Articles tagged "laos"

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Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

The intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Tuesday, June 15, 2020, that China should be more transparent over its dam operations on the Mekong River. The statement comes months after water levels downstream hit record lows...

June 17, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Laos - Thailand border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Laos - Thailand border region at 23:50 UTC on November 20, 2019 (06:50 LT, November 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 33 km (20 miles)....

November 21, 2019

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Floods caused by Podul and Kajiki claim 21 lives in Cambodia and Laos

Tropical Storm "Podul" and Tropical Depression "Kajiki" left a wide region across several countries flooded more than a week after their passage. Flood-related fatalities have reached 7 in Cambodia and 14 in Laos on September 11, 2019. The floods...

September 12, 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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Hundreds dead or missing after dam collapse in Attapeu, southeastern Laos

Hundreds of people are dead or missing after an under construction dam collapsed in southeastern Laos late Monday, July 23, 2018. According to Laos News Agency, several hundred people are missing after a hydroelectric dam in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province...

July 24, 2018

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Under construction Nam Ao dam bursts, causing severe flash flooding, Laos

An under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project in Phaxay district, Xieng Khuang Province of Laos burst on September 11, 2017, causing severe flash flooding. According to KPL, Lao News Agency, many farmlands of people in Thathom district, Xaysomboun Province have...

September 18, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Talas" makes landfall over central Vietnam

Tropical Storm "Talas" formed in the South China Sea on Saturday, July 15, 2017 as the 7th (JMA and PAGASA) named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season. It made landfall over central Vietnam just after 18:00 UTC on July 16 with maximum sustained winds...

July 17, 2017