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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Qinghai, China

20 января 2016 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Qinghai, China A strong and shallow earthquake registered by China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M6.4 hit Qinghai, China at 17:13 UTC on January 20, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9, EMSC M6.2 at the same depth. According to... Read more...

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High-level activity of Mount Egon prompts thousands to evacuate, Indonesia

20 января 2016 No comments

High-level activity of Mount Egon prompts thousands to evacuate, Indonesia A high-level activity of Mount Egon caused over 1 200 people to evacuate from local three villages in the eastern Flores Island, Indonesia on the morning of January 17, 2016 (local time). The eruption status was raised to high alert, and more evacuations might be... Read more...

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New class of atmospheric waves, producing strong temperature ripples, discovered over Antarctica

20 января 2016 No comments

New class of atmospheric waves, producing strong temperature ripples, discovered over Antarctica Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder discovered a new class of mesospheric waves by observing the high parts of the atmosphere over Antarctica. These waves seem to send constant ripples through the Earth's atmosphere and probably affect high-level... Read more...

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2015 – the warmest year in recorded history, NASA/NOAA

20 января 2016 No comments

2015 - the warmest year in recorded history, NASA/NOAA Two independent analysis conducted by NASA and NOAA showed that 2015 is the warmest year since 1880 when modern temperature recording began. A previous record was held by 2014, and globally-averaged Earth's surface temperatures in 2015 are estimated higher by... Read more...

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Powerful snowstorm causes major traffic disruptions in Japan

19 января 2016 No comments

Powerful snowstorm causes major traffic disruptions in Japan A powerful low pressure field brought heavy snowfall across parts of Japan on January 17 and 18, 2016. Extreme weather conditions caused widespread traffic chaos, and at least 250 people reported injuries while 10 000 were advised to evacuate Nemuro region on... Read more...

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Zhupanovsky erupts sending a plume of ash more than 7 km a.s.l., Russia

19 января 2016 No comments

Zhupanovsky erupts sending a plume of ash more than 7 km a.s.l., Russia Zhupanovsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia erupted on January 19, 2016, after almost two months of being relatively calm. The explosion sent a plume of ash more than 7 km (22 966 feet) above the sea level, KVERT reported. The ash explosion was observed at 04:36 UTC,... Read more...

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Europe wrapped in a snow blanket as winter finally sets in

18 января 2016 No comments

Europe wrapped in a snow blanket as winter finally sets in A large part of Europe experienced heavy snowfall in the period between January 15 and 18, 2016. Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic were almost entirely wrapped in a snow blanket while Turkey and Greece also reported intense snowstorms. New snow fell across... Read more...

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Very shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji

18 января 2016 No comments

Very shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji A very shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.1 hit south of Fiji at 18:24 UTC on January 18, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 14.8 km (9.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was... Read more...

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A spell of rain and snow in Greece

18 января 2016 No comments

Heavy rainfall and a strong snowstorm hit northern Greece on the weekend of January 16, 2016. Abundant precipitation caused the Pineios river to overflow. A bridge in Diava, Kalambaka collapsed due to flooding and one person died in a weather-related incident, local... Read more...

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Lead-contaminated water prompts a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan

18 января 2016 No comments

President Obama declared a state of federal emergency for Flint, Michigan over lead-contaminated water, on January 16, 2016. Lead contamination is a potentially dangerous health hazard, as it can cause brain damage and other problems when ingested. The city has been... Read more...

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