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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 31 – August 6, 2019

7 августа 2019 No comments

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 31 - August 6, 2019 New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from July 31 - August 6, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Awu, Sangihe Islands (Indonesia) | Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) | Semisopochnoi,... Read more...

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Large landslide hits the town of Casargo, causing severe material damage – Lombardy, Italy

7 августа 2019 No comments

Large landslide hits the town of Casargo, causing severe material damage — Lombardy, Italy A large landslide hit the Italian mountain town of Casargo, above Lake Como in northern region of Lombardy after heavy rain hit the region late August 6, 2019. Authorities declared a state of disaster. According to officials, heavy rain caused the Varrone river to... Read more...

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Heatwave sends 18 347 to hospitals, claims 57 lives in 7 days, Japan

7 августа 2019 No comments

Heatwave sends 18 347 to hospitals, claims 57 lives in 7 days, Japan Heatwave conditions across Japan claimed lives of at least 57 people and sent 18 347 to hospitals from July 29 to August 4, 2019, the country«s Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday, August 6. This is more than triple the previous week»s 5 664 and the... Read more...

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Eruption at Asamayama volcano, alert level raised to 3 of 5, Japan

7 августа 2019 No comments

Eruption at Asamayama volcano, alert level raised to 3 of 5, Japan The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the volcanic alert level for Asamayama volcano from 2 to 3 of 5 following an eruption at 13:08 UTC (22:08 JST) on August 7, 2019. The volcano is located about 140 km (87 miles) NW of capital Tokyo. This volcano has... Read more...

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Tropical Storm “Wipha” claims 10 lives, leaves 11 missing in Vietnam

6 августа 2019 No comments

Tropical Storm «Wipha» claims 10 lives, leaves 11 missing in Vietnam Tropical Storm «Wipha» made landfall in Vietnam's Quang Ninh province on August 2, 2019, causing floods and landslides. According to the latest report from the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, heavy rains and... Read more...

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Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India

6 августа 2019 No comments

Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of India since the end of June have claimed 531 lives as of August 6, 2019. 182 people died in Maharashtra State, 130 in Bihar, 93 in Assam, 53 in Gujarat, 34 in Karnataka, 26 in Kerala, and 13 in Rajasthan. More than 655 000... Read more...

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Six underwater volcanoes discovered near Sicily, Mediterranean Sea

6 августа 2019 No comments

Six underwater volcanoes discovered near Sicily, Mediterranean Sea Scientists have discovered a series of previously unknown volcanoes just off the coast of SW Sicily, Italy. The three northern volcanoes show a tuff cone-like morphology while the three most southern edifices have a truncated-conical shape. Ages of all newly... Read more...

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Water reservoirs nearly full, 8 500 rescued as record-breaking rains hit Mumbai, India

5 августа 2019 No comments

Water reservoirs nearly full, 8 500 rescued as record-breaking rains hit Mumbai, India Very heavy monsoon rains are affecting Indian financial capital Mumbai (population 18.4 million) since June 25, leaving the seven lakes and reservoirs supplying drinking water to the city almost full and at the highest levels since 2016. Officials said the supply... Read more...

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Eruption at Sabancaya volcano ejects ash up to 9.4 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Peru

5 августа 2019 No comments

Eruption at Sabancaya volcano ejects ash up to 9.4 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Peru The latest report from the Instituto Geofísico del Perú​ (IGP) indicates volcanic ash is rising 9.4 km (31 000 feet) above sea level and moving SW, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported 20:10 UTC on August 5, 2019. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

4 августа 2019 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.2 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Fukushima-ken Oki, Japan at 10:23 UTC (19:23 JST) on August 4, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). The USGS is... Read more...

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