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Deadly floods and landslides hit Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador

12 декабря 2019 No comments

Deadly floods and landslides hit Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador Heavy rains affecting the Morona-Santiago province, Ecuador since December 8, 2019, triggered floods and landslides in which at least one person was killed. Several others are missing. According to Ecuador's National Risk and Emergency Management Service... Read more...

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Freak storm dumps six months’ worth of rain in one night – Brisbane, Australia

12 декабря 2019 No comments

A major thunderstorm brought six months' worth of rain in one night in Brisbane, Australia, on Wednesday night, December 11, 2019. The city saw 100 mm (4 inches) of rain in just over an hour, which made it one of the highest 24-hour rainfall totals in 20 years.... Read more...

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At least 5 killed, 35 others missing in gold mine landslide in Badakhshan, Afghanistan

12 декабря 2019 No comments

At least five people were killed and 35 others are missing after a landslide hit a gold mine in the Badakshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. According to official reports on Thursday, December 12, all of the victims were poor... Read more...

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Short-lived explosion at Shishaldin, heightened level of unrest, Alaska

12 декабря 2019 No comments

A short-lived explosion occurred at Shishaldin volcano, Alaska, U.S. at 16:10 UTC (07:10 LT) on December 12, 2019. The eruption lasted about 3 minutes and produced an ash cloud up to 6 — 7.6 km (20 000 — 25 000 feet) above sea level, moving W-NW at 83 km/h (52 mph).... Read more...

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Floods paralyze roads as heavy rain hits parts of Lebanon and Israel

11 декабря 2019 No comments

A rainstorm that began on Sunday morning, December 8, 2019, caused major flooding in parts of Lebanon, as well as central and northern Israel through Monday, December 9, resulting in damaged homes and stranded motorists. Lebanon's capital Beirut was affected... Read more...

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Sydney chokes in smoke as Australia bushfires intensify, current period of poor air quality the ‘longest’ and ‘most widespread’ in the state’s history

11 декабря 2019 No comments

The air quality in Sydney, Australia continued to worsen on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, as roughly 100 bushfires burned in New South Wales (NSW) and strong north winds brought further smoke into the city. The haze was so thick in some areas that it was 11 times more... Read more...

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White Island: Significantly increased volcanic tremor, new eruptions likely, New Zealand

11 декабря 2019 No comments

White Island: Significantly increased volcanic tremor, new eruptions likely, New Zealand The volcanic tremor has significantly increased at Whakaari/White Island on the morning of December 11, 2019 (LT), indicating that volcanic gas pressures remain high. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 3 and the Aviation Color Code Orange. The death toll has... Read more...

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Over 200 000 affected by severe weather in Sri Lanka

10 декабря 2019 No comments

Over 200 000 affected by severe weather in Sri Lanka The ongoing flood in Sri Lanka has worsened, affecting more than 200 000 people across 21 districts in the country, according to Disaster Management Center Deputy Director of DMC, Pradeep Kodippili, statement on December 7, 2019. Heavy rains brought by the... Read more...

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Eruption warning, locals and tourists warned to stay away from Avachinsky volcano, Kamchatka

10 декабря 2019 No comments

Russian Avachinsky volcano, located close to Kamchatka's largest city — Petropavlovsk (population 180 000) is showing signs of increased unrest over the past couple of days, with notable incandescence, degassing and elevated seismicity. A gradual increase in... Read more...

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47 people at White Island at the time of eruption, periodic steam and gas driven jetting continues

10 декабря 2019 No comments

Inquiries with tour operators indicate that 47 people were on the island at the time of the eruption. 31 patients are currently being treated at 7 hospitals and three have been treated and discharged. Some of the patients are reportedly in critical condition. 5... Read more...

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