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M6.0 earthquake hits southern Peru at intermediate depth

31 мая 2020 No comments

M6.0 earthquake hits southern Peru at intermediate depth A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit southern Peru at 05:09 UTC (00:09 LT) on May 31, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 153.4 km (95 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 148 km (92 miles). The epicenter was located 33 km (20 miles)... Read more...

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Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China

31 мая 2020 No comments

Days of heavy rainfall triggered hundreds of landslides in Yunnan Province, China, including one which resulted in 1 fatality and 4 others missing on Thursday, May 28, 2020, and a sudden rockfall in Tonghai County, trapping 2 people and injuring 2 others on Friday,... Read more...

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New undersea faults discovered near earthquake epicenters in southern Puerto Rico

31 мая 2020 No comments

New undersea faults discovered near earthquake epicenters in southern Puerto Rico Seismologists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have found previously unknown undersea faults near the epicenters of earthquakes in Puerto Rico. The findings will help seismologists develop a clearer picture of tectonic activity in the area and give... Read more...

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Tropical Storm “Amanda” hits Guatemala and El Salvador, leaving at least 11 people dead — very heavy rain falling across Central America

31 мая 2020 No comments

Tropical Storm «Amanda» hits Guatemala and El Salvador, leaving at least 11 people dead -- very heavy rain falling across Central America Tropical Storm «Amanda» formed at 09:00 UTC on May 31, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020 Pacific hurricane season. At the time, the storm was about 90 km (55 miles) south of Guatemala City, Guatemala. Just three hours later, Amanda made landfall... Read more...

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Landslide claims 10 lives in Ethiopia as number off flood-affected people rises to 470 000

30 мая 2020 No comments

At least 10 people lost their lives after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit the Gamo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) in southern Ethiopia on May 28, 2020. Since the beginning of the rainy season, floods and... Read more...

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Widespread flash floods claim 4 lives in Sharjah, UAE

29 мая 2020 No comments

Widespread flash floods caused by heavy rains hit the Emirate of Sharjah in UAE on May 26, 2020, killing four people and injuring several others near Wadi Al Helo. The victims were initially reported to be missing after three vehicles were washed away by floods. The... Read more...

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Severe flooding hits Nicaragua, life-threatening flash floods expected across Central America into the next week

28 мая 2020 No comments

Heavy rains caused major flooding in several sectors of Esteli, Nicaragua, on Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2020. Rivers and streams overflowed, damaging streets and submerging buildings. Heavy rain and life-threatening flash floods are expected across Central America... Read more...

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Dam failure causes flooding, stranding homeowners in Lenroot, Wisconsin, U.S.

28 мая 2020 No comments

A flash flood due to dam failure blocked roads and stranded residents of eight homes in the town of Lenroot in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, Wednesday to Thursday, May 27 to 28, 2020. Roads turned into rivers following the dam failure which took place at 23:20 UTC... Read more...

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Floods kill 285, affect more than 800 000 in Kenya — crop loss may lead to food insecurity

28 мая 2020 No comments

The death toll from floods that have been pounding Kenya since April has risen to 285 and the number of people affected to 810 655, the government reported in a nationwide briefing​ on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Intense downpours caused havoc across the nation,... Read more...

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Record heavy rains trigger severe flooding in Florida, U.S.

27 мая 2020 No comments

Record heavy rains trigger severe flooding in Florida, U.S. Persistent heavy rains over the weekend triggered severe flooding in parts of Florida, with a total of 185.4 mm (7.3 inches) recorded in Miami over a 48-hour period to Monday, May 25-- the city's heaviest two-day rainfall since 2012. Another bout of intense... Read more...

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