Articles tagged "china"

china flood june 2019

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

southern china floods june 2019

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

china flood may 28 2019

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

yunnan lijlang china drought

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

dust devil china march 31 2019

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

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7 killed, 13 missing after landslide hits northern China's Shanxi Province

A massive rescue operation with more than 600 people involved is underway Saturday, March 16, 2019, after a landslide hit a residential area in northern China's Shanxi Province, killing 7 people and leaving 13 others missing. The slide hit the township of...

March 16, 2019

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630 000 people affected by natural disasters in February, up from 66 000 in January, China

Natural disasters affecting China during the month of February claimed the lives of 6 people and affected 630 000. In January, 66 000 people were affected and 7 killed. The data was provided by China's Ministry of Emergency Management in a document released...

March 07, 2019

Mpemba effect china december 2018

Extreme cold grips Asia, Beijing experiences one of the coldest December days on record

Cold Arctic air continues affecting parts of eastern Asia since Monday, December 3, 2018. While Beijing experienced one of the coldest December days on record, residents of the city of Mohe lived through the city's first-ever Red warning for cold weather. High...

December 08, 2018

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Cold snap, dust storm blanket parts of NW China in rare yellow snow

A rare yellow snowfall covered Urumqi City of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on December 1, 2018. A combination of heavy winds and freezing temperatures led to a rare 'yellow snow' phenomenon in China's Xinjiang region over the...

December 03, 2018

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Large landslide blocks a river in southwest China

A large landslide hit Bolo Township of Tibet's Qamdo, on the border between Sichuan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, on Thursday, October 11, 2018, blocking a section of Jinsha River. Water levels sharply rose and returned to normal late...

October 16, 2018

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Over 1 000 vehicles stranded after sudden snow and blizzard hit southwest China's Sichuan Province

Thousands of people and over 1 000 vehicles were stranded at Zheduo Mountain in Sichuan's Kangding City on October 3, 2018, after heavy snow dropped up to 40 cm (15.7 inches) of snow. According to CGTN, heavy snow started on September 30 and continued, forcing...

October 03, 2018

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Typhoon "Mangkhut" wreaks havoc across Hong Kong, China evacuates more than 3 million people

Typhoon "Mangkhut" lashed Hong Kong and made landfall in southern China's Guangdong Province on September 16, 2018, after leaving more than 100 people dead in the Philippines. At least 4 people were killed in the province before the storm exited into...

September 17, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Mangkhut" (Ompong) to make landfall in northern Cagayan, Luzon, Philippines

Super Typhoon "Mangkhut," known in the Philippines as Ompong, is expected to make landfall in northern Cagayan, Luzon, Philippines on Saturday morning (local time), September 15, 2018 with maximum sustained winds at or near 250 km/h (155 mph). A Tropical...

September 13, 2018

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14 injured, dozens of homes damaged after shallow M5.9 earthquake hits China's Yunnan

At least 14 people have been injured and dozens of homes damaged after shallow M5.9 earthquake hit China's Yunnan Province at 02:31 UTC (10:31 local time) on September 8, 2018. The USGS registered the quake as M5.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Provincial...

September 08, 2018

typhoon rumbia shanghai august 17 2018

Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaks havoc across central and eastern China

At least 9 people have been killed and 18 injured after Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaked havoc across central and eastern China over the past couple of days. About 3 512 000 people have been affected as well as 420 000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The...

August 19, 2018

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Several violent tornadoes reported in China, injuries reported

Several violent and damaging tornadoes were reported across China on August 13 and 14, 2018. Numerous homes were damaged and many residents injured, local media report. A violent tornado touched down in Jinghai district of northern China's Tianjin Municipality...

August 15, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Rumbia" forms, about to make landfall near Shanghai, China

Tropical Storm "Rumbia" formed August 15, 2018, in the East China Sea as the 18th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. The system is expected to continue intensifying, reaching maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h (53 mph) before making landfall...

August 15, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Bebinca" over China's Leizhou Peninsula, landfall in Vietnam expected on August 17

Tropical Storm "Bebinca" continues dropping heavy rain on the Chinese island of Hainan and neighboring region. Its first landfall is expected over the Leizhou Peninsula in the South China Sea, Guangdong Province on August 15 and the second in northern...

August 15, 2018

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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