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Wildfires reach record high in Omsk as air pollution grips Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, Russia

The Omsk region in Western Siberia has reported a record-high number of wildfires, with one day last week registering nearly a thousand new cases per day. Meanwhile, in Novosibirsk, a thick cloud of smoke resulted in zero visibility and poor air quality due to...

April 27, 2021

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Moscow breaks 140-year temperature records amid days of unusually warm conditions, Russia

April temperatures in Moscow, Russia, have spiked to record levels not seen for at least 140 years as unusually warm conditions grip the city. On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, it registered 22.6 °C (73 °F), the highest temperature for that day since 1881. Such...

April 16, 2021

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Close-up view of new cinder cone at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive-effusive flank eruption and gas-steam activity continue at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. KVERT warns the danger of ash explosions up to 4 - 5 km (13 120 - 16 400 feet) a.s.l. from the flank crater and the lava flow front (phreatic...

March 19, 2021

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Shallow M6.6 earthquake hits off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia at 18:38 UTC on March 16, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 22 km (13.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles)....

March 16, 2021

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Extreme cold grips northern European Russia

Unusual, record cold temperatures gripped the northern European Russia region this month, with temperatures dropping to piercing -40 °C (-40 °F) and below. In addition to record temperatures, frosts also intensified from the Kola Peninsula to Vorkuta....

March 11, 2021

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Birth of new cinder dome at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate flank eruption and a gas-steam activity continue at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. In addition, a new cinder cone started growing around February 25 with a small lava flow pouring out of it observed on March 2. Satellite data still show a large...

March 09, 2021

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Heavy snowfall engulfs many parts of Russia

Heavy snow has blanketed many parts of Russia in the past few days, cutting power to more than 30 000 people and leaving various regions and cities struggling to deal with the extreme weather. Thousands of people have been affected, with others having to dig their...

February 26, 2021

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Flank eruption at Klyuchevskoy volcano, lahar forms along the Krutenkaya River, Russia

A flank eruption began to form on the northwestern slope of the Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka, Russia late February 17, 2021, presenting a real danger of mudflows for the Kyuchi village. Bright incandescence was observed at video-data by IVS FEB RAS from 15:23 UTC...

February 24, 2021

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Major, record-breaking snow blankets Moscow, Russia

A major snowstorm described by meteorologists as a "snow apocalypse" has descended on Moscow, Russia, beginning Thursday, February 11, 2021. The capital city saw disruptions, travel delays, and a record snowfall for February 12. Russian weather service...

February 15, 2021

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Moscow braces for major winter storm and record snow, Russia

Moscow is bracing for a major winter storm set to bring record-breaking snow to the Russian capital beginning Thursday, February 11, 2021, until about Sunday, February 14, making it the longest snowfall in the city since 2018. The snowfall total from Friday to...

February 11, 2021

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Heavy ashfall in Kozyrevsk after strong paroxysmal event at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A strong paroxysmal event took place at Klyuchevskoy volcano on January 18, 2021. Explosions sent ash up to 7.5 km (24 600 feet) a.s.l., with eruptive cloud drifting 500 km (310 miles) W of the volcano. According to Yury Demianchuk from Russia's volcanological...

January 22, 2021

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Yakutia sees longest cold spell in 14 years as Siberia quivers through abnormally harsh temperatures

The Siberian region of Yakutia has shivered through its longest cold spell in 14 years, with temperatures plunging below -40 °C (-40 °F) during the middle of December 2020. The area is currently in the grip of an abnormally long period of harsh cold that is...

January 19, 2021

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Bright fireball over Kamchatka, Russia

A bright meteor was reported over the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, on Tuesday morning, January 12, 2021. The object burnt up before reaching the ground and was less than 10 m (33 feet) in diameter, preliminary assessments suggested. "We were shown a video which...

January 12, 2021

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Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Russia - Mongolia border region

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Russia - Mongolia border region at 21:32 UTC on January 11, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The quake was followed by M5.2 at...

January 11, 2021

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Deadly avalanche strikes ski resort in the world's northernmost city of Norilsk, Russia

Three family members were killed by an avalanche in the world's northernmost city of Norilsk, Russia on Friday, January 8, 2021. The avalanche struck the Otdelnaya Gora ski resort in northern Russia late Friday (LT), the authorities confirmed early Saturday...

January 10, 2021

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash up to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A strong eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 00:35 UTC on December 22, 2020, with volcanic ash rising up to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) above sea level. As a result, KVERT raised the Aviation Color Code to Red at 01:22 UTC. According to visual...

December 22, 2020

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Explosive activity resumes at Karymsky volcano, Aviation Color Code raised, Russia

Explosive activity resumed at Karymsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia on December 9, 2020. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange. Ash explosions up to 7 km (23 000 feet) above sea level began at about 20:45 UTC, drifting northwest of the volcano, KVERT reports. ...

December 10, 2020

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Deep M6.4 earthquake hits Tatar Strait, Russia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Tatar Strait, Russia at 22:54 UTC on November 30, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 586 km (364 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.0 at a depth of 583 km (362 miles). Interestingly, the quake hit at the...

December 01, 2020

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State of emergency in the Russian Far East after destructive unseasonal ice storm collapses all key infrastructure systems

Several people froze to death and over 150 000 were left without electricity, water, and heating in the Russian Far East after a destructive unseasonal ice storm hit the region on November 18, 2020. The chief regional meteorologist said wires and trees were...

November 21, 2020

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Unseasonal ice storm hits central Russia, key systems collapse in the Far East

Unseasonal ice storms hit many parts of Russia on November 18 and 19, 2020, causing power outages, traffic chaos, and the collapse of key infrastructure systems in the Far East. An overnight storm accompanied by strong northerly winds and ice rain -- described by...

November 19, 2020

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

A moderate explosive-effusive eruption continues at the Russian Klyuchevskoy volcano. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange. The eruption at 04:56 UTC on November 16 ejected ash up to 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level, the Tokyo VAAC reported. Emissions...

November 16, 2020

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Moderate explosive-effusive eruption continues at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive-effusive eruption continues at Russia's Klyuchevskoy volcano, according to a bulletin issued by the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) on November 4, 2020. Strombolian and gas-steam with some ash activity were also observed....

November 05, 2020

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Toxic algae bloom behind massive marine die-off in Russia's Kamchatka

A toxic algae bloom has been found to be responsible for the massive die-off of marine creatures off Russia's Kamchatka, Environment Minister Dmitry Kobylkin confirmed Friday, October 23, 2020. The mysterious pollution was first reported by local surfers in...

October 27, 2020

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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