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Large landslide in China leaves at least 22 people dead, 17 missing

9 мая 2016 No comments

Large landslide in China leaves at least 22 people dead, 17 missing A large landslide triggered by heavy rain hit China's southeastern Fujian province on Sunday, May 8, 2016. As of 05:00 UTC on May 9, the death toll has risen to 22, with 17 people still missing, state media said. Preliminary data showed that 7 people were... Read more...

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CVO: Small magnitude earthquake swarm at Mount St. Helens, US

6 мая 2016 No comments

CVO: Small magnitude earthquake swarm at Mount St. Helens, US On March 14, 2016, the seismic network at Mount St. Helens, Washington, US began detecting small magnitude volcano-tectonic earthquakes at a depth between 2 and 7 km (1.2 to 4 miles). Earthquake rates have been steadily increasing since March, reaching nearly 40... Read more...

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At least 13 killed in landslide of mining waste in Hpakant, Myanmar

6 мая 2016 No comments

At least 13 killed in landslide of mining waste in Hpakant, Myanmar Another landslide of jade mining waste occurred this week in northern Myanmar. The disaster claimed lives of at least 13 people. More are believed to be buried under the waste. The slide occurred late Thursday, May 5, in Hpakant, the center of Myanmar's... Read more...

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Expansion of tropics shifting high altitude clouds toward poles

6 мая 2016 No comments

Expansion of tropics shifting high altitude clouds toward poles NASA's research team conducted a study on 30-years of satellite data to reveal that a recorded trend of high altitude clouds in the mid-latitude which are shifting toward the poles is primarily caused by the expansion of the tropics. One of the most important... Read more...

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Niigata Yake-Yama showing signs of increased seismic unrest, Japan

6 мая 2016 No comments

Niigata Yake-Yama showing signs of increased seismic unrest, Japan Niigata Yake-Yama volcano in Honshu, Japan, has been showing signs of seismic unrest recently, according to JMA. The number of volcanic earthquakes has been at a level of about 4 times the usual background level, and up to 23 earthquakes have been recorded in a 24... Read more...

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At least 100 tons of dead fish washed ashore in central Vietnam

6 мая 2016 No comments

Since early April 2016, at least 100 tons of dead fish have been washed ashore in an ongoing environmental disaster along the central coast of Vietnam, according to a government official. Fish, apparently killed by industrial effluents, washed ashore in Ha Tinh,... Read more...

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Seismic activity indicates eruption at Cleveland volcano, Alaska

6 мая 2016 No comments

Seismic activity indicates eruption at Cleveland volcano, Alaska Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) detected an explosion at Cleveland Volcano at 02:44 UTC on May 6, 2016. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2015. The eruption was detected in both infrasound (air pressure) and seismic data. There are no recent... Read more...

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Large and growing crack in mountain causes power shut down in Logan Town, Pennsylvania

6 мая 2016 No comments

A large crack formed in a hillside near the Altoona shopping center in the Logan Town, Pennsylvania, a couple of weeks ago. The crack is steadily growing since and has caused 52 local business in the area to shut temporarily on May 5, 2016. Initially, the crack was... Read more...

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Extreme fire event in Fort McMurray continues unabated, Canada

6 мая 2016 No comments

Extreme fire event in Fort McMurray continues unabated, Canada The massive wildfire in the Canadian province of Alberta that entered city limits of Fort McMurray late Tuesday, May 3, and caused mandatory evacuation of the entire city continues to grow in size. Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Fort McMurray, Anzac,... Read more...

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Bristol Island volcano showing first signs of activity since 1956

5 мая 2016 No comments

Bristol Island volcano showing first signs of activity since 1956 Data collected by the Landsat — 8 satellite suggests the Bristol Island volcano, which hasn't erupted since 1956, may have entered a phase of increased activity in late April 2016. The clear weather view has shown a plume of gas and steam which may have contained... Read more...

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