Articles tagged "siberia"

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Wildfires consume 2.5 million ha (6.2 million acres) of forests in Yakutia, Russia

According to statistics released by the Russian Ministry of Emergency on July 20, the 2021 wildfires in Yakutia (Republic of Sakha) -- the largest and coldest republic of the Russian Federation -- have so far consumed 2.5 million hectares (6.2 million acres) of...

July 20, 2021

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Forest fires from last summer rekindle in Siberia, sparking wildfire season early this year

Siberia has started seeing the first forest fires of 2021 this May as wildfires that have not been extinguished since last summer rekindle, becoming the so-called 'zombie' fires. Meteorologists forecast 'red heat' or above average air temperatures...

May 20, 2021

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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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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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Siberia gripped by extreme, record-breaking cold for a week

Extreme cold temperatures rip through the Siberian region, with the mercury dropping to record lows for an entire week into Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Air temperatures as piercing as -51 °C (-59.8 °F) have been holding for a week, and record low...

December 30, 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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Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave

Wildfires in Siberia have grown five-fold over the past week amid an unprecedented heatwave, according to Russia's forest fire aerial protection service. This came after the town of Verkhoyansk hit 38 °C (100.4 °F), marking the hottest-ever temperature...

July 01, 2020

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Siberian town records possible hottest-ever temperature in Arctic Circle

The town of Verkhoyansk in Siberia hit 37.8 °C (100 °F) for the first time on Saturday, June 20, 2020-- if verified, it will be the hottest-ever temperature recorded above the Arctic Circle. The hot temperature recorded in Verkhoyansk on Saturday may also...

June 23, 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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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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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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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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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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'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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Winter is coming to Urals and Siberia with record daily lows

The winter of 2017/18 announced itself in Urals and Siberia, Russia this week with abnormally cold temperatures, between 3 - 10 °C (5.4 - 18 °F) below average. Anomalously cold weather is affecting the Urals and southern Siberia over the past couple of days...

September 27, 2017

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Worst snowfall in a decade blankets Omsk, Russia

Record breaking snowfall blanketed the city of Omsk in Siberia, causing traffic jams across the affected areas, media reported on October 22, 2015. Video credit: ДТП Омск Although at a first glance the event might appear hardly relevant, after all the words...

October 22, 2015

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More mysterious craters found in northern Russia

Several months after a huge black hole was found in Yamal peninsula, Siberia, Russia, researchers say they have found more suspicious-looking craters and lakes and have called for 'urgent' investigation of the new phenomenon.The Siberian Times writes that until

February 24, 2015

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Dudinka, frozen Siberian town at -40 degrees Celsius

A state of emergency has been declared in Siberian town of Dudinka earlier this month after a powerful storm left residents without heating, water and electricity at freezing temperatures of up to -40 °C. Later, a water main broke causing several streets to flood an

January 30, 2015

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Gigantic sinkhole opens up in Yamal Peninsula, northern Russia

A mysterious gigantic sinkhole has opened up in the peninsula of Yamal, a place which locals call the 'end of the world', Siberia, northern Russia. It was originally thought to be a fake, but the hole has been established as a real phenomenon and is thought...

July 16, 2014

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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Tuva region, Siberia

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake (USGS) struck region of Tuva, Siberia at 15:21 UTC on December 27, 2011. USGS reported depth of 6.9 km (4.3 miles). Russian RAS and EMSC reported M6.5 earthquake at depth of 10 km. Chinese CENC reported magnitude 7.0 at a depth of 10 km.Epicen

December 28, 2011

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Arctic tundra wildfires return after 10000-year absence

After a 10,000-year absence, wildfires have returned to the Arctic tundra, and a University of Florida study shows that their impact could extend far beyond the areas blackened by flames.In a study published in the July 28 issue of the journal Nature, UF ecologist Miche

July 30, 2011