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California wildfires - Dixie and River Fire updates

The River Fire in northern California exploded in size on August 4, 2021, as it burned through the Nevada and Placer counties, triggering multiple evacuations. The fire has so far scorched 566 ha (1 400 acres) of land and is 0% contained. On the same day, the Dixie...

August 05, 2021

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Dixie Fire enters Greenville, leveling businesses and homes, California

A huge wildfire raging in northern California entered the small community of Greenville on August 4, 2021, leveling down homes and businesses. The fire has leveled much of the downtown and some surrounding homes, AP reports. Their photographer described seeing a gas...

August 05, 2021

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Yellowstone registers most energetic swarm of earthquakes since 2017

The month of July saw the most energetic swarm of earthquakes in the region since the Maple Creek earthquake swarm of June-September 2017, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) reported in their monthly update released August 2, 2021. While above average, this...

August 03, 2021

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Multiple, discrete, energetic explosion signals at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska

Unrest under Semisopochnoi volcano increased at the end of July, with a marked increase in seismicity on July 31. Increased activity has also been detected on local infrasound stations, suggesting possible low-level (below 3 km / 10 000 feet above sea level)...

August 03, 2021

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Massive M8.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Alaska, tsunami warnings issued

A massive shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M8.2 hit near the coast of Alaska at 06:15 UTC on July 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 32.2 km (20 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M8.2 at depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). This is the strongest...

July 29, 2021

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Series of deadly crashes after dust storm hits Utah

At least 8 people have been killed and several others critically injured in a series of car crashes on Interstate-15 near Kanosh, Millard County, Utah on Sunday, July 25, 2021. According to the Utah Department of Public Service (DPS), 22 vehicles were involved in...

July 26, 2021

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Magma rising at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

A lava dome-like feature formed in the summit crater of Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska, suggesting magma is rising near the surface. As a result, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH. A...

July 24, 2021

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Severe flooding hits Colorado and New Mexico, U.S.

At least 3 people have been killed and 3 others remain missing after severe flooding hit parts of Colorado and New Mexico, U.S. late Tuesday (LT), July 20, 2021. At 01:44 UTC on July 21, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office in northern Colorado issued a mandatory...

July 22, 2021

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Cars washed away after severe flash floods hit Flagstaff, Arizona

Heavy monsoon downpours affecting Flagstaff, Arizona on July 15, 2021, caused severe flash flooding for the second day in a row, forcing authorities to issue numerous warnings and advisories. A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Yavapai and Coconino counties, Ash...

July 16, 2021

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67 large wildfires burning across the United States

More than 14 000 firefighters and support personnel are battling 67 large wildfires raging across the United States. An undermined number of homes have been lost and thousands more are threatened. 67 large fires have so far burned more than 371 000 ha (917 000...

July 14, 2021

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Semisopochnoi Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code for Semisopochnoi volcano to Orange and the Volcano Alert Level to Watch on July 12, 2021. The decision was made due to the onset of continuous volcanic tremors and detections of explosive...

July 14, 2021

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Severe flash flooding after exceptionally heavy rains hit Pennsylvania, U.S.

Slow-moving thunderstorms dropped exceptionally heavy rains in just a couple of hours over parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Monday, July 12, 2021, shutting down highways, prompting water rescues, and forcing authorities to issue flash flood emergencies....

July 13, 2021

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The U.S. experienced 8 billion-dollar disasters in the first six months of 2021

The first six months of 2021 brought a total of 8 billion-dollar disasters to the United States, according to data provided by the NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Disasters. The 1980 - 2020 annual average is 7.1 events (CPI-adjusted), while the annual...

July 12, 2021

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EF-2 tornado hits Dexter, leaving at least 150 homes damaged, Missouri

An EF-2 tornado touched down on the west side of Dexter, Missouri on July 10, 2021, and moved through the city. This is the first EF-2 or stronger tornado in the month of July since 1971 across all 58 Paducah NWS forecast areas. At least 150 homes were damaged,...

July 12, 2021

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Massive red tide fish kill cleanup in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida

Several beaches around St. Petersburg and Tampa are closed due to harmful algal bloom (red tide) after the passage of Hurricane "Elsa," Live Storms Media noted in their latest video report. The National Weather Service has issued a special beach hazards...

July 11, 2021

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Severe thunderstorm brings massive hail, prompting rare warning in Iowa, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms brought strong winds and huge hail to Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday afternoon, July 9, 2021. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued what might be the city's first warning for hail of up to 10 cm (4 inches). The Des Moines metro area was...

July 10, 2021

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2021 Antelope Valley M6.0 earthquake, California, U.S.

A shallow M6.0 earthquake struck Little Antelope Valley, California, near the Nevada border at 22:49 UTC on July 8, 2021 (15:49 LT). This is the largest earthquake to hit California since the July 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake. The epicenter was located about 32 km (20...

July 10, 2021

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Bright fireball explodes over Idaho, U.S.

A very bright fireball exploded over Idaho, U.S. at around 04:48 UTC on July 4, 2021. The event lasted 5 or 6 seconds, culminating in a flash that illuminated the sky. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 84 reports from Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah,...

July 08, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Elsa" makes landfall over north Florida Gulf coast, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Elsa" is approaching the northern Florida Gulf coast at a speed of 22 km/h (14 mph) with maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h (65 mph), as of 12:00 UTC (08:00 EDT) on July 7, 2021. On the forecast track, Elsa will make landfall along the...

July 07, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Elsa" - Hurricane Watch issued for parts of Florida, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Elsa" is re-strengthening after moving over Cuba toward Florida, U.S. The system will pass near the Florida Keys this morning LT, July 6, and move near or over portions of the west coast of Florida later today and continuing into Wednesday,...

July 06, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Danny" makes landfall in South Carolina, the first June landfall since 1867

Tropical Storm "Danny" -- the 4th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season -- has made landfall in South Carolina at 23:30 UTC on June 28, 2021. This is the first named storm to make landfall in the state of South Carolina in the month of June...

June 29, 2021

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Temperature records smashed amid historic heat wave in Pacific Northwest

Temperature records were smashed in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and western Canada amid a historic heat wave described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as "historic, dangerous, prolonged and unprecedented." Daytime temperatures were pushed into the...

June 28, 2021

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Ahead of historic heatwave - 90 percent of U.S. West is in drought for the first time in Drought Monitor's history

More than 90% of the U.S. West is in drought for the first time in the history of Drought Monitor. The news comes as the region is prepping for an exceptionally dangerous and historic heat wave this weekend. The temperatures are expected to reach unprecedented...

June 25, 2021

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Claudette regains tropical storm strength over Carolinas after killing 13 in Alabama, U.S.

Claudette regained its tropical storm status on Monday morning, June 21, 2021, as it neared the coast of the Carolinas. This was after the storm left at least 13 people dead in Alabama; widespread damage and flooding in the neighboring states of Mississippi and...

June 21, 2021

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Large and extremely dangerous tornado tears through suburban Chicago, U.S.

At least 6 people have been injured and 16 homes heavily damaged after a radar-confirmed tornado swept through suburban Chicago, IL at around 23:09 LT on Sunday, June 20, 2021. This could end up being the first strong tornado (EF-2+) in the metro Chicago counties...

June 21, 2021

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TC Claudette - Life-threatening flash flooding expected across coastal Mississippi and Alabama, and the far western Florida Panhandle

Tropical Storm "Claudette" formed at 09:00 UTC on June 19, 2021, as the third named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Heavy rainfall causing dangerous flooding remains the primary hazard, NHC warns. Claudette is expected to move farther inland...

June 19, 2021

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TC Claudette - Heavy rainfall and gusty winds expected along the northern Gulf Coast, landfall on June 19

A new tropical cyclone -- currently designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Three -- is expected to form in the Gulf of Mexico on June 18, 2021, and make landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast by early Saturday, June 19 (LT). The National Hurricane Center has...

June 18, 2021

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Record breaking, long-lasting heatwave grips much of western U.S.

A long-lasting heatwave continues to bring record-breaking across much of western U.S. Thursday, June 17, 2021, exacerbating the current drought situation. The National Weather Service (NWS) announced that more than 40 million residents are under a heat advisory or...

June 18, 2021

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Northern California under water shortage emergency, farmers warn water is unnecessarily let out to sea

Nearly two million people in Northern California have been placed under a water shortage emergency on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, as a severe drought continues to worsen in much of the western U.S. Mandatory water restrictions have been issued for Santa Clara County,...

June 12, 2021

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Increased seismic activity at Gareloi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Alaska

A slight increase in seismic activity was observed at Gareloi volcano, Alaska on May 18, 2021, and beginning May 27 there has been a sustained increase in the rate and size of small volcanic earthquakes. Because the level of seismic activity is now above the...

June 08, 2021

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Hundreds ordered to evacuate as 2 large wildfires rage in Arizona, U.S.

Two large wildfires are raging in Arizona, U.S., over the past couple of days, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate. The first one, Telegraph Fire, has so far spread through 16 636 ha (41 109 acres) and the other -- Mescal Fire, 20 084 ha (49 631 acres) as of...

June 07, 2021

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Earthquake swarm under Mount Hood volcano, Oregon

The Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) has detected an earthquake swarm in the Mount Hood area, Oregon on June 5, 2021. The swarm continued into June 6 when the activity started to quiet down. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 1865 and 1866 (VEI...

June 06, 2021

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Intense earthquake swarm near Salton Sea, Southern California

An intense earthquake swarm is taking place near the Salton Sea in Southern California, U.S. on June 5, 2021, starting with M2.2 at 08:05 UTC (01:05 LT). The USGS has registered 285 earthquakes by 21:24 UTC. The swarm is still in progress and new earthquakes are...

June 05, 2021

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Shallow M5.9 earthquakes hit Gorda plate, off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

Two shallow M5.9 earthquakes hit off the coast of southern Oregon, U.S. at 07:52 and 08:17 UTC on June 4, 2021, at a depth of 16.6 km (10.3 miles) and 14.5 km (9 miles), respectively. They were located around 12 km (7.4 miles) from each other and followed by 5...

June 05, 2021

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Drought ravages California reservoirs, record low levels expected this summer

Severe drought has caused California's reservoirs to run low, with Lake Oroville expected to reach a record low later this summer. Nearly three-quarters of the state is suffering from the extreme dry spell, with other areas facing a dire water supply situation...

June 04, 2021

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Significant flooding sweeps through parts of New Mexico

Significant flooding swept through parts of New Mexico on Sunday, May 30, 2021, leading to damage and disruptions. Police reported at least one person died after her vehicle got caught in floodwaters in Hondo. Significant flooding hit parts of the state after Sunday...

June 01, 2021

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Record cold grips eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend

Numerous cold temperature records have been broken in parts of the eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend while a heat wave is forecast to reach dangerous levels for some locations in the west, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In addition to the...

June 01, 2021

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Alaska, U.S.

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Alaska at 06:59 UTC on May 31, 2021, at a depth of 58.2 km (36 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 76.2 km (47.3 miles) N of Chickaloon (population 272), 128.3 km...

May 31, 2021

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Severe storms bring damaging tornado, hail to parts of the Great Plains, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes caused significant damage to properties in parts of the Great Plains, U.S., on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, particularly affecting Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas. WIdely scattered severe thunderstorms are forecast to...

May 28, 2021

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Bright fireball seen over Washington, D.C.

A bright fireball was seen over Washington, D.C. shortly before 02:00 UTC on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (22:00 LT on Tuesday, May 25). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 23 reports from witnesses in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington....

May 27, 2021