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California wildfires leave 6 people dead, nearly 1600 homes destroyed in two of the biggest

21 сентября 2015 No comments

Nearly 1 600 homes have been destroyed in two of the biggest wildfires in California — Butte and Valley fires — making them among the worst ever in state's history, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Sunday, September 20. At the same day,... Read more...

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Deadly flash flood in Iran claims 11 lives

21 сентября 2015 No comments

Heavy rains that battered Iran over September 17 and 18, 2015, have triggered deadly flash floods across 13 of the country's 32 provinces. As of September 20, at least 11 people have been reported dead in the provinces of Tehran and Hormozgan.6 people have been... Read more...

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Southern China and Hong Kong hit by severe floods

21 сентября 2015 No comments

Southern China and Hong Kong hit by severe floods Heavy rainfalls affecting the southern China since September 15, 2015 caused severe flooding and landslides across the country, claiming 11 lives and leaving 12 people missing, so far. A high-risk flash flood warnings were issued across parts of New Territories in Hong... Read more...

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Strong, persistent rains flood Sierra Leone

18 сентября 2015 No comments

Strong, persistent rains flood Sierra Leone Heavy rainfall was battering Sierra Leona over the last couple of weeks, saturating the grounds with abundant precipitation and causing deadly floods. At least 9 people have died so far while thousands have been rendered homeless, media reported on September 17, 2015.St... Read more...

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Aftermath of devastating M8.3 Chile earthquake: 12 dead, 1 million evacuated, more aftershocks expected

18 сентября 2015 No comments

A powerful M8.3 earthquake hit near the coast of central Chile at 22:54 UTC on Wednesday, September 16 and produced a tsunami which affected the entire Pacific basin. Tsunami warnings have been issued along the coasts of Chile, State of California, Hawai'i Island, N... Read more...

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Alert level increased for Mauna Loa volcano, Hawai’i

18 сентября 2015 No comments

Alert level increased for Mauna Loa volcano, Hawai'i The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) announced on September 17 they are elevating the Mauna Loa volcano alert level to Advisory and the aviation color code to Yellow due to elevated seismic activity under the volcano. This increase in alert level does not mean that... Read more...

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Massive M7.9 earthquake hits near the coast of Chile, tsunami possible

16 сентября 2015 No comments

Massive M7.9 earthquake hits near the coast of Chile, tsunami possible A massive earthquake registered as M7.9 by USGS at a depth of 8.3 km (5.2 miles) hit off the coast of Chile at 22:54 UTC on September 16, 2015. CSN Chile is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 3.1 km (1.9 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located 46 km (29 miles) W o... Read more...

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits New Britain region, Papua New Guinea

16 сентября 2015 No comments

Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits New Britain region, Papua New Guinea Geoscience Australia registered M6.3 earthquake at a depth of 35 km (21.8 miles) at 14:03 UTC on September 16, 2015. USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 6.3 km (3.9 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located 153 km (95 miles) ESE of Kimbe, 203 km (126 miles) S... Read more...

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M6.5 earthquake registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia

16 сентября 2015 No comments

M6.5 earthquake registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia Geoscience Australia registered M6.5 earthquake at a depth of 100 km (62 miles) at 07:40 UTC on September 16, 2015. USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 52.7 km (32.7 miles). According to the USGS, epicenter was located 140 km (87 miles) ENE of Bitung, 161 km (100 miles... Read more...

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Torrential downpours sweep southern California

16 сентября 2015 No comments

Severe rainfall battered West Hollywood in southern California, US, on September 15, 2015. Substantial amount of precipitation triggered strong floods in the area, which prompted evacuations of over 100 residents, although no casualties were reported so far.Torrential d... Read more...

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