Articles tagged "washington"

record snow hits spokane oct 8 2019

Record snowfall wreaks havoc in Spokane, more than 36 000 customers without power, USA

At least 8 cm (3 inches) of snow was registered in Spokane, Washington on October 8, 2019, breaking the record set in 1981. The record snowfall blocked streets and knocked down towers, causing power interruptions to more than 36 000 residents. Classes were also...

October 10, 2019

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Strong West Coast winter storm leaves 350 000 homes without power, traps cars in mudslides

A strong winter storm brought strong winds and high elevation snow to West Coast over the weekend, leaving more than 350 000 homes and causing flash floods and mudslides. Several more waves of heavy rain, gusty winds and high elevation snow are expected before the...

January 07, 2019

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Series of earthquakes under Mount St. Helens, Washington

A series of small to moderate earthquakes shook Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington over the past couple of days. The largest was M3.9 at a depth of 10.2 km (6.2 miles) on January 3, 2018, followed by M2.7, M2.0 and M1.9. The quakes are believed to be tectonic in...

January 05, 2018

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Slow-moving landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge in Washington's Yakima County

A major crack discovered on the Rattlesnake Ridge in Yakima County, Washington in October 2017 is spreading some 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) per day, officials said. This slow-moving landslide is now threatening to dump as much as 765 500 m3 (1 million cubic yards) of rock...

January 04, 2018

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Skagit River reaches major flood level, highest since 2006, Washington

After a week of relentless rain, the Skagit River near the city of Mount Vernon in Washington reached major flood levels of 9.7 m (32 feet) at 22:00 PST on Thursday, November 23, 2017 (06:00 UTC, November 24). Flood stage is at 8.5 m (28 feet). Flooding closed more...

November 24, 2017

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Historic rainfall records broken - Eastern U.S. deluge in numbers

In somewhat similar situation to major flooding in The Balkan Peninsula during May 2014 parts of American East experienced what some local officials call "unprecedented deluge" over the last couple of days when a slow-moving storm system dropped reco

August 15, 2014

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A flight over the massive landslide near Oso, Washington

After devastating landslide near the town of Oso, Washington, on March 22, 2014 Snohomish County released the video of a flight over the landslide zone. This massive landslide was likely caused by a combination of above average rainfall and

March 28, 2014

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Deadly landslide struck near the town of Oso, US state of Washington

A major landslide caused by recent heavy rain destroyed six houses and covered a road near the town of Oso on Saturday, about 90 km (55 miles) north of Seatle in the north-western American state of Washington. 43 people have been killed. Authorities said landslide...

March 23, 2014