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JMA raises alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Japan
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Kyushu, Japan to Level 2 at 05:10 JST on November 18, 2019 (20:10 UTC, November 17). JMA is urging residents and tourists to refrain from approaching the...... Read more »

Third record tide hits Venice as Italy faces heavy rain, snow and strong winds
A third exceptional tide hit Venice, Italy on Sunday, November 17, 2019, during the same week wherein other parts of the country suffered from a series of extreme weather events -- from heavy rain and snow, strong winds, and swollen rivers to out-of-season...... Read more »

Widespread disruption as heavy snow, floods, and mudslides kill 1, injure 2 others in Austria
A man died while two other people were injured as parts of Austria dealt with heavy snow, avalanche threats, and flooding by swollen rivers on Monday, November 18, 2019. The snow started on November 13 and increased significantly over the weekend. The victim was...... Read more »

Further increase in activity at White Island, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 2, Aviation Color Code to Yellow, New Zealand
Volcanic unrest continues at Whakaari/White Island and some monitored parameters show further increases in activity. Hazards on the island are now greater than during the past few weeks, forcing authorities to raise the Volcanic Alert Level to 2 and Aviation Color...... Read more »

Early season cold wave, snowfall hit Morocco
Residents woke up to snow-covered surroundings in Morocco on November 16, 2019, as heavy snowfall came earlier than usual. The country's weather office issued an announcement regarding a cold wave in several cities, including Ifrane. Ifrane usually sees heavy...... Read more »

Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit just 2 km (1.2 miles) north of Kadingilan, Mindanao, Philippines at 13:22 UTC (21:22 LT) on November 18, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.1 km (8.1 miles). This earthquake can have a...... Read more »

Rare autumn snowfall blankets Tehran, Iran
Heavy snowfall blanketed Iran's capital city, Tehran, on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The rare autumn snow started with a few flakes that quickly intensified into a full-blown snowstorm, dumping almost 30 cm (1 foot) and blocking several roads. Snow rapidly...... Read more »

Floods and landslides kill one, displace dozens in Espirito Santo, Brazil
Days of heavy rain has resulted in flooding and landslides in Espirito State in southeastern Brazil, killing at least one and displacing dozens of residents. Around 208 mm (8 inches) of rain fell on a 24-hour period to November 14, 2019, in the municipality....... Read more »

Istanbul's water dam levels fall critically low
Water levels at dams providing water to Istanbul (population 15 million) have reached critically low levels after long periods of inadequate rainfall, according to new data by the Istanbul Water and Sewage Administration (ISKI) on November 15, 2019. This puts the...... Read more »

Over 10 000 homes destroyed, 57 000 affected as catastrophic floods hit Central African Republic
Severe floods destroyed more than 10 000 homes and displaced at least 57 000 people since heavy rains started in the Central African Republic on October 21, 2019. Red Cross said this has been the state's worst flooding in two decades. Neighborhoods that are...... Read more »

Record-setting wave measured in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia
A powerful Mediterranean storm named Victoria affected the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, including Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, this week. The storm produced many notable events, including the largest wave ever recorded in Croatia...... Read more »

Huge hailstones batter Queensland, causing significant damage to cars and homes, Australia
Hailstones up to 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter hit north of Brisbane as dangerous thunderstorms moved across southeast Queensland on November 17, 2019, causing severe damage to cars and homes. The hail came shortly after an emergency warning was issued for bushfires...... Read more »

Earthquake swarm starts at Reykjanes volcanic system, Askja swarm still in progress, Iceland
An earthquake swarm started on Reykjanes ridge, 45 km (28 miles) SW of Reykjanes, Iceland, around 12:00 UTC on November 16, 2019. As of early November 17, the swarm seems to be decreasing. The last confirmed eruption at this system took place in 1926 (VEI 0) NE of...... Read more »

'Bomb cyclone' over Russian Far East to dump heavy snow to Japan
A former low-pressure area whose pressure pummelled over 24 hPa within a 24-hour period making it a "bomb cyclone" is seen over the seas over Russian Far Easton November 15, 2019. This cyclone is expected to bring heaps of snow to Japan today until...... Read more »

Dozens strong aftershocks after M7.1 earthquake in North Maluku, Indonesia
More than 35 strong aftershocks hit North Maluku, Indonesia in less than 24 hours after the M7.1 earthquake at 16:17 UTC (23:17 LT) on November 14, 2019. Magnitudes ranged from 4.4 to 6.0, according to data provided by the USGS. Image credit Google. Data provider...... Read more »

1 200 evacuated, 147 warnings posted as severe weather batters UK
About 1 200 homes have been evacuated in South Yorkshire due to severe flooding across England on Thursday, November 14, 2019. 147 warnings have been posted by the Environment Agency in which prompt action is required. Almost 50 mm (2 inches) of rain fell within a...... Read more »

Tropical Storm "Kalmaegi" (Ramon) triggers floods and landslides ahead of landfall, Philippines
€‹ Tropical Storm "Kalmaegi," known as Ramon in the Philippines, has slowed down on Friday morning, November 15, 2019, as it continued heading towards Cagayan, Northern Luzon where it is expected to make landfall on November 17 or early November 18....... Read more »