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Rapid land sinking threatens premises in California

30 августа 2015 No comments

Rapid land sinking threatens premises in California The extensive groundwater pumping, in response to a historical drought that has dried out the grounds of California, has caused the the land to sink, the Department of Water Resources announced on August 19, 2015. The San Joaquin Valley is now sinking at an extremely fa... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 19 – 25, 2015

27 августа 2015 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from August 19 — 25, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 17 volcanoes. ​New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Cotopaxi, Ecuador | Nevado del Ruiz,... Read more...

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Heavy flooding in North Korea left 40 people dead, 11 000 displaced

27 августа 2015 No comments

40 people died and over 11 000 were displaced from their homes, after heavy rainfall triggered strong flash floods across the North Korea, in the period between August 22 and August 24, 2015. The total death toll for August floods has now risen to 61, according to the U... Read more...

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Heavy rains, floods and a mini tornado batter New South Wales, Australia

26 августа 2015 No comments

Heavy rains, floods and a mini tornado batter New South Wales, Australia Heavy rainfall affected the state of New South Wales in southeastern Australia over the last couple of days, causing strong floods and infrastructural damage. About 300 people were evacuated from the south coast area, as of August 26, 2015, media reported.A low pressure... Read more...

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Floods and mudslides across the northeastern Turkey: 7 dead, 17 injured

25 августа 2015 No comments

Floods and mudslides across the northeastern Turkey: 7 dead, 17 injured Strong rainstorm hit the Turkey's northeastern province of Artvin, causing floods and landslides across the affected region on the night of August 24, 2015. 7 people died, 17 were injured, and another 3 went missing in flood related incidents, Kemal Cirit, the provi... Read more...

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Heavy flooding hits India leaving 18 dead, over 600 000 affected across Assam

25 августа 2015 No comments

Heavy flooding hits India leaving 18 dead, over 600 000 affected across Assam More heavy rainfall hit the state of Assam in northeast India on August 17, 2015, and caused another series of floods over the next few days. So far, 18 people have died, and at least 600 000 people have been affected by the flooding.The state of Assam has suffered seri... Read more...

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Severe rainstorms caused flooding and mudslides in southern France: 3 people dead, traffic heavily disrupted

24 августа 2015 No comments

Severe rainstorms caused flooding and mudslides in southern France: 3 people dead, traffic heavily disrupted Severe rainstorms accompanied with strong winds caused severe flooding and mudslides along the Mediterranean coast of France, on August 23 and August 24. Major flash-floods caused traffic disruption across the affected areas, and killed 5 people, so far.In southern Fran... Read more...

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Europe hit by the strongest drought in the last 12 years

21 августа 2015 No comments

Europe hit by the strongest drought in the last 12 years One of the worst droughts since the heat wave of the 2003 summer season affected a large part of continental Europe during June and July 2015, European Drought Observatory (EDO) reported. The drought has been especially strong across France, Benelux, Germany, Hungary, t... Read more...

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A sudden, violent landslide devastates the Hindu pilgrimage site in Himachal Pradesh, India

21 августа 2015 No comments

A sudden and extremely intense landslide was reported at the Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara site in Himachal Pradesh, India, on August 18, 2015. The extreme event left at least 7 people dead, and injured another 11.A strong, high energy landslide near Kulu appears to have... Read more...

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Risk of major eruption at Sakurajima remains high, satellites measure significant inflation

20 августа 2015 No comments

Risk of major eruption at Sakurajima remains high, satellites measure significant inflation The risk of a major eruption at Sakurajima volcano remains high and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) maintains alert level 4 (second highest). Alert level of 4 warns residents nearby to prepare to evacuate, as a major eruption could be imminent.The summit of the vo... Read more...

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