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. […]

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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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Typhoon Damrey, November 2017

Typhoon Damrey made landfall along the south-central coast of Vietnam the morning of November 4, 2017 with the strength equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane. At least 61 people perished […]

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California Wildfires, October 2017

Fire crews are making progress in their fight against deadly fires that have raged in northern California for over a week. Originally 17 wildfires, mostly concentrated in Napa and Sonoma counties, […]

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Hurricane Maria, September 2017

Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated islands in the Caribbean,  Hurricane Maria offered a new threat. Category 5 Maria moved over the island of Dominica on Tuesday, September 18, […]

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M7.1 Earthquake in Mexico, September 2017

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the central Mexican state of Puebla on Tuesday, September 19. The epicenter was about 2.8 miles east-northeast of San Juan Raboso, 34.1 miles south-southwest of […]

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Hurricane Irma, September 2017

Category 5 Hurricane Irma was the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm made landfall on Wednesday, September 6, sweeping over a string of Caribbean islands. The […]

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