Articles tagged "china"

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China's energy crisis deepens, coal prices hit record high as cold weather sweeps in from the north

China's coal crisis deepened late last week as cold weather swept in from the north, causing coal prices to surge to new record highs. Power rationing has already been in place in at least 17 of mainland China's more than 30 regions since September, forcing...

October 18, 2021

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Over 1.75 million people affected by floods, 17 000 homes collapsed in north China's Shanxi Province

Continuous downpours affecting north China's Shanxi Province since the start of October have affected more than 1.75 million people and forced the evacuation of more than 120 000. In addition, floods damaged over 190 000 ha (469 500 acres) of crops and...

October 12, 2021

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Sudden drop in temperatures leads to early snow in parts of China

A sudden drop in temperatures recently have led to early snowfalls in some parts of China, surprising many people. Yijun County in Shaanxi ushered in the first snowfall of this autumn on Sunday morning, October 10, 2021. Other parts of Shaanxi, including Binzhou...

October 12, 2021

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Tornado hits downtown Yantai, China's Shandong Province

A damaging tornado hit the city of Yantai, China's Shandong Province on October 1, 2021. According to Eric Wang, an extreme weather enthusiast, the damage is consistent with an EF-1 rating. The tornado went directly into downtown, flipping cars and collapsing...

October 01, 2021

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Unprecedented power outages hit China's homes and factories, increasing global supply chain chaos

Coal shortages are causing unprecedented power outages in parts of China ahead of the winter season, affecting the country's economy and increasing global supply chain chaos. It's estimated that around 44% of China's industrial activity is affected by...

September 29, 2021

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At least 3 killed, 60 injured after shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Sichuan, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M6.0 hit southwest China's Sichuan Province at 20:33 UTC on September 15, 2021 (04:33 LT, September 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Both USGS...

September 16, 2021

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More than 300 000 evacuated as Shanghai braces for Tropical Storm "Chanthu"

Shanghai authorities have ordered the evacuation of nearly 330 000 people as the city braced for heavy rains and strong winds caused by Tropical Cyclone "Chanthu" -- the 14th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Before reaching the coast of...

September 14, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" moving toward Philippines, Taiwan and China

Chanthu reached a Category 5 super typhoon status at 09:00 UTC on September 8, 2021, becoming the second super typhoon of the year. In the Philippines, this tropical cyclone is known as Kiko. At the time, Chanthu's center was located about 1 265 km (785 miles)...

September 08, 2021

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Beijing's flood season ends with 70 percent above average precipitation, China

Beijing's 2021 flood season (June 1 to August 31) ended with the highest average precipitation in the recent 20 years. The average precipitation of the city reached 627.4 mm (24.7 inches) during this year's flood season, which is approximately 70% more than...

September 07, 2021

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Deadly floods hit Hubei, 774 reservoirs exceed flood warnings, China

At least 21 people have been killed and 4 others remain missing after heavy rains hit the central Chinese province of Hubei on August 11 and 12, 2021. In addition, at least 774 reservoirs in the province have exceeded flood warning levels, as of late August 12. At...

August 13, 2021

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Death toll from floods in central China jumps to 302, more than 50 missing

More than 300 people have died in recent flooding in central China, according to official data released Monday, August 2, 2021. The number is more than three times higher than previously reported. Henan provincial government said 302 people have died and 50 remain...

August 02, 2021

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Extreme rainfall in Henan claimed 71 lives, affected 1.3 million people and damaged 972 000 ha (2.4 million acres) of crops, China

Extremely heavy rains affecting China's Henan province over the past 10 days caused massive damage and claimed the lives of 71 people, as of Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The storm dropped a year's worth of rain over the province's capital Zhengzhou in just 3...

July 28, 2021

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Severe sandstorm engulfs China’s Dunhuang city

A severe sandstorm with dust clouds towering at least 100 m (330 feet) high hit China’s Dunhuang city on July 25, 2021. Dunhuang is located in the Gobi Desert, known for its harsh climate and living conditions. Featured image credit: SCMP...

July 26, 2021

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Typhoon "In-Fa" makes landfall in Zhejiang, forces 1.5 million people to evacuate, China

Typhoon "In-Fa" made landfall in the Putuo District of the city of Zhoushan, China's eastern province of Zhejiang at 04:30 UTC on July 25, 2021. At the time of landfall, In-Fa had a maximum wind speed of 137 km/h (85 mph), according to China...

July 26, 2021

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Typhoon "In-Fa" moving over Okinawa, landfall expected south of Shanghai, China

Typhoon "In-Fa" -- the 7th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is slowly moving over Okinawa, southern Japan on July 23, 2021. After passing over Okinawa, In-Fa is expected to move north of Taiwan before making landfall south of Shanghai,...

July 23, 2021

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Two dams collapse after heavy rains hit Inner Mongolia, China

Two dams in North China's Inner Mongolia collapsed on Sunday, July 18, 2021, after heavy rains falling since Saturday. Local citizens were evacuated before the collapse and while material damage is huge, there are no reports of casualties. The combined water...

July 21, 2021

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Catastrophic floods caused by extremely heavy rains claim lives of at least 63 people in Henan, China

At least 63 people have been killed after heavy rains affecting China's central province of Henan since July 16 intensified on July 20, 2021. Zhengzhou meteorologists said the level of rains the capital received in 3 days was 'once in a thousand...

July 21, 2021

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Massive flooding hits Zhengzhou after more than 200 mm (7.8 inches) of rain in just 1 hour, China

Extremely heavy rains hit the capital of China's Henan Province - Zhengzhou (population 10.3 million) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, causing massive floods. This was the third and the strongest day of heavy rainfall in the province. Zhengzhou received average...

July 20, 2021

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Typhoon "In-Fa" nearing Okinawa, forecast to rapidly intensify on its way toward Taiwan and China

Typhoon "In-Fa" -- the 6th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is approaching Okinawa, Japan on its way toward Taiwan and China. In-Fa will continue strengthening today and possibly rapidly intensify by July 22 while passing south of Okinawa....

July 20, 2021

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Typhoon "Cempaka" to make U-turn after landfall over China's Guangdong Province

Typhoon "Cempaka" -- the 7th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is slowly approaching China's Guangdong Province where it's expected to make landfall on July 20, 2021. At 06:00 UTC on July 20, the center of Cempaka was located about...

July 20, 2021

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Extreme flooding hits multiple provinces of China, capital Beijing brought to standstill

Prolonged heavy rainfall affecting parts of China over the past couple of days caused extreme flooding in several provinces, including Sichuan, Hebei, Shaanxi, Henan, and Shandong. Severe thunderstorms also affected the capital Beijing, bringing the entire city to a...

July 14, 2021

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Shandong hit by largest tornado outbreak in more than a decade, China

Eastern China's Shandong Province was hit by its largest tornado outbreak in more than 10 years on July 11, 2021. At least 10 tornadoes were reported, with at least 3 of them violent. The reports are still coming in and the number of reported tornadoes is...

July 12, 2021

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Violent tornado hits downtown Shenxian, leaving catastrophic damage, China

A violent tornado moved directly into downtown Shenxian, China's Shandong Province, around 13:00 UTC on July 11, 2021, causing 'catastrophic' damage. The twister debarked hardwood, tossed cars, leveled a number of homes, and left several people injured,...

July 11, 2021

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1 million people affected by floods, 63 000 evacuated in Jiangxi Province, China

Several days of heavy rain and flooding in southeast China's province of Jiangxi have left nearly 1.08 million people affected and forced more than 60 000 to evacuate. According to Xinhua, floods in the province began on June 28. In 5 days to July 2, when the...

July 05, 2021

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Major damage reported after large tornado hits Guyuan, Hebei, China

A large tornado hit Guyuan County in China's northeastern Hebei province on July 1, 2021, causing major damage. According to local reports, poorly anchored brick houses were destroyed and tractors blown over. "This is the second significant tornado to hit...

July 01, 2021

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Two violent tornadoes hit China, destroying homes and claiming at least 8 lives

At least two large and violent tornadoes touched down in China on June 25, 2021, destroying homes, tossing cars, and leaving at least 8 people dead. Local authorities fear the death toll will continue to rise. Survey teams are on the scene today. The first violent...

June 26, 2021

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Northeast China rivers reach historic levels amid persistent heavy rain

Persistent heavy downpours have caused 13 rivers to rise to record levels in parts of northeastern China, the Ministry of Water Resources reported Saturday, June 19, 2021. As of Tuesday, June 22, provincial authorities in Heilongjiang upgraded to a level two...

June 24, 2021

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Powerful tornado hits Shangzhi, damaging 168 homes and wreaking havoc on farmlands, China's Heilongjiang Province

A powerful tornado ripped through Shangzhi, a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Harbin, the capital of China's northeast province of Heilongjiang on June 1, 2021. The twister was accompanied by damaging hail. According to Chinese state media, the...

June 03, 2021

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97 rivers across China exceed warning levels as country prepares for another heavy flood season

Rainy season came early to China this year and 97 rivers across the country are already exceeding warning levels as of Thursday, May 27, 2021. This represents a rise of about 10% compared to 2020, a record-breaking year when it comes to rainfall and floods. With...

May 28, 2021

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Extreme weather hits China's Gansu Province, killing 21 ultra-marathon runners

Extreme weather, including cold temperatures, freezing rain, hailstorms, and gale-force winds, have claimed the lives of 21 ultra-marathon runners in northwest China's Gansu Province on May 22, 2021. There were 172 race participants in the race of which 151 have...

May 24, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M7.3 earthquake hits southern Qinghai, China

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit southern Qinghai, China at 18:04 UTC on May 21, 2021 (02:04 LT, May 22). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.4 at the same depth. The epicenter was located...

May 21, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Yunnan, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Yunnan, China at 13:48 UTC (21:48 LT) on May 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). The quake was preceded by M4.6 at...

May 21, 2021

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More than 100 000 affected as severe storms hit Yueyang, China's Hunan Province

More than 100 000 people have been affected after a series of severe storms started hitting the city of Yueyang in central China's Hunan Province on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Yueyang is 170 km (105 miles) SW of the city of Wuhan where two extreme weather events in...

May 18, 2021

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Tornado rips through Shengze, Jiangsu, killing at least 4 people and injuring 149, China

A destructive tornado hit the town of Shengze, China's Jiangsu Province at around 19:00 LT on May 14, 2021, killing 4 people and injuring 149. It was the first of two deadly tornadoes to hit China on May 14 in which at least 12 people lost their lives. More than...

May 15, 2021

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Destructive tornado rips through Wuhan, killing 8 people and injuring 280, China

A destructive tornado ripped through the city of Wuhan, capital of China's Hubei Province, at around 20:39 LT on Friday, May 14, 2021, killing at least 8 people and leaving 280 injured. This is the second extreme weather event to hit the city in just 4 days....

May 15, 2021

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Severe thunderstorm hits Wuhan, turning day into night, China

At least 2 people have been killed after a severe thunderstorm hit the city of Wuhan, capital of China's Hubei province on May 10, 2021, turning day into night. According to the Wuhan Emergency Management Bureau, parts of the city encountered a level 10...

May 12, 2021

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Waterspout recorded as it hits a beach in China's Guangdong Province

A rare waterspout was recorded in south Chinas Guangdong Province as it hit a beach on Hailing Island on Monday, May 3, 2021. Is that a dragon emerging from the sea? A rare #waterspout was captured by tourists on the sea surface by the beach of Hailing island,...

May 05, 2021

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Violent storm hits China's Jiangsu Province, claiming lives of 11 people and leaving 102 injured

A violent storm swept through east China's Jiangsu Province late Friday, April 30, 2021, claiming the lives of at least 11 people and leaving more than 100 injured. 9 people were missing as of Saturday, May 1. The worst affected were the cities of Nantong...

May 02, 2021

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Aerial images reveal invisible fault in Datong City, China

Aerial photos of Yudong District, Datong City in Shanxi Province, China, have aided scientists in their search for a hidden fault underneath the city, the team reported at the Seismological Society of America's 2021 Annual Meeting. Photos taken from the 1960s...

April 24, 2021

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Beijing engulfed by third major dust storm in five weeks, China

China's capital Beijing has seen its third major dust storm in five weeks on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The storm is expected to continue in the coming days, affecting central and eastern China, according to the Guaizihu Meteorological Station. Beijing's air...

April 16, 2021