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Landslide buries 24 in southwestern Kyrgyzstan, warnings ignored

29 апреля 2017 No comments

Landslide buries 24 in southwestern Kyrgyzstan, warnings ignored 24 people were killed after a landslide tore through a part of a village in southwestern Kyrgyzstan early Saturday, April 29, 2017. According to local authorities, residents ignored official warnings. The slide hit the village of Ayu in the Uzgen District of Osh... Read more...

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Massive wildfire engulfs Bubnovka, Siberia declares state of emergency

29 апреля 2017 No comments

At least 59 houses burned to the ground as massive fire engulfed Bubnovka village in Russia's Irkutsk Region on April 28, 2017. Although the settlement is located on an island, rescuers managed to save all residents before it burned to the ground. Hundreds of... Read more...

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At least 2 new craters formed during new Nishinoshima eruption

28 апреля 2017 No comments

After one and a half year of quiescence, Japan's Nishinoshima volcano entered a new eruptive phase on April 20, 2017, and aerial imagery now shows there are at least two new craters spewing large amounts of lava. The latest eruptions at the volcano are... Read more...

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Strong eruption at Sakurajima volcano, ash to 4.3 km (14 000 feet) a.s.l.

28 апреля 2017 No comments

Strong eruption at Sakurajima volcano, ash to 4.3 km (14 000 feet) a.s.l. A powerful explosive eruption occurred at the Showa crater of Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan at 02:01 UTC on April 28, 2017 (11:01 JST). Several smaller eruptions followed. The Japan Meteorological Agency said it is the first such... Read more...

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Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits Philippines, tsunami possible

28 апреля 2017 No comments

Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits Philippines, tsunami possible A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 (downgraded from M7.2) hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 20:23 UTC on April 28, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 40 km... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 19 – 25, 2017

27 апреля 2017 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between April 19 and 25, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kambalny, Southern Kamchatka (Russia) | Langila, New Britain... Read more...

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More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America

27 апреля 2017 No comments

Heavy rainfall unleashed by sea temperature changes has caused heavy rainfall throughout Peru, Colombia and Ecuador in the first quarter of 2016, affecting more than 1.3 million people. Although rainfall persists in some areas, it has begun to let up in other, OCHA... Read more...

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Extreme amounts of rain hit Dominican Republic

27 апреля 2017 No comments

Extreme amounts of rain hit Dominican Republic More than 17 000 people were forced to evacuate after dangerous weather system dumped extreme amounts of rain on the Dominican Republic over the past couple of days. Within 24 hours, some regions saw up to 400 mm (15.7 inches) of rain, causing rivers to overflow.... Read more...

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Sawmill Fire in Arizona only 7% contained, started by target shooter

26 апреля 2017 No comments

Sawmill Fire in Arizona only 7% contained, started by target shooter A massive wildfire is burning south of Tucson, Arizona, producing a ton of heat and its own weather. Named Sawmill Fire, it is one of Southern Arizona's largest wildfires in recent memory. The Sawmill Fire is burning on lands under the jurisdiction of the... Read more...

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Nuclear town Zheleznogorsk on fire, Russia

25 апреля 2017 No comments

Nuclear town Zheleznogorsk on fire, Russia Massive wildfires are raging close to Zheleznogorsk, a closed town in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Krai with facilities for producing weapons-grade plutonium. The town, also known as Atom town and Iron city, is located 62 km (38 miles) northeast of regional capital... Read more...

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