Articles tagged "switzerland"

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Record 41.1 mm (1.6 inches) of rain in 10 minutes floods Lausanne, Switzerland

A record-breaking 41.1 mm (1.6 inches) of rain was recorded in Switzerland's Lausanne on June 11, 2018, breaking the previous record of 36.1 mm (1.42 inches) recorded in Eschenz, Thurgau canton in 2017. Severe thunderstorms are dropping heavy rain on parts of...

June 13, 2018

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Swiss winter of 2017-2018 broke records

Swiss winter of 2017-18 brought an exceptional amount of snow – but only in the mountains. Following three years with little snow, record snowfall, avalanches, and severe storms were all part of the picture from December 2017 to the end of April 2018. In the...

May 07, 2018

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Unexpected snowstorm kills 6 hikers, seriously injures 5, Swiss Alps

An unexpected snowstorm hit Swiss Alps on Sunday, April 29, 2018, trapping at least 14 people in the Pigne d'Arolla area and forcing them to spend the night outdoors in the high winds and snow. The police in Valais, southwestern Switzerland said it launched a...

April 30, 2018

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Avalanche kills three in Valais, Swiss Alps

Three people have been killed and two others injured after an avalanche hit Valais area in southwestern Switzerland on March 31, 2018. The skiers were part of a tour group and they were near the area of Fiescheralp, and at an altitude of nearly 2 500m (8 000 feet),...

April 02, 2018

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Eight missing after major landslide at Piz Cengalo, Switzerland

Eight people are missing after a major landslide occurred at Piz Cengalo mountain in the Bregaglia range of Swiss Alps at 09:30 CET on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Experts estimate some 4 million m3 (141.2 million ft3) of rocks tumbled down the mountain, known for...

August 24, 2017

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Another major landslide at Piz Cengalo after 6 injured on Sunday, Switzerland

Another major landslide took place in southern Switzerland on August 23, 2017, just three days after six hikers got hit by falling rocks in a similar incident. According to a statement issued by Bern police on Monday, August 21, six people were injured after a rock...

August 23, 2017

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Six earthquakes hit Switzerland, including rare M4.1

Between 11:28 UTC on October 24 and 13:00 UTC on October 25, EMSC registered a total of 6 earthquakes in Wallis Kanton, Switzerland. The strongest one was recorded as a M4.1 at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Residents reported no damage. The first quake measured M1.9...

October 25, 2016

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Rare July snowfall closes several mountain passes, Switzerland

SwissInfo is reporting an unexpected July snowfall has closed several mountain passes on Thursday, July 14, 2016. According to the paper, the Säntis mountain in north-eastern Switzerland saw up to 13 cm (5.1 inches) of snow. "It is very unusual to see snow...

July 15, 2016

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A giant rock avalanche recorded in the Swiss Alps

A giant rock broke off the side of the Mel de la Niva mountain, near Evolene region in the Swiss Alps on October 19, 2015. A geologists who was taking video shots near the area witnessed the fall and documented it on a footage. The 2 000 cubic meters (70 269 cubic...

October 24, 2015

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Research finds radioactive substance in sediment under a Swiss lake used for drinking water

Another striking radioactive story comes from Switzerland today. A radioactive substance cesium-137 was found in sediment under Lake Biel which is used for drinking water and is situated about 20 km, downstream Aare river, from the Mühleberg

July 14, 2013