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Central and South Texas in danger of more flooding

30 мая 2015 No comments

The National Weather Service (NWS) warns that portions of Central and South Texas are possibly in danger of more flooding. A flood warning has been issued for the area, as up to 127 mm (5 inches) of rain are expected this Saturday, May 30 if the storm system stalls... Read more...

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Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake hits Bonin Islands region, Japan

30 мая 2015 No comments

Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake hits Bonin Islands region, Japan Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake was registered by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) off the coast of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands region(Ogasawara), Japan at 11:23 UTC on May 30, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 590 km (366 miles). Preliminary report by USG... Read more...

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Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits off the coast of Alaska, US

29 мая 2015 No comments

Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits off the coast of Alaska, US A very strong M6.8 earthquake was registered by USGS at a depth of 61.7 km (38.3 miles) near Chirikof Island, Alaska at 07:00 UTC on May 29, 2015. EMSC is also reporting M6.8 at a depth of 60 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 111 km (69 miles) NNW of Chiri... Read more...

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El Niño calls for above normal 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season

29 мая 2015 No comments

El Niño calls for above normal 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season NOAA's 2015 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Outlook indicates that an above-normal season is most likely, with a 70% chance of an above-normal season, a 25% chance of a near-normal season, and only a 5% chance of a below normal season. The main climate factor expec... Read more...

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Very strong eruption of Mount Shindake, Japan – injuries reported

29 мая 2015 No comments

Very strong eruption of Mount Shindake, Japan — injuries reported A very strong eruption of Japanese Mount Shindake (Kuchinoerabujima group) started at 01:00 UTC on May 29, 2015. At 02:26 UTC, Tokyo VAAC reported ash plume reached an estimated altitude of 10.9 km (36 000 feet). JMA issued highest alert level (5/5) and reported that py... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 20 – 26, 2015

28 мая 2015 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 6 volcanoes from May 20 — 26, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 23 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Calbuco, Chile | Concepcion, Nicaragua | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion... Read more...

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Rare glimpse: satellites catch the birth of two volcanic islands

28 мая 2015 No comments

Rare glimpse: satellites catch the birth of two volcanic islands The birth of a volcanic island is a potent and beautiful reminder of our dynamic planet’s ability to make new land. Given the destruction we’ve seen following natural events like earthquakes and tsunamis in the past few years, stunning images of two islands... Read more...

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Record breaking rainfall causes massive flooding, at least 19 people dead in Texas and Oklahoma

27 мая 2015 No comments

Record breaking rainfall causes massive flooding, at least 19 people dead in Texas and Oklahoma Official reports today say at least 19 people were killed after days of relentless rain caused widespread flooding in Texas and Oklahoma. Authorities expect the death toll to rise, as 11 people are still missing. Record breaking rainfall ended 5 years of extreme drought... Read more...

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El Niño in the tropical Pacific continues to strengthen

26 мая 2015 No comments

El Niño in the tropical Pacific continues to strengthen The El Niño in the tropical Pacific continues to strengthen, Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports today. International climate models surveyed by BOM indicate sea surface temperatures will remain well above El Niño thresholds at least into the... Read more...

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Severe heatwave breaks temperature records, claims hundreds of lives across India

25 мая 2015 No comments

A red alert has been issued by Indian authorities after a severe heatwave left hundreds of people dead across the country over the last ten days. Weather officials warn the heat will continue over the coming days and could get worse.As of Sunday, May 24, authorities con... Read more...

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