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Rare M6.3 earthquake hits Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, Russia's Far East

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit sparsely populated Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, Russia at 08:38 UTC (20:38 LT) on January 9, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and...

January 09, 2020

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Eruption at Klyuchevskoy, volcanic ash to 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A moderately strong eruption took place at Russian Klyuchevkoy volcano at 23:15 UTC on December 29, 2019. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange. The volcano belongs to the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes, it is located 30 km (18 miles) from Klyuchi and 360 km...

December 30, 2019

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Eruption warning, locals and tourists warned to stay away from Avachinsky volcano, Kamchatka

Russian Avachinsky volcano, located close to Kamchatka's largest city - Petropavlovsk (population 180 000) is showing signs of increased unrest over the past couple of days, with notable incandescence, degassing and elevated seismicity. A gradual increase in...

December 10, 2019

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'Brutal' freezing November temperatures spread across northeast Russia

An intense Arctic outbreak has developed over Russia, resulting in below-freezing temperatures in mid and late November, with Verhojansk station reporting a numbing -54 °C (-65.2 °F) on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Although such temperatures are nothing new...

November 26, 2019

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Deep M6.3 earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia at 08:26 UTC on November 20, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 487 km (302 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This is the second M6+ earthquake of the day. It...

November 20, 2019

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'Bomb cyclone' over Russian Far East to dump heavy snow to Japan

A former low-pressure area whose pressure pummelled over 24 hPa within a 24-hour period making it a "bomb cyclone" is seen over the seas over Russian Far Easton November 15, 2019. This cyclone is expected to bring heaps of snow to Japan today until...

November 15, 2019

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Eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 10 km (33 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A relatively strong explosive eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 05:00 UTC on November 3, 2019. Based on the ground report, the volcanic ash cloud reached 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level, drifting NW. The Aviation Color Code was...

November 03, 2019

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15 dead after Siberian gold mine dam collapse, 3 arrested, Russia

Heavy rains caused a dam at a gold mine near Shchetinkino, Siberia to burst on October 19, 2019, at 02:00 LT, resulting in at least 15 fatalities, 26 injured, and 13 others missing. Russian authorities have also arrested the head of the mining company along with two...

October 21, 2019

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Strong puff at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 11 km (38 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A short explosive eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 01:30 UTC on October 6, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was briefly raised from Orange to Red. The eruption ejected a small amount of volcanic ash up to 11.5 km (38 000 feet) above sea...

October 06, 2019

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano with ash up to 10 km (34 000 feet), pyroclastic flow produced, Russia

Russian Sheveluch volcano erupted at 23:40 UTC on October 1, 2019. The explosion produced ash plume that reached an altitude of 10 km (34 000 feet) above sea level and a pyroclastic flow that spread to the west from the active dome. Reports said the eruption was...

October 02, 2019

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Researchers confirm Karla crater in Russia an impact structure

Karla Crater, located in Tatarstan, Russia is confirmed to be an impact structure by researchers on September 23, 2019. The crater, which is 10 km (6.2 miles) in diameter, is now one of about 150 other large impact structures on the planet. It is located near the...

September 29, 2019

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano on August 29, ash to 10.3 km (34 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A strong eruption took place at Russian Shiveluch volcano at 00:57 UTC on August 29, 2019, producing an ash column up to 10.3 km (34 000 feet) above sea level. Sheveluch is one of Kamchatka's largest and most active volcanic structures. Volcanic ash emissions...

August 29, 2019

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Siberia hit by worst flooding in a century, 14 people killed, 13 remain missing, Russia

Siberian authorities declared a state of emergency for Irkutsk region where heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in which dozens of villages were destroyed. As of July 2, 14 people have been killed and 13 remain missing since heavy rains began last week. Floods...

July 02, 2019

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Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia

A State of emergency has been declared in Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia, after widespread floods hit the region on June 29, 2019. At least 5 people have been killed and 2 remain missing in floods described by officials as the worst Irkutsk has ever seen....

June 30, 2019

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Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia region

Another strong earthquake, measuring M6.4 hit Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia region at 02:18 UTC on June 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the second M6.3+ earthquake to hit...

June 26, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 09:05 UTC on June 25, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 106 km (66...

June 25, 2019

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Seismic unrest, high content of melts and fluids detected under long-dormant Udina volcano, Russia

Scientists are recording increased seismicity beneath the long-dormant Udina volcano since December 2017. Observed activity may indicate the presence of magma intrusions with a high content of melts and fluids, which may justify changing the current status of this...

June 06, 2019

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Wildfires scorch over 44 000 ha (109 000 acres) across Russia

According to a statement released by the Federal Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesokhrana) on Saturday, May 11, 2019, wildfires have scorched over 44 000 ha (109 000 acres) in 18 Russian regions. As of May 11, 2019, a total of 54 forest fires are active in...

May 13, 2019

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Over 4 000 domestic animals killed and 100 homes destroyed in large wildfires, Siberia, Russia

Large wildfires in Russia's Trans-Baikal Region, Siberia destroyed at least 109 buildings and facilities and killed over 4 000 domestic animals on April 19 and 20, 2019. Fueled by strong winds, the fires raged toward populated areas forcing authorities to issue...

April 23, 2019

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash up to 10 km (33 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia erupted at 02:48 UTC on April 10, 2019, producing a column of ash up to 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. "An eruptive activity of the volcano continues," KVERT said 03:17 UTC....

April 10, 2019

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Very bright daylight fireball over Krasnoyarsk, Russia

A very bright fireball was caught on video as it split into several pieces over Krasnoyarsk, Russia on April 6, 2019. This is the third major meteor event in Russia since December 18. Residents described it as blindingly bright, 'akin to the light and sparks...

April 07, 2019

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Strong and shallow earthquake east of Kuril Islands, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit east of Kuril Islands, Russia at 22:06 UTC on March 28, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

March 29, 2019

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Bright green fireball recorded over Krasnoyarsk, Russia

A very bright meteor streaked through the night sky over Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia on March 15, 2019, and was captured on video. The event lasted 9 seconds before the object disintegrated. The object was recorded near the village of Tura in Evenk Autonomous...

March 17, 2019

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Powerful eruption at Bezymianny volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A powerful eruption took place at Russian Bezymianny volcano at 17:29 UTC on March 15, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red earlier in the day and lowered back to Orange at 21:20 UTC. KVERT raised the Aviation Color Code to Red at 11:00 UTC today, stating...

March 15, 2019

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano, Aviation Color Code Red, Russia

A strong explosive eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 05:49 UTC on March 9, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level, drifting NW. This is 6.7 km (21 980...

March 09, 2019

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Heavy snow hits Moscow, causing traffic jams and flight delays, Russia

Snow fell on Russian capital Moscow on February 13, 2019, causing traffic jams and flight delays. The event sparked media frenzy about it being record-breaking and strongest in 140 years. However, a quick look at data provided, including pictures and videos,...

February 14, 2019

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200 tons of TNT blasts largest landslide dam in recent years, Russia

Following three weeks of preparation under -30 °C (-22 °F) and strong ice winds, Russian military finally blew up a huge natural dam in the remote Russian region of Khabarovsk. The dam was created on the Bureya River mid-December 2018 after a 'large and...

February 07, 2019

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Russia approves use of explosives to move huge amounts of debris blocking Bureya River

Russian president Vladimir Putin has approved the use of 11 carriages of special explosives to move a huge amount of debris left after a massive landslide created huge natural dam at the Bureya River in remote Khabarovsk region of southern Russia. The slide took...

January 17, 2019

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Evacuation underway after giant rockfall blocks Bureya River, Russia

Urgent measures are underway this week after a 'large and unusual' landslide that took place last month in remote Khabarovsk region, southern Russia, blocked Bureya River. The water level is now rising above the newly formed natural dam, forcing authorities...

January 14, 2019

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 11 km (36 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A strong explosion took place at Sheveluch, one of the biggest volcanic structures in Kamchatka, Russia, late December 29 (UTC), 2018, forcing authorities to temporarily raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. According to video data, explosions sent ash up to 10 km...

December 30, 2018

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Explosive-extrusive eruption at Sheveluch volcano, Russia

A strong gas-steam activity accompanied by ash emission continues at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. A gas-steam with ash plume is currently drifting NE of the volcano, KVERT reports. At 02:30 UTC, volcanic ash was...

December 27, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 12:41 UTC on December 23, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). ESMC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This earthquake can have a low...

December 24, 2018

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Severe flash floods in Krasnodar region, southern Russia

At least 6 people have been killed and several injured after severe flash floods hit Krasnodar region of southern Russia on October 24 and 25, 2018. The regional governor declared a state of emergency. Heavy rains affected much of Black Sea coast, from the town of...

October 26, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake near Kuril Islands, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit near the Kuril Islands, Russia at 23:16 UTC on October 10, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.5 km (10.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the second...

October 11, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kuril Islands region, Russia

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Kuril Islands region, Russia at 07:45 UTC on October 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 42 km (26 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 35 km (21 miles). The quake was followed by M4.5 at...

October 09, 2018

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Long-lasting daylight fireball over Western Siberia, impact reported, Russia

A bright daylight fireball was recorded over Western Siberia during late afternoon hours of August 4, 2018 (local time). The event lasted up to 20 seconds. The event was recorded from several towns, including Yugansk and Surgut, and reported that it landed in a...

August 05, 2018

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Mystery surrounds Arctic Siberia as day turns to complete darkness for 3 hours, Russia

Even though they should have 24 hour light at this time of year, the remote Eveno-Bytantaisky, Zhigansky, and Verkhozansky districts in Siberia, Russia saw their day turn into a 'complete darkness' for almost three hours on Friday, July 20, 2018. The region...

July 24, 2018

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Kamchatka, Russia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit southern Kamchatka, Russia at 01:40 UTC on July 6, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 79.8 km (49 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.1 at a depth of 80 km. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 94.7...

July 06, 2018

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Very bright daylight fireball explodes over Russia, meteorites possible

A very bright daylight fireball exploded over western Russia at 01:11 UTC on June 21, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The meteor was seen from the cities of Kursk, Lipetsk, Voronezh and Orel. A sonic boom was...

June 21, 2018

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93 tons of dead fish wash up on Sakhalin Island, Russia

An estimated 93 tons of dead fish washed up on Sakhalin Island in Russia, north of Japan last week. "The death scale of the Pacific herring in Piltun Bay is enormous," a spokesman for the regional NGO Ecological Watch of Sakhalin said. "The death of...

June 19, 2018