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Homeless scramble to survive rare cold snap, Brazil

An intense polar blast affecting southern Brazil this week made headlines after more frosts hit the country's agricultural regions and dozens of cities received rare snow and freezing rain. The situation also made authorities, activists, and religious leaders...

August 01, 2021

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Wildfires destroy entire villages, death toll rises to 4, Turkey

Wildfires that started in southern Turkey on Wednesday and Thursday, July 28 and 29, 2021, have devastated entire villages, claimed at least 4 lives, and forced the evacuation of hotels and dozens of villages. More than 70 wildfires broke out on Turkey's Aegean...

July 31, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Peru - Ecuador border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Peru - Ecuador border region at 17:10 UTC (12:10 LT) on July 30, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 33.2 km (20.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). The epicenter...

July 30, 2021

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Frigid polar air brings very rare snowfall, icy rains to southern Brazil

A fierce cold snap brought rare snow, icy rain, and strong winds to parts of southern Brazil on July 29 and 30, 2021. The event comes after several waves of destructive frost since mid-June. According to weather specialists at Somar Meteorologia, at least 40 cities...

July 30, 2021

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Large landslide takes out part of Highway 707 in Himachal Pradesh, India

A massive landslide took out a stretch of National Highway 707 in the remote Shilai subdivision of Sirmaur district, India's state of Himachal Pradesh on July 30, 2021. The incident took place near the town of Nahan. As a result, the highway connecting Shilai...

July 30, 2021

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Massive damage after cloudburst hits Islamabad

Three days of heavy rainfall in northern Pakistan caused severe flash flooding in parts of the capital Islamabad and surrounding areas on July 28, 2021, leaving at least 2 people dead. The heaviest rains fell from 05:00 to 06:30 PST. In just a few hours, Saidpur...

July 30, 2021

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At least 150 fatalities after severe floods hit Afghanistan's Nuristan Province

Severe floods and mudflows caused by heavy rainfall left at least 150 people dead in northeastern Afghanistan on July 28, 2021. The worst-affected was mountainous Nuristan Province in the eastern part of the country, particularly its Kamdesh District. According to...

July 30, 2021

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More than 300 000 people stranded after severe floods hit Bangladesh-Myanmar border

Heavy rains falling over the Bangladesh-Myanmar border region since Monday, July 26, 2021, caused severe flooding in which at least 20 people have died and more than 300 000 were stranded. This is the region where nearly one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar...

July 30, 2021

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Storm Evert to hit southern UK with unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain

A low pressure system approaching the United Kingdom on Thursday, July 29, 2021, has been named Storm Evert by the UK Met Office. This is the UK's first storm to be named in July. The storm will bring some high winds, particularly along the northern coast of...

July 29, 2021

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Prolonged monsoon rains bring widespread floods to the Philippines

Widespread floods brought by prolonged monsoon rains continue affecting the Philippines, leading to casualties and damage. According to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Centre, more than 570 240 people were affected across the country and...

July 29, 2021

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Flood flow at Buller River the largest in New Zealand since 1926

Flood flows on the Buller River in July 2021 were the largest of any river in New Zealand in almost 100 years, NIWA measurements show. Mike O'Driscoll, NIWA Environmental Monitoring Technician, used radar to measure the speed at the surface of Buller River from...

July 29, 2021

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Increased seismicity at Pagan volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Mariana Islands

Local residents are reporting increased seismicity and light emissions from Pagan volcano, Northern Mariana Islands, prompting NMI/USGS to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2012 (VEI 2). Ground-based...

July 29, 2021

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Massive M8.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Alaska, tsunami warnings issued

A massive shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M8.2 hit near the coast of Alaska at 06:15 UTC on July 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 32.2 km (20 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M8.2 at depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). This is the strongest...

July 29, 2021

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Strong explosive eruption at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A strong explosive eruption took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 14:47 UTC on July 28, 2021. The explosion was energetically more intense than usual, INGV-OE said. Volcanic products were radially dispersed in the crater area with fallout along the Sciara del...

July 28, 2021

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Unseasonal rainstorms hit Yemen, claiming at least 14 lives

At least 14 people have been killed over the past couple of days after unseasonal rainstorms hit the majority of Yemen's southern governorates. At least 1 000 households are in need of basic services, including at least 90 families in the Marib area and 400 in...

July 28, 2021

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Record-breaking heatwave hits Hokkaido, Japan

An unprecedented heatwave is sweeping over Hokkaido, Japan, with numerous all-time records falling almost every day. Very high temperatures are expected to continue over the next 14 days. One of the most notable records on July 27 was registered in Asahikawa, holder...

July 28, 2021

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Extreme rainfall in Henan claimed 71 lives, affected 1.3 million people and damaged 972 000 ha (2.4 million acres) of crops, China

Extremely heavy rains affecting China's Henan province over the past 10 days caused massive damage and claimed the lives of 71 people, as of Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The storm dropped a year's worth of rain over the province's capital Zhengzhou in just 3...

July 28, 2021