Articles tagged "significant events"

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Major noctilucent clouds outbreak over Europe

Observers across Europe, from Scandinavia to the Adriatic coast, are reporting major noctilucent clouds (NLC) outbreak on July 5 and 6, 2020. The outbreak comes on the heels of July 4th sighting over southern California, U.S. -- where in 2019 a record was set for...

July 06, 2020

japan flood july 6 2020

Massive floods and record rains leave 50 dead or missing, 270 000 urged to evacuate - Kyushu, Japan

As many as 50 people are feared dead or missing and about 270 000 were prompted to evacuate their homes after severe flooding hit southern Japan's Kyushu island over the weekend. At least 10 locations in Kumamoto Prefecture recorded more than 410 mm (16 inches)...

July 06, 2020

assam india flood june 28 2020

Nearly 1 million affected, 27 000 displaced as deadly floods worsen in Assam, India

Around 926 059 people have been affected and 27 000 have been displaced by worsening floods in Assam, India, as of June 28, 2020. The death toll due to flooding has also climbed to 20, while 23 more people died in separate landslide incidents since the onset of the...

June 29, 2020

china flood june 29 2020

12 million people affected, 78 killed as severe floods continue across south and east China

Heavy rains and floods left at least 12 people dead and 10 others missing in south China's Sichuan province as of Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020. Since late May, severe weather has left 78 people dead or missing, 12 million affected, more than 8 000 homes...

June 29, 2020

india severe thunderstorms june 26 2020

More than 130 killed as severe thunderstorms hit India, Bihar records one of its highest daily death tolls caused by lightning

Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms since mid-June have resulted in casualties and damage across India. As of early Friday, June 26, 2020, the death toll stands at 133-- mostly from the state of Bihar, which recorded one of its highest daily tolls from lightning on...

June 26, 2020

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'Once-in-50-years' rainfall event hits Nagasaki, Japan

Torrential rain struck the southwestern prefecture of Nagasaki in Japan, on Thursday morning, June 25, 2020-- an event described by the national meteorological agency as 'once-in-50-years.' Rainfall in Sasebo also hit a record high for the month of June,...

June 25, 2020

three gorges dam june 25 2020

World's largest dam in 'danger of collapse' amid historic floods -- 400 million people at risk, China

A flood alert has been raised near Three Gorges Dam in China-- the largest hydropower project in the world-- as the country grapples with its worst flooding in 70 years. Torrential rains have been causing havoc throughout the southwest and central region this month,...

June 25, 2020

romania flood june 24 2020

Deadly flash floods hit Romania after the worst drought in 100 years and heaviest floods in 200 years

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in 29 counties across Romania on June 23, 2020, killing at least three people, damaging hundreds of properties, and prompting the evacuation of 152 people. The severe weather came after parts of the country experienced their...

June 24, 2020

mexico oaxaca earthquake m7 4 june 23 2020 sam f

Very strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.4 hit Oaxaca, Mexico at 15:29 UTC on June 23, 2020, at a depth of 26.3 km (14.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 11.9 km (7.4 miles) SSW of...

June 23, 2020

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More than 58 000 ha (143 000 acres) of rice damaged as 'worst' drought in history hits Mekong Delta

More than 58 000 ha (143 000 acres) of rice have been damaged in Mekong Delta due to the region's worst drought in history, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The MARD, in cooperation with the People's Committee...

June 23, 2020

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Meteorite hits the town of Sanchore, leaving a 30 cm (1 foot) crater in the ground, Rajasthan

A metallic meteorite-like object reportedly fell from the sky in the Indian state of Rajasthan on June 19, 2020, leaving a 30 cm (1 foot) crater in the ground and causing explosive sound heard several kilometers away. According to local media reports, the object...

June 20, 2020

ivory coast landslide june 18 2020

At least 13 killed, several others missing after landslide hits Abidjan, Ivory Coast

A landslide triggered by heavy rains left at least 13 people dead, three injured, and several others missing in Anyama near the capital Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The tragedy occurred on the northern outskirts of Abidjan, where some areas saw...

June 19, 2020

auckland drought 2 june 18 2020

Emergency powers invoked amid worsening drought in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland's Watercare Services is drawing about 15 million liters (4 million gallons) of water a day more from the Waikato River since June 16, invoking emergency powers in response to its worst drought in 25 years. New Zealand utility company Watercare is...

June 18, 2020

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More than 20 000 people evacuated after landslide blocks major river in China's Sichuan

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 20 000 people after a large landslide blocked a major river in Sichuan on June 17, 2020. At least one person has been killed while 3 others remain missing across the province. According to the provincial flood control and...

June 18, 2020

spain hailstorm june 17 2020

Massive hailstorm hits northeastern Spain, expected to drastically affect European stone fruit season

A massive hailstorm hit the stone fruit growing areas in northeastern Spain on Tuesday evening, June 16. 2020, causing extensive damage right before the harvest. According to growers, this is a big disaster that will drastically affect not only the Spanish but also...

June 17, 2020

china floods june 16 2020

8.5 million people affected, 63 killed as intense downpours continue to pound southern China

Intense downpours continue to batter southern China, leaving at least 63 people dead or missing and almost 8.5 million affected. Worsening floods have also displaced nearly 500 000 and caused direct economic losses of about 4 billion dollars or 21 billion yuan. The...

June 16, 2020

odisha tornado june 2020

Violent tornado injures 12 people, damages 70 houses in Odisha, India

Around 70 thatched houses were damaged and 12 people were injured after a violent tornado hit seaside villages in the district of Kendrapara in Odisha, India, on Monday afternoon, June 15, 2020. The storm struck around 10:30 UTC (16:00 LT) and lasted about 10...

June 16, 2020

indonesia flood june 15 2020

Flash floods leave 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed, 5 400 affected in Gorontalo, Indonesia

Intense rains since June 12, 2020, have caused severe flash floods in five districts of Bone Bolango Regency in the province of Gorontalo, Indonesia, resulting in about 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed. 5 407 people were affected, 3 injured and 4 still missing,...

June 15, 2020

canada storm june 14 2020

Destructive thunderstorms hit Calgary, Canada

A line of severe thunderstorms produced destructive hail, flooding, and at least one possible tornado to Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday night, June 13, 2020. Many motorists were stranded after roads turned into rivers. A large weather system moved through Alberta on...

June 15, 2020

china flood june 11 2020

More than 2.6 million affected by deadly floods and mudslides in southern and central China

Widespread floods and mudslides since June 1, 2020, have affected more than 2.6 million people in China's southern and central regions, resulting in an increasing number of fatalities and damages. As of June 11, at least 13 people have died, two are still...

June 11, 2020

us midwest northeast storm trail of damage june 10 2020

Severe thunderstorms leave a trail of destruction across Midwest and Northeast, more than 600 000 without power, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms and strong winds left a trail of destruction across the U.S.' Midwest and Northeast on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. More than 600 000 power outages were reported across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Storms began to rumble...

June 11, 2020