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Hurricane “Otto” kills 4 in Panama, to hit Costa Rica and Nicaragua

23 ноября 2016 No comments

Hurricane «Otto» kills 4 in Panama, to hit Costa Rica and Nicaragua Hurricane «Otto» formed on November 22, 2016 in the Caribbean Sea as the 7th hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, including record-breaking, early season Hurricane «Alex» of January 2016. Otto was nearly stationary system since it... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: November 16 – 22, 2016

23 ноября 2016 No comments

Between November 16 and 22, new activity was reported for 7 volcanoes. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Kerinci, Indonesia | Langila, New Britian (Papua New Guinea)... Read more...

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Air pollution identified as top health hazard in Europe

23 ноября 2016 No comments

The European Environment Agency (EEA) released its annual report on air quality in Europe today, identifying air pollution as «the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe.» Although air quality in Europe is slowly improving, EEA said it still... Read more...

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Unprecedented “thunderstorm asthma” outbreak in Melbourne

22 ноября 2016 No comments

An unprecedented spike in a rare phenomenon called «thunderstorm asthma» was reported in Melbourne, Australia on November 21, 2016 after wild storms swept through the region, abruptly ending one of the city«s hottest days of the year. By the day»s... Read more...

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State of emergency in Bolivia amid worst drought in 25 years

22 ноября 2016 No comments

South American country of Bolivia is experiencing its worst drought in 25 years, state officials said and declared a state of emergency on Monday, November 21, 2016. The government declared the state of emergency due to water shortages in large swaths of the... Read more...

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North Pole in the grip of extreme warmth, parts of Asia suffer frigid conditions

22 ноября 2016 No comments

North Pole in the grip of extreme warmth, parts of Asia suffer frigid conditions A recently performed temperature analysis shows the North Pole is over 20 °C (36 °F) warmer than over the last decades. At the same time, unprecedented frigid temperatures have been observed in parts of Asia, in a highly unusual temperature anomaly dipole.... Read more...

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Drones capture massive earth changes after Kaikoura Earthquake

22 ноября 2016 No comments

GNS scientists made field observations of Kekerengu Fault rupture following the Kaikoura Earthquake and the fault scarp and uplifted coastal platform at Waipapa Bay above the Papatea Fault. The Kekerengu Fault is one of the several faults that ruptured during the... Read more...

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Massive M7.3 earthquake hits near Fukushima, tsunami warnings issued

21 ноября 2016 No comments

Massive M7.3 earthquake hits near Fukushima, tsunami warnings issued A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M7.3 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 20:59 UTC on November 21, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 11.4 km (7 miles). Tsunami... Read more...

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Storm “Angus” batters western Europe, widespread flooding reported

21 ноября 2016 No comments

Storm «Angus» batters western Europe, widespread flooding reported Storm «Angus» hit the UK with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and high waves on November 20, 2016. Widespread flooding was reported, and about 100 people were evacuated. France, Netherlands and Germany also reported severe weather conditions due to the deep... Read more...

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Large pumice raft reported between New Zealand and Fiji

21 ноября 2016 No comments

Large pumice raft reported between New Zealand and Fiji A large pumice raft was found floating to the west of Minerva Reef in an area about 600 km (372 miles) SE of Fiji and 500 km (310 miles) SW of Tonga, New Zealand's GeoNet reported today. Pumice rafts are created by submarine or near-ocean volcanic activity. The... Read more...

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