Articles tagged "portugal"

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Wildfires burning in heavily forested Castelo Branco region, central Portugal

More than 1 000 firefighters are battling several large wildfires in central Portugal since July 20, 2019. Fanned by strong winds, the fires are burning in heavily forested Castelo Branco region, 200 km (124 miles) N of capital Lisbon. Several national highways were...

July 21, 2019

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Oceanic plate next to Portugal seems to be peeling apart, creating a new supercontinent

A new study suggests that the oceanic plate next to Portugal could be peeling apart in a process that may result in the disappearance of the Atlantic Ocean and the creation of a new supercontinent. On November 1, 1755, a giant 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the...

May 11, 2019

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Early-season wildfires burning in northern Portugal

Wildfires are burning in northern Portugal fueled by strong winds and unexpectedly high temperatures (28 °C / 82.4 °F) several months before expected. Wildfire alert was issued Tuesday evening, March 26, prohibiting farmers from using slash-and-burn methods,...

March 28, 2019

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Leslie hits Portugal as the strongest storm since 1842, 300 000 homes without power

The defiant Leslie is still a hurricane and is heading directly toward landfall in central Portugal on October 13, 2018. Dangerous winds, surf, and heavy rainfall will affect portions of Portugal and Spain later today and Sunday. Leslie is defying historical...

October 13, 2018

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Extreme drought ends in Portugal after second wettest March since 1931

After devastating drought which left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and wreaked havoc on country's agriculture, the country is now officially out of drought, officials said. The conditions started changing rapidly at the beginning of March. Nearly...

April 03, 2018

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Destructive tornado hits Faro, southern Portugal

A destructive tornado swept through Faro, Portugal on March 4, 2018, downing trees and damaging a number of cars and structures. At least 50 significant incidents were reported across the city, authorities said, adding it was a miracle that no one was killed. This...

March 05, 2018

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Destructive wildfires in Portugal and Spain claim at least 45 lives

At least 27 people have been killed, dozens more injured and an unconfirmed number is missing after devastating wildfires fueled by hot temperatures and strong winds produced by Hurricane "Ophelia" swept through central and northern parts of Portugal on...

October 16, 2017

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Wildfires raging in Portugal again, at least one person dead

After hottest September in 87 years and temperatures between 32 to 36 °C (89.6 to 96.8 °F) into October, a series of wildfires are again raging in Portugal. At least one person was killed. As of October 9, a total of nine fires are active in the northern...

October 10, 2017

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Portugal wildfire kills more than 62, most of them in cars

A catastrophic wildfire believed to be caused by a dry thunderstorm has killed more than 62 people near Pedrógão Grande, central Portugal early Sunday, June 18, 2017. Most of them died in cars while trying to escape, officials said. Local media said...

June 18, 2017