Articles tagged "russia"

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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

bright daylight fireball over central russia june 21 2018

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

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-62 °C (-79.6 °F): Russia's Sakha Republic registers near-record low temperatures

A severe cold wave is dropping temperatures to near-record lows over the past several days in Russia's Far East and Siberia, region well accustomed to extremely cold weather. Temperatures dropped below -50 °C (-58 °F) in some areas, more than 10 °C...

January 17, 2018

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Very bright flash over thousands of kilometers, ground-shaking explosion, Russia

A very bright flash was seen over thousands of kilometers over Russia around 00:22 local time January 7, 2018 (20:22 UTC, January 6). The flash was followed by a ground-shaking explosion. According to witness reports, the explosion was centered west the Ural...

January 09, 2018

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Moderately strong eruptions at Klyuchevskoy volcano, ash up to 6 km a.s.l.

Moderately strong eruptions continue at Kamchatka's highest and most active volcano Klyuchevskoy for the third day in a row. The volcanic ash cloud is reaching up to 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l. and the Aviation Color Code remains Orange since December 5, 2017....

January 05, 2018

fireball sochi russia december 15 2017

Fireball recorded blasting above Sochi, Russia

A bright meteor was captured streaking through the night sky over Sochi, Russia on Friday, December 15, 2017. Alexander Ivanov, head of the Kuban University laboratory of astrophysics, said the object was the size of a soccer ball, adding that it burned down 20 km...

December 18, 2017

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

After a long period of relative calm, a powerful explosive eruption occurred at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 21:00 UTC on December 4, 2017. The eruption lasted about 20 minutes and sent an ash plume to a height of 33 000 feet (10 km) above sea level. The...

December 05, 2017

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'Serious temperature anomaly' in parts of Siberia, Russia

A Siberian High, also known as Siberian Anticyclone, caused serious temperature anomaly Central Siberia on November 18, 2017, causing average daily temperatures to drop 10 - 12 °C (18 - 21.6 °F) below the climatic norm. Over the past couple of days,...

November 20, 2017

zhupanovsky volcano september 2017

Strong explosion at Zhupanovsky, ash cloud to 7 km (23 000 feet) a.s.l.

A strong ash explosion was observed at Zhupanovsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 23:30 UTC on September 16, 2017. According to data provided by the Tokyo VAAC, ash cloud reached a height of 7 km (23 000 feet) above sea level and drifted southwest. This is the first...

September 17, 2017

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Sheveluch erupts ash up to 8.5 km a.s.l., Klyuchevskoy alert level raised, Russia

Two strong eruptions were recorded at Russia's Sheveluch volcano over the past 24 hours. The first one, registered at 20:30 UTC on September 7, sent ash up to 8.2 km (27 000 feet) above sea level, while the second, registered at 10:30 UTC today, sent ash up to...

September 08, 2017

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Plane dodges tornadoes in hair-raising landing in Sochi, Russia

A plane was filmed landing in the Russian city of Sochi with three large tornadic waterspouts right behind it on August 29, 2017. Up to twelve tornadoes were spotted off the coast on the same day, and it is the second week in a row that the columns have ripped...

August 31, 2017

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Russian capital Moscow flooded yet again

Heavy rainfall flooded Russian capital after the city received some 19 mm (0.7 inches) of rain within just 40 minutes on Friday, July 14, 2017. Moscow's authorities said that the amount of rain the city received within just 40 minutes on Friday is 20% of the...

July 17, 2017

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New giant craters explode on Yamal Peninsula, Russia

At least two new giant craters formed on Russia's Yamal Peninsula this year, with the latest one observed exploding on June 28, 2017, north of the Yamal region, above the Arctic Circle. The eruption was reportedly picked up by new seismic sensors specifically...

July 03, 2017

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Deadly thunderstorm hits Russia's Sverdlovsk region, leaving 38 000 without power

At least one person has been killed and eight injured after a powerful thunderstorm swept through Russia's Sverdlovsk region on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The storm brought heavy rain and 54 km/h (34 mph) winds, leaving more than 38 000 people without electricity...

June 05, 2017

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Unprecedented thunderstorm hits Moscow, killing 16 and injuring 168

A violent thunderstorm swept through Russian capital Moscow on Monday, May 29, 2017, claiming lives of at least 16 people and injuring at least 168. It was the deadliest thunderstorm to hit Moscow since records began more than 100 years ago. The Russian...

May 30, 2017

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Massive flooding hits Russia's Tyumen region

A massive flooding is affecting Russia's Tyumen region in Siberia since May 11, 2017, after a large discharge of water from the reservoir in Kazakhstan. Tyumen governor said the actual release was much higher than Kazakstan officials claim. A state of emergency...

May 18, 2017

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50 m (164 feet) wide sinkhole opens in Bashkiria, Russia

A 50 meters (164 feet) wide sinkhole has opened up last week in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, near the village Novokulevo in Nurimanovsky District. Although such large sinkholes are rare, the region is known for its karst topography and numerous sinkholes. ...

March 15, 2017

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Russian metal giant fined for turning river red with pollution

Norilsk Nickel from Russia, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium, was fined over a spillage near the Nadhezda metallurgical factory. The spillage occurred in early September 2016 and turned the Daldykan river red. After the images showing the...

November 02, 2016

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Russian government instates fines for violating GMO labeling regulations

The Russian government doesn't buy into America's genetically modified seed hype so easily. In fact, the Russian government takes a hard stance against the patented seeds, since some are spliced with bacteria to produce insecticide from within.When this kind of

August 30, 2014

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Worst flooding in decades hit China, worst in 120 years for Russia's Far East

Unusually heavy rainfall occurred near the Amur river which marks the dividing line between China and Russia from the end of July to mid-August 2013. Starting on August 10, 2013, areas of northeastern China began to experience flooding.  From August 15 to 17,

August 21, 2013

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Waterspout passes close to Obninsk nuclear power plant in Russia

A waterspout was recorded near Obninsk nuclear power plant in Russia on May 23, 2013. It caused minor damage to buildings in the area. Obninsk is located about 110 km southeast of Moscow. The nuclear power plant APS-1 Obninsk (Atomic Power Station 1

May 24, 2013

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Magnitude 6.2 deep earthquake strikes border region of Russia, China and North Korea

Deep earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.2 struck border region of Russia, China and North Korea on Friday, April 05, 2013 at 13:00 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 9 km (5 miles) N of Zarubino, Russia and 28 km (17 miles) SW of Slavyanka,

April 05, 2013

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Two strong earthquakes M 6.5 hit Kuril Islands

Two strong earthquakes with recorded magnitudes of 6.5 (USGS) struck Kuril Islands on March 1, 2013 at 12:53 and 13:20 UTC respectively.First earthquake's epicenter was located 93 km (57 miles) SE of Ozernovskiy, Russia and 229 km (142 miles) SSW of Vilyuchinsk,

March 01, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 6.9 struck Kuril Islands

Very strong earthquake M 6.9 hit Kuril islands, Russia on February 28, 2013 at 14:05:51 UTC. Epicenter was located 90 km (56 miles) ENE (71°) from Severo-Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands and 248 km (154 miles) SSW (202°) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia at epicenter

February 28, 2013

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Very strong earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck northeastern Sakha, Russia

Very strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck northeastern Sakha region of Russia on February 14, 2013 at 13:13 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 132 km WSW of Druzhina and 862 km NE of Markha at co-ordinates 67.613°N, 142.601°E, as per USGS

February 14, 2013

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Snowiest winter in 100 years paralyzes Moscow

The snowiest winter in a century has hit Moscow, Russian capital, causing traffic jams 3,500 km in length on Monday evening, February 4, 2013. This is equal to the distance from Moscow to Madrid and snowfall is expected for four or five more days.Moscow has not

February 06, 2013

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Magnitude 6.4 (6.8) earthquake struck Kuril Islands, Russia

Strong earthquake, initially registered as M 6.8 but later revised to M 6.4 struck Kuril Islands, Russia at 18:12:42 UTC on November 16, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was located 162 km (101 miles) SSW (198°) from Severo-Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands, Russia

November 16, 2012