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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, East Timor - 4th major quake within 14 hours

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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 49 km depth

The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste, in the morning on Friday, May 27th, 2022, at 11:36 am local time. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

Our monitoring service identified a second report from Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) which listed the quake at magnitude 6.4. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 6.3, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 6.3.

Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.

Comment: Details of the other three:


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Strong shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean - 3rd major quake within 7 hours

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Earthquake details

Date & time May 26, 2022 18:10:04 UTC
Local time at epicenter Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 10:10 am (GMT -8)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.2
Depth 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 49.7844°S / 114.8724°W

Comment: Details of the other two:


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Shallow magnitude 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia

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Earthquake details

Date & time May 26, 2022 15:37:58 UTC
Local time at epicenter Friday, May 27, 2022 at 2:37 am (GMT +11)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.4
Depth 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 22.8048°S / 172.0689°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)

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Peru earthquake: 7.2 magnitude quake shakes south of country

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A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has shaken southern Peru, according to the US Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The quake struck at around 7.02am local time in the Tirapata region and was centred 8.1 miles (13km) east-southeast of Azangaro.

It was fairly deep at around 135.3 miles (217.8km) beneath the surface.


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Late May snowstorm dumped as much as 30 inches of snow in Colorado

Tree branches are laden with heavy wet snow during a late May snowstorm May 21, 2022.
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Tree branches are laden with heavy wet snow during a late May snowstorm May 21, 2022.
The late May snowstorm that dumped as much as 30 inches of snow in the high country of the Arkansas River watershed basin last weekend brought welcome moisture to the region, but drought conditions are expected to persist.

On Monday, the basin's snowpack reading came in at just 66% of normal. Although below average, that reading was more than double last week's figure, according to Natural Resource Conservation Service data compiled by the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative.

Three-day snowfall amounts from last weekend's storm totaled 30 inches in Buena Vista, nearly 25 inches in the Twin Lakes and Leadville areas, 20.8 inches in Salida, 17 inches in Canon City and 10.7 inches in Westcliffe, according to the National Weather Service.



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Homes destroyed, hundreds displaced by floods in north-eastern Brazil -10 of rain in 24 hours

Floods in Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil, May 2022
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Floods in Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil, May 2022
Heavy rain in north-eastern Brazil over the last few days has caused flooding and landslides in the states of Pernambuco, Alagoas and Paraíba. At least one person has died, several injured and hundreds displaced.

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Stormy weather caused flooding and wind damage in parts of Pernambuco state, Brazil on 23 May 2022. Flooding was reported in Olinda and Recife, where the Tejipió river broke its banks. One person was injured as a result of strong winds.

Heavy rain has continued since then in particular in Greater Recife areas. The coastal town of Olinda recorded 199 mm of rain in 24 hours to 25 May, and the city of Recife recorded 196 mm.

As of 25 May Civil Defence reported Pernambuco damage in 8 municipalities, 1 fatality, 1 injured and 447 displaced, mostly in the Greater Recife area.


Comment: View also: Flash floods hit Recife in Brazil, streets turn to rivers


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Floods leave Accra underwater - cars washed away in Ghana

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Flash floods hit Accra, Ghana on May 24th 2022.

Heavy overnight rain caused deep flooding, which affected low lying areas of the city.

Home's were flooded, destroying possessions and displacing residents. Damage was caused to roofs and walls, causing structures to collapse.


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Deadly flash floods and landslides in northern provinces of Vietnam - up to 3 feet of rain in 3 days

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Disaster authorities in Vietnam report at least 3 people have died after severe flooding and landslides in northern provinces following days of heavy rain, with more expected. Over 900 mm of rain has fallen in 3 days in some areas.

Heavy rain has affected areas of Vinh Phuc, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, Lao Cai, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Dien Bien, Cao Bang, and Hanoi. In total, 317 houses have been damaged along with 19,000 hectares of crops.


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Nomads fear losses as unseasonal snowfall triggers cold wave in Chenab valley, Kashmir, India

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Cold wave conditions have engulfed the upper reaches of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts, triggering panic among the nomads who have started their bi-annual migration from the plains in the Union Territory and Punjab.

Unseasonal snowfall in the higher reaches of Chenab Valley has left hundreds of nomadic families in distress as they are compelled to halt their onward journey along with their livestock.

Cold wave conditions have engulfed the upper reaches of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts, triggering panic among the nomads who have started their bi-annual migration from the plains in the Union Territory and Punjab.

Officials said fresh snowfall was reported in Kailash Mountain Range, Kainthi, Padri Gali, Bhaal Padri, Seoj, Shankh Padar, Rishi Dal, Gau-Peeda, Gan-Thak, Khanni-top, Guldanda, Chattar Galla and Asha Pati Glacier surrounding Bhaderwah valley since Monday night.


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Denali's historic, lingering snow season is affecting the park's wildlife in Alaska - snowiest in 99 years of record keeping

Heavy snow cover is lingering late into May
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Heavy snow cover is lingering late into May along the road into Denali National Park.
Denali National Park is still melting out from its snowiest winter season in 99 years of record keeping. The unusually heavy, lingering snow is affecting park wildlife.

Summer operations resumed on May 20, but park public affairs officer Sharon Stiteler says conditions along the Park Road are lagging behind the calendar.


"It definitely looks like winter when you're out at about mile 10 and you're looking into the tundra. I mean, it's still very snow-covered," she said.

The Park Service headquarters got 176 inches of snow this winter, besting the 1970-71 record of nearly 174 inches. As of May 15, there were still 33 inches of snow on the ground at Park headquarters — by far the most on record so late in the season.