Earth changes

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Large rock slope failure develops in Central Otago, New Zealand

A major landslip is on the move in Central Otago, New Zealand, prompting authorities to shut the southbound lane on the Cromwell-Clyde Road on SH8 on July 14, 2020. Helicopters with monsoon buckets were delivered from Queenstown to dump water on the slip in an...

July 15, 2020

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At least 15 dead, 4 000 affected as flash floods sweep through South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Severe flash floods hit Indonesia's South Sulawesi Province on July 13 and 14, leaving at least 15 people dead and a number of people missing, North Luwu district official Indah Putri Indriani reported Tuesday, July 14, 2020. More than 4 000 residents have been...

July 14, 2020

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More than 1 million people flee as second wave of flooding hits Bangladesh, 7 million already affected

More than 1 million residents have fled their homes as the second wave of severe flooding hit wide swaths of Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, July 14, 2020. As many as seven million people are already affected, with water levels at major rivers rising at about...

July 14, 2020

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Monsoon-related natural disasters leave more than 144 dead or missing in just one month, Nepal

More than 100 people have died due to monsoon-related natural disasters, such as floods, landslides, and lightning strikes in a month period in Nepal as of Monday, July 13, 2020, according to the data compiled by the Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management...

July 14, 2020

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Cape Town dam levels increase by 9.2 percent after back-to-back cold fronts, South Africa

Heavy rains brought by back-to-back cold fronts over the past few days have resulted in a 9.2 percent increase of dam levels in Cape Town, South Africa, in just one week-- according to the reading released by city officials for July 13, 2020. "The dams in and...

July 14, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger deadly flash floods and landslides in northeastern Turkey

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding and landslides in northeastern Turkey on Sunday, July 12, 2020, resulting in at least four fatalities in the Artvin Province and two in the Rize Province, officials confirmed Monday, July 13. Provincial governor Yilmaz Doruk told...

July 14, 2020

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Second wave of flooding expected in 23 districts of Bangladesh, 1.3 million already affected

At least 23 districts of Bangladesh are forecast to experience a second bout of floods as water levels in major rivers keep rising due to heavy rains, the state minister said Sunday, July 12, 2020. More than 1.3 million people have already been affected, while tens...

July 14, 2020

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Death toll from record-breaking rains hits 68 - Kyushu, Japan

The death toll from the record-breaking downpours on the island of Kyushu in Japan has climbed to 68 on Monday, July 13, 2020. On the same day, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Kumamoto Prefecture to assess the damage inflicted by flooding and landslides...

July 14, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Pacaya, ash and lava flow observed, Guatemala

Strombolian activity continues at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, with volcanic material spewed up to 100 m (328 feet) high, according to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) on Monday, July 13, 2020. Lava flows...

July 13, 2020

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One of the worst rainfall seasons on record hits China, massive floods affecting nearly 38 million people

Severe floods affecting wide swaths of China since June 2020 have left at least 141 people dead or missing and almost 38 million affected in 27 provinces, officials reported on Monday, July 13, 2020. Up to 433 rivers have risen to dangerous levels, with 33 of them...

July 13, 2020

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Heavy rain triggers dam collapse, sweeping away several buildings in Ruza City, Russia

Several houses were washed away by flooding after a dam collapsed in Ruza City, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Moscow, Russia, on July 8, 2020. Three buildings were swept away, and another 29 were inundated in the city, the local emergency services said. Two roads...

July 13, 2020

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At least 70 killed as heavy monsoon rains hit Assam, India

Incessant monsoon rains continue to affect India's Assam state, with more than 1.2 million people in 24 out of 33 districts affected as of Sunday, July 12, 2020. Four more people died over the weekend due to rain-related incidents, pushing the death toll to 70....

July 13, 2020

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Record snow and freezing temperatures hit parts of South America

Parts of South America were hit by record snow accumulations and below-freezing temperatures this week. This included Mendoza City in Argentina, which recorded about 1.5 m (5 feet) of snow-- the highest volume of snow in the city this early in the season. The Andes...

July 11, 2020

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Deadliest monsoon in 11 years triggers floods and multiple landslides in Nepal

Incessant monsoon rainfall has triggered floods and multiple landslides in several districts of Bagmati Pradesh and Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal, from Wednesday to Friday, July 8 to 10, 2020. The police confirmed at least 12 fatalities-- including three children, and 19...

July 10, 2020

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Southern Norway enters July with record 10 m (32 feet) of snow

More than 10 m (32 feet) of snow accumulated in parts of southern Norway by July, according to the BKK energy company, who is conducting clearing operations to prevent flooding in the mountains. The region is currently so cold that the snow is hardly melting, but...

July 10, 2020

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Winter pressure system hits Cyprus, in July

An unseasonal low-pressure system brought isolated showers and thunderstorms to Cyprus, mainly in the mountains and inland, on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Cyprus Department of Meteorology chief Kleanthis Nicolaides said the weather left experts puzzled as such systems...

July 09, 2020

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Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm, Thailand

A heavy thunderstorm struck Pattaya City in Thailand on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, causing widespread flash floods that brought much of the city to a standstill. The worst-hit were Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya Beach Road, and Pattaya Third Road. Floodwater on some roads...

July 09, 2020