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Tropical Storm "Yagi" heading toward eastern China, landfall expected August 12

Tropical Storm "Yagi," the 14th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season, is heading toward eastern China and expected to make landfall on August 12, 2018, with maximum sustained winds near 75 km/h (46 mph). China's National Meteorological Center...

August 11, 2018

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Massive sandstorm engulfs Golmud, Qinghai province, China

A ferocious sandstorm engulfed the city of Golmud in China' Qinghai province on July 25, 2018, causing zero visibility. The sandstorm was accompanied by 75 km/h (46 mph) winds that brought down trees and caused traffic chaos. The police was forced to use...

July 27, 2018

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Severe Tropical Storm "Ampil" makes landfall near Shanghai, China

Severe Tropical Storm "Ampil," the 10th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season, slammed into eastern China on July 22, 2018, and passed very close to Shanghai, China's biggest city and a global financial hub with a population of 24.1 million. ...

July 23, 2018

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Very bright fireball recorded over Guangdong, China

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking across the sky over southeast China's province of Guangdong at 17:50 UTC on July 2, 2018 (00:50 local time, July 3). According to EXOSS Citizen Science Project, the fireball crossed over Guangdong's Buolo County...

July 03, 2018

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Severe drought affecting 40% of Inner Mongolia, China

A persistent drought is affecting as much as 40% of China's remote northwestern region of Inner Mongolia, causing over US$91 million in direct economic losses. The regional weather bureau said Inner Mongolia has seen 25% less rainfall since mid-June and is...

June 28, 2018

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Meteorite fragments from June 1 fireball found, several homes damaged, China

Numerous fragments of a meteorite that fell in southwest China's Yunnan Province on June 1, 2018 have been found by locals in Menghai County. Executive deputy director of the Professional Committee for Meteorite Scientific Investigation of the China Scientific...

June 04, 2018

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Very bright fireball explodes over Jinghong City, China, several homes damaged

A very bright fireball exploded over the Chinese city of Jinghong in Yunnan Province at 13:40 UTC on June 1, 2018. Locals reported sonic booms associated with the event. According to witness reports, the event lasted for about 2 seconds and was followed by two sonic...

June 02, 2018

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10 000 homes damaged after M5.7 earthquake strikes Jilin Province, China

More than 10 000 homes have been damaged after a shallow M5.7 earthquake hit China's Jilin Province at 21:50 UTC on May 27, 2018 (01:50 local time, May 28). The USGS is reporting this quake as M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 23 km...

May 29, 2018

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Massive landslide hits Sichuan Province, China

A massive landslide buried a road section in Mabian Yi Autonomous County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on May 5, 2018, terrifying the people who witnessed the disaster. Soil and boulders estimated over 50 000 cubic meters (1.7 million ft3) in volume cut...

May 07, 2018

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9 killed as landslide hits Lyuliang City of China's Shanxi Province

At least nine people have been killed after a landslide hit north China's Shanxi Province early Monday, April 30, 2018. Authorities said the slide happened around 04:57 local time Monday morning in Caijiazhuang village in Lishi District of Lyuliang City. More...

April 30, 2018

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Tornado-like winds hit Guangxi Zhuang region, south China

A possible tornado hit south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on April 20, 2018 and was captured on camera. Strong winds lift debris up and hover it above ground. Students screamed in their dormitories as a twister swirled in the dark skies above the...

April 23, 2018

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China is building massive weather modification system to make more rain

China is testing cutting-edge weather modification technology in Tibetan Plateau. The country aims to implement a large-scale weather changing project to ensure a consistent rain supply in the area three times as big as Spain, nearing 1 million km2 (620 000 mi2)....

April 01, 2018

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China upgrades snowstorm warning to 2nd highest, cold wave alert on highest level

China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) has upgraded its snowstorm warning to Orange - the second highest level on Thursday, January 25, 2018, as heavy snow continues affecting China's central and eastern regions. A Blue alert for cold wave remains in...

January 26, 2018

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Heavy snowfall affects 2.3 million people, kills 21 and destroys 700 homes, China

Two rounds of very heavy snowfall hit China's eastern and central regions since January 2, 2018, with freezing rain in Guizhou, Hunan and Jiangxi. 21 people were killed and millions affected, as of January 8, 2018. Heavy snowfall affecting the provinces of...

January 08, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits SW China / India border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by CENC (China) as M6.9 hit Milein County, Nyingchi City, Tibet (SW China / India border region) at 22:34 UTC on November 17, 2017 (06:34 local time, November 18). Both USGS and EMSC report it as M6.3 at a depth of 10 km...

November 18, 2017

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Major fireball explodes over Shangri-La, China, meteorites very likely

A major fireball was observed and recorded over southwest China at 12:07 UTC (20:07 local time) on October 4, 2017. The event lasted more than 10 seconds before the object disintegrated in a very bright flash. It was followed by a sonic boom. According to witness...

October 05, 2017

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Typhoon "Hato" turns deadly as it makes landfall in SE China's Guangdong

Typhoon "Hato" made landfall in southeast China's Guangdong Province near 05:00 UTC (11:00 local time) on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, with wind speeds near 185 km/h (115 mph). This made Hato a Category 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson...

August 23, 2017

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Destructive tornado hits northeast China's Heilongjiang

A tornado, accompanied by rainstorm, hit part of Nenjiang County, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province at around 14:40 local time on Monday, April 21, 2017, blowing away roof tiles and construction materials. The twister was on the ground for about 10...

August 22, 2017

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Destructive tornado hits China's Chifeng, 5 killed and over 50 injured

A destructive tornado hit northern China's Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Friday afternoon, August 11, 2017, killing 5 people and injuring over 50. The tornado destroyed at least 40 houses in three villages and affected 270 people. State media...

August 12, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits China - Kazakhstan border

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by CENC as M6.6 hit China - Kazakhstan border region at 23:27 UTC on August 8, 2017 (07:27 local time, August 9). The agency is reporting a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 25.9 km (16 km)....

August 09, 2017

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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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56 dead, 22 missing as massive floods hit China, 11 million affected

At least 56 people have been killed and 22 are still missing since June 29, 2017 in 11 central and southern provinces of China, including Hunan, Hubei, Anhui, Sichuan, and Guizhou, China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs said Tuesday, July 4. Water levels in more...

July 03, 2017

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Massive landslide hits China, over 120 people buried under huge rocks

The Sichuan provincial government said huge rocks which came from a mountain engulfed 62 homes and a hotel during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 24, 2017. Late afternoon, officials confirmed 15 deaths and said more than 120 are still believed to be buried...

June 24, 2017

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Large sinkhole opens in China's Jiangsu, swallows a van and a tree

A large sinkhole opened up on a busy road of Nantong city, east China's Jiangsu province on Saturday, June 10, 2017, after heavy rains hit the region. The hole immediately swallowed a minivan and continued to expand, engulfing parts of pavement and a nearby...

June 13, 2017

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Rare waterspout recorded off Beihai, south China

A large waterspout, rare weather phenomenon for this part of the world, was spotted and recorded off the coast of Beihai City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. According to the CGTN, the jaw-dropping scene fascinated...

June 08, 2017

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Thousands rescued as severe floods hit southeast China

At least 4 people have been killed and thousands evacuated after heavy rain caused severe floods in southeast China over the past couple of days. Last week, record-breaking rain caused major flooding in parts of Guangdong Province, affecting nearly 9 000 people....

May 16, 2017

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Violent hailstorm hits Guiyang, southwest China

Heavy rain accompanied with violent hailstorm hit the city of Guiyang in southwest China's Guizhou Province, flooding the town and bringing traffic to a standstill on Wednesday night, April 5, 2017. According to CCTV, the downtown was seriously flooded after 23...

April 08, 2017

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First imagery from next-generation FY-4A geostationary satellite

China has released the first imagery from Fengyun-4A, the first of their second generation of Geostationary Meteorological Satellites. The satellite will support forecasts and warnings, numerical weather prediction, wildfire and space weather monitoring and more. It...

March 04, 2017

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Beijing issues a red alert for hazardous smog pollution for the second time ever

Residents of China are experiencing another wave of severe smog pollution since December 18, 2015. The smog conditions have prompted Beijing authorities to issued its second red alert in the history, as hazardous conditions have been expected to last more than three...

December 21, 2015

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The solar power forecast to account for one third of new electricity generation by 2040: China becoming the global leader

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 China announced it's plan to reduce the usage of fossil fuels over the next 15 years, and further increase it's investments in solar power. This project is in agreement with UN's new pledge to cut carbon emissions around the globe.

August 07, 2015

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Northern China facing soil drying issues: Increased farming activities a leading cause

Newly published research, investigating the relationship between increased food production and soil drying issues in northern China, suggest the increase in agricultural activities may be responsible for the strong decreasing trends of soil moisture. The research sugges

July 23, 2015

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Typhoon "Kalmaegi" weakens after its second landfall

After hitting northeast of the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday, September 14, Typhoon "Kalmaegi" strengthened over the South China Sea and hit southern China and Vietnam on September 16, 2014. As it was making its second landfall (China) it was still

September 16, 2014

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Super typhoon Rammasun hit southern China, moves toward northern Vietnam

Super Typhoon Rammasun, which might be the strongest typhoon to hit China's Hainan Island in 40 years, landed in town of Wengtian early on July 18, 2014, packing winds of up to 216 km/h (134 mph) and bringing torrential rain. It is only the

July 18, 2014

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Typhoon Rammasun about to reach super typhoon strength

Deadly Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) left trail of destruction across the Philippines. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines, 40 people have been killed by the storm while more remain

July 18, 2014

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Landslides mark the onset of rainy season in southwest China

Heavy rains marked the onset of the rainy season in China. The Landslide Blog reported an increase in landslides in China, specially in China's Yunnan Province. Massive landslide occurred at Tuohe village in Daguan County, Zhaotong City in Yunnan

July 03, 2014

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China bans GMOs from army food supply

The Chinese People's Liberation Army plans to ban the use of genetically modified foods from its supply chain, making the PLA the first military force in modern history to do so.According to multiple reports, the decision comes following the publication last month o

June 07, 2014

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Massive sandstorm hits northwest China

Massive sandstorm in northwest China is transporting large sand deposits from Taklimakan Desert in western China and the Gobi desert in the east, through Gansu Province and the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. A very large front is moving eastward across Asia,...

April 25, 2014

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China tests anti-smog drone aircraft

In an important step toward tackling with overwhelming air pollution China tested domestically-produced drone aircraft designed to disperse smog on Saturday, March 8, 2014. This unmanned aircraft helps disperse smog by spraying chemicals that freeze pollutants and

March 10, 2014

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Air pollution in northeastern China reached hazardous levels

A cold front has sent temperatures plummeting in most northeastern Chinese provinces, causing fog and haze to linger across the region. Agricultural fires in the region in the fall,  following the harvest, also influenced levels of smog. Since

October 24, 2013

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Destructive, shallow and deadly earthquake jolts Yunnan - Sichuan border region, China

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck border area of Shangri-La and Deqen counties in Yunnan Province and Derong County in Sichuan Province, China, on August 31 at 00:04 UTC, claimed lives of 4 people and injured 10 others according to latest

August 31, 2013