Heavy snowfall in capital Nur-Sultan ties 1964 record, Kazakhstan

Heavy snowfall in capital Nur-Sultan ties 1964 record, Kazakhstan

Heavy snowfall and blizzard in Kazakhstan's capital city Nur-Sultan in January 2020 equaled the weather record in 1964, according to Kazgidromet Alua Sakhanova, the chief of the department of short-term forecasts on January 29. The statement comes just a couple…

Study shows seasonal factors can affect earthquake impact

Study shows seasonal factors can affect earthquake impact

A new study concludes that the season in which earthquake happens can affect the impact of ground failure and potential destruction. The paper, published in Seismological Research Letters journal, said the 1887 Magnitude 7.3 Verny earthquake and the nearby 1911…

Snowmelt causes severe floods in Kazakhstan, forces evacuations

Snowmelt causes severe floods in Kazakhstan, forces evacuations

Severe floods are wreaking havoc across Kazakhstan over the past couple of days after this season's above-average snow started to melt, increasing river levels across the country. Floods forced thousands to evacuate, destroyed houses and power lines, roads,…

Destructive glacier lake outburst flood near Almaty, Kazakhstan

Destructive glacier lake outburst flood near Almaty, Kazakhstan

A warm spell triggered a destructive glacial lake outburst flood along the Kargalinka River threathening residents of Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, earlier this month. A state of emergency has been declared across the affected areas of Almaty.NASA's Earth

Hope for disappearing Aral Sea

Hope for disappearing Aral Sea

The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest lake or inland sea – a rich haven for fish, birds and other wildlife. The Aral Sea began to shrink in the 1960s, when massive diversion of water for cotton and rice cultivation under the Soviet Union drained the two

Receding Aral sea sees some recovery

Receding Aral sea sees some recovery

The size of the Aral Sea has long hinged on the Amu Darya, which flows from the high Pamir Mountains in central Asia, across the desert, and into the southern sea. While two rivers empty into the lake—the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya—the Amu Darya is the largest and

M6.1 earthquake hits Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border claiming lives

M6.1 earthquake hits Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border claiming lives

An extremely dangerous, shallow earthquake occurred in the border region of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan at 19:35 UTC on July 19, 2011. At least 14 people have been killed. SUMMARY 21/07-08:30 UTC :13 killed in Uzbekistan with 86 injured (35 hospitalized).0…

Hundreds of endangered Saiga antelopes die in Kazakhstan

Hundreds of endangered Saiga antelopes die in Kazakhstan

More than 440 endangered Saiga antelopes were found dead in western Kazakhstan last week, suspected victims of the same epidemic that killed 12,000 animals last year, officials said on Monday.The horned animals, distinguished for the flexible snout-like noses,