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Active volcanoes in the world: March 15 – 21, 2017

23 марта 2017 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between March 15 and 21, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Etna, Sicily... Read more...

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Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both poles

23 марта 2017 No comments

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent. This is the lowest maximum in the 38-year satellite record. On the opposite side of the planet, on March 3 sea ice around Antarctica hit its lowest extent ever recorded by... Read more...

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Lessons learned from the 2003 France heatwave

22 марта 2017 No comments

In the summer of 2003, France was coping with worst heatwave since 1950s, when measurements began. The relentless heat killed more than 15 000 people, mostly elderly residents of Paris. Since the 2003 disaster, France has fully integrated disaster risk reduction... Read more...

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Increased activity at Cerro Azul volcano – Galapagos, Ecuador

21 марта 2017 No comments

Increased activity at Cerro Azul volcano — Galapagos, Ecuador In a special bulletin released March 20, 2017, Ecuador's Institute of Geophysics reports a significant increase in activity under Cerro Azul volcano which might be a precursor to a new eruptive episode. Since 1932, there were 11 reported eruptions of the Cerro... Read more...

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Peru declares state of emergency in more than 800 cities

21 марта 2017 No comments

Due to abnormally high rainfall and the worst flooding in two decades, Peru has declared a state of emergency across half of the country, in more than 800 cities. The rain, blamed on a local El Nino phenomenon, has so far delivered 10 times as much rainfall as... Read more...

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Namibia braces for worst flooding in living memory, over 70 dead

20 марта 2017 No comments

Drought-stricken Namibia is bracing for the worst flooding in living memory as heavy rains descend on one of the sunniest countries in the world. Authorities warned that the magnitude of flooding expected in the northern central regions is likely to surpass that of... Read more...

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Record-breaking March heat across Nevada

20 марта 2017 No comments

Las Vegas Valley, a major metropolitan area located in the southern part of the US state of Nevada, registered two consecutive days of record highs over the weekend and the first 90-degree °F (32.2 °C) day of the year as record-breaking March heat continues... Read more...

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Thousands evacuated as wildfire threatens Boulder, Colorado

20 марта 2017 No comments

A wildfire broke out early Sunday morning, March 19, 2017, near Boulder, Colorado prompting officials to order the evacuation of thousands of people. The fire, named Sunshine Fire, was 50% contained by the end of the day. According to the Boulder County... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

19 марта 2017 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Solomon Islands A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Solomon Islands at 15:43 UTC on March 19, 2017 (02:43 local time, March 20). The agency is reporting a depth of 4.2 km (2.6 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.2 at a depth... Read more...

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Catastrophic floods devastate Peru, raising death toll to 67

18 марта 2017 No comments

Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of Peru over the past four days, particularly its northern regions, causing deadly floods and wreaking havoc on the country's infrastructure. Authorities are describing the floods as the worst since 1998. By the end of... Read more...

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