Articles tagged "china"

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Tropical Cyclone "Mekkhala" brings powerful winds and heavy rains as it makes landfall in Fujian, China

Tropical Cyclone "Mekkhala" made landfall at around 23:30 UTC on August 10, 2020 (07:30 LT on August 11) in Zhangpu County, China's Fujian Province, bringing strong winds of 119 km/h (74 mph). The storm's center was located inland over the Zhangpu...

August 11, 2020

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At least 33 injured, 3 critically as destructive tornado hits Inner Mongolia, China

At least 33 people were injured and more than 100 dwellings were damaged or destroyed after a tornado struck a village in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2020. The severe storm struck around 07:30 UTC (15:30 LT) in...

August 10, 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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Typhoon "Hagupit" slams into China's Zhejiang

Typhoon "Hagupit" -- the fourth named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season -- made landfall in China's Zhejiang Province at around 19:30 UTC on August 4, 2020. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (80 mph) and gusts to 187 km/h (115...

August 03, 2020

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Large landslide blocks a river in Chongqing, more than 500 residents flee, China

A landslide blocked a river in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, local authorities reported on Sunday, July 26, 2020. This formed a barrier lake that threatened nearby townships and a power station, prompting more than 500 residents to flee their homes....

July 27, 2020

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IMERG maps excessive monsoon rain across Asia

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission captured the rainfall accumulation across Asia-- from India to Japan-- this monsoon season, from June 1 to July 20, 2020. The data are remotely-sensed estimates that came from the Integrated Multi-Satellite...

July 23, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits western Xizang, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit western Xizang, China at 22:07 UTC on July 22, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 450 km (278 miles)...

July 22, 2020

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Massive landslide blocks river in Hubei, prompting more than 8 000 residents to evacuate, China

A massive landslide of about 10 million cubic m (350 million cubic feet) blocked a river in central China's Hubei Province, resulting in a barrier lake that prompted authorities to evacuate more than 8 000 residents on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The barrier lake...

July 22, 2020

china flood july 20 2020

China blasts dam on Yangtze tributary to ease flooding, death toll climbs to more than 150

Authorities in central China have blasted a dam on the Yangtze River tributary on Sunday, July 19, 2020, to ease surging waters amid severe flooding. The grim situation has left millions affected, damaged more than 28 000 houses, and caused more than 150...

July 20, 2020

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Weather system behind record-breaking, catastrophic rainfalls in Japan and China explained

A persistent stationary front known as the Meiyu front is affecting East Asian countries since the rainy season began in May. The front is responsible for record-breaking rainfalls, mainly in Japan and China, and causing catastrophic floods and landslides that have...

July 17, 2020

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One of the worst rainfall seasons on record hits China, massive floods affecting nearly 38 million people

Severe floods affecting wide swaths of China since June 2020 have left at least 141 people dead or missing and almost 38 million affected in 27 provinces, officials reported on Monday, July 13, 2020. Up to 433 rivers have risen to dangerous levels, with 33 of them...

July 13, 2020

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Two months' worth of rain triggers deadly landslide in Hubei, leaving at least 9 people missing, China

At least nine people are missing after a large landslide triggered by heavy rain hit China's Hubei Province on Wednesday morning, July 8, 2020. The region recorded 200 mm (8 inches), with Dahe Township recording 353 mm (14 inches)-- twice the July average...

July 08, 2020

china snowstorm june 29 2020

Summer snowstorm kills nearly 500 livestock animals, strands 400 tourists in Xinjiang, China

An unexpected summer snowstorm hit Xinjiang, China, on June 29, 2020, resulting in traffic disruption, more than 400 tourists stranded, and deaths of nearly 500 livestock. Herdsmen in Tekes County in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have suffered heavy losses...

July 03, 2020

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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

china sandstorm june 28 2020

Massive sandstorm blankets Hotan, western China

A massive sandstorm blanketed the city of Hotan in western China on Sunday, June 28, 2020. According to the South China Morning Post, the visibility was reduced to 50 m (164 feet), and residents suffered breathing difficulties. The storm began at around 08:50 UTC...

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

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Severe hailstorm destroys cars, homes and 4 855 ha (12 000 acres) of crops in Baoding, China

A severe hailstorm lashed the city of Baoding in north China's Hebei Province on June 25, 2020, destroying up to 4 855 ha (12 000 acres) of crops and leaving more than 30 000 people affected. According to the China Global Television Network (CGTN), the...

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

tornado china june 24 2020

Large tornado moves through Xilinhot countryside, northeast China

A large tornado touched down in the suburbs of Xilinhot in northeastern China's Inner Mongolia on Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2020. Motorists have captured the nerve-wracking moment a twister struck the countryside, appearing to be approaching the nearby cars....

June 26, 2020

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Severe hailstorm lashes Beijing during Dragon Boat Festival, China

A severe hailstorm lashed China's capital Beijing on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Earlier on Thursday, the Beijing Meteorological Observatory issued a yellow warning signal for thunder and lightning. The agency also warned people to take precautions as dispersed...

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

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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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More than 20 000 people evacuated after landslide blocks major river in China's Sichuan

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 20 000 people after a large landslide blocked a major river in Sichuan on June 17, 2020. At least one person has been killed while 3 others remain missing across the province. According to the provincial flood control and...

June 18, 2020

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Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

The intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Tuesday, June 15, 2020, that China should be more transparent over its dam operations on the Mekong River. The statement comes months after water levels downstream hit record lows...

June 17, 2020

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Magma recharging beneath the Weishan volcano of the intraplate Wudalianchi volcanic field, China

A team of geophysicists warned that Wei Mountain in northeast China could be "recharging" for an eruption after two huge magma chambers were discovered under the volcano, which last erupted more than half a million years ago. The researchers said they...

June 17, 2020

china floods june 16 2020

8.5 million people affected, 63 killed as intense downpours continue to pound southern China

Intense downpours continue to batter southern China, leaving at least 63 people dead or missing and almost 8.5 million affected. Worsening floods have also displaced nearly 500 000 and caused direct economic losses of about 4 billion dollars or 21 billion yuan. The...

June 16, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Nuri" makes landfall in China's Guangdong

Tropical Cyclone "Nuri" -- the second named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season -- made landfall along the coast of Yangjiang, southern China's Guangdong Province on June 14, 2020. According to the China's National Meteorological Center (NMC)...

June 14, 2020

china flood june 11 2020

More than 2.6 million affected by deadly floods and mudslides in southern and central China

Widespread floods and mudslides since June 1, 2020, have affected more than 2.6 million people in China's southern and central regions, resulting in an increasing number of fatalities and damages. As of June 11, at least 13 people have died, two are still...

June 11, 2020

0inner mongolia drought june 9 2020

Worsening drought affects nearly half of north China's Inner Mongolia

Increasing drought in north China's Inner Mongolia has already affected 45 percent of the region, local authorities reported on Sunday, June 7, 2020. On Monday, a sweltering temperature of almost 40 °C (104 °F) was recorded in the area. The regional...

June 09, 2020

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Floods affect 800 000 in China's Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi provinces

At least 800 000 people have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in central and southern China over the past couple of days. At least 2 people have been killed and 4 are still missing. The worst affected provinces are Hunan, Jiangxi, and Guangxi. 1 person has...

June 08, 2020

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Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China

Days of heavy rainfall triggered hundreds of landslides in Yunnan Province, China, including one which resulted in 1 fatality and 4 others missing on Thursday, May 28, 2020, and a sudden rockfall in Tonghai County, trapping 2 people and injuring 2 others on Friday,...

May 31, 2020

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Shallow M5.0 earthquake kills 4 and injured 23 in Yunnan, China

A shallow earthquake registered by the China Earthquake Networks Center as M5.0 with a depth of 8 km (5 miles) hit the province of Yunnan in the country's southwestern region at 13:48 UTC (21:48 LT) on Monday, May 18, 2020. The USGS registered it as M5.2 with a...

May 19, 2020

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Severe hailstorm strikes Guizhou, China

A powerful hailstorm hit Pingtang County in the province of Guizhou, China on Saturday, April 18, 2020, resulting in damage to properties and power outages. The largest hail was 30 mm (1.2 inches) in diameter. No casualties were reported. Last month, a series of...

April 20, 2020

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Massive sandstorm engulfs Baicheng city, China

A massive sandstorm blanketed the city of Baicheng in Jilin Province, Northeast China, on April 3, 2020. The phenomenon is locally known as a "black storm". Waves of dust were swept up by gale-force winds of 63 to 74 km/h (39 to 46 mph). In one footage, a...

April 06, 2020

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Massive forest fire breaks out in Sichuan, at least 19 dead, China

A huge forest fire broke out in southwestern China's Sichuan province at 07:51 UTC (15:51 LT) on Monday, March 30, 2020. As of Tuesday, March 31, authorities confirmed 19 fatalities, including 18 firefighters and one farmer guide. The blaze has spread across 1...

March 31, 2020

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Landslide kills 7 in Guizhou concrete factory, China

Seven fatalities were confirmed Monday, March 30, 2020, following a landslide in a concrete factory in southwest China's Guizhou Province on March 27. The landslide occurred at the Guizhou Commercial Concrete Co. in the provincial capital city of Guiyang on...

March 30, 2020

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At least one dead, 127 injured as landslide derails train in Hunan, China

At least one person died while 127 others were injured after a passenger train derailed in Hunan Province, China, on Monday, March 30, 2020. The accident occurred due to a landslide triggered by continuous heavy rains. The tragedy took place in Chenzhou City at...

March 30, 2020

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Series of severe weather events, including hailstorms, heavy rains and snow hit southwest China

A series of severe weather events, including hailstorms, heavy rains, and snow, has been battering parts of southwest China since March 22, 2020. The events caused widespread damage and disruption, particularly in the provinces of Hubei, Jiangxi, Sichuan, and...

March 27, 2020

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China launches first AI earthquake monitoring system

After six years of study, researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have developed the world's first artificial intelligence seismic monitoring system. This AI earthquake tracking system can report all source parameters within two...

February 27, 2020

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COVID-19 death toll reaches 2 700, markets plunge amid pandemic fears

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday, February 25, 2020, that the COVID-19 outbreak could grow into a pandemic as markets plunged, while cases peak in China and surge outside the country. South Korea and Italy now rank second and third with the most...

February 25, 2020