Earth changes - page 295

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Heavy rainfall, floods and landslides hit south-western China

Heavy rainfall has been affecting south-western China (provinces of Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan) causing floods and landslides since August 16, 2015. The worst affected is Sichuan province where 141 mm (5.55 inches) of rain was measured in Nanchong during

August 19, 2015

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Heavy floods continue affecting Myanmar: Death toll rises to 106, 1 350 000 people affected

The widespread flooding and landslides in Myanmar, which started during monsoon season in early July, have claimed the lives of 106 people, and severely affected 1 350 000 people, as of August 13, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reporte

August 18, 2015

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Drought-stricken Guatemala faces widespread food shortage

The drought-stricken Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in Central America, is facing widespread hunger, as almost 1 million people have run out of their food supplies, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reported.The drought has hit farms across the reg

August 17, 2015

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Central and southern part of Niger devastated by torrential rains: Floods kill 4 people, 20 000 affected

Torrential rains were affecting Niger, Africa since late July, United Nations reported on August 14, 2015. At least 4 people have been reported dead so far, and over 20 000 people have been affected by strong floods which devastated the central and southern parts of

August 17, 2015

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Sakurajima's alert leved raised to second highest just days after nearby nuclear plant restarts

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level of Sakurajima volcano to 4 out of 5 (prepare to evacuate) on August 15, 2015 after detecting a strong swarm of shallow volcanic earthquakes beneath the Showa crater.The news comes just 4 days after Kyushu Electr

August 16, 2015

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Cotopaxi volcano erupts for the first time since 1940, Ecuador

After an increase in seismicity since mid-April 2015, Ecuadorian volcano Cotopaxi finally erupted on August 14, 2015, for the first time since 1940. There were at least three eruptions registered on August 14, the first at 09:30, second at 15:15 UTC and third at 19:10

August 15, 2015

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Very shallow M6.6 earthquake registered in Solomon Islands

A strong and very shallow earthquake registered as M6.6 (Geoscience Australia) hit Solomon Islands at 07:47 UTC on August 15, 2015. Geoscience Australia is reporting a depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 6.3 km (3.9 miles). This is the third quake...

August 15, 2015

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Hot and humid summer in Egypt: Heat wave claims 87 lives, 1 205 people hospitalized

Another 11 people died on August 13, as the heat wave in Egypt intensified it's grip during the last couple of days. The death toll now rose to 87, Egypt's health ministry reports.The heat wave that was sweeping the countries of Middle East since last July, has

August 14, 2015

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Heat wave setting new historic record over Europe, relief expected early next week

Second persistent heat wave of the summer season has set more temperature records in parts of Europe, during last week. Poland, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Belarus and Lithuania reported new all-time records, while the hot conditions are forecasted to last across mo

August 13, 2015

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Violent storms sweep southern Italy: Flash-floods kill two people, 500 evacuated

A state of emergency was declared across Calabria in southern Italy, after the violent storm outbreak caused flash floods across the area on August 12, 2015. Severe weather has caused the traffic shut-down in the affected areas, and building evacuation, as about 40 000

August 13, 2015

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 5 - 11, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from August 5 - 11, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Neva

August 13, 2015

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Very shallow M6.7 earthquake registered off the coast of Solomon Islands

A strong and very shallow earthquake registered as M6.7 by Geoscience Australia (preliminary data) hit off the coast of Solomon Islands at 18:49 UTC on August 12, 2015. The agency is reporting a very shallow depth of 1 km (0.62 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth

August 12, 2015

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3 million gallons of toxic wastewater spreading toward Lake Powell, state of emergency declared

The Navajo Nation and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper declared a state of emergency on Monday, August 10, after EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) officially confirmed that 11 356 235 liters (3 million gallons) of toxic mining sludge from a mine in southwest

August 12, 2015

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More than 11 000 people evacuated, and 3 dead, in floods across the Buenos Aires province, Argentina

Over 11 000 people had been evacuated and 3 died, across the 39 municipalities of Buenos Aires province, until August 12, as severe rainfall and flooding hit the area, according to the local media.Salto, in the north of Buenos Aires was affected the hardest, as flood wa

August 12, 2015

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Underwater volcanic vents preview future ocean habitats

An underwater study of fish in their natural environment, first of its kind, by University of Adelaide marine ecologists, shows how anticipated ocean acidification may devastate temperate marine habitats and biodiversity.Oceans have already absorbed a large volume of

August 12, 2015

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Earthquake swarm in far northwest Nevada continues

The earthquake activity that began in July 2014 in the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge in far northwest Nevada is continuing to shake residents, University of Nevada, Reno reports. Their seismologists are monitoring the on-going activity that includes three earthquakes larger t

August 12, 2015

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Odds keep rising for a big El Niño in 2015

El Niño has arrived, it’s getting stronger, and it’s not about to go away soon. And already there are rumblings that this could be a big one. El Niño in Australia means warmer temperatures, and sometimes, but not always, drier conditions.In

August 11, 2015