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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

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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

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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

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 17 - 23, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from June 17 to 23, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Erta Ale, Ethiopia | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Laguna del Maule, Central...

June 24, 2020

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The largest Saharan dust cloud in 50 years engulfs the Caribbean, air quality at record hazardous levels

Massive Saharan dust cloud is engulfing the Caribbean as it heads toward the U.S., with air quality across much of the region falling to record hazardous levels. The phenomenon is described to be the most significant in 50 years, according to environmental health...

June 24, 2020

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Strong and shallow M5.8 earthquake hits Owens Lake, California

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit central California at 17:40 UTC on June 24, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 4.7 km (2.9 miles). 12 aftershocks were reported over the next 47 minutes, with the strongest one M4.5. The...

June 24, 2020

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Deadly flash floods hit Romania after the worst drought in 100 years and heaviest floods in 200 years

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in 29 counties across Romania on June 23, 2020, killing at least three people, damaging hundreds of properties, and prompting the evacuation of 152 people. The severe weather came after parts of the country experienced their...

June 24, 2020

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State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Serbia and Bosnia

Severe floods forced authorities to declare a state of emergency in Serbia on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Approximately 700 houses were inundated, bridges were damaged, as well as roads and power lines.​ Residents were left in a "dramatic" situation,...

June 24, 2020

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Deadly floods, hail and rare tornado hit Istanbul, Turkey

A severe storm accompanied by hail and a rare tornado hit Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, killing one person and injuring several others. Governor Ali Yerlikaya confirmed that the Syrian national, who was around 30 years old, was...

June 24, 2020

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Siberian town records possible hottest-ever temperature in Arctic Circle

The town of Verkhoyansk in Siberia hit 37.8 °C (100 °F) for the first time on Saturday, June 20, 2020-- if verified, it will be the hottest-ever temperature recorded above the Arctic Circle. The hot temperature recorded in Verkhoyansk on Saturday may also...

June 23, 2020

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Very strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.4 hit Oaxaca, Mexico at 15:29 UTC on June 23, 2020, at a depth of 26.3 km (14.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 11.9 km (7.4 miles) SSW of...

June 23, 2020

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Slow-moving Old Fort landslide reactivates, forcing evacuations near Peace River, British Columbia

Residents near the Peace River area of British Columbia, Canada, are on evacuation alert as a portion of the ridge in Old Fort that broke in 2018 has started moving again. Since June 21, 2020, the landslide has been advancing at around 3 km/h (1.8 mph) and has...

June 23, 2020

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More than 58 000 ha (143 000 acres) of rice damaged as 'worst' drought in history hits Mekong Delta

More than 58 000 ha (143 000 acres) of rice have been damaged in Mekong Delta due to the region's worst drought in history, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The MARD, in cooperation with the People's Committee...

June 23, 2020

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Alert raised after resumption of seismicity at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A resumption of seismicity has been observed at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in Reunion since June 16, 2020, prompting the national volcanological observatory to raise the Alert Level to "Vigilance" on June 22. The Volcanological Observatory of Piton...

June 22, 2020

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At least 5 killed as severe flash floods wreak havoc in Bursa, Turkey

Severe flash floods caused by heavy rains on June 21 have left at least five people dead and one person missing in Bursa Province, Turkey, officials confirmed on Monday, June 22, 2020. Floodwaters also caused extensive damage to properties, including houses,...

June 22, 2020