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Drought in Afghanistan affecting over million people

25 апреля 2018 No comments

Afghanistan faces the threat of serious drought this year after recording the lowest snowfall and rain in years over the 2017/18 winter, officials said on April 23, 2018. At least 22 of 34 provinces are already suffering badly. In a statement released by the United... Read more...

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 18 – 24, 2018

25 апреля 2018 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes between April 18 and 24, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kanlaon, Philippines | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) |... Read more...

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Gaua volcano remains in major unrest state, Alert Level at 2

25 апреля 2018 No comments

Vanuatu's Gaua volcano continues in major unrest state and the Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) reports. Observations and satellite data obtained from March to April 2018 confirm that the activity... Read more...

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Violent explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

24 апреля 2018 No comments

An intense explosive sequence took place at Stromboli volcano in Italy on the morning of April 24, 2018. The first explosion took place at 09:05 UTC and emitted abundant ash along with incandescent material and large lava blocks up to 250 m (820 feet) above the... Read more...

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Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces permanent relocation of entire island

24 апреля 2018 No comments

Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces permanent relocation of entire island Vanuatu's Manoro Voui volcano, also known as Ambae and Aoba, erupted in September 2017, forcing short-term mass evacuation. The entire island was evacuated but most of its 11 000 residents returned by December, only to find their island covered in ash, grey and... Read more...

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Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured

24 апреля 2018 No comments

Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured A strong and damaging M 5.2 earthquake struck near Samsat, Turkey at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, 2018, causing significant damage and injuring at least 39 people. The earthquake was registered by the USGS as M5.2 and the agency is reporting a depth of... Read more...

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Double the average: Snowiest winter on record in Billings, Montana

24 апреля 2018 No comments

The winter of 2017/18 will go down in the record books as the snowiest on record in Billings, Montana's largest city. After an additional 6.6 cm (2.6 inches) of snow on April 23, Billings officially reached its snowiest winter on record, with 269.5 cm (106.1... Read more...

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Mount Shirane volcano alert level raised, Japan

23 апреля 2018 No comments

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level for Mount Shirane volcano near Gunma and Nagano prefectures from Level 1 to Level 2 on Sunday, April 22, 2018, restricting access to the crater. JMA said volcanic earthquakes at the Yugama crater have been... Read more...

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits near Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Iran

19 апреля 2018 No comments

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits near Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Iran A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center as M5.9 hit southern Iran at 06:34 UTC on April 19, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 18 km (11.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was... Read more...

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Winter storm Xanto brought historic April snowfall, US

19 апреля 2018 No comments

A powerful late-season winter storm named Xanto by The Weather Channel brought record April snowfall to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes in mid-April 2018. Xanto was the heaviest April snowstorm on record in Minneapolis/St. Paul, it also was the second-heaviest... Read more...

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