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Strong winter storm brings snow, floods and mudslides to California

7 декабря 2018 No comments

A potent winter storm brought heavy rain, floods, mudslides and mountain snow to southern California on December 6 and 7, 2018. The storm will track across the Southern Plains to the Southeast Coast from Friday through Sunday, December 9. Ice and snow will... Read more...

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Record rainfall causes severe flooding in Maldives

7 декабря 2018 No comments

Heavy rainfall hit Maldives, a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, flooding streets and homes of capital Malé. According to the Maldives Meteorological Services, the capital island received 223.5 mm (8.79 inches) of rain... Read more...

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Tsunami travels 200 m (650 feet) inland, damages a school and wipes out 2 homes, Vanuatu

6 декабря 2018 No comments

Tsunami travels 200 m (650 feet) inland, damages a school and wipes out 2 homes, Vanuatu A tsunami caused by M7.5 earthquake near the coast of New Caledonia on December 5, 2018, hit Vanuatu, damaging a school and wiping out two homes. According to the owner of a tour company on nearby Mystery Island, Benie Masauvakalo, a surge of water moved inland but... Read more...

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Severe flash floods sweep away cars, rain described as heaviest in memory, Cyprus

6 декабря 2018 No comments

Heavy rain that started December 3, 2018, caused severe flash floods across Cyprus, claiming lives of at least 4 people. Locals described the rain as the heaviest in memory. The storm, named Gaia by local meteorologists, has the potential to drop more than 50% of... Read more...

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2018 M7.5 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami update, the deadliest earthquake in 2018

5 декабря 2018 No comments

2018 M7.5 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami update, the deadliest earthquake in 2018 Powerful M7.5 earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi, Indonesia on September 28, 2018 - and the resulting land liquefaction and landslides — killed 2 101 people, CWS reported December 4, 2018. This is the deadliest earthquake to strike the country since 2016... Read more...

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Massive hole in Bristol still growing, threatening homes, Florida

5 декабря 2018 No comments

Massive hole in Bristol still growing, threatening homes, Florida A large crater in Bristol, Florida that grew rapidly after the passage of Hurricane «Michael» in October 2018 is now threatening homes and causing evacuations. The hole is now the size of a football field and is growing with each rain. Although the hole... Read more...

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 28 – December 4, 2018

5 декабря 2018 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 28 and December 4, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Akan, Hokkaido (Japan) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Veniaminof, United States.... Read more...

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Very strong and shallow M7.5 earthquake hits New Caledonia, tsunami waves observed

5 декабря 2018 No comments

Very strong and shallow M7.5 earthquake hits New Caledonia, tsunami waves observed A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit south of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 04:18 UTC on December 5, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.6 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). According to the... Read more...

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Extreme cold, Akureyri receives 105 cm (3.4 ft) of snow in 24 hours, Iceland

4 декабря 2018 No comments

Extreme cold, Akureyri receives 105 cm (3.4 ft) of snow in 24 hours, Iceland Extremely cold temperatures took over parts of Iceland and brought with itself huge amounts of snow. Snowfall was registered in many parts of the country, including capital Reykjavik, today, slowing down traffic and forcing authorities to send out snow plows to... Read more...

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The largest December tornado outbreak in history of Illinois

4 декабря 2018 No comments

The largest December tornado outbreak in history of Illinois With 27 confirmed tornados on December 1, 2018, the state of Illinois experienced its largest tornado outbreak during the month of December ever. NWS said additional storm surveys will be done on December 4, so this number is subject to change. The December 1, 2018... Read more...

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