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Eruption detected at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska

7 декабря 2019 No comments

An eruption signature was detected at Semisopochnoi as strong tremor on local seismic and in regional infrasound networks on Adak Island, Alaska Volcano Observatory reported at 10:25 UTC on December 7, 2019. The event started at 09:26 UTC (00:26 AKST) on December 7... Read more...

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‘Mega-fire’ burns out of control just north of Sydney, Australia

7 декабря 2019 No comments

More than eight bushfires have merged to form a «mega-fire» which is now raging out of control across a swath of land just north of Sydney. Firefighters said it will take weeks to control, but will not be contained without heavy rains.​ The fire is... Read more...

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Very cold temperatures expected to enter the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, U.S.

6 декабря 2019 No comments

Very cold temperatures expected to enter the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, U.S. Very cold temperatures are expected to enter the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest during the beginning of next week, with the coldest temperatures forecast to occur on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. High temperatures below zero and low temperatures around — 20... Read more...

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga region

6 декабря 2019 No comments

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga region A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Tonga region at 13:04 UTC on December 6, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 164 km (101) WNW of Hihifo... Read more...

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2.8 million affected, more than 280 killed in heavy rains caused by exceptionally strong Indian Ocean Dipole, Eastern Africa

5 декабря 2019 No comments

2.8 million affected, more than 280 killed in heavy rains caused by exceptionally strong Indian Ocean Dipole, Eastern Africa At least 280 people have died and over 2.8 million others have been affected by the unusually heavy rains, landslides, and severe flooding across Eastern Africa, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday, December 5, 2019.... Read more...

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At least 38 killed after series of landslides hit Cibitoke, NW Burundi

5 декабря 2019 No comments

Officials in NW Burundi confirmed on Thursday, December 5, 2019, that at least 38 people died after heavy rains caused landslides in the country's Cibitoke province on December 4. Reports of deadly landslides are coming from three localities north of the... Read more...

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Huge boulders crash on houses in Les Mees, France

5 декабря 2019 No comments

Huge boulders crash on houses in Les Mees, France Huge blocks of rock fell on several houses in Les Mees village in the Alpes de Haute Province, France, on Monday, December 2, 2019. Firefighters were calling it a «miracle» that no one sustained serious injuries; instead, the event left an impressive view.... Read more...

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At least 47 dead or missing after new wave of landslides hit Uganda

5 декабря 2019 No comments

At least 47 dead or missing after new wave of landslides hit Uganda 7 people are confirmed dead and more than 40 others are missing after a new wave of landslides hit Ugandaon December 3, 2019. Locals said at least 47 people were buried in Namasa and Naposhi villages in Bushika Sub-county, Naroko village in Bunabutiti sub-county,... Read more...

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Record winter storm finally exits Northeast, leaving widespread chaos and at least 7 people dead – U.S.

4 декабря 2019 No comments

A major, cross-continental winter storm that caused widespread disruptions and broke records across the U.S. last week has finally begun exiting New England on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. However, more bad weather is expected in parts of the country mid-week,... Read more...

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 27 – December 3, 2019

4 декабря 2019 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from November 27 to December 3, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/Unrest: White Island, North Island (New Zealand). Ongoing Activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |... Read more...

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