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Significant flooding in West Virginia, state of emergency declared

24 июня 2016 No comments

Powerful storms that swept through parts of the US Midwest starting Wednesday, June 22, have now moved east over the Mid-Atlantic states and caused significant flash flooding in parts of West Virginia. Mudslides, rockslides, and flooding damaged homes, businesses,... Read more...

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British Columbia expects another drought year, Canada

24 июня 2016 No comments

The British Columbia, Canada is set to experience another year of severe drought. The hot weather conditions have caused the fall of the snow coverage across the mountain regions, and water levels have receded well below the average for this time of the year.... Read more...

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Increased activity observed at Calbuco volcano, alert level raised to Yellow, Chile

23 июня 2016 No comments

During the last three days, there has been an increase in seismic activity at Chile's Calbuco volcano. A total of 161 volcano-tectonic (VT) earthquakes was recorded at distances between 1 to 4 km (0.62 to 2.5 miles) NW of the crater and between 8 and 10 km (5... Read more...

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Surge of lightning deaths in Bangladesh, 261 so far this year

23 июня 2016 No comments

South Asian country of Bangladesh is experiencing a surge of lightning deaths this year. As of June 22, 2016, 261 people have died from lightning, placing the country on track to beat last year’s 265 deaths. A similar surge is reported in the neighboring... Read more...

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Strongest seismic unrest under the Cayambe volcano since 1995, Ecuador

23 июня 2016 No comments

Strongest seismic unrest under the Cayambe volcano since 1995, Ecuador Ecuador's Instituto Geofisico (IG) reports a sharp increase in seismicity under the Cayambe volcano this month. It became more evident in the middle of June, but at the moment, the seismicity tends to decrease. The last known eruption of this volcano in 1786.... Read more...

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Intense US heat wave breaks temperature records, sparks violent wildfires

21 июня 2016 No comments

Intense US heat wave breaks temperature records, sparks violent wildfires A record-breaking heat wave wrapped large portion of the US Southwest and parts of California over the last couple of days. Numerous new temperature records have been set in San Diego County alone while the hot and dry conditions fueled spreading of several... Read more...

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Strong and deep M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of New Ireland, P.N.G.

21 июня 2016 No comments

Strong and deep M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of New Ireland, P.N.G. A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 17:12 UTC on June 21, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 365.3 km (227 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp6.2 at a depth of 367 km.... Read more...

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Increased activity at San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano, El Salvador

21 июня 2016 No comments

Increased activity at San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano, El Salvador El Salvador's San Miguel volcano is currently experiencing increased seismic unrest and strong degassing. The last major eruption of this volcano took place on December 29, 2013. Seismicity under the volcano sharply increased on June 13, 2016, and was followed... Read more...

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Record-breaking rainfall triggers deadly landslides across quake-shaken Kumamoto, Japan

21 июня 2016 No comments

Record-breaking rainfall triggers deadly landslides across quake-shaken Kumamoto, Japan Record-breaking rainfall brought by a low pressure front has hit parts of quake-shaken Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan on June 20 and 21, 2016, causing floods and numerous landslides. As of early June 21, four people have been found dead. Meteorologists warn more... Read more...

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Southeast Queensland inundated during torrential downpours

20 июня 2016 No comments

Southeast Queensland inundated during torrential downpours An intense rainstorm triggered severe flash floods in portions of the southeast Queensland on June 19, 2016. The rescue services performed 27 water rescues and received 300 calls for help. No deaths or injuries have been reported so far. The storm system is expected... Read more...

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