Articles tagged "china"

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit southern Xinjiang, China at 13:27 UTC (19:27 local time) on January 19, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at 10 km (6.2 miles). China Earthquake...

January 19, 2020

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China identifies new type of virus behind mystery disease outbreak

Researchers investigating the cause of a mysterious pneumonia outbreak have discovered a new strain of coronavirus-- a species of viruses that can lead to fatal illnesses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome...

January 16, 2020

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660 km (410 miles) of China's Yellow River frozen solid

Local authorities reported that almost 660 km (410 miles) of China's Yellow River is frozen solid as of January 3, 2020, due to cold temperatures sweeping from north to south. The Yellow River's flood control headquarters announced that the river entered its...

January 05, 2020

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Massive meteor crater discovered in northeast China

A team of scientists has discovered a huge meteor crater with a diameter of 1 850 m (6 070 feet) and a depth of 150 m (492 feet) at Yilan in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. The team, led by the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry under the Chinese...

December 26, 2019

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China unveils digital courts with AI judges and verdicts via apps

China has developed mobile courts with artificial-intelligence judges and verdicts delivered through chat apps aiming to deal with backlogs in cases. Litigants appear by video chats as AI judge with avatar hears the cases. The country is urging digitization to...

December 25, 2019

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Fourth case of bubonic plague confirmed in China

Chinese health authorities have confirmed another case of bubonic plague in the northern Inner Mongolia region on Thursday, November 28, 2019, making it the fourth reported case this month. A herder in Siziwang county, Ulanqab was diagnosed with the disease in a...

November 28, 2019

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Yangtze region under worst drought in 40 years, agro-production severely affected, China

The middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River in China are now suffering from its most severe drought in 40 years. The ministry in charge of handling natural disasters said that the drought had delayed rapeseed planting in the region. Furthermore, the total...

November 12, 2019

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Severe drought affects crops and drinking water in east China

A severe drought is plaguing Anhui Province in east China, damaging crops and disrupting drinking water supplies in some of the worst-hit regions, local authorities reported on Friday, November 1, 2019. From August 12 to October 28, the province only received an...

November 04, 2019

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Midnight sky lights up as bright fireball explodes over Northeast China

A brilliant meteor lit up the midnight sky over Northeast China at 18:16 UTC on October 10, 2019 (00:16 LT, October 11). The night briefly turned into a day as the fireball streaked through the clouds. Videos of the meteor were caught by surveillance cameras in the...

October 14, 2019

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Colossal waterspout spotted in southwest China

A massive waterspout made landfall in Beihai City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southwest China on September 17, 2019. The twister lasted approximately 10 minutes. The footage was captured at the Silver Beach, local Yintan, and considered very rare for the...

September 19, 2019

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Early snow hits Heilongjiang, China's coldest province

China's northernmost city of Mohe, Heilongjiang Province received new season's first snow on September 15, 2019. According to the local observatory, the snow came 25 days earlier than last year. ​The area, which is considered the coldest in China,...

September 18, 2019

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Shallow M5.1 earthquake hits Zhangye, China

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.1 (downgraded from M5.5) hit Zhangye, China at 12:48 UTC (20:48 LT) on September 16, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 18.5 km (11.49 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). China...

September 16, 2019

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1 dead, 29 injured after M5.4 earthquake hits Sichuan, China

A shallow earthquake registered by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M5.4 hit China's Sichuan Province at 22:42 UTC on September 7, 2019 (06:42 LT, September 8). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Both USGS and EMSC is reporting...

September 08, 2019

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Mekong River drops to lowest level in 100 years

Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, one of the longest rivers in the world, has dropped to its lowest level in 100 years due to severe drought, sand-mining, and upstream dam developments, causing threats to the food supply and livelihood of nearby inhabitants....

September 03, 2019

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At least 8 people killed after tornado hits Hainan, China

A deadly tornado swept through Danzhou in China's Hainan Province early Thursday morning (LT), August 29, 2019, killing at least 8 people and seriously injuring 1. According to official reports, the tornado struck Nada town in Danzhou city at around 03:00 BJT....

August 29, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Bailu" makes landfall over southern Taiwan

Tropical Storm "Bailu" made landfall over southern Taiwan early morning (UTC) August 24, 2019, bringing significant rainfall to most of the country, in places extremely heavy, and 108 km/h (67 mph) winds with gusts up to 137 km/h (85 mph). Bailu made...

August 24, 2019

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Typhoon "Lekima" hits China, leaving 3 million homes without power, at least 18 dead and 16 missing

Typhoon "Lekima" - the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season, made landfall in Wenling, Zhejiang Province, China at about 01:45 LT on August 9, 2019, with winds of 187 km/h (116 mph). It then turned north toward Shanghai, bringing...

August 10, 2019

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Heavy rains hit central China, leaving 29 people dead and 4 missing

Heavy rain affecting parts of central China this week caused deadly flash floods in which at least 32 people lost their lives. As reported by state broadcaster CCTV, dozens of tourists were trapped or washed away Sunday night at Duobi Gorge in Hubei Province, after...

August 09, 2019

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Red alert issued ahead of Typhoon "Lekima" landfall in China's Zhejiang Province

Typhoon "Lekima" strengthened into a Category 4 Super Typhoon late August 7, 2019, before moving over over Japan's southern Ryukyu Islands. It's now weakening on its way toward eastern China. Landfall is expected in the coastal areas of Zhejiang...

August 09, 2019

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Typhoon "Lekima" strengthening, heading toward Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and Shanghai, China

Typhoon "Lekima," the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season is strengthening on its way toward southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan, northern Taiwan and Shanghai, China. Although Lekima passed well north of Philippines and it didn't...

August 07, 2019

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At least 14 killed, 48 missing after landslides hit Guizhou, China

At least 14 people have been killed and 48 others remain missing after two large landslides hit southwestern China on July 23, 2019. The main cause for the landslides is heavy rainfall, authorities said. According to CCTV, a landslide hit Shuicheng county of Guizhou...

July 24, 2019

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19.9 million people affected by floods, 34 000 homes collapsed and 1.7 million ha of crops damaged, China

According to data released by China's Ministry of Emergency Management, a total of 19.91 million people have been affected by floods since the beginning of flood season this summer. A total of 34 000 homes collapsed and over 1.76 million hectares (4.34 million...

July 13, 2019

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Parts of SE China receive largest rainfall since 1961 - 1 600 homes destroyed, 80 000 people evacuated

Heavy rainfall hit SE China this week, destroying homes and crops and forcing evacuation of nearly 80 000 people. Weather authorities said the affected region saw 51% higher rainfall this week than in corresponding periods of previous years and the largest since...

July 11, 2019

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6 people killed, 28 600 affected after rare tornado hits Kaiyuan, economic loss over 145 million USD, China

A destructive tornado hit the city of Kaiyuan, northeast China's Liaoning Province on July 3, 2019, killing 6 people and injuring 190. The tornado packing winds up to 23 meters per second (82.8 km/h) struck the city at 17:15 (China Standard Time). It tore...

July 08, 2019

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TD "Mun" makes landfall in Vietnam after passing over Hainan, China

Tropical Depression "Mun" made landfall in Thai Binh Province of Vietnam between 21:30 and 22:00 UTC on July 3, 2019 (04:30 and 05:00 UTC on July 4), after passing over Hainan Island, China on July 2. Heavy rain, landslides, mudflows, and flash floods are...

July 04, 2019

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Rare tornado hits China's Kaiyuan City, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190

A large tornado hit China's northeastern city of Kaiyuan, Liaoning Province at 17:15 LT (09:15 UTC) on July 3, 2019, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190. Provincial weather authorities said tornadoes in this region are rare. According to local media...

July 03, 2019

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Severe drought leaves 1.2 million ha (2.9 million acres) of crops damaged - Shandong, China

Severe drought is affecting east China's Shandong province, causing massive crop damage. The latest statistics show extensive damage to 1.19 million ha (2.9 million acres) of crops, up from 656 667 ha (1.6 million acres) on June 18. This accounts for 21.9...

July 01, 2019

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31 injured after M5.3 earthquake, series of aftershocks hit Sichuan, China

At least 31 people have been injured after a shallow M5.3 earthquake hit Gongxian county of China's Sichuan Province at 14:29 UTC (22:29 LT) on Saturday, June 22, 2019. This was an aftershock of M5.8 quake (M6.0 CENC) which hit nearby Changning county on June...

June 24, 2019

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. ...

June 21, 2019

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Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits China, red pager alert, damage, deaths reported

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit China's Sichuan province at 14:55 UTC (22:55 local time) on June 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC registered it at M5.9 at a depth of 10 km. China Earthquake...

June 17, 2019

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Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China's Ministry of Emergency Management on...

June 14, 2019

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At least 30 dead, 2.2 million affected as heavy rains hit southern China

At least 30 people have been killed and 9 remain missing after heavy rain caused severe floods across southern China over the past couple of days. The rains started June 6, affecting an estimated 2.2 million people, according to government sources. Affected...

June 13, 2019

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Heavy rain, hail and strong winds hit S, SW and E China, leaving at least 7 people dead

Torrential rains affecting China over the past couple of days produced deadly floods in several provinces in south, southwest and east China, including Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Guangdong provinces and Guangxi Zhuang According to reports released by...

June 10, 2019

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Heavy rain, floods and landslides affect 200 000 people, leave 7 dead and 2 missing in southern China

Heavy rainfall is affecting parts of southern, eastern and central China over the past couple of days, causing floods and landslides. At least 7 people have been killed and more than 200 000 affected. Seven cities across 21 counties of China's Guangxi Zhuang...

May 29, 2019

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Artificial rain programs as severe drought affects over 700 000 ha (1.7 million acres) of crops, SW China

Severe and persistent drought is affecting southwest China's Yunnan Province, severely limiting access to drinking water and causing a huge impact on the province's agricultural sector. The provincial meteorological department has started carrying out...

May 27, 2019

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African swine fever outbreak in China altering global crop and livestock patterns

At least 130 African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks were reported across China since August 2018. The virus is killing pigs across the globe and could alter global crop and livestock patterns. China Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) reported April 23...

May 23, 2019

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6 killed, 2 injured after flash floods in Guangdong province, China

Six people were confirmed dead and two injured in a flash flood that hit a village in Jitian Township, Qingyuan, south China's Guangdong Province on the night of April 29, 2019, local authorities said. Late afternoon on Saturday, April 27, 2019, a torrential...

May 04, 2019

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4 missing after sudden rainstorms trigger large landslide in Chongqing, China

A large landslide triggered by sudden heavy rainstorms left at least 4 people missing in SW China's Chongqing Municipality (population 30 500 000) on Friday, April 19, 2019. Chongqing's Guanba Township was hit by heavy rainfall, authorities said Saturday,...

April 20, 2019

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Sudden strong rainfall leaves 7 dead, 4 missing in Guangdong's Shenzhen, southern China

At least 7 people died and 4 are still missing after a sudden strong rainfall hit the city of Shenzhen, southern China's Guangdong Province late Thursday, April 11, 2019, sweeping away a number of riverway workers. People caught up in the flood were dredging...

April 12, 2019

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Strong dust devil hits playground in China's Henan, 2 children dead, 20 injured

2 children were killed and 20 injured after a strong dust devil hit a playground and blew away a trampoline in Yucheng County, China's central Henan Province. The twister touched ground around 15:00 LD, March 31, 2019. All injured have been rushed to a hospital....

March 31, 2019