Articles tagged "china"

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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