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More than 20 000 people evacuated after landslide blocks major river in China's Sichuan

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 20 000 people after a large landslide blocked a major river in Sichuan on June 17, 2020. At least one person has been killed while 3 others remain missing across the province. According to the provincial flood control and...

June 18, 2020

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Severe hailstorm causes flooding and major traffic disruption in northern Greece

An unseasonal hailstorm battered the region of Drama in northern Greece on Tuesday night, June 16, 2020, resulting in floods and major disruption to traffic. The storm was particularly severe, dumping ice pellets that accumulated in some places about 30 to 40 cm (12...

June 18, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 12 - 17, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from June 12 to 17, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Makushin, Fox Islands...

June 17, 2020

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Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

The intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Tuesday, June 15, 2020, that China should be more transparent over its dam operations on the Mekong River. The statement comes months after water levels downstream hit record lows...

June 17, 2020

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Magma recharging beneath the Weishan volcano of the intraplate Wudalianchi volcanic field, China

A team of geophysicists warned that Wei Mountain in northeast China could be "recharging" for an eruption after two huge magma chambers were discovered under the volcano, which last erupted more than half a million years ago. The researchers said they...

June 17, 2020

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Natural disaster declared after deaths of more than 50 million bees, Croatia

More than 50 million bees were found dead last week in Međimurje County, Croatia, prompting officials to declare a natural disaster on Monday, June 15, 2020. On June 9, millions of dead bees were seen blanketing the ground in an area between Podturn and Gardinovac,...

June 17, 2020

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Seismic activity increased around Grindavik, deformation data show new signs of inflation, Iceland

Seismic activity increased around Grindavík at the end of May 2020. Since then almost 2 500 earthquakes were registered, most of them below M1.0. The activity in the region has increased episodically since January this year due to deformation caused by...

June 17, 2020

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8.5 million people affected, 63 killed as intense downpours continue to pound southern China

Intense downpours continue to batter southern China, leaving at least 63 people dead or missing and almost 8.5 million affected. Worsening floods have also displaced nearly 500 000 and caused direct economic losses of about 4 billion dollars or 21 billion yuan. The...

June 16, 2020

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Flash floods destroy 100 homes, leave 3 people dead or missing in parts of Nigeria

Heavy rains affecting Nigeria since June 14, 2020, have resulted in deadly flash floods, leaving at least people three dead or missing in Kwara, and 100 houses destroyed in Akwa Ibom. In Kwara, a bridge embankment collapsed in Oko-Erin, killing one person while two...

June 16, 2020

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Increased activity at Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano, 1.5 km (1 mile) exclusion zone to be strictly observed

Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano is showing signs of increased unrest. The latest activity was observed from June 5 to 12, 2020, with more than 1 300 earthquakes. Although the alert level remains at Yellow (2 of 4), authorities urge marine operators to be...

June 16, 2020

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Alerts raised after significant earthquakes under Makushin volcano in Alaska, U.S.

Two earthquakes with magnitudes larger than 4.0 were registered in the vicinity of Makushin volcano, Alaska over the past 12 hours, representing a significant departure from background earthquake activity. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2005 (VEI...

June 16, 2020

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Grímsvötn volcano showing strong signs of impending eruption, Iceland

Iceland's Grímsvötn​ volcano is showing strong signs that an eruption might occur in the weeks or months ahead, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reports. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 -- it was a large and powerful VEI 4...

June 15, 2020

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Fatal flooding and landslides hit Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal

Heavy rains affecting Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal over the past couple of days have triggered floods and landslides, leaving at least 9 people dead and 3 severely damaged houses, as of Monday, June 15, 2020. Local media reported a landslide on June 13 in Kushma...

June 15, 2020

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Flash floods leave 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed, 5 400 affected in Gorontalo, Indonesia

Intense rains since June 12, 2020, have caused severe flash floods in five districts of Bone Bolango Regency in the province of Gorontalo, Indonesia, resulting in about 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed. 5 407 people were affected, 3 injured and 4 still missing,...

June 15, 2020

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Days of heavy rain trigger deadly flash floods, damage 250 houses in Ankara, Turkey

Heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding in Turkey's capital city of Ankara on June 11 and 12, 2020, leaving one person dead and about 250 houses damaged. The Metropolitan Municipality of Ankara confirmed that hundreds of buildings and houses were impacted,...

June 15, 2020

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Destructive thunderstorms hit Calgary, Canada

A line of severe thunderstorms produced destructive hail, flooding, and at least one possible tornado to Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday night, June 13, 2020. Many motorists were stranded after roads turned into rivers. A large weather system moved through Alberta on...

June 15, 2020

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Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Turkey, leaving 1 person dead and 18 injured

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit eastern Turkey's Bingol province at 14:24 UTC (17:24 local time) on June 14, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority...

June 15, 2020