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Florida wildfire outbreak: Governor declares a state of emergency

11 апреля 2017 No comments

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency today, April 11, 2017, following the recent wildfires across the state and the high potential for increased wildfires to continue this year. 2017 is already the most active season since 2011. In a statement... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake swarm under Metropolitan Area of San Salvador, El Salvador

11 апреля 2017 No comments

Powerful earthquake swarm under Metropolitan Area of San Salvador, El Salvador More than 370 small to moderately strong earthquakes were recorded under San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, since Monday, April 10, 2017. At least one person has been killed and three injured. Authorities said the shaking is attributed to the movement of... Read more...

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Divers caught in underwater sandstorm as M5.9 earthquake hits Philippines

10 апреля 2017 No comments

Divers caught in underwater sandstorm as M5.9 earthquake hits Philippines A video captured by Jan Paul Rodriguez shows an underwater sandstorm produced by an earthquake doublet near Batangas, Philippines on Saturday, April 8, 2017. An earthquake swarm has been going on near Batangas since April 4 when a M5.1 earthquake struck 5 km (3.1... Read more...

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The world’s five deadliest volcanoes… and why they’re so dangerous

10 апреля 2017 No comments

The world’s five deadliest volcanoes… and why they’re so dangerous Since 1600, 278 880 people have been killed by volcanic activity, with many of these deaths attributed to secondary hazards associated with the main eruption. Starvation killed 92 000 following the 1815 Tambora eruption in Indonesia, for example, and a volcanic... Read more...

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Major flash flooding in Paraguay’s Itapúa after dam breach

10 апреля 2017 No comments

A major flash flooding event took place in Paraguay's Itapúa department on April 9, 2017, after an old dam at the San Benito lake collapsed, breaking the Graneros del Sur road in two. This was just one of three flash flood events in the south of the... Read more...

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Large group of tourists evacuated from Costa Rica’s Poas volcano

10 апреля 2017 No comments

Large group of tourists evacuated from Costa Rica's Poas volcano Increased volcanic activity at Costa Rica's Poas volcano on Sunday, April 9, 2017, forced authorities to evacuate a large group of tourists. The last eruptive activity of this volcano was reported in July 2016. According to the park rangers, the evacuation took... Read more...

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Models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak in Europe

10 апреля 2017 No comments

Both GFS and ECMWF models are suggesting Europe will be hit by two unusually significant cold outbreaks for this time of year starting next week. If this happens, below freezing temperatures would result in a lot of damage to agriculture and push the storm season... Read more...

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Slow-moving landslide discovered near the massive 2014 Oso landslide site

8 апреля 2017 No comments

Slow-moving landslide discovered near the massive 2014 Oso landslide site A new, slow-moving landslide has been discovered near the site of the massive landslide in Oso, Washington that destroyed 49 homes and claimed lives of 43 people on March 22, 2014. The area is located about 2.4 km (1.5 miles) west of the 2014 slide. It was... Read more...

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Strong M5.9 earthquake hits Mindoro, Philippines

8 апреля 2017 No comments

Strong M5.9 earthquake hits Mindoro, Philippines A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit Mindoro, Philippines at 07:09 UTC on April 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 42.7 km (26.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). According to the USGS, the... Read more...

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Floods destroy 80% of the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina

7 апреля 2017 No comments

Comodoro Rivadavia, a city in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina, is estimated to have experienced an «80% destruction» after it suffered a week of historic torrential rains and strong winds. Within just a few days the city experienced... Read more...

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