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Japanese panel warns Sakurajima volcano may erupt on large scale
Given current data analysis, Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan may erupt on a large scale -- a weather agency panel warned on Tuesday, July 1, 2020. According to the panel on the forecast of volcanic activities at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the...... Read more »

Worsening drought in Puerto Rico prompts state of emergency, leaves 140 000 without running water
Puerto Rico's governor has declared a state of emergency on Monday, June 30, 2020, due to worsening drought-- prompting the government to resort to water rationing that will leave 140 000 without access to running water. Drought conditions have rapidly expanded...... Read more »

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 24 - 30, 2020
New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from June 24 - 30, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asamayama, Honshu (Japan) | Makushin, Fox Islands (USA) | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity:...... Read more »

Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave
Wildfires in Siberia have grown five-fold over the past week amid an unprecedented heatwave, according to Russia's forest fire aerial protection service. This came after the town of Verkhoyansk hit 38 °C (100.4 °F), marking the hottest-ever temperature...... Read more »

Intense activity at Nishinoshima volcano, summit crater extends as explosive eruptions continue, Japan
Nishinoshima has entered a period of intense volcanic activity, with frequent explosive eruptions and ash emissions observed in recent days. Its summit crater has extended in the southwest direction, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) reported on July 1, 2020 On June 12,...... Read more »

Northwest Saskatchewan hit by worst flooding in 46 years, Canada
Rare flooding, described as the worst in 46 years, hit the northwest Saskatchewan this week. High flow is making its way to the Beaver River, affecting the Beauval area. Overland flooding on the Little Saskatchewan River through Rapid City has affected multiple...... Read more »

Increased earthquake activity at Makushin volcano, Alaska
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is recording increased earthquake activity at Makushin volcano over the past 2 weeks. In response, the observatory raised the Aviation Color Code to Yellow on June 15 and plans to continue close monitoring of seismic activity,...... Read more »

Up to 150 mm (6 inches) of summer snow falls in parts of Idaho, U.S.
Residents in parts of Idaho woke up to summer snowfall on Monday morning, June 29, 2020, with up to 150 mm (6 inches) recorded in Wood River Valley-- an uncommon amount for the time of the year. Unseasonably cool weather brought snow and breezy conditions above 2...... Read more »

IMO records the largest earthquake swarm in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone since 1980, Iceland
Intense earthquake swarm which started at the mouth of Eyjafjörður in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone on June 19 continues, with about 9 000 earthquakes detected by the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) by July 1. Three earthquakes over M5 have been...... Read more »

Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China's Hubei
More than one million people are now affected by severe flooding in Hubei, China, after another bout of heavy downpour hit the province on Saturday, June 27, 2020, according to the Hubei Provincial Emergency Management Office. Wide swaths of the province have been...... Read more »

State of emergency after major flash floods hit St. Croix, Wisconsin, U.S.
Major flash floods hit St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency on Monday, June 29, 2020. One fatality was reported and more than 50 roads were closed at one point in the area. St. Croix County recorded more than 188...... Read more »

More than 1 000 rescued as Yichang records heaviest rainfall in 20 years, China
Up to 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain was recorded in Yichang City in Hubei, China, on June 27, 2020-- the city's biggest daily rainfall in 20 years. The downpour led to widespread flooding, leaving many cars stranded on roadways and prompting firefighters to rescue...... Read more »

Nearly 1 million affected, 27 000 displaced as deadly floods worsen in Assam, India
Around 926 059 people have been affected and 27 000 have been displaced by worsening floods in Assam, India, as of June 28, 2020. The death toll due to flooding has also climbed to 20, while 23 more people died in separate landslide incidents since the onset of the...... Read more »

Massive landslide sweeps away mountain road in eastern Indonesia
A huge landslide swept away a mountain road in eastern Indonesia on June 26, 2020. One local captured the horrific collapse of the main road at Battang Barat, Wara Barat district, with several residents heard screaming in the background. A building was swept away as...... Read more »

12 million people affected, 78 killed as severe floods continue across south and east China
Heavy rains and floods left at least 12 people dead and 10 others missing in south China's Sichuan province as of Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020. Since late May, severe weather has left 78 people dead or missing, 12 million affected, more than 8 000 homes...... Read more »

Severe storm brings damaging winds and hail to parts of New England, prompts rare flash flood emergency
Severe storms brought hail, lightning, strong winds, and damaging floods to parts of New England on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Among the worst affected states was Massachusetts, where a rare flash flood emergency warning was issued and patients from a hospital in...... Read more »

Landslides in Japan increased nearly 50 percent in the past 10 years
An average of roughly 1 500 landslides took place in Japan ever year during the last 10 years, marking a surge of nearly 50 percent, according to a government report endorsed by the Cabinet of Japan. Between 2000 and 2009, the average number of landslides per year...... Read more »