthquake M7.2 struck Guerrero, Mexico

Massive earthquake measuring M7.2 (downgraded from 7.5) on the Richter scale struck Guerrero, Mexico on April 18, 2014 at 14:27 UTC. USGS reported depth of 24 km (14.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at depth of 40 km. This powerful earthquake las

April 18, 2014

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Shallow earthquake M 5.8 recorded in Oaxaca, southwestern Mexico

A 5.8-magnitude shallow earthquake struck off the coast of southern Mexico on March 10, 2014 at 00:38 UTC (05:38 pm local time on March 9). USGS reports depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), EMSC is reporting Mw 5.9 earthquake at depth of 10 km. USGS has earlier put

March 10, 2014


Fireballs explode over New Mexico and Canada, sonic booms reported

A significant fireball exploded over central New Mexico at 07:29 UTC on March 6, 2014. According to Thomas Ashcraft, who caught it on his fireball camera, it was brighter than the full Moon and it shook houses from its sonic boom. Ashcraft operates a fireball

March 07, 2014

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Increased volcanic activity observed at Popocatepetl, Mexico

Mexican CENAPRED counted 544 small to moderate emissions at Popocatepetl volcano during 24 hours between February 25 - 26, 2014.  An overflight made yesterday afternoon showed that the dome number 48 was destroyed by this activity leaving a funnel-shaped cavity

February 27, 2014


Category 3 Hurricane Raymond impacts western Mexico

Low pressure System 96E developed quickly over the weekend of October 19 and 20 and by October 21 had grown into Hurricane Raymond. ​Hurricane Raymond, now a major Category 3 storm, continues to intensify in Eastern Pacific waters, just off the southwest

October 22, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 6.5 struck Mexico

A very strong earthquake M 6.5 (USGS) struck northwest Mexico (Gulf of California) on October 19, 2013 at 17:54 UTC (10:54 local time). Mexican UNAM/SSN reports M 6.3 at depth of 14 km, USGS at 8 km. Epicenter was located at sea, 74 km (46 miles) SW

October 19, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.1 struck off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.1 struck off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico on September 26, 2013 at 06:46 UTC (00:46 local time). USGS is reporting depth at 10.4 km (6.5 miles). EMSC is currently reporting Mw 6.1 at a depth of 30 km. Epicenter

September 26, 2013


Manuel re-intensified to hurricane strength, expected to make landfall again

Two tropical storms, Ingrid and Manuel, brought heavy rainfall and caused destruction and chaos throughout Mexico over the last couple of days. Current estimates are that 80 people have been killed. The forecasters are warning of more storms ahead as Manuel

September 19, 2013

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Strong and shallow earthquake M6.2 struck Guerrero, Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.2 (USGS) struck Guerrero, Mexico on August 21, 2013 at 12:38 UTC. USGS measured depth at 20 km (12.4 miles), EMSC reports magnitude 6.2 earthquake at depth of 30 km. Epicenter was located on land, 18

August 21, 2013


New lava dome, explosions and ash emissions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to the latest report by CENAPRED on July 12, 2013 during the last 24 hours the monitoring system at Popocatepetl volcano registered 67 exhalations, some of which were followed by ash emissions, nevertheless the cloud cover did not permit corroboration of

July 12, 2013


Volcanic alert level raised as eruption intensifies at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to the latest report by CENAPRED on July 6, 2013 in the last 24 hours monitoring system at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico has registered a series of low and high frequency tremors lasting 20 hours, accompanied by a persistent emission of gas and ash

July 06, 2013


Strong eruption with ash emissions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to CENAPRED a strong eruption at 18:23 UTC on June 17, 2013 generated an ash column over 4 km in height over Mexican Popocatepetl volcano. Incandescent fragments were released up to 2 km from the crater, and because of their high temperature caused small

June 18, 2013


Tropical Storm Barbara formed in Eastern Pacific, aims southern Mexico

The structure of low level pressure area (Invest 92E) in Eastern Pacific has improved dramatically since the last 12 hours. Infrared satellite images have even shown an eye-like feature during the past couple of hours and the system became Tropical Storm

May 29, 2013


Increased volcanic activity at Popocatepetl volcano

Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico has plumed steam for days, alerting authorities to prepare for possible evacuations. According to CENAPRED (Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres) at 6:46 UTC on May 15, 2013 there was an explosion that produced

May 15, 2013


Possible magma ascent at Popocatepetl volcano

According to CENAPRED on May 11, 2013 during the last 24 hours the volcano monitoring system recorded 53 exhalations of low and moderate intensity, accompanied by emissions of steam, gas and ash sometimes. Also two explosions occurred of moderate magnitude, one at

May 11, 2013


Phreatic eruption of Colima volcano, Mexico

According to news articles, a scientific advisory committee reported that a phreatic eruption from Colima on January 6 ejected tephra and an ash plume that rose 2 km above the crater.Ashfall was reported in Atenquique (20 km E). Visitors were evacuated from the national

January 08, 2013


Mexican firm plans to build 30 MW wave power projects

With growing environmental concerns, nations and corporations are considering renewable sources of energy to help generate clean and green energy. One such source wave power (different from Tidal power), is usually ignored in renewal energy talks. Mexican

December 15, 2012


Magnitude 6.0 deep earthquake hit Guerrero, Mexico

Deep earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.0 hit Guerrero, Mexico on November 15, 2012 at 09:20 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) E of Tlalchapa, Mexico and 17 km (10 miles) NW of Arcelia, Mexico at coordinates 18.407°N, 100.373°W.

November 15, 2012


Ernesto dissipates over southern Mexico, may become Hector in Pacific

Ernesto is now tropical rainstorm system and it's slowly dissipating over southern Mexico's mountainous terrain. However, it could still come back to life in eastern Pacific and assume a new identity as Hector. The Pacific Ocean waters west of Manzanillo, Mexico,

August 10, 2012


Ernesto about to cross the coast of Mexico near Coatzalcos

Ernesto brought strong winds and heavy rains to the southern portion of the Yucatan as it moved inland during the early morning hours on Wednesday, August 8th. Later on Wednesday Ernesto was downgraded to a tropical storm. Cancun, a major tourist destination, about

August 09, 2012


Popocatepetl rumbles again with gas emissions and glowing lava

On July 26th 2012, CENAPRED has reported that in the last 24 hours the monitoring system of Popocatépetl volcano registered 5 low intensity exhalations accompanied by steam, gas and probably by small amounts of ash. Ten volcano tectonics events of low magnitude have

July 27, 2012

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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck offshore Chiapas, Mexico

A strong earthquake magnitude 6.3 at a depth of 79.5 km (49.4 miles) has hit the mexican coast of Chiapas on January 21st at 18:47:15 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) West of Tapachula,  143 km (88 miles) SouthEast of Tonala and 811 km

January 22, 2012


Hurricane Jova could become Category 4 hurricane

On October 6, 2011, a tropical depression over the eastern Pacific Ocean strengthened into Tropical Storm Jova. On October 8, Jova became a hurricane. By 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on October 10, 2011, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported, Jova

October 11, 2011


Hurricanes Irwin and Jova moving in Eastern Pacific, heading toward Mexico

Irwin became the eighth hurricane of the eastern pacific season early Friday morning, and could be quickly followed by Jova on Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)....IRWIN MOVING SLOWLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD...LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH DURING

October 08, 2011


Swarm of earthquakes rattles Gulf of California

Swarm of earthquakes rattles Gulf of California with strongest recorded as 5.9 magnitude according to USGS with epicentre 86 km (53 miles) SW of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico at depth of 10.2 km (6.3 miles). Nine earthquakes was above magnitude 5. SCSN Recent

July 26, 2011


Tropical storm Dora becomes 4th Pacific hurricane of the season

Tropical storm Dora, the fourth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, strengthened off the coast of Central America on Monday. The storm, with winds of about 95 kph, could reach hurricane strength on Tuesday but is not forecast to make a direct hit on land and

July 19, 2011

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Tropical Storm Arlene drenches eastern Mexico

Strong wind and heavy rain lashed much of eastern Mexico Thursday as Tropical Storm Arlene made landfall at near hurricane strength, whipping up Gulf waves large enough to force area ports to shut down. Ports in Veracruz state were closed due to waves reaching six

July 01, 2011