Articles tagged "dust storms"

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At least 5 killed, 61 injured as severe dust storm sweeps through Iraq

A severe dust storm swept through southern Iraq on April 29, 2019, claiming lives of at least 5 people. Southern provinces of Najaf and Karbala were the hardest hit. At least four civilians were killed and 61 others were injured, Health Ministry spokesman said. The...

May 02, 2019

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Exceptionally large dust event for western Europe and Mediterranean

Huge amounts of dust are advecting toward western Europe and the western Mediterranean this weekend, with parts of France, Spain and Italy expected to be the most impacted. The event is caused by a broad cold core upper low pushing from Morocco into the Iberian...

April 20, 2019

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Asian Dust blankets Korean Peninsula and wide swath of Japan

After engulfing a large part of northern China, including capital Beijing on Thursday, May 4, 2017, dust storm from Mongolia reached the Korean Peninsula and Japan over the weekend. In China, the storm reduced visibility to less than 1 km (0.62 miles) and forced...

May 07, 2017

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Major dust storm engulfs northern China, Beijing

A major dust storm is blowing across northern China today, May 4, 2017, turning the sky yellow, dragging down air quality and causing travel disruptions. The storm is reaching capital Beijing, where weather authorities issued this year's first dust and sand...

May 04, 2017

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Dust storms on the Arabian Peninsula

Dust storms continued on the Arabian Peninsula from late February into early March. This image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on March 3, 2012, shows a dust plume spanning hundreds of kilometers.

March 07, 2012