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Launceston sees most significant snowfall since early 1970s, Tasmania

Residents of Launceston, Tasmania, woke up to more than 30 cm (12 inches) of snow on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), this was the most significant snowfall the city experienced since the early 1970s. "For...

August 05, 2020

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Huge sinkhole opens up in Volusia, Florida

A massive sinkhole opened up in a yard in Volusia County, Central Florida, on Friday morning, July 31, 2020. Rosario Rizzo, the homeowner of the yard, said the sinkhole measured around 74 square m (800 square feet) and even swallowed a large tree. He noted that the...

August 05, 2020

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South Korea hit by longest monsoon in 7 years, at least 26 dead or missing

More flooding and landslides have been reported in South Korea as the country suffers from its longest monsoon in seven years. At least 13 people have died and more than 1 500 have been forced to flee, while two areas were declared disaster zones after 42...

August 05, 2020

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20 people dead, 1 000 displaced as persistent heavy rains hit Yemen

Persistent heavy rains across Yemen have killed at least 20 people, displaced thousands, and destroyed hundreds of properties, local government official reported Tuesday, August 4, 2020. In Marib, the hardest-hit province, the health ministry said 17 people--...

August 05, 2020

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Isaias moves into Canada after lashing much of Eastern U.S. and leaving at least 12 people dead

Post-tropical cyclone Isaias has moved into southeastern Canada after bringing heavy rains, powerful winds, and multiple tornadoes across much of the Eastern U.S., where more than three million people were affected by widespread power outages and at least nine...

August 05, 2020

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Multiple landslides block A83 at Rest and Be Thankful - Scotland, U.K.

Multiple landslides blocked the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful, Scotland, after heavy rainfall on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Officials started clearing operations on Wednesday, August 5, although initial visual assessments indicate that there is still movement on the...

August 05, 2020

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Deep M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Ambrym, Vanuatu

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Ambrym, Vanuatu at 12:05 UTC (23:05 LT) on August 5, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 174 km (108 miles). The EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 181 km (112 miles). The...

August 05, 2020

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Ottawa sets record for hottest July in nearly 100 years, Canada

Last month was Ottawa's hottest July in nearly 100 years, Environment Canada announced. The capital city endured 18 days of highs above 30 °C (86 °F), including three days that smashed temperature records, and six nights where the mercury did not fall...

August 05, 2020

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Wildfires raging 'out of control' across Parana delta wetland, Argentina

The Parana River in Argentina -- South America's second-biggest river after the Amazon and the eighth longest in the world -- is at its lowest level in decades this year, allowing multiple forest fires to spread through its delta. NASA's Operational Land...

August 05, 2020

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Las Vegas sets July heat records, no probability of monsoon anytime soon - Nevada, U.S.

July 2020 set heat records in Las Vegas, Nevada, including the seventh hottest July on record and the all-time highest low temperature in the valley with 35 °C (95 °F) overnight Thursday, July 30, 2020. While Las Vegas ended the month with a high of 44.4...

August 04, 2020

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Snow engulfs Victorian towns as Melbourne braces for coldest four-day spell since 1996, Australia

A blast of Antarctic air is moving over Victoria, Australia, this week, which has already brought snow to several towns. Meanwhile, Melbourne is forecast to shiver through its coldest four-day spell in 24 years as temperatures could even get cold enough for snow to...

August 04, 2020

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Major wildfire spreads in Southern California, more than 8 000 people urged to evacuate

A major wildfire emerged in Cherry Valley, Southern California, on Friday evening, July 31, 2020, prompting evacuation orders for more than 8 000 people in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The blaze, called the Apple Fire, has spread to 10 860 ha (26 850...

August 04, 2020

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Hurricane "Isaias" makes historic landfall in North Carolina, U.S.

Hurricane "Isaias" made landfall in North Carolina at around 03:10 UTC on August 4, 2020, with winds reaching 137 km/h (85 mph), making it a Category 1 hurricane. This is the first hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina during the month of August...

August 04, 2020

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Strange summer 'snow' falls in Beijing, China

An unusual weather phenomenon occurred in the Dongcheng District of Beijing, China, on July 28, 2020. According to residents, it appeared like white snowflakes that fell in the area during a hot summer day, but meteorologists said it might be "chal" or...

August 04, 2020

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Series of powerful eruptions at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

Series of powerful eruptions were recorded at Nishinoshima volcano over the past couple of days. On August 3, 2020, the Tokyo VAAC warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to 4 900 m (16 00 feet) altitude. Volcanic activity surged in June 2020, with recurring...

August 04, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Sinlaku" kills 2 in Vietnam, floods more than 1 000 houses in Thailand

Flash flooding brought by Tropical Storm "Sinlaku" killed at least two people in Vietnam and swept through thousands of houses in 18 provinces of Thailand over the weekend. Sinlaku formed on August 1 as the third named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon...

August 03, 2020

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Deadly flash floods hit Sudan, damaging or destroying more than 2 300 homes

Widespread flooding hit Sudan over the weekend, leaving more than 2 300 homes damaged or destroyed and at least five people dead. The worst affected province was the Blue Nile, where heavy rainfall lashed about 1 200 houses and caused the collapse of the Bout dam....

August 03, 2020