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Continuous heavy rains, floods and landslides claim 72 lives, destroy or damage nearly 1 000 buildings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Heavy rains, floods and landslides affecting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan since March 6, 2020, claimed the lives of 72 people, destroyed at least 139 buildings, and damaged at least 800 more. Earlier this month, heavy downpours resulted in deaths of 27 people while...... Read more »
Stromboli volcano puffs out large, almost-perfect smoke ring, Italy
Italy's Stromboli volcano blew a large, almost-perfect smoke ring on Friday, March 27, 2020. The smoke rose from the crater, slowly drifting northeastwards over the Stromboli village. "Its near-perfect circular shape and large diameter (100-200 m / 330 -...... Read more »
Severe frost damage to orchards across northern Italy
Orchards in several regions of northern Italy sustained major damage as a result of the Arctic cold outbreak which started affecting parts of Europe on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Unfortunately, forecast models call for another strong blast starting Monday, March 30....... Read more »
Series of severe weather events, including hailstorms, heavy rains and snow hit southwest China
A series of severe weather events, including hailstorms, heavy rains, and snow, has been battering parts of southwest China since March 22, 2020. The events caused widespread damage and disruption, particularly in the provinces of Hubei, Jiangxi, Sichuan, and...... Read more »
Strong eruption at Merapi volcano -- ash to 7.8 km (25 500 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Indonesia
A moderately strong eruption took place at Indonesia's most active volcano -- Mount Merapi, on Friday, March 27, 2020, ejecting ash up to 7.8 km (25 500 feet) above sea level and forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code from Green to Red. This is...... Read more »
Utah seismologists probe aftershocks following historic M5.7 earthquake in Salt Lake City, U.S.
Salt Lake City in Utah, U.S. was hit by an M5.7 earthquake on March 18, 2020-- the largest since M5.9 near St. George in 1992. Following the event, seismologists from the University of Utah began closely examining hundreds of aftershocks to learn more about the...... Read more »
Devastating floods displace more than 700 in Chimbu province, Papua New Guinea
Continuous heavy downpour affecting the Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea, over the past couple of days has resulted in major flooding that displaced more than 700 people, according to community spokesperson, Wesly Noisa. The Wahgi River broke its banks, sending...... Read more »
Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines
A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 15:38 UTC (23:38 LT) on March 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 54 km (33.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). PHIVOLCS registered it as 6.1 at a...... Read more »
Destructive flash floods hit capital Aden, Yemen
Destructive flash floods ripped through Yemen's capital Aden on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, turning roads into raging rivers and claiming lives of at last two people. At least 4 others were injured. Heavy rains are also expected on Thursday, March 26. Heavy rains...... Read more »
The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 18 - 24, 2020
New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from March 18 to 24, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Soputan, Sulawesi (Indonesia). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |...... Read more »
Analysis: 463 non-seismic fatal landslides caused 3 270 deaths in 2019
In an analysis of the landslide database for 2019 by Dr. Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sheffield-- it was shown that 463 non-seismic fatal landslides occurred last year, causing 3 270 deaths. Given the number of deadly landslides, 2019 is the...... Read more »
Very strong M7.5 earthquake hits off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia
A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia at 02:49 UTC on March 25, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 56.7 km (35 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.6 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). FRC GS RAS is...... Read more »
Heavy rains trigger destructive flash floods and landslides in southern Iran
Heavy rainfall affecting southern Iraq since March 21, 2020, resulted in destructive flash floods and landslides responsible for at least 12 fatalities and 17 injuries across several provinces. Extensive damage was reported, as well as power outages in several...... Read more »
Arctic cold arrives, bringing early spring snow and extremely low temperatures to much of Europe
A major Arctic cold outbreak has arrived in Europe over the weekend, dumping snow to much of the continent following unusually warm winter. Meteoalarm has issued heavy snow, strong wind, and extremely cold temperature warnings for many countries. The cold is...... Read more »
Record-breaking rainfall soaks Southern California, another storm underway, U.S.
Heavy rains drenched parts of Southern California on March 22 and into March 23, 2020. The coastal mountain ranges were also hit by the widespread rain, while some beneficial rain and snow fell in the southern San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada. Southern...... Read more »
Days of intense, record rains trigger deadly floods in Ohio and Indiana, U.S.
Days of torrential rain triggered flash flooding in parts of Ohio and Indiana on March 20, 2020, resulting in damage to properties and at least eight fatalities. Rescue operations conducted by emergency responders, volunteer fire departments, as well as the...... Read more »
At least 10 people killed, 1 000 affected after large landslide hits Tambul-Nebilyer, Papua New Guinea
A devastating landslide hit the district of Tambul-Nebilyer in Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands province on Saturday, March 21, 2020. 12 people were buried in the rubbles-- 10 of which had been retrieved on Monday, March 23, while two others remain missing....... Read more »