Flooding and landslides in southwestern Japan

Flooding and landslides killed at least 122 people after record heavy rains fell across the southwestern part of during the week of July 1, 2017. Thousands of homes are damaged and […]

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Wildfires in Western U.S.

Recent wildfires have besieged the Western United States. There are multiple fires burning in California. The Klamathon Fire has burned over 35,250 acres of land along the border of Oregon. […]

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M6.1 Earthquake Osaka, Japan, June 2018

A M6.1 earthquake struck just north of Osaka, Japan around 8 am on Monday, June 18, 2018. Buildings were damaged and scattered fires were started in the busy metropolitan area. […]

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Volcanic eruption in Guatemala, June 2018

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted suddenly on Sunday, June 3, 2018. The volcano sits about 30 miles southwest from Guatemala City.  The massive eruption lasted more than16 hours, spewing ash and lava […]

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Flash flooding in Maryland, May 2018

Flash flood waters tore through the historic downtown area of Ellicott, Maryland on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Eight inches of rain that fell in a six-hour period, but most within […]

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Dam burst in Kenya, May 2018

Heavy rains since March have caused flooding and a dam break in Kenya. The Patel dam, near the town of Solai, burst on May 10 from the pressure from accumulated […]

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Volcanic eruption, Hawaii, May 2018

A volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted on Thursday, May 3, 2018, prompting the evacuation of over 1,700 residents. The Kilauea volcano erupted again over the weekend of May 19th and […]

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Flooding in Hawaii, April 2018

Record-breaking rainfall caused flash flooding and mudslides in Hawaii over the weekend of April 14-15, 2018. Forty-nine inches of rain were recorded in just 24 hours. Over 350 people were […]

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Southern California Wildfires, December 2017

Several fast-moving wildfires raged in Southern California during the month of December 2017. The Thomas fire began in Santa Paula, Ventura County and eventually made its way west to the […]

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M7.3 Earthquake near Iran/Iraq border, November 2017

A M7.3 earthquake struck near the Iran/Iraq border on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The earthquake’s epicenter was about 19 miles outside of Halabja, Iraq. The region is mountainous and rural. […]

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