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greece turkey earthquake july 20 2017

Deadly M6.7 earthquake hits Greece - Turkey border region, triggers a tsunami

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Dodecanese Islands, Greece - western Turkey border region at 22:31 UTC on July 20, 2017 (01:31 local time, July 21), triggering a small tsunami. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

July 21, 2017

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides claim 13 lives in Jammu and Kashmir

At least 13 people have been killed and 11 injured after heavy rains caused flash floods and landslides in Doda, Kishtwar and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, July 20, 2017. According to Zee News, six people were killed and 11 injured after flash...

July 20, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: July 12 - 18, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between July 12 and 18, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bogoslof, Fox Islands (USA) | Fuego, Guatemala | Sangeang Api, Indonesia. Ongoing activity:...

July 20, 2017

detwiler fire california july 20 2017

Detwiler Fire explodes in size, 29 structures destroyed, 1 500 threatened

A massive, fast-burning wildfire is raging west of Yosemite National Park in California, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. The fire exploded in size on Wednesday, July 19 to 19 424 hectares (48 000 acres). It has so far scorched 19 424 hectares...

July 20, 2017

badakhshan flood afghanistan july 2017

16 dead after severe floods hit Afghanistan, 51 in Pakistan

Heavy rain has been affecting Afghanistan's eastern province of Badakhshan over the past couple of days, causing floods that killed at least 16 people. In neighboring Pakistan, heavy rains since June 27 caused floods and landslides that claimed lives of at least...

July 20, 2017

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Video shows violent landslide burying cars in south China's Guangxi Zhuang

Dashcam footage captured the moment a violent landslide suddenly struck a busy road in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The slide left eight vehicles buried in the mud and three injured. In total, sixteen drivers and...

July 20, 2017

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Severe drought devastating southern European crops

One of the worst droughts in recent decades is devastating southern European crops. Just this year, the damage is estimated to more than 1 billion euros. In Italy, around 30% less rain has fallen this year, compared with last year. Grains have been particularly...

July 20, 2017

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Over 9.1 billion tons of plastic have been produced and most of it thrown away

More than 9.1 billion tons of plastic have been manufactured since the material was initially mass-produced in the 1950s, according to "the first global analysis of all mass-produced plastics," which reports the majority has ended up in landfills or...

July 20, 2017

wildfires british columbia july 2017

300 000 hectares ablaze, more than 45 000 people evacuated, British Columbia

Massive wildfires burning in Canada's British Columbia have so far scorched 300 000 hectares (741 316 acres) of land and forced more than 45 000 people to evacuate, close to a record set in 2003 when 50 000 people were forced to evacuate. The state of emergency...

July 19, 2017

extreme rainfall floods istanbul turkey july 18 2017

Extreme flash flooding hits Istanbul after heaviest rain since 1985, Turkey

Turkey's most populated city, Istanbul suffered extreme flash flooding on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, after rainstorm dumped 4 months worth of rain in just 12 hours. It was the most severe rainfall the city has seen in the past 32 years, but only the first of...

July 18, 2017

arequipa peru earthquake july 18 2017

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Peru

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Arequipa, Peru at 02:05 UTC on July 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 44.1 km (27.4 miles). This quake occurred 151 minutes after a major M7.7 earthquake near Kamchatka...

July 18, 2017

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Major M7.7 earthquake hits Aleutian Trench, tsunami advisories issued

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit near Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 23:34 UTC on July 17, 2017. The agency is reporting a shallow depth of 11 km (6.8 miles.) This is the 4th earthquake in this area since M6.2 at 11:05 UTC today. It was...

July 18, 2017

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Eruption continues at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new eruption that started at Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano on July 14, 2017 continues for the third day in a row. By 15:00 UTC on July 15, the tremor has decreased by a factor of 7 compared to the beginning of the eruption and has remained constant...

July 17, 2017

flash floods hit cold springs swimming hole arizona july 2017

Nine people killed, one missing after major flash flood hits Arizona

At least nine people have been killed and one is still missing after a wall of water swept away family and friends at the popular Cold Springs Swimming Hole near Payson in central Arizona on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The flash flood was caused by a severe monsoon...

July 17, 2017

russia earthquake july 17 2017

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 11:05 UTC on July 17, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 7.9 km (4.9 miles). GFZ Potsdam registered it as M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), followed by...

July 17, 2017

record rain hits jilin province july 13 2017

Record-breaking rains hit China's Jilin, leave 8 dead and 1 missing

Severe weather affecting China's Jilin Province on July 13 and 14, 2017, left at least 8 people dead and 1 missing, authorities reported. Strong thunderstorms brought record-breaking rain, powerful winds and hail. Yongji County was worst hit, with 250 - 296 mm...

July 17, 2017

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Russian capital Moscow flooded yet again

Heavy rainfall flooded Russian capital after the city received some 19 mm (0.7 inches) of rain within just 40 minutes on Friday, July 14, 2017. Moscow's authorities said that the amount of rain the city received within just 40 minutes on Friday is 20% of the...

July 17, 2017