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drought kills 70000 cattles in Angola dec 26 2019

Drought kills over 72 000 heads of cattle in Cunene Province, Angola

At least 72 473 heads of cattle died between April and December this year in Cunene Province, Angola, due to water and pasture shortage that resulted from the drought that struck the region, according to Agencia Angola Press (Angop). The data was released to Angop...

December 26, 2019

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Cold wave sweeps over northern Bangladesh, disrupting normal life and causing suffering

A cold wave is sweeping over northern Bangladesh, disrupting normal life and causing suffering to the country unused to cold temperatures. At least 4 500 people have been treated so far in 40 districts due to cold-related illnesses since December 18, 2019. The worst...

December 26, 2019

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Destructive winter storm batters Oahu and Kaua'i on Christmas Day, Hawaii

A destructive winter storm pounded the islands Oahu and Kuai in Hawaii on Christmas Day-- Wednesday, December 25, 2019, which resulted in a landslide, knocked down trees, electricity disruption to over 18 000 customers, floods, and multiple traffic accidents....

December 26, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada at 03:36 UTC on December 25, 2019 (18:36 LT, December 24). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Earthquakes Canada is...

December 25, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Colombia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Colombia at 19:03 UTC (14:03 LT) on December 24, 2019, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). The quake was followed by M5.8 at 19:19 UTC. This is the...

December 24, 2019

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits northern Argentina

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit northern Argentina at 16:43 UTC (13:43 local time) on December 24, 2019, at a depth of 560 km (347 miles). This is the third M6.0 earthquake in the past 24 hours. The epicenter was located 14.7 km (9.1 miles) WNW...

December 24, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada at 19:49 UTC on December 23, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Earthquakes Canada is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 5 km (3.1...

December 23, 2019

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Australia on fire: 9 people killed, more than 800 homes destroyed, nearly 100 fires in NSW and hotspots in every state

Nearly 100 bushfires are raging across New South Wales Australia as of December 23, 2019, at 12:00 UTC (23:00 LT), with hotspots in every state-- a fire tracker map maintained by Western Australia researchers show that blazes are also threatening areas around every...

December 23, 2019

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Very hot gas and steam emissions continue at White Island volcano, death toll increases to 19, New Zealand

Very hot gas and steam continue to be discharged from active vents at the back of the White Island crater basin. Volcanic tremor and other seismic activity continue at a low level. The expert judgment today is that there is a 2-10% chance (very unlikely) of an...

December 23, 2019

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Landslides strand over 8 000 vehicles, up to 1 m (3 feet) of fresh snow in Jammu and Kashmir

More than 8 000 vehicles were stranded in Kashmir as the Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained closed again on Sunday, December 22, 2019, following landslides that blocked the road. Meanwhile, Kashmir valley and higher reaches of the Jammu region including Chenab valley...

December 22, 2019

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After drought and severe flooding, Somalia sees worst locust outbreak in 25 years

Desert locusts have been destroying massive swaths of crops and grazing lands in Somalia in its worst invasion in 25 years, the United Nations food agency said on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, adding that the infestation is likely to spread further. The nation...

December 22, 2019

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'Worst floods in 23 years' displace around 37 000 in Narathiwat, southern Thailand

Severe flooding displaced some 37 000 residents in the province of Narathiwat, southern Thailand, authorities reported Saturday, December 21, 2019. Two days of torrential rains have inundated five districts in the province -- Sukhirin, Waeng, Sungai Kolok, Chanae,...

December 22, 2019

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Seattle records wettest December 20 since 1900 as atmospheric river brings floods and landslides, U.S.

Seattle residents woke up to their wettest December 20 in over 100 years on Friday, December 20, 2019, as an atmospheric river soaked the city with heavy rain, leading to floods, landslides, and traffic disruptions. Over 78 mm (3 inches) of rain was recorded,...

December 21, 2019

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Storm Elsa hits southern Europe, leaving widespread destruction and at least 8 people dead

Storm Elsa is affecting parts of southern Europe, including Spain, Portugal and France, since December 18, 2019, with very heavy rain and strong winds, damaging buildings, cutting power supply and shutting down roads. A second storm, named Fabian, is expected to...

December 21, 2019

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Dire situation after months of devastating floods in Republic of Congo, government urges international community to help

Widespread floods are affecting the Republic of Congo since October 2019, wreaking havoc and forcing thousands to sleep outside. On Tuesday, December 17, the government made an urgent appeal to the international community to help provide an efficient response to the...

December 21, 2019

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Hundreds of villages submerged, Riau declares state of emergency as severe weather leaves at least 6 dead and over 62 000 affected, Indonesia

The Riau administration in Indonesia has declared a state of emergency on Friday, December 20, 2019, after floods and landslides affected more than 62 000 residents and claimed at least 6 lives. Floods have reportedly submerged hundreds of villages in six of the...

December 20, 2019

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Mindanao M6.9 earthquake: 1 017 aftershocks, 14 172 homes damaged or destroyed, 12 people killed and 210 injured

The death toll after very shallow M6.9 earthquake hit Mindanao, Philippines on December 15, 2019, has risen to 12 on December 20, 2019. 210 people were injured and 1 is still missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)...

December 20, 2019