Articles tagged "pakistan"

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Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" strengthening on its way to Gujarat and Pakistan, extremely heavy rain expected

Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" formed June 10, 2019, in the Arabian Sea as the 3rd named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The system is gradually strengthening as it heads toward Gujarat and Pakistan. Heavy rain is expected across coastal...

June 11, 2019

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More than 100 killed as slow-moving storm hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

More than 100 people have been killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India over the past 2 days after a slow-moving storm hit the region, dumping heavy rain and causing severe dust storms. The death toll is expected to rise. Several states in central, northern and...

April 17, 2019

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Severe storm leaves at least 6 people dead and over 50 injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

At least 6 people were killed and more than 50 injured after severe storms swept through Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Numerous homes were damaged or destroyed in provincial capital Peshawar and surrounding areas after heavy...

April 10, 2019

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Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, leaving more than 50 people dead

Heavy rainfall and snowfall hit several areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan and eastern Iran over the last few days, causing flash floods and landslides in which more than 50 people lost their lives. As of 14:00 UTC on March 5, the death toll reached 50 people, dozens of...

March 05, 2019

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Extreme weather wreaks havoc across Pakistan, 93 percent above normal rainfall

At least 26 people have been killed after extreme weather, including thunderstorms and heavy snowfall, hit Pakistan over the past few days. Pakistan's northern regions experienced heaviest January snowfall in 48 years while the entire drought-stricken country...

February 21, 2019

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Heaviest January snowfall in 48 years helps drought-stricken Pakistan

Pakistan's mountainous areas received heavy snowfall in January 2019, helping the country whose fresh water is running out at an alarming rate. The country's northern hilly areas received up to 1.8 and 2.1 m (6 and 7 feet) in January and the first week of...

February 11, 2019

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5 killed after avalanche hits Babusar top, Pakistan

Five people have been killed after a snow avalanche hit their car while returning from the Babusar top in Pakistan on May 30, 2018. According to police reports, six men from Tableeghi Jamaat were traveling in a jeep to the Babusar top in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from...

June 01, 2018

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Heatwave in Karachi claims at least 64 lives, Pakistan

Karachi, the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh, home to over 21 million people and the fourth most populous city proper in the world, is experiencing severe heatwave over the past couple of days, with temperatures rising up to 43 °C (109.4 °F) and...

May 21, 2018

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At least 14 killed after heavy rain, strong winds, dust storms, and thunderstorms hit Pakistan

Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong winds, dust storms, and thunderstorms, have been affecting Pakistan over the past few days. As of May 14, at least 14 people were killed and 22 injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas...

May 14, 2018

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Heavy monsoon rains cause massive floods, leave 25 dead in Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains started affecting Pakistan this week, causing massive floods and leaving widespread power outages. As of June 30, 2017, at least 25 people have lost their lives and dozens were injured within 48 hours, officials said. Capital Karachi, Sindh...

June 30, 2017

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Severe dust storm leaves 7 dead, 65 injured in Punjab, Pakistan

A severe dust storm hit Pakistan's province of Punjab late Thursday, June 8, 2017, leaving at least 7 people dead and 65 injured. The storm downed billboards, trees and power lines, disrupting life in the entire province, local media reported. According to the...

June 12, 2017

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Intense heat wave engulfs Pakistan, relief expected this week

Although much of Pakistan was already under severe heat wave conditions during the month of May, the temperatures further intensified over the weekend. However, national meteorologists say a new weather system will set in this week, bringing relief to the entire...

June 05, 2017

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Fireball illuminates sky over Pakistan, causing panic

A bright meteor fireball illuminated the sky over northern Pakistan around 16:00 UTC (21:00 PKT) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, causing panic among residents. The object was traveling very low and was followed by several, powerful blasts some 5 seconds later. "I...

March 16, 2017

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Large earth crack forms in Pakistan's Balochistan

Another large earth fissure appears to have formed after recent heavy rain in Pakistan's Balochistan Province. It is not yet clear when the crack formed but according to Samaa, it is the longest known in Quila Abdullah. The fissure apparently spans several...

February 10, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Pakistan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 (downgraded from 6.6) hit Pakistani province of Balochistan at 22:03 UTC on February 7, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 25.9 km (16 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

February 08, 2017

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Snowstorm claims over 140 lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan

More than 140 people have lost their lives in mountainous regions of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan over the past couple of days after unprecedented snow in last 10 years covered much of the region. Most of the people died in avalanches and officials warn more...

February 05, 2017

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Alarming earthquake hazard in Afghanistan-Pakistan border region

A group of researchers from the University of Miami has discovered a new earthquake hazard in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, in a study aimed at the major Chaman and Ghazaband faults in the region. The research showed the Ghazaband Fault holds a...

October 09, 2016

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A major earthquake to occur at the Riasi fault, between Pakistan and India

A new study, conducted by scientists from the Oregon State University (OSU), suggests the region in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir between Pakistan and India could experience an intense earthquake, strong enough to pose a risk to the lives of millions of...

May 21, 2016

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Destructive landslide caught on video, Pakistan

Pakistan was hit by floods and numerous landslides after heavy rains drenched the country in March. The video below shows one highly destructive landslide event crashing through a series of houses. "The debris flowing down the lower slope triggered another...

March 31, 2016

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"Nilofar" rapidly weakens into tropical depression before landfall

Good news for residents of coastal areas near Pakistan/India border. Once a Category 4 Cyclone "Nilofar" has rapidly weakened in northern Arabian Sea as approaching north Gujarat coast becoming tropical depression before making landfall. By 09:00 UTC on

October 31, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" reached its peak intensity

Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" in Arabian Sea has likely reached its peak intensity. It is currently the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph) with gusts up to 232 km/h (145 mph).The system is moving northward at

October 29, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" intensifies in Arabian Sea, aims Pakistan and India

Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" continues to intensify in Arabian Sea and is now a Category 2 storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 168 km/h (105 mph) with gusts up to 204 km/h (127 mph). It is currently moving north-northwestward at speed of 11 km/h (7

October 28, 2014

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Another very strong earthquake M 6.8 struck Pakistan

Another very strong earthquake/aftershock struck Pakistan today. USGS registered earthquake magnitude 6.8 at depth of 14.8 km on September 28, 2013 at 07:34 UTC. This was at 12:34 local time and at almost the same location as massive M 7.7 earthquake that struck on

September 28, 2013

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Satellite image of new island created by M 7.7 earthquake in Pakistan

On September 26, 2013, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured the image of new island created by major M 7.7 strike-slip earthquake that struck western Pakistan on September 24, 2013. The

September 28, 2013

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New island emerges near Gwadar after massive M 7.7 earthquake in Pakistan

A new island has emerged off the coast of Gwadar in Arabian Sea after massive M 7.7 earthquake hit western Pakistan on September 24, 2013. The new island has mountainous terrain and is rising up to a 30 meters (100 feet).  Image of

September 25, 2013

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Massive and very dangerous earthquake magnitude 7.7 struck Pakistan

A massive, shallow and very dangerous earthquake M 7.7 struck Pakistan on September 24, 2013 at 11:29 UTC (16:29 local time). The duration of the quake was close to 2 minutes. After preliminary analysis, both USGS and EMSC are reporting magnitude 7.7

September 24, 2013

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M 7.8 Earthquake on the Iran-Pakistan Border Region - April 16, 2013 EQECAT Report

A powerful M 7.8 earthquake hit southeastern Iran area, near the Pakistan border on April 16, 2013. Strong ground motions extended more than 150 miles from the epicenter, and the earthquake was widely felt in the region. Preliminary reports indicate dozens of

April 17, 2013

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Dust storm over Iran

A dust storm can be seen spreading over eastern Iran and western Pakistan and over Arabian Sea. The dust blows southward, over the coast of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Strait of Hormuz. Dust plumes captured by MODIS/Terra satellite on January 17, 2013

January 18, 2013

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Smoke from India fires spreading into Bangladesh

Indian farmers often set fire to fields to clear them for planting. According to Indian agricultural practice, preparing for planting with fire has the benefit of clearing out some pests that eat crops and turning crop residues from the previous season into

November 23, 2012

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Dust storm over the Arabian Sea

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured dust plumes blowing over the Arabian Sea on November 18. Multiple plumes blew off the coast of Iran and Pakistan toward the southwest. The thickest plume blew away from

November 20, 2012

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Flooding in Pakistan - Heavy monsoon rains overwhelmed country's irrigation infrastructure

Punjab, Baluchistan and Sindh regions in southern Pakistan are experiencing flood conditions similar to summer 2010. Nearly 100,000 residents had been displaced in Balochistan Province alone. Heavy monsoon rains managed to overwhelm the country's irrigation

September 24, 2012

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Pakistan hit by devastating floods again

Pakistan has been hit with second season of devastating floods as fast flowing water swept away hundreds of villages, bringing miseries to the locals in already poor living environments. Flash floods triggered by heavy rains caused widespread destruction across vast

September 14, 2012

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Mud volcanoes that arose from ocean emitting methane in Pakistan

Last yearone-square-kilometre island that emerged off the Makran coast, near the point where the Hingol River drains into the sea, in Pakistan.  Scientists collected samples. Studying the water and sediment samples  scientists found well-preserved shells of certain

September 13, 2011

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Geologists discovered new volcano and fault line in Leepa valley, Kashmir

A team of geologists has claimed to have observed a volcanic activity, though on a very small scale, in the Kesarkot and Hanjana areas of Leepa valley in the month of March this year. Leepa valley is located some 100 kilometres southeast of Muzaffarabad in

August 17, 2011

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Nepal to re-measure Mount Everest

There seems to be some confusion over the exact height of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.Chinese and Nepalese officials have disagreed over the height of the iconic peak. The Nepalese has decided to clear the air, and will re-measure the mountain

July 21, 2011