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Extreme rainfall, potentially deadly floods target Spain

Extreme weather conditions are expected across the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands from October 18 - 21, 2018. The event follows devastating floods that claimed 13 lives in Mallorca and another 13 in neighboring France over the past couple of days. There...

October 18, 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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At least 12 killed after massive flash floods hit Mallorca, 5 months' worth of rain in 2 hours, Spain

More than 230 mm (9 inches) of rain fell on Mallorca, Spain's Balearic Islands on October 9, 2018, causing one of the worst flash floods the island has seen in 25 years. At least 12 people have been killed and 6 others are still missing. The worst affected was...

October 10, 2018

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Violent flash flooding hits Cebolla, Toledo province, Spain

Very heavy rainfall caused violent flash flooding in the town of Cebola, Spain's Toledo province on September 8, 2018. While there were no injuries or fatalities reported, the infrastructural damage is high. Weather stations registered around 30 mm (1.18 inches)...

September 10, 2018

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Bright meteor streaks across the night sky over Spain

A bright meteor was recorded streaking across the night sky over Spain at 03:28 UTC on July 19, 2018. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The meteor was recorded over Andalusia at 05:28 local time. It was produced by a fragment from a...

July 19, 2018

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Meteotsunami floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain

A meteotsunami formed in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Spain early July 16, 2018, and flooded the coasts of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. According to local media, a wave as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) hit...

July 17, 2018

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Intense hailstorm hits Valencia, affecting 11 000 ha (27 200 acres) of crops, damage up to 47 million Euros, Spain

An intense storm that hit Spain's Valencia on Sunday, June 30, 2018, caused 'extremely serious damage' to crops in the region, with up to 11 000 ha (27 200 acres) of crops affected. The storm caused 'extremely serious damage' in the La Ribera...

July 04, 2018

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Huge rockslide in Castell de Mur buries a vehicle after heavy rainfall, Spain

A major, fatal rockslide event took place at Castell de Mur in Catalonia, Spain on Monday, April 16, 2018, killing at least 2 people. According to first estimates, this rock slope failure had a mass of about 50 000 tonnes and a volume of 20 000 cubic meters (706 300...

April 18, 2018

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Bright fireball recorded over Spain

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Spain at 04:17 UTC on April 1, 2018. The meteor overflew the provinces of Granada, Almería and Murcia. It began over the province of Granada at a height of around 97 km (60 miles) and ended...

April 03, 2018

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Intense storms hit Spain, leaving at least 2 people dead

Intense storms hit Spain over the past few days, especially its north, northwestern and southern areas, bringing heavy rain, snow and strong winds to the area. According to media reports, as of March 20, one person has been killed in Jaen province and one in Seville...

March 21, 2018

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Two fireballs over Andalusia, southern Spain

Two bright fireballs were recorded streaking through the night sky over Andalusia, southern Spain late February 16 and early February 17, 2018. The first one flew over Córdoba province at 20:52 UTC on February 16 at a speed of about 43 000 km/h (26 700 mph)....

February 17, 2018

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Fireball brighter than the Moon over southern Spain

A fireball brighter than the Moon was recorded over southern Spain at 05:47 UTC (06:47 local time) on January 29, 2018. The event lasted up to 6 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The event began at an altitude of 101 km (62.7 miles) over the...

January 31, 2018

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Tornado hits Almeria, Spain, damaging 150 ha (370 acres) of greenhouses

At least one destructive tornado swept through the municipality of El Ejido, Spain's southern province of Almeria, on January 6, 2018, damaging 150 hectares (370 acres) of greenhouses. There were several reported tornadoes in El Ejido today, but one that formed...

January 06, 2018

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Christmas star: Beautiful slow-moving meteor recorded over the Mediterranean Sea

A slow-moving meteor was observed and recorded falling over the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, December 23, 2017. The event lasted about 14 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. "This beautiful meteor, which resembles a Christmas star, was...

December 24, 2017

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Destructive wildfires in Portugal and Spain claim at least 45 lives

At least 27 people have been killed, dozens more injured and an unconfirmed number is missing after devastating wildfires fueled by hot temperatures and strong winds produced by Hurricane "Ophelia" swept through central and northern parts of Portugal on...

October 16, 2017

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Major hailstorm, huge hail accumulations in Teruel, Spain

A major hailstorm hit the city of Teruel and surrounding region in Aragon, eastern Spain on Friday, September 22, 2017. The event lasted up to 30 minutes, paralyzing traffic on some of the most important city roads. The hailstorm which began at about 21:00 CET...

September 23, 2017

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Two bright fireballs over Spain on September 10 and 12, 2017

SMART Project framework recorded two bright meteor fireballs over Spain on September 10 and 12, 2017. The first one was recorded over the province of Toledo and Ciudad Real at 23:26 UTC on September 10. The luminous phenomenon began at an altitude of about 80 km...

September 13, 2017

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Alicante hit by six months' worth of rain in 24 hours, Spain

The province of Alicante, southeastern Spain saw a record amount of rain on Monday, March 13, 2017, and its worst floods in 20 years. Streets of the city of Alicante quickly turned into rivers with dozens of cars submerged and abandoned in what local media is...

March 14, 2017

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Severe flash flooding hits Malaga, Spain

An overnight storm dumped heavy rain on southern Spain causing severe flash flooding and widespread damage to buildings, roads and vehicles on February 19, 2017. According to Spain's meteorological office, the port of Malaga recorded 152.6 mm (6 inches) of rain...

February 20, 2017

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Historic snow blankets eastern Spain

Eastern Spain is experiencing an extremely rare winter weather for this region since Wednesday, January 18, 2017, when parts of the region saw their first snow in 90 years. Through Friday, January 20, at least 3 000 people became stranded on roads due to heavy snow....

January 20, 2017

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Javea fire: Dangerous wildfire near Spain's Valencia forces thousands to evacuate

A dangerous wildfire is raging on Spain's Costa Blanca, some 120 km (75 miles) southeast of Valencia, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. It is believed to be started deliberately, on one of the hottest days of the year. The fire started on Sunday,...

September 05, 2016

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New round of severe weather and flooding for Morocco, Spain, France, Italy and parts of Balkan Peninsula

After delivering flooding rainfall to Portugal and most of the Spain, a strong storm system moves slowly to the east, bringing the threat for flooding rainfall to already saturated parts of the Mediterranean coast. A heavy storm triggered flash floods in south east

November 30, 2014

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Smoke plumes from North American wildfires over Spain

Massive wildfires in US and Canada produced smoke plumes that drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and reached Europe in late June 2013. MODIS satellite imagery shows smoke plumes hovering over Spain and the western Mediterranean Sea on June 26-27,

June 27, 2013

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Bright fireball streaked across the sky above Madrid, Spain

A bright fireball streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid and was seen across the entire country on April 13, 2013. The object struck the atmosphere above the Villamuelas district in the province of Toledo, southwest of Madrid around 21:45 UTC...

April 16, 2013

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Brutal scenes in Madrid - Police clashes with tens of thousands gathered in protests

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at activists who gathered in Madrid’s Plaza de Neptune on September 25, 2012 to protest Spanish austerity measures. What was suppose to be a peaceful protest soon became a fierce clash. Local media reported that by 20:00 UTC

September 25, 2012

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Wildfires ravage Catalonia, northeastern region of Spain

A series of raging wildfires in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia have killed at least 3 people and injured 19 others, officials said on Sunday. The fires have burned thousands of acres in recent days.The fires, which have been fanned by dry conditions and

July 23, 2012

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Forest fires ravage eastern Spain

Two forest fires sweeping Spain's eastern Valencia region that have forced 3,000 people to evacuate their homes showed no sign of abating on Sunday, authorities said. Despite more favourable weather conditions of lower temperatures, increased humidity and an easterly

July 03, 2012

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El Hierro on alert - Eruption vent: 5 km from Restinga at 600 meter depth

At 9 PM UTC yesterday, authorities have finally confirmed that an eruption took place on the ocean floor 5 km from Restinga, the southernmost location on El Hierro. IGN (Spanish seismological agency) has set the eruption depth at 600 meters. The alert level remains at

October 11, 2011

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El Hierro - volcanic risk alert increased to “yellow” on Canary Islands

El Cabildo de El Hierro sends a message of calm and security to the population. The president of the Cabildo de El Hierro, Alpidio Armas, and the Minister of Security and Emergency Area, Maria del Carmen Morales, have appeared before the media on Sunday, September 25,

September 26, 2011

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Lost city of Atlantis found in Spain?

Could the fabled lost city of Atlantis have been located? Using satellite photography, ground-penetrating radar and underwater technology, experts are now surveying marshlands in Spain to look for proof of the ancient city. If the team can match geological formations

March 13, 2011

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New dandelion species found in Spain

The two recently discovered species (Taraxacum decastroi and Taraxacum lacianense) were found by Spanish researchers in the Pyrenees and the Cordillera Cantábrica mountain range, respectively.The find was surprising because it was thought that most of the plant

February 16, 2011