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10-km-long earth crack opens on Elgeyo escarpment, Kenya

31 мая 2018 No comments

10-km-long earth crack opens on Elgeyo escarpment, Kenya A 10-km-long (6.2 miles) earth crack has emerged on the slopes of Elgeyo escarpment in western Kenya last week, following heavy rain in the region. There are more than 10 000 households living on the escarpment, a part of the western wall of the Great Rift Valley.... Read more...

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 23 – 29, 2018

30 мая 2018 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between May 23 and 29, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Merapi, Central... Read more...

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Record-breaking rains flood parts of Karnataka, 2018 Monsoon arrives with a bang

30 мая 2018 No comments

Record-breaking rains flood parts of Karnataka, 2018 Monsoon arrives with a bang Record-breaking rains have hit parts of the Indian state of Karnataka over the past 24 hours, with up to 366.5 mm (14.4 inches) of rain within 24 hours. The Southwest Monsoon has now covered entire Kerala, most parts of Coastal Karnataka, some parts of South... Read more...

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Crater lake at White Island (Whakaari) is in the process of reforming, New Zealand

30 мая 2018 No comments

The crater lake at White Island (Whakaari) in New Zealand is in the process of reforming, GeoNet's Duty Volcanologist Agnes Mazot said. Volcanic activity remains at a low level and is local to the crater lake site. The alert level remains at 1. Observations... Read more...

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Evacuations after landslide compromises integrity of Lake Tahoma dam, North Carolina

30 мая 2018 No comments

Evacuations after landslide compromises integrity of Lake Tahoma dam, North Carolina Thousands of people were evacuated early Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after a landslide caused by heavy rains raised fears about the integrity of Lake Tahoma dam in North Carolina. At 06:26 EDT (10:26 UTC), the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for... Read more...

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10 000 homes damaged after M5.7 earthquake strikes Jilin Province, China

29 мая 2018 No comments

More than 10 000 homes have been damaged after a shallow M5.7 earthquake hit China's Jilin Province at 21:50 UTC on May 27, 2018 (01:50 local time, May 28). The USGS is reporting this quake as M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 23 km... Read more...

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Health alerts issued as hazardous ‘vog’ from Kilauea spreads through Micronesia

29 мая 2018 No comments

Health alerts issued as hazardous «vog» from Kilauea spreads through Micronesia High sulfur dioxide emissions and other gasses and particles released during ongoing eruption of Hawaiian Kilauea volcano have reached Micronesia, some 4 000 km (2 500 miles) west of the volcano, forcing authorities to issue health alerts. The latest NOAA HYSPLIT... Read more...

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Lightning and hailstorms claim 45 lives across India, death toll rises to at least 250

29 мая 2018 No comments

Severe storms that hit several Indian states on Monday and Tuesday, May 28 and 29, 2018, claimed at least 45 lives, officials said. The storms are just the latest in a series of unusually strong storms in India this year. The death toll since the start of the month... Read more...

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Landslide kills 23 people in Oromia, Ethiopia

28 мая 2018 No comments

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed 23 people in Ethiopia on Saturday, May 26, 2018. 6 others sustained severe injuries. The slide took place on Saturday evening in Oromia region after hours of heavy rainfall. 16 of the fatalities were women. Ethiopia is... Read more...

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Violent electrical storm hits UK, producing more than 60 000 lightning strikes in a day

28 мая 2018 No comments

A violent electrical storm swept over the UK on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018, producing up to 60 000 lightning strikes in 24 hours. Meteorologists said temperatures on Saturday reached 27 °C (80.6 °F) before violent thunderstorm struck around... Read more...

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