Articles tagged "atacama desert region"

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Massive flash floods hit Atacama desert, Chile

Heavy showers on high altitudes in northern Chile have caused dry river beds to become rushing torrents of water over the past couple of days. Major floods across the desert region of Atacama and continued through February 8. The flooding has left one dead, one...

February 08, 2019

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Rare natural phenomenon - floral bloom in Atacama desert

Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on Earth, came to life after an unusual episode of heavy flooding swept Chile in March 2015. The desert, located in northern Chile, is currently undergoing a very rare flower bloom, which happens only once in 5 or even 10...

October 30, 2015

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Atacama Desert flooded after 7 years of rain fell in just 12 hours

At least 10 people have been killed by catastrophic floods in northern regions of Chile after thunderstorms brought the equivalent of 7 years of rain in just 12 hours on March 26. Search and rescue operations are still in progress and authorities fear the number of casu

March 28, 2015

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Atacama Desert coated with record snowfall

One of the driest places on the planet got a wintry blast this week. The Atacama Desert region in Chile was coated with its heaviest snow cover in nearly two decades, the BBC reported. An estimated 80 centimeters (31.5 inches) piled up in the normally arid

July 07, 2011