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Snowstorm claims over 60 lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan

5 февраля 2017 No comments

Snowstorm claims over 60 lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan At least 67 people have lost their lives in mountainous regions of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan over the past couple of days after unprecedented snow in last 10 years covered much of the region. Most of the people died in avalanches and officials warn more... Read more...

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Impressive eruption at Mexico’s Colima volcano

5 февраля 2017 No comments

A large and impressive explosion occurred at Mexico's Colima volcano on Friday, February 3, 2017, producing an ash column that eventually rose up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet). The eruption occurred at 23:35 UTC (17:35 CST) and generated pyroclastic flow on the... Read more...

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Massive landslide strands 2 000 vehicles in Kashmir, India

4 февраля 2017 No comments

Massive landslide strands 2 000 vehicles in Kashmir, India A massive landslide has closed a section of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, February 2, 2017, stranding some 2 000 vehicles for two days. The highway was partially opened today, allowing only stranded vehicles to pass.... Read more...

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Snow, sandstorms and freezing temperatures hit UAE

3 февраля 2017 No comments

Snow, sandstorms and freezing temperatures hit UAE The United Arab Emirates is currently under the influence of a deep low pressure associated with cold air mass which is causing unstable conditions throughout the country. Snow is falling in the country's north while the rest of the country is experiencing... Read more...

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Collapse of the cliff poses an extreme danger – Kilauea, Hawaii

3 февраля 2017 No comments

Collapse of the cliff poses an extreme danger — Kilauea, Hawaii Kīlauea Volcano«s episode 61g lava flow is still active and entering the ocean at Kamokuna on the volcano»s south coast. Recent observations of the ocean entry indicate growing instability of the adjacent sea cliff. A potential collapse of the cliff poses... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: January 25 – 31, 2017

2 февраля 2017 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between 25 and 31, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Erta Ale, Ethiopia | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Takawangha,... Read more...

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Severe snowstorms hit Iran, at least 9 killed in avalanches

2 февраля 2017 No comments

A raging blizzard affecting much of Iran over the past couple of days has claimed lives of at least 9 people by February 1. Fatal avalanches started on Sunday, January 26, 2017. According to Tehran Times, snowstorms are affecting 24 Iranian provinces since January... Read more...

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444 fatal landslides and 2 250 casualties in 2016

2 февраля 2017 No comments

444 fatal landslides and 2 250 casualties in 2016 According to Dr. Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation at the University of Sheffield, who has been collecting data on the human cost of landslides since 2002, the dataset for 2016 suggests that it was a bad year in terms of the number of... Read more...

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