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Severe flash floods hit Turkey’s Izmir, turning streets into raging rivers

31 мая 2017 No comments

Heavy rainfall caused severe flash floods in western Turkey on May 29, 2017, especially in the city of Izmir in Izmir Province whose streets quickly turned into raging rivers. Floodwaters flooded numerous houses, destroyed city's infrastructure and swept away a... Read more...

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202 killed, 94 still missing after worst monsoon rains since 2003 hit Sri Lanka

31 мая 2017 No comments

Sri Lanka«s Disaster Management Center (DMC) said early Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that the death toll from last week»s devastating floods and landslides reached 202, with 96 people still missing. The worst monsoon rains since 2003 and strong winds which... Read more...

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Unprecedented thunderstorm hits Moscow, killing 16 and injuring 168

30 мая 2017 No comments

A violent thunderstorm swept through Russian capital Moscow on Monday, May 29, 2017, claiming lives of at least 16 people and injuring at least 168. It was the deadliest thunderstorm to hit Moscow since records began more than 100 years ago. The Russian... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia

29 мая 2017 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Sulawesi, Indonesia at 14:35 UTC (21:35 local time) on May 29, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.6 km (5.9 miles). Indonesia's BMKG is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to... Read more...

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Bogoslof erupts ash possibly as high as 13.7 km (45 000 feet), Alaska

29 мая 2017 No comments

Bogoslof erupts ash possibly as high as 13.7 km (45 000 feet), Alaska A powerful eruption took place at Alaska's Bogoslof volcano on May 28, 2017. It was the second powerful eruption after more than months of relative calm. Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported a powerful explosive... Read more...

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8 dead, more than 30 000 evacuated as severe floods and landslides hit Brazil

29 мая 2017 No comments

8 dead, more than 30 000 evacuated as severe floods and landslides hit Brazil Extreme rainfall has caused severe flooding and deadly landslides in the northeastern and southern Brazil over the weekend, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and forcing more than 30 000 to evacuate. Authorities said that swollen rivers, mudslides, and falling... Read more...

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200 people dead or missing after extreme rainfall hits Sri Lanka

27 мая 2017 No comments

200 people dead or missing after extreme rainfall hits Sri Lanka Nearly 200 people are dead or missing after very heavy monsoon rains caused severe floods and mudslides in several southern and western areas of drought-stricken Sri Lanka. Some areas reportedly received 12 months worth of rain within just 24 hours on Thursday, May... Read more...

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Massive California Highway 1 landslide seen from space

26 мая 2017 No comments

Massive California Highway 1 landslide seen from space On the night of May 20, 2017, more than a million tons of rocks and dirt spilled over California's iconic Highway 1. The slide was so large it can be seen from space. The slide covered roughly 530 m (0.3 miles) of the scenic route in 10 to 12 m (35 to 40 feet)... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 17 – 23, 2017

25 мая 2017 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between May 17 and 23, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Nishinoshima, Japan | Poas, Costa Rica | Sheveluch, Central Kamchatka... Read more...

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Strong late-spring snowstorm hits the Rockies

19 мая 2017 No comments

An unusually strong late-spring snowstorm, named Valerie by The Weather Channel, dumped heavy snow on the Rockies, closing roads, damaging trees and causing power outages on Wednesday and Thursday, May 18, 2017. Valerie dumped more than 3 feet (91.4 cm) of snow and... Read more...

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