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Massive flooding hits Russia’s Tyumen region

18 мая 2017 No comments

A massive flooding is affecting Russia's Tyumen region in Siberia since May 11, 2017, after a large discharge of water from the reservoir in Kazakhstan. Tyumen governor said the actual release was much higher than Kazakstan officials claim. A state of emergency... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 10 – 16, 2017

18 мая 2017 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between May 10 and 16, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Fuego, Guatemala | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Masaya, Nicaragua | Poas,... Read more...

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Floods, landslides leave 7 people dead in Indonesia

18 мая 2017 No comments

At least 7 people have died and tens of thousands were affected after heavy rain fell on Indonesia's Sulawesi, Borneo and Sumatra late last week. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) spokesman, said... Read more...

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Short-lived eruption at Cleveland volcano, Alaska

18 мая 2017 No comments

A short-lived explosion was detected in seismic and infrasound data at Cleveland volcano at 03:38 UTC on May 17, 2017. The increase in seismicity lasted about 10 minutes. The ash cloud was observed in satellite data drifting to the southwest for approximately 5... Read more...

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Powerful eruption at Bogoslof: ash to 10.4 km (34 000 ft), Aviation Color Code Red

17 мая 2017 No comments

Powerful eruption at Bogoslof: ash to 10.4 km (34 000 ft), Aviation Color Code Red A powerful explosive eruption started at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska at 06:32 UTC on May 17, 2017, and lasted approximately 73 minutes. The Aviation Color Code was raised from Orange to Red. This is the first major eruption at Bogoslof volcano since March 8, 2017. A... Read more...

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Massive landslide in Osh region, Kyrgyzstan

17 мая 2017 No comments

A massive landslide with the volume of 2.8 million m3 (98.8 million ft3) hit the Kurbu-Tash village on April 24, 2017, damaging 84.8 hectares (209 acres) of agricultural land. As of May 13, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations said, there are 56... Read more...

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Extreme rainfall hits Jamaica, major flooding and landslides

17 мая 2017 No comments

Extreme rainfall hits Jamaica, major flooding and landslides A trough across the central Caribbean is dumping extremely heavy rain on parts of Jamaica since Saturday evening, May 13, 2017, causing major flooding and landslides. Flooding affected 10 of country's 14 parishes, with Clarendon the worst hit. The Health... Read more...

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Thousands rescued as severe floods hit southeast China

16 мая 2017 No comments

At least 4 people have been killed and thousands evacuated after heavy rain caused severe floods in southeast China over the past couple of days. Last week, record-breaking rain caused major flooding in parts of Guangdong Province, affecting nearly 9 000 people.... Read more...

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Sheveluch erupts ash up to 10 km (33 000 feet), Aviation Color Code Red

16 мая 2017 No comments

Yet another powerful eruption occurred at Russia's Sheveluch volcano at 07:05 UTC on May 16, 2017. The eruption sent ash up to 10 km (33 000) above sea level, according to the Tokyo VAAC. KVERT reported the eruption was accompanied by pyroclastic flows,... Read more...

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A giant lava lamp inside the Earth might be flipping the planet’s magnetic field

16 мая 2017 No comments

A giant lava lamp inside the Earth might be flipping the planet’s magnetic field If you could travel back in time 41 000 years to the last ice age, your compass would point south instead of north. That’s because for a period of a few hundred years, the Earth’s magnetic field was reversed. Magnetic reversals have happened repeatedly... Read more...

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