Articles tagged "russia"

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Composition of mysterious white powder that covered Omsk district in Russia analyzed

On August 16, residents of few Omsk district cities, in Russia, saw streets covered with mysterious white and gray, odorless, fine powder. The white powder was reported in Barkhatova, Zaozernaya, Strelnikova, Glinka, Grounds, Pushkin tract and other cities in Omsk

August 21, 2012

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Deadly tsunami-like flood hits southern Russia

The worst flooding in decades in southern Russia's Krasnodar Region, near the Black Sea, has killed at least 150 people and damaged over 5,000 homes. Chances of continued flooding and new damage and casualties remain high, as more heavy rain is expected to hit the

July 08, 2012

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Hundreds of wildfires burn across Russia - Smoke reaches Mongolia

Hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across Russia, and more than 14 new fires have broken out over the past 24 hours. While eleven of them have been put out, firefighters are still struggling to extinguish another 32 blazes. Authorities say the fires do not pose a

July 05, 2012

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Dust seen over Russia

In late April 2012, dust mingled with clouds over the eastern Russian Federation. The dust likely originated along the border between China and Mongolia and followed a counter-clockwise arc into eastern Russia. Fires along the China-Mongolia border may also have

April 23, 2012

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Cyclone Patrick hits St. Petersburg

The Atlantic cyclone Patrick has reached the Russian city of St. Petersburg and the region. South-wester is blowing at 21 metres per second.The dam gates have had to be closed to protect the city against floods. This prevented almost 15 ships from entering the city

December 27, 2011

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Phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea

At times nature exceeds the ability of the artist’s brush to blend brilliant colors, interweave textures and combine patterns to create stunning panoramas, while using only the palette of land, water, cloud and vegetation. This stunning and artistic image of a

August 17, 2011

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Russia’s wildfires still burning - Damage is triple last year’s

Russian wildfires since the start of the year have destroyed almost three times the forest and crop areas damaged a year earlier, when the country experienced its worst drought in half a century, the government said.Wildfires have ravaged almost 635,568 hectares

June 16, 2011

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Comet, UFO or military satellite above Russia?

It was a night when many thought the great question on alien life had finally been answered. Big glowing ball with four extending tails whizzed about the sky over the Russian Urals. The sight attracked mass attention when the first messages and spectacular pictures

May 07, 2011