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Volcano Semeru - EC/ECHO daily map
Pubdate: 12/5/2022 5:46:03 PM
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(12/5/2022 4:52:03 PM - 12/9/2022 4:52:03 PM)
Italy - Severe weather (ECHO 05 Dec 2022)
Pubdate: 12/5/2022 11:33:31 AM
  • Heavy rainfall, strong winds and thunderstorms have been affecting southern Italy (in particular Calabria, Puglia and Sicily regions) over the past 48 hours, triggering landslides and causing floods, rivers overflow, mudflows and a number of severe weather-related incidents (particularly due to the strong wind) that have resulted in evacuations and damage.
  • Media reports, as of 5 December, 13 evacuated people across the Catanzaro province (Calabria) due to floods. Several damaged houses were also reported in the same province (due to the strong wind). In addition, media reports a number of evacuated people, some isolated families and several interrupted roads (due to landslides) across the Messina province (Sicily).
  • Over the next 24 hours, drier conditions are expected over the already affected regions.

(12/5/2022 11:37:03 AM - 12/6/2022 9:30:03 AM)
Italy - Volcano eruption (ECHO 05 Dec 2022)
Pubdate: 12/5/2022 11:33:31 AM
  • On 4 December after 14.00 UTC the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) reported the occurrence of lava and pyroclastic flows from the northern and the central-southern sectors of the crater area of the Stromboli Volcano (Aeolian Islands, just north of Sicily Island). The pyroclastic activity was most probably followed by the partial collapse of the terrace crater in the north sector.
  • The pyroclastic flows (that generated significant ash falls) channelled along the "Sciara del Fuoco" (northern flank of the volcano) and reached the sea around 16.00 UTC. According to INGV and the Italian Civil Protection, a tsunami event with sea level change up to 1.5 metres has been detected.
  • As of 5 December, there are no reports of any casualties or damage across the Stromboli Island and the Aeolian Islands.

(12/5/2022 11:37:03 AM - 12/6/2022 9:30:03 AM)
Colombia - Landslide  (ECHO 05 Dec 2022)
Pubdate: 12/5/2022 11:33:31 AM
  • A landslide event caused by continuous heavy rainfall was reported on 4 November in Risaralda Department (central-western Colombia), specifically in La Cabaña Sector, on a national road connecting Risaralda to Choco Department.
  • The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reports three fatalities, six injured people, and seven rescued individuals. More than 20 people are missing and search and rescue operations are continuing.
  • Moderate to locally heavy rainfall is forecast on 5-6 December across central and western Colombia, including Risaralda Department.

(12/5/2022 11:37:03 AM - 12/6/2022 9:30:03 AM)
South Africa - Flash floods (ECHO 05 Dec 2022)
Pubdate: 12/5/2022 11:33:31 AM
  • On 3 December, flash floods were reported across Johannesburg City (Gauteng Province, north-eastern South Africa), resulting in casualties.
  • According to Johannesburg Emergency Services and media reports, 14 people died, and a number of individuals are missing along the Jukskei River in the Alexandra suburb of Johannesburg, as emergency teams continue with search and recovery operations. Several people have sustained injuries.
  • Moderate to locally heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms is forecast on 5-6 December across Gauteng Province.

(12/5/2022 11:37:03 AM - 12/6/2022 9:30:03 AM)