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idaho snow june 29 2020

Up to 150 mm (6 inches) of summer snow falls in parts of Idaho, U.S.

Residents in parts of Idaho woke up to summer snowfall on Monday morning, June 29, 2020, with up to 150 mm (6 inches) recorded in Wood River Valley-- an uncommon amount for the time of the year. Unseasonably cool weather brought snow and breezy conditions above 2...

July 01, 2020

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IMO records the largest earthquake swarm at Tjörnes Fracture Zone since 1980, Iceland

Intense earthquake swarm which started at the mouth of Eyjafjörður at the Tjörnes Fracture Zone on June 19 continues, with about 9 000 earthquakes detected by the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) by July 1. Three earthquakes over M5 have been...

July 01, 2020

china hubei flood june 30 2020

Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China's Hubei

More than one million people are now affected by severe flooding in Hubei, China, after another bout of heavy downpour hit the province on Saturday, June 27, 2020, according to the Hubei Provincial Emergency Management Office. Wide swaths of the province have been...

July 01, 2020

wisconsin flood june 29 2020

State of emergency after major flash floods hit St. Croix, Wisconsin, U.S.

Major flash floods hit St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency on Monday, June 29, 2020. One fatality was reported and more than 50 roads were closed at one point in the area. St. Croix County recorded more than 188...

June 30, 2020

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More than 1 000 rescued as Yichang records heaviest rainfall in 20 years, China

Up to 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain was recorded in Yichang City in Hubei, China, on June 27, 2020-- the city's biggest daily rainfall in 20 years. The downpour led to widespread flooding, leaving many cars stranded on roadways and prompting firefighters to rescue...

June 30, 2020

assam india flood june 28 2020

Nearly 1 million affected, 27 000 displaced as deadly floods worsen in Assam, India

Around 926 059 people have been affected and 27 000 have been displaced by worsening floods in Assam, India, as of June 28, 2020. The death toll due to flooding has also climbed to 20, while 23 more people died in separate landslide incidents since the onset of the...

June 29, 2020

landslide indonesia june 26 2020

Massive landslide sweeps away mountain road in eastern Indonesia

A huge landslide swept away a mountain road in eastern Indonesia on June 26, 2020. One local captured the horrific collapse of the main road at Battang Barat, Wara Barat district, with several residents heard screaming in the background. A building was swept away as...

June 29, 2020

china flood june 29 2020

12 million people affected, 78 killed as severe floods continue across south and east China

Heavy rains and floods left at least 12 people dead and 10 others missing in south China's Sichuan province as of Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020. Since late May, severe weather has left 78 people dead or missing, 12 million affected, more than 8 000 homes...

June 29, 2020

new england severe weather june 28 2020

Severe storm brings damaging winds and hail to parts of New England, prompts rare flash flood emergency

Severe storms brought hail, lightning, strong winds, and damaging floods to parts of New England on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Among the worst affected states was Massachusetts, where a rare flash flood emergency warning was issued and patients from a hospital in...

June 29, 2020

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Landslides in Japan increased nearly 50 percent in the past 10 years

An average of roughly 1 500 landslides took place in Japan ever year during the last 10 years, marking a surge of nearly 50 percent, according to a government report endorsed by the Cabinet of Japan. Between 2000 and 2009, the average number of landslides per year...

June 27, 2020

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Intense earthquake swarm contines at Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

An intense earthquake swarm started on June 19, 2020, off the coast of North Iceland, NE of Siglufjörður. By 08:19 UTC on June 26, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has located over 7 000 earthquakes. The swarm is taking place on the Tjörnes Fracture Zone...

June 26, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Xinjiang-Xizang border region, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit the Xinjiang-Xizang border region, China at 21:05 UTC on June 25, 2020 (05:05 LT, June 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 2 km (1.2...

June 25, 2020

locust plague june 25 2020

25 million people may go hungry as locust plague continues in East Africa, Middle East and India

Massive swarms of locust continue to devastate huge swaths of East Africa, the Middle East, and India since January, threatening food supplies for millions. In a worst-case scenario, 5 million more people may go hungry due to the outbreak -- that's on top of the...

June 25, 2020

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'Once-in-50-years' rainfall event hits Nagasaki, Japan

Torrential rain struck the southwestern prefecture of Nagasaki in Japan, on Thursday morning, June 25, 2020-- an event described by the national meteorological agency as 'once-in-50-years.' Rainfall in Sasebo also hit a record high for the month of June,...

June 25, 2020

three gorges dam june 25 2020

World's largest dam in 'danger of collapse' amid historic floods -- 400 million people at risk, China

A flood alert has been raised near Three Gorges Dam in China-- the largest hydropower project in the world-- as the country grapples with its worst flooding in 70 years. Torrential rains have been causing havoc throughout the southwest and central region this month,...

June 25, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.2 hit near the east coast of Honshu at 19:47 UTC on June 24, 2020 (04:47 LT, June 25). The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The USGS registered it as M5.9 at...

June 25, 2020

nicaragua landslide june 22 2020

Heavy rain triggers gold mine collapse, killing 3 in northwest Nicaragua

Three people died after a portion of a gold mine collapsed due to heavy rain in northwest Nicaragua, the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Attention (SINAPRED) confirmed. The landslide occurred in the Rincon de Garcia mine in Villanueva,...

June 25, 2020