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china severe weather march 27 2020

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

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WHO mission gets underway as COVID-19 death toll passes 1 770

Specialists from the World Health Organization (WHO) have started meetings with their Chinese counterparts on dealing with the coronavirus disease-- now officially called COVID-19-- which has so far officially killed 1 776 people. The number of infected with the...

February 17, 2020

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Severe hailstorm hits South China's Guangdong province

A severe hailstorm hit multiple cities in South China's Guangdong province on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Among the places hit by hail were Zhanjiang, Maoming, and Zhuhai where temperatures, in particular, were warm at 21 °C (69.8 °F). Photos and videos...

February 13, 2020

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Coronavirus death toll nears 500 with fatalities outside China confirmed, over 24 000 infected

The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (2019-nCoV) has jumped to 492 as of Wednesday, February 5, 2020, according to the National Health Commission, who also confirmed that the number of confirmed infections rose to 24 324. For the first time, countries...

February 05, 2020

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Coronavirus outbreak declared a global emergency as death toll tops 213

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, China has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, January 30, 2020. By Friday, January 31, the number of fatalities jumped to 213 and the number of confirmed cases to 9 820. ...

January 31, 2020

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China coronavirus death toll rises sharply to 82, Beijing confirms first fatality

Authorities confirmed on Monday, January 27, 2020, that the death toll from China's coronavirus has hit 82 while the number of confirmed cases has reached more than 2 700. Beijing officials also reported the capital's first fatality who was a 50-year-old man...

January 27, 2020

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China coronavirus death toll hits 26 with 830 infected, more than 33 million people in lockdown

China's coronavirus has killed 26 people and infected 830 as of Friday, January 24, 2020, the National Health Commission (NHC) confirmed. The worsening case prompted more cities in Hubei province to restrict travel, following the lockdown of Wuhan-- the center...

January 24, 2020

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Major Chinese city goes into lockdown as new virus death toll rises to at least 17 - Wuhan, Hubei

The death toll from China's coronavirus has jumped to at least 17 as of Thursday, January 23, 2020. Amid heightening concerns, officials in Wuhan-- the outbreak's epicenter-- announced a partial lockdown of the city in efforts to contain the outbreak. Wuhan...

January 23, 2020

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China confirms new SARS-like virus can be spread through human contact

A new, SARS-like virus in China has claimed at least six lives and infected more than 300 people as of Tuesday, January 21, 2020. It was also confirmed that the infection can spread between humans and that the virus has been reported beyond the country. Zhong...

January 21, 2020

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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