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US and Canada: Extremely cold temperatures continue, list of broken records

29 декабря 2017 No comments

Extremely cold, dangerous temperatures will continue across much of the United States and southern Canada into next week, with heavy wintry precipitation continuing across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies into Saturday, December 30. This cold blast is both... Read more...

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 20 – 26, 2017

28 декабря 2017 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between December 20 and 26, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Kanlaon, Philippines |... Read more...

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Arctic air dominates US and Canada, record-breaking lows expected into New Year’s Day

28 декабря 2017 No comments

Arctic air dominates US and Canada, record-breaking lows expected into New Year's Day Large swaths of the United States and Canada are experiencing a prolonged period of extremely cold Arctic air and forecast models call for even colder air to arrive before the New Year's Day and into the first week of 2018. Conditions will also remain favorable... Read more...

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Numerous snowfall records shattered in Erie, Pennsylvania

27 декабря 2017 No comments

A potent winter storm hit parts of the US Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast, dumping heavy snow and creating whiteout conditions in numerous locations over the past couple of days. In its wake, the storm left behind a perfect setup for intense and prolonged... Read more...

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Thomas Fire grows to largest in California history

23 декабря 2017 No comments

Thomas Fire grows to largest in California history At 273 400 acres (110 641 ha) on Saturday, December 23, 2017, the Thomas Fire has become the largest wildfire in the history of California. So far, it destroyed 1 063, damaged 280 and still threatens 18 000 structures. It is now 65% contained and the estimated... Read more...

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Increased seismicity and rapid caldera inflation at Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos

23 декабря 2017 No comments

Increased seismicity and rapid caldera inflation at Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos Increased seismicity and rapid caldera inflation are being observed at the Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela Island, Galapagos, IGEPN reports in a special bulletin released December 22, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2005. The current inflation... Read more...

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More than 200 killed, 100 missing as Tropical Cyclone “Tembin” (Vinta) hits the Philippines

23 декабря 2017 No comments

More than 200 killed, 100 missing as Tropical Cyclone «Tembin» (Vinta) hits the Philippines The death toll caused by Tropical Cyclone «Tembin,» locally known as Vinta, rose to over 200 late Saturday (local time), December 23, 2017. There are still more than 100 people missing, authorities said. The storm hit the Philippines on Friday, December 22... Read more...

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Floods and landslides as record rain hits Hawaii

22 декабря 2017 No comments

Several days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding on Maui and the Big Island, Hawaii this week. Heavy rains started Tuesday night but the worst hit Wednesday, December 20. According to NWS, Kahului Airport recorded nearly 67 mm (2.65 inches) of rainfall in 1... Read more...

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2 dead, 97 injured after M5.2 earthquake hits Tehran, Iran

22 декабря 2017 No comments

Two people have died and nearly 100 were injured after a M5.2 earthquake hit near Tehran, capital of Iran on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. ​The quake hit at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) at 19:57 UTC (23:27 local time) just 2.8 km (1.7 miles) WSW of Malārd... Read more...

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 13 – 19, 2017

21 декабря 2017 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes between December 13 — 19, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Kanlaon, Philippines |... Read more...

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