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Switzerland experienced driest December since 1864

3 января 2017 No comments

Switzerland experienced driest December since 1864 With an average of just 2 mm (0.079 inches) of precipitation, the Swiss lowlands (from Lake Geneva to Lake Constance) experienced their driest December since records began in 1864. In the region's west, there was no precipitation at all. "In the long-term... Read more...

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Strong M5.9 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Peru

2 января 2017 No comments

Strong M5.9 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Peru A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit northern Peru at 13:13 UTC on January 2, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.8 km (69.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located... Read more...

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24 cities in China on red air pollution alert, 21 on orange

2 января 2017 No comments

24 cities in China on red air pollution alert, 21 on orange China's environmental authorities have placed 24 cities on red pollution alert, strengthening inspections and enforcements to fight air pollution violations. According to the China.org.cn, the smog prompted 24 cities including Shijiazhuang and Baoding in Hebei... Read more...

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Massive floods hit Bolivia, at least 8 people dead

2 января 2017 No comments

Heavy rains which started last week have caused massive flooding and mudslides in Bolivia over the past couple of days, killing at least 8 people by January 2, 2017. The worst affected are remote communities in the west of the country. A state of emergency has been... Read more...

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji

2 января 2017 No comments

Deep M6.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit south of Fiji at 13:14 UTC on January 2, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 549.2 km (341.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 600 km (372.8 miles). The epicenter was... Read more...

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Earthquake swarm under Brawley, Southern California

2 января 2017 No comments

Earthquake swarm under Brawley, Southern California A swarm of shallow earthquakes is being registered under the city of Brawley, California since December 31, 2016. Mayor Sam Couchman said the quakes have placed the city of 26 000 on edge. By 15:25 UTC on January 2, 2017, more than 260 small to moderate earthquakes... Read more...

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