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Giant lava fountains, very violent activity after partial cone collapse at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma

A partial cone collapse at Cumbre Vieja volcano at 08:25 UTC on October 25, 2021, exposed giant lava fountains with large emissions of gasses, ash, and lava. This was followed by very violent explosive activity starting around 13:30 UTC and the opening of a new vent...

October 25, 2021

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Widespread flooding hits Spain's Alicante

Exceptional rainfall hit Spain's Alicante Province on October 22, 2021, damaging homes and stranding numerous vehicles. According to State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), up to 102 mm (4 inches) of rainfall hit the town of Torrevieja, resulting in the evacuation...

October 25, 2021

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Black smoke over La Palma, lava destroys an industrial plant

Bushcraft Bear shares the latest information about the current volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma. Video and featured image credit: Bushcraft Bear...

October 11, 2021

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Explosive activity at Cumbre Vieja with falling pyroclasts and volcanic bombs, La Palma

Today's activity at La Palma's Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands is explosive with falling pyroclasts and volcanic bombs, INVOLCAN reports. 1 045 buildings have been destroyed by lava since the start of the eruption. The total area affected by lava...

October 05, 2021

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Bright fireball over Spain generated by a meteoroid from Comet D/1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)

A bright fireball was observed by a wide number of eyewitnesses over southern Spain at 19:41 UTC on October 3, 2021. This bright object overflew the province of Granada in Andalusia and was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the...

October 04, 2021

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Lava flow at La Palma reaches the sea, Canary Islands

Lava flow produced by the eruption at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands has reached the sea at Playa Nueva, north of Los Guirres beach in the municipality of Tazacorte, at 23:00 UTC on September 28, 2021. Faced with the possibility of emissions of gases...

September 29, 2021

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Unique close-up views of eruption at La Palma, Canary Islands

Drone videos acquired by IGN on September 25, 2021, show unique close-up views of erupting vents at Cumbre Vieja volcano. After the intensification of activity observed over the past couple of days, volcanic tremor and strombolian explosive activity have almost...

September 27, 2021

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New vents open at Cumbre Vieja volcano, more evacuations ordered - La Palma, Canary Islands

The magnitude of volcanic tremor at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands increased on September 24, 2021, reaching the highest intensity since the eruption began on September 19. Two new vents have opened, producing new lava flows, with power Strombolian...

September 25, 2021

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Homes flooded, cars swept away after severe flash floods hit Huelva, Spain

Torrential downpours hit parts of southern Spain on September 23, 2021, causing severe flash flooding in the province of Huelva. The floods inundated homes and swept away vehicles in the cities of Huelva and Lepe, and caused more than 600 emergency interventions....

September 23, 2021

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More than 320 buildings destroyed by lava at La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava flows continue slowly advancing toward the coast on September 23, 2021, after another night of intense lava fountains at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands. The height of the volcanic plume is estimated at 4.2 km (13 800 feet) above the volcano....

September 23, 2021

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Volcanic activity at La Palma more explosive with large amount of ash in the atmosphere, Canary Islands

A strong increase in the amplitude of volcanic tremor was observed at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands around 12:00 UTC on September 21, indicating the intensity of strombolian activity is increasing. The activity further intensified on September 22...

September 22, 2021

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More than 160 homes destroyed by lava at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava flows produced by the eruption at Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, destroyed 166 buildings since the eruption started on Sunday, September 19, 2021. As of September 20, lava flows are covering 103 ha (254 acres) of land....

September 21, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Spain, meteorites likely

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at 20:25 UTC on September 15, 2021, with parts of it likely surviving the entry. The event lasted about 8 seconds and was seen by a wide number of people across the country. The high temperature reached during...

September 16, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Alcanar after 77 mm (3 inches) of rain in 30 minutes - Catalonia, Spain

Severe flooding wreaked havoc in several parts of Spain over the past couple of days, forcing the closure of roads and leaving around 10 000 customers without power. The worst-hit was the town of Alcanar in the northeast of Catalonia, where some streets turned into...

September 03, 2021

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Spain confirms new highest temperature record - 47.4 °C (117.3 °F) in the city of Montoro, Cordoba

Spain's State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) confirmed1 the country's highest temperature on record was set at 47.4 °C (117.3 °F) in the city of Montoro, Cordoba on Saturday, August 14, 2021. The record was set at 15:10 UTC (17:10 LT). The city's...

August 17, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over southern Spain

A slow-moving fireball was spotted over southern Spain at about 00:55 UTC on August 10, 2021. The fireball overflew the provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete in the region of Castilla-La Mancha. This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project,...

August 10, 2021

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Very bright alpha-Capricornid fireball over Spain

A bright fireball associated with the alpha-Capricornid meteor shower was recorded over Spain at 00:22 UTC on August 5, 2021. The event was produced by a fragment from comet 169P/NEAT that impacted the atmosphere at about 90 000 km/h (55 900 mph), according to an...

August 07, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over central Spain

A slow-moving fireball was recorded over central Spain at 21:49 UTC on July 2, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). This bolide overflew the province of Cuenca (region of Castilla-La...

July 03, 2021

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Slow-moving meteor from large asteroid 2004 HW puts on spectacular display over Andalucía, Spain

A slow-moving fireball lit up the night sky over Andalucí​a, Spain, at 21:33 UTC (23:33 LT) on Monday, June 14, 2021. The spectacular event was mostly witnessed in the provinces of Sevilla, Malaga, and Cadiz. According to an analysis, the meteor entered the...

June 16, 2021

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Severe storms and flooding continue to batter northern Spain

Severe storms, including intense rain and hail, have been affecting northern Spain over the past 10 days, causing widespread flooding that led to hundreds of incident reports. On Monday, June 14, 2021, emergency services reported 54 weather-related incidents in a...

June 15, 2021

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Powerful storm leaves trail of destruction in Ourense, Spain

A powerful storm (microburst) with hurricane-force winds struck Ourense in northern Spain on Sunday, June 13, 2021, leaving a trail of destruction. Authorities received hundreds of reports about damaged properties, broken trees, and flooded streets. The storm was...

June 14, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Almeria, Spain

A very bright fireball was recorded by Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA) in Almeria, Spain at 23:29 UTC on June 5, 2021. Unfortunately, most of Spain was completely covered by clouds and no other station of the other observatories could detect this object, CAHA said in...

June 08, 2021

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Spectacular tornado touches down in Aragon, Spain

Residents of Teruel Province in Aragon, Spain, were treated to a spectacular sight as a tornado touched down around 21:00 UTC (19:00 LT) on Friday, June 4, 2021. The twister did not cause any significant damage, but drivers along the road near the whirlwind said...

June 07, 2021

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Bright meteor recorded over Cordoba, Spain

A bright meteor was recorded over Cordoba, Spain at 02:12 UTC on June 2, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Sevilla, La Hita (Toledo), La...

June 02, 2021

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Earth-grazing fireball recorded over Spain

An Earth-grazing fireball was recorded over Span at about 20:10 UTC on April 16, 2021. The event lasted for almost 50 seconds and was seen over much of the country. According to an analysis by Dr. Jose M. Madiedo of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia...

April 18, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Spain on March 28, 2021

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at about 04:21 UTC on March 28, 2021. The bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 96 000 km/h, said Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, principal investigator of the SMART Project and...

March 29, 2021

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Heavy rains cause flash flooding in southern Spain

Heavy rains from Friday, March 5, 2021, triggered flash flooding in southern Spain, particularly in the regions of Andalusia and Murcia. Dozens of people were rescued from inundated homes after a river broke its banks, while several areas were cut off. In Malaga...

March 08, 2021

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Bright blue fireball lights up night sky over Mallorca, Spain

A bright fireball streaked across the skies of Mallorca, Spain, at around 20:17 UTC (21:17 LT) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Sources from the Institute of Space Sciences said that their experts are now working on the reconstruction of the orbit and trajectory of...

February 25, 2021

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Intense earthquake swarm north of Granada, Spain

A series of shallow earthquakes are shaking the area northwest of the city of Granada, Spain since the beginning of December 2020. The activity reintensified at the end of January, with more than 1 000 earthquakes since January 23. Major earthquakes have occurred...

February 01, 2021

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Earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A new earthquake swarm started under the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island, Spain's Canary Islands on January 31, 2021. This is the second swarm of earthquakes in this area since December 23, 2020, and 8th since 2017. Of the numerous seismic events...

February 01, 2021

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Storm Hortense hits Mallorca with wind gusts up to 170 km/h (105 mph), Spain

Storm Hortense left a trail of destruction after it made landfall in Mallorca, Spain on January 23, 2021. Significant damage was reported across the island and at least 2 people were injured. Aemet reported a gust of 130 km/h (81 mph) at Son Sant Airport, which...

January 25, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Madrid, Spain

A very bright fireball was spotted over Madrid at about 02:56 UTC on January 21, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). The bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the...

January 22, 2021

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Large fireball explodes over Galicia, loud boom reported, Spain

A large fireball streaked across the skies of Galicia in Spain at 00:10 UTC (01:10 LT) on Monday, January 18, 2021. Witnesses reported hearing a loud roar minutes after the meteor exploded. The Spanish Fireball and Meteorite Research Network (SPMN) have started...

January 18, 2021

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Slow recovery after worst snowstorm since 1971 hits Spain

A moist, low-pressure weather system over the Atlantic ocean collided with a cold air mass sitting over western Europe on January 7 and 8, 2021, resulting in heavy rainfall and flash floods in southern parts of Spain, and the heaviest snowfall in central, northern,...

January 12, 2021

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Historic snow engulfs capital Madrid just 2 days after Spain registered its coldest temperature on record

A powerful winter storm named Filomena by the Spanish Meteorological Agency -- AEMET -- is affecting the Iberian Peninsula, bringing record cold temperatures, heavy rain, and historic snow. Capital Madrid was one of several Spanish regions on red alert, a historic...

January 09, 2021

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Iberian Peninsula sets new all-time record low, Storm Filomena to drop historic snow over capital Madrid

Spain registered its coldest temperature on record on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, with the mercury in Catalan Pyrenees station dropping to -34.1 °C (-29.4 °F), breaking the previous record set on February 2, 1956. Historic snow is also expected in the...

January 07, 2021

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Heavy snowfall leaves one dead, several stranded in Asturias, Spain

Heavy snowfall engulfed the community of Asturias in Spain over the weekend, January 2 and 3, 2021, trapping several people and leaving one worker dead, while another is still missing. Severe snowfall blanketed Leon in Asturias, prompting the Spanish civil guards...

January 06, 2021

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Fireball as bright as the full Moon spotted over southern Spain

A fireball as bright as the full Moon was recorded streaking through the night sky over southern Span at 04:08 UTC on January 2, 2021. This bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 230 000 km/h. The fireball began at an altitude...

January 03, 2021

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Storm Bella hits Europe, leaving tens of thousands without power

Storm Bella struck parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, December 27, 2020, leaving more than 55 000 households without electricity in its wake. More than 21 000 homes lost access to power in the UK, around 34 000 in the east and central France, and around 1 500...

December 28, 2020

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Bright meteor over the Mediterranean Sea

This meteor overflew the Mediterranean Sea at 23:40 UTC on December 2, 2020, and was recorded from Spain in the framework of the SMART project. The bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 147 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of...

December 04, 2020