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Strong eruption at Bezymianny volcano, ash up to 9.5 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A strong eruption started at the Russian Bezymianny volcano at 20:22 UTC on October 21, 2020, ejecting ash up to 9.5 km (31 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 21:51 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 03:19 UTC on October 21 after...

October 22, 2020

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New mass deaths of sea animals discovered off Russia's Kamchatka

Authorities reported Monday, October 12, 2020, that a new mass die-off of marine animals has been discovered off the coast of Russia's Kamchatka, where mysterious toxic pollution along a 40 km (25 miles) stretch recently killed 95 percent of seabed animals and...

October 14, 2020

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Mysterious pollution causing mass deaths of marine animals in Russia's Kamchatka

Mysterious toxic pollution along a 40 km (25 miles) stretch of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula has killed 95 percent of seabed creatures in the area and caused health issues among surfers since September 2020. The marine pollution was first reported by local...

October 09, 2020

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New lava flow at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

Moderate explosive-effusive eruption continues at Klyuchevskoy volcano, with new lava effusion observed at its southeastern flank, according to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team's (KVERT) bulletin on October 5, 2020. A new phase of lava flow started...

October 06, 2020

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Deep M6.4 earthquake hits Kamchatka, Russia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Kamchatka, Russia at 03:41 UTC (15:41 LT) on September 15, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 329 km (204 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 320 km (198 miles). The epicenter was located 13.7 km...

September 15, 2020

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Another giant sinkhole opens up in Yamal Peninsula, Russia

A new massive sinkhole opened up last week in the Russian Yamal Peninsula, with blocks of soil and ice thrown hundreds of meters from the hole. This is the 17th -- and considered the largest -- such sinkhole to form in the Yamal Peninsula since the phenomenon was...

September 01, 2020

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Large waterspout hits a popular beach in Sochi, Russia

A large waterspout formed near a popular beach in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, sweeping away beach equipment shore and causing people to run to safety.​ The waterspout hit the beach area in the afternoon, damaging several beach equipment and blowing...

July 22, 2020

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19 million ha (47 million acres) of land scorched as wildfires continue to rage in Siberia

Major cities in Russia are covered in haze and smoke as mega wildfires continue to rage through Siberia. According to satellite monitoring data, fires have torched 19 million ha (47 million acres) of the area since the beginning of 2020-- an area bigger than Greece....

July 20, 2020

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Hurricane-force winds wreak havoc in parts of western Russia, leaving 52 000 without power

A severe storm accompanied by hurricane-force winds and heavy rain hit parts of western Russia on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency in Saratov's St. Petersburg area. Power was disrupted to about 52 000 residents,...

July 16, 2020

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Heavy rain triggers dam collapse, sweeping away several buildings in Ruza City, Russia

Several houses were washed away by flooding after a dam collapsed in Ruza City, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Moscow, Russia, on July 8, 2020. Three buildings were swept away, and another 29 were inundated in the city, the local emergency services said. Two roads...

July 13, 2020

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New radiation spike detected over northern Europe

A mysterious spike in radioactivity levels has been detected over northern Europe this month. The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) said Friday, June 26, 2020, that it may be from a source in western Russia, indicating damage to a...

June 29, 2020

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Russia declares state of emergency after second largest oil spill in Arctic Circle

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in Norilsk, Siberia, on June 4, 2020, following a 20 000 tonne-oil spill in the Arctic Circle. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) described the disaster as the second largest in modern Russian history...

June 05, 2020

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Tornado with gale-force winds and hail rips through Belgorod, Russia

A tornado packing gale-force winds and hail ripped through Belgorod, Russia, on June 1, 2020. Several roofs of houses were blown and trees were toppled down. Videos taken by residents showed powerful winds tearing through roofs, sending debris flying in the air....

June 02, 2020

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Hurricane-force winds and heavy rains wreak havoc across Yekaterinburg, leave at least 3 people dead, Russia

Hurricane-force winds and heavy rains wreaked havoc across Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Monday afternoon, May 25, 2020. Numerous trees were downed, many properties sustained extensive damages, roofs and portions of buildings were sent flying, and at least three people...

May 27, 2020

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Very bright fireball streaks across the night sky over central Russia

A brilliant fireball streaked across the night sky in central Russia at around 15:40 UTC (22:40 LT) on May 18, 2020. The spectacular event was seen in the southern part of the Krasnoyarsk region, as well as in the republics of Khakassia and Tyva. Eyewitnesses said...

May 21, 2020

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Russia set to launch its first satellite for monitoring Arctic

Russia's first satellite for monitoring the Arctic climate called Arktika-M is set to be launched by the end of 2020, as announced by the General Director of the Lavochkin aerospace company, Vladimir Kolmykov. The launch was initially scheduled in 2019 but was...

May 07, 2020

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Ebeko volcano covers Severo-Kurilsk in ash, Russia

A relatively large explosion occurred at the Ebeko volcano in Paramushir Island, Russia, at 21:21 UTC on April 28, 2020 (06:21 LT on April 29). The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. According to the Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC), ash plume reached up...

April 29, 2020

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Lava flow, phreatic bursts and collapse of loose slag material at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive-effusive eruption continues at Russian Klyuchevskoy volcano with Strombolian and sometimes Vulcanian activity observed. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. The lava flow first observed on April 18 continues to move on the southeastern flank...

April 27, 2020

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Lava flows on the southeastern flank of Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive eruption of the Strombolian and sometimes Vulcanian types continues at Russian Klyuchevskoy volcano. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. On April 18, a lava flow began to move on the southeastern flank of the volcano. By 22:10 UTC, a...

April 20, 2020

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Moderate explosive eruption continues at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive eruption of the Strombolian and sometimes Vulcanian types continues at Russian Klyuchevskoy volcano. A notable eruption was registered at 00:05 UTC on April 9. Volcanic ash was ejected up to 7 km (23 000 feet) above sea level, drifting east,...

April 09, 2020

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

A strong explosive eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 19:10 UTC on April 8, 2020. According to the Tokyo VAAC, volcanic ash column rose up to 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level by 21:20 UTC, drifting SSE. Satellite data by KVERT showed...

April 09, 2020

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Blizzard disrupts power and travel to thousands in Sakhalin Island, Russia

A powerful snowstorm with winds up to 119 km/h (74 mph) hit the Sakhalin Island, Russia, on March 11, 2020. The severe weather caused widespread disruptions to power, travel, and classes, affecting thousands of people. The Ministry of Emergency Situations extended...

March 12, 2020

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Moscow records warmest winter since 1880 when record-keeping began

The 2019/20 winter season was Moscow's warmest winter season since record-keeping started 140 years ago. This was also the first winter averaging at or above 0 °C (32 °F). Russia's forecasting center head Roman Vilfand said that Russia's average...

March 03, 2020

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Strong M6.9 earthquake hits Kuril Islands at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Kuril Islands at 10:33 UTC on February 13, 2020, at a depth of 142.6 km (88.6 miles). The EMSC is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 150 km (93 miles). The epicenter was located 93 km (58 miles) ENE of Kuril'sk,...

February 13, 2020

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Bright fireball over the Urals, Russia

A very bright meteor streaked through the night sky over the Urals, Russia at 22:13 UTC on January 29, 2020 (03:13 LT, January 30). Photographer Ilya Jankowsky captured it from the town of Irbit, Sverdlovsk Oblast. According to RT, the object was also seen from...

February 02, 2020

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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