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At least 90 dead, 32 missing and 5 million affected as more floods and landslides hit central Vietnam

Floods and landslides triggered by severe weather have claimed at least 90 lives, left 32 missing, and affected up to five million people in central Vietnam over the last two weeks, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported...

October 19, 2020

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At least 12 people dead after heavy rains trigger flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

At least 12 people lost their lives after heavy rain and flooding hit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, October 13 to 14, 2020. The deaths occurred in Ilala and Kinondoni Police Zones, Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander Lazaro...

October 16, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 7 - 13, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from October 7 to 13, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono,...

October 16, 2020

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Death toll jumps to 77 as unseasonal, record rains hit parts of India

Heavy rains affecting parts of India, including Telangana, Maharashtra, and Karnataka this week claimed the lives of at least 77 people by October 16, 2020. Meteorologists described the rains as rare and unseasonal. At least 50 people have died in Telangana, many of...

October 16, 2020

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Cameron Peak Fire grows to largest in Colorado's history

The Cameron Peak Fire started on August 13, 2020, on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests near Cameron Pass and Chambers Lake in Colorado. By October 14, it surpassed both the 2002 Hayman and 2020 Pine Gulch fires to become the largest wildfire in history...

October 15, 2020

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Extreme drought drains Paraguay River to its lowest level in 50 years

The Paraguay River is now on its lowest level in 50 years as the region is reeling from months of extreme drought. The drop in water levels slowed down cargo vessel traffic, resulting in cost overruns for imported goods and a loss of 250 million dollars. The river...

October 15, 2020

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At least 13 killed as worst rains in more than 100 years flood Hyderabad, India

A deep depression that crossed Andhra Pradesh coast near Kakinada on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, brought unprecedented rainfall over Hyderabad, capital of the Indian state of Telangana, from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, claiming the lives of at least 13...

October 14, 2020

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China sees historical 21 large-scale floods and national average rainfall in 2020

China has seen 21 large-scale floods in 2020, 1.6 times more than that of past years, hitting a record since 1998. This year's national average rainfall of 616 mm (24 inches) is 13% more than the same period in 2019, setting the record for second-highest since...

October 14, 2020

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New mass deaths of sea animals discovered off Russia's Kamchatka

Authorities reported Monday, October 12, 2020, that a new mass die-off of marine animals has been discovered off the coast of Russia's Kamchatka, where mysterious toxic pollution along a 40 km (25 miles) stretch recently killed 95 percent of seabed animals and...

October 14, 2020

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Death toll climbs to 29, over 130 000 houses flooded in central Vietnam

At least 29 fatalities have been confirmed in central Vietnam as of Tuesday morning, October 13, 2020, after prolonged heavy rains triggered destructive floods and landslides. 12 others remain missing, more than 130 000 houses have been inundated, and wide swaths of...

October 13, 2020

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900 homes inundated after flash floods and landslides hit West Java, Indonesia

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides in Garut District of West Java, Indonesia, on Monday, October 12, 2020. Hundreds of houses were submerged, displacing around 1 000 families. Intense downpours began Sunday, October 11, and continued into Monday...

October 13, 2020

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Statistics: Sharp increase in natural disasters over the past 20 years

A new United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) report confirms how extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape at the beginning of 21st century. Floods and storms were the most prevalent disaster events, followed by...

October 12, 2020

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Severe floods in Southeast Asia claim at least 28 lives

Heavy rains and floods since the beginning of the month have left at least 28 people dead and hundreds of thousands affected in Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Most of the fatalities were in Vietnam and Cambodia, where thousands...

October 12, 2020

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Wildfires rage across South America, causing 'total destruction'

Wildfires have been tearing through parts of South America this year, particularly Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay, causing 'total destruction' in some parts of the continent, according to primatologist Martin Kowalewski, who measured the scale of...

October 12, 2020

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Massive, slumping mountainside in Barry Arm poses risk of catastrophic landslide and mega-tsunami, Alaska

A slow-moving landslide of an entire mountainside in Alaska's Barry Arm area may generate a mega-tsunami if the land suddenly collapses into the narrow fjord. Research findings show that the collapse would generate 11 times more energy and release 16 times more...

October 11, 2020

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Large 'impressive' landslide hits Eyjafordur, Iceland

A large, "impressive" landslide occurred in the Eyjafordur area of northern Iceland on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Local reports said a similar landslide has not occurred in the area since 2006. Slope failures continue to occur at the site as of Friday,...

October 11, 2020

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Mysterious pollution causing mass deaths of marine animals in Russia's Kamchatka

Mysterious toxic pollution along a 40 km (25 miles) stretch of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula has killed 95 percent of seabed creatures in the area and caused health issues among surfers since September 2020. The marine pollution was first reported by local...

October 09, 2020