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Extreme drought reveals 400 years old temple remnants submerged in the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir, southern Mexico

20 октября 2015 No comments

The drought in southern Mexico state of Chiapas has been so persistent this year, that the water level in the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir dropped extremely low. This has led to a thrilling discovery of the remnants of a colonial era church, previously submerged deep into r... Read more...

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Massive mudslide engulfs Highway 58 near the Tehachapi Mountains, California

19 октября 2015 No comments

Massive mudslide engulfs Highway 58 near the Tehachapi Mountains, California Flash floods and resulting massive mudslide caused by heavy rainfall that hit California's Mojave region on October 15, 2015, engulfed around 200 vehicles, including 115 passenger cars, 75 tractor trailers and 2 buses carrying tourists, on Highway 58 (Interstate 5),... Read more...

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Death toll continues to rise as Typhoon “Koppu” (Lando) inundates northern Luzon, Philippines

19 октября 2015 No comments

Death toll continues to rise as Typhoon «Koppu» (Lando) inundates northern Luzon, Philippines Typhoon «Koppu», in the Philippines known as Lando, has brought severe flooding and strong winds to Luzon Island, the main island of the Philippines archipelago. So far, the storm has forced over 65 000 people to evacuate their homes, with death toll reaching... Read more...

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Samoa Islands region

18 октября 2015 No comments

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Samoa Islands region A shallow earthquake registered as M6.1 by Geoscience Australia hit Samoa Islands region, Pacific Ocean at 16:18 UTC on October 18, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). USGS reports M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).According to the USGS, epicen... Read more...

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Deadly Typhoon “Koppu” (Lando) slams the Philippines, more life-threatening floods and mudslides expected

18 октября 2015 No comments

Deadly Typhoon «Koppu» (Lando) slams the Philippines, more life-threatening floods and mudslides expected Typhoon «Koppu» (Lando) slammed the Philippines with heavy downpours and strong winds on October 17, 2015 at 21:00 UTC, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). The system is moving over the island... Read more...

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near Salta, Argentina

17 октября 2015 No comments

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near Salta, Argentina Shallow earthquake registered by USGS as M6.0 hit near the city of Salta, Argentina at 11:33 UTC on October 17, 2015. USGS reports depth of 17.9 km (11.1 miles). EMSC is reporting mb 6.0 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located 24 km... Read more...

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Wildfire raging across Bastrop County, Texas, state of emergency declared

16 октября 2015 No comments

Dry and hot weather conditions which have been prevailing across the US Plains for a few months, have combined with strong winds and record October heat to trigger strong wildfires over the last couple of days. In response to the situation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott de... Read more...

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2015 maximum sea ice cover lowest recorded since 2008

16 октября 2015 No comments

The sea ice cover of the Southern Ocean reached its yearly maximum extent on October 6, 2015. Sea ice cover at its maximum has spread across the area of 18.83 million square kilometers (7.27 million square miles), which puts it both on the 22nd lowest and 16th highest m... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: October 7 – 13, 2015

15 октября 2015 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes from October 7 — 13, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Alaid, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Fuego, Guatemala | Veniam... Read more...

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Extreme weather system brings heavy rainfalls and severe flooding across parts of Italy and Balkans

15 октября 2015 No comments

Extreme weather system brings heavy rainfalls and severe flooding across parts of Italy and Balkans Strong thunderstorms accompanied with heavy rains and strong winds swept several regions across southern and central Italy, Sicily, western and northwestern Balkans during October 14 and 15, 2015. Rough weather has caused floods and landslides across affected areas, esp... Read more...

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