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Kentucky Tornado outbreak December 11, 2021: At least 83 killed in Southern and Midwestern United States

December 12, 2021: At least eighty three people have been killed in tornado outbreak in the Southern and Midwestern United States from evening of December 10 to the early morning of December 11, 2021. At least seventy people died in Kentucky, six in Illinois, four in Tennessee, two in Arkansas and one in Missouri. More than fifteen tornadoes were recorded in different areas including WSW of Taylorsville, NE of Wellsville, SW of Monette, AR to NE of Samburg, TN, NW of Branson West,NW of Augusta to SE of Harvester,S of Diaz,NE of Augusta, SW of Edwardsville, SSW of Beedeville, SW of Cayce to SSE of Hardinsburg, S of Sorento to NW of Cowden, SSE of Windsor to NE of Mattoon, N of Cedar Lake, W of McDaniels, SW of Bumpus Mills to Pembroke, W of Russellville, S of Ada and SW of Dickson An emergency disaster declaration has been approved by United States President Joe Biden for the state of Kentucky. The National Weather Service (NWS) had issued a total of 146 tornado warnings in several st

Mount Semeru volcano eruption in Indonesia kills 34, injures 169

 December 7, 2021: An eruption of Mount Semeru, a volcano in the East Java province of the Indonesian island of Java has claimed lives of 34 people and injured 169 others. The volcanic eruption at Mount Semeru started on December 4, 2021 after heavy precipitation caused the collapse of lava dome at the summit. People have been asked not to travel within 5 km of Semeru’s crater, as the nearby air is highly polluted and could affect vulnerable groups. According to the Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), a warning for potential eruption of Mount Semeru was sent via the  WhatsApp group chat four days prior to the eruption. However, the local people claimed that they did not receive any early warning for the volcano eruption.  The deadliest eruption at Semeru occurred on 29 August 1909 which killed 208 people.