Archive

Archive for августа 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: August 3 – 9, 2016

11 августа 2016 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between August 3 and 9, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Brava, Cape Verde | Chikurachki, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Chirpoi, Kuril Islands (Russia) ... Read more...

Categories: Feed Tags:

Nigeria on red flooding alert, more than 5 000 homes already destroyed in Kano

11 августа 2016 No comments

Nigeria on red flooding alert, more than 5 000 homes already destroyed in Kano Nigerian authorities have warned residents of 11 states for imminent flooding after several rivers started overflowing on August 8, 2016. Although no specific dates were given, the warnings will remain in place through October and flooding is already very serious in... Read more...

Categories: Feed Tags:

Massive wildfires in Portugal claim 4 lives, worst fire in years hits southern France

11 августа 2016 No comments

Massive wildfires in Portugal claim 4 lives, worst fire in years hits southern France Wildfires that started on the Portuguese island of Madeira, off the northwest coast of Africa, on Monday, August 8, 2016, have spread dramatically during the next 24 hours and approached Madeira's capital, home to some 112 000 people, on Tuesday, August 9. By... Read more...

Categories: Feed Tags:

Slow-moving low floods the US Gulf Coast, Javier to enhance monsoon in Desert Southwest

10 августа 2016 No comments

Slow-moving low floods the US Gulf Coast, Javier to enhance monsoon in Desert Southwest An intense low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere in combination with abundant amounts of tropical moisture have brought heavy rainstorms to portions of the US Gulf Coast, from Florida to southeast Louisiana over the last couple of days. Ex-tropical... Read more...

Categories: Feed Tags:

Study finds unsafe levels of toxic chemicals in drinking water for 6 million Americans

9 августа 2016 No comments

Study finds unsafe levels of toxic chemicals in drinking water for 6 million Americans Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems — polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) — exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking water supplies for six million people in the... Read more...

Categories: Feed Tags:

40 people killed as Tropical Storm “Earl” triggers severe flash floods and mudslides in Mexico

8 августа 2016 No comments

Tropical Storm «Earl» accompanied by intense rainfall caused flash floods and mudslides in mountainous regions of Mexico during the weekend of August 6, 2016. At least 40 people were killed, and the damage from the storm affected at least 200 people,... Read more...

Categories: Feed Tags:

State of emergency declared after worst flooding since 1962 hits Skopje, Macedonia

8 августа 2016 No comments

At least 21 people were killed in flash floods caused by an extremely powerful storm that hit the country late Saturday evening, August 6, 2016. A state of emergency was declared in capital Skopje and neighboring districts. Hundreds of homes and vehicles were... Read more...

Categories: Feed Tags:

Active volcanoes in the world: July 27 – August 2, 2016

5 августа 2016 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 6 volcanoes between July 27 and August 2, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Chikurachki, Paramushir Island (Russia) |... Read more...

Categories: Feed Tags:

Strong M6.1 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Jujuy, Argentina

4 августа 2016 No comments

Strong M6.1 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Jujuy, Argentina A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Jujuy, Argentina at 14:15 UTC on August 4, 2016. The agency reported a depth of 254 km (158 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 48.6 km (30.2 miles) WSW of La Quiaca (Population: 14 751),... Read more...

Categories: Feed Tags:

Strong and deep M6.3 earthquake hits near Iwo Jima, Japan

4 августа 2016 No comments

Strong and deep M6.3 earthquake hits near Iwo Jima, Japan A strong and deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.3 hit near the island of Iwo Jima, Japan at 16:24 UTC on August 4, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 530 km (329 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 516.7 km (321 km). According to the USGS,... Read more...

Categories: Feed Tags: