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Alaska records one of the most extreme snowfall rates on record

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Alaska records one of the most extreme snowfall rates on record An astonishing 25.4 cm (10 inches) of snow per hour was reported at Thompson Pass near Valdez, Alaska on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This is extraordinary even by Valdez standards, the snowiest town in the United States. What hit Alaska's North Gulf Coast this... Read more...

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 29 – December 5, 2017

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New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between November 29 - December 5, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Klyuchevskoy,... Read more...

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Increased activity at Villarrica volcano, alert level raised, Chile

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Chilean authorities have raised the Alert Level for Villarrica volcano to Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-color scale) on December 5, 2017. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started on December 2 (± 7 days), 2014 and ended on October 15,... Read more...

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Öræfajökull caldera deepens 20 m (65 feet), geothermal heat in the area, Iceland

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Öræfajökull caldera deepens 20 m (65 feet), geothermal heat in the area, Iceland On November 17, 2017, a pilot flying over Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland noticed a new ice-caldron within the volcano's caldera. Now, volcanologists say the situation is far from normal. Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson says that the... Read more...

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