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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near Tanaga Volcano, Andreanof Islands, Alaska
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near Tanaga Volcano, Andreanof Islands, Alaska at 05:53 UTC on January 23, 2020 (19:53 LT, January 22). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10...... Read more »

Mass fish kill after ash and sludge from bushfires wash out into Macleay River, Australia
Hundreds of thousands of fish died in New South Wales, Australia after rains washed out ash and sludge from bushfires into the Macleay River. According to an ecologist, the impact of the fish kill may be felt for decades, with long-lived species such as the...... Read more »

Lava now visible at White Island, elevated state of unrest continues, New Zealand
New Zealand's White Island volcano remains in an elevated state of unrest and lava is now visible in the vents created by December 9, 2019 eruption, GeoNet reports on January 22. Further explosive eruptions are very unlikely on any given day in the next four...... Read more »

Widespread flooding continues in Southern Africa, significantly affecting crops and livestock
Incessant rains have been battering parts of Southern Africa particularly Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, resulting in widespread flooding that has significantly affected crops and livestock. In Mozambique, 19 people have lost their lives in seven districts due to...... Read more »

New evidence suggests active volcanoes still present on Venus
Research led by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) showed evidence indicating the surprising probability that there are still active volcanoes on Venus. If confirmed this would make Venus and Earth the only planets in our solar system with recent...... Read more »

Explosive activity at Sangay volcano, ash plume to 7 000 m (23 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador
Explosive activity continues at Sangay volcano in Ecuador. On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Washington VAAC warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to approximately 7 000 m (23 000 feet) above sea level. On January 20, the center issued a report saying they...... Read more »

New mud volcanoes form in Trinidad and Tobago
Six new mud volcanoes were spotted in southern Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, January 20, 2020. Geologist and researcher Xavier Moonan took to social media to share the new formations in Los Iros, as further geological activity was also discovered. According to...... Read more »

Record daily snowfall in capital Ottawa, Canada
Heavy in capital Ottawa, Canada, on January 18, 2020, set a new snowfall record for the date, beating the previous one set four decades ago. A total of 21 cm (8.2 inches) fell at the Ottawa Airport between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday afternoon, January 18 to...... Read more »

4 dead as powerful storm triggers strong winds, heavy snowfall, and record waves in Spain
At least four people died as powerful Storm Gloria wreaked havoc across parts of Spain, producing strong winds, heavy snowfall, and record-breaking waves on Sunday and Monday, January 19 and 20, 2020. The Spanish meteorological agency placed 33 of its 55 provinces...... Read more »

Big cracks form around Taal volcano after major eruption, Philippines
Big cracks have formed around Taal volcano after intense activity started on January 12, 2020, damaging properties and ripping up roads. Coupled with intense seismic activity, it suggests a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. Alert Level...... Read more »

9 dead after bridge collapses over swollen river in Bengkulu, Indonesia
Nine people died in Bengkulu, Indonesia after a suspension bridge collapsed over a swollen river on Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2020. Aside from the fatalities, one other person went missing, according to the search and rescue team. In a statement from the...... Read more »

Arctic air moves to Metro Detroit after record snowfall
After the snowiest January 18 in Detroit's history, with 17 cm (6.8 inches) recorded at Detroit Metro Airport, the region has moved to a cold stage as most parts of southeast Michigan plummeted into cool temperatures overnight, January 19, 2020. The snowfall...... Read more »

At least 6 dead as a month's worth of rain hits Espirito Santo in just one day, Brazil
Extremely heavy rains hit southern Brazil on January 17 and 18, 2020, destroying homes and businesses, and leaving at least 6 people dead in Espirito Santo. Several others are feared missing. Nearly 250 mm (9.8 inches) fell in Alfredo Chaves town in 24 hours to...... Read more »

Historic blizzard sets new all-time daily snowfall record -- Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
A powerful blizzard brought intense winds and record-breaking snowfall to parts of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18, 2020. "It’s snow and a hurricane, and snow and a hurricane shuts down a...... Read more »

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near Bristol Island volcano, South Sandwich Islands
A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands, Southern Atlantic Ocean at 06:51 UTC on January 20, 2020. The agency reported at depth of 91.3 km (56.7 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.1 at a depth of 115 km (71.4...... Read more »

Red alerts issued as major storm hits Spain with hurricane-force winds and heavy snow
Powerful Storm Gloria hit Spain on Sunday, January 19, 2020, prompting red weather alerts for intense snow, freezing temperatures, and high winds. At least 3 people have been killed. Gloria is forecast to strengthen and persist until Tuesday, January 21, with...... Read more »

Taal volcano: 104 377 people still in evacuation shelters, intense seismicity continues, Alert Level 4
More than 200 000 people have been affected since the Taal volcano started erupting on January 12, 2020. The Alert Level 4 remains in effect - hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. The eruption affected a total of 203 763 people in Batangas,...... Read more »