XXL hail causes damage in Bavaria

Earth View Read out Thunderstorms, heavy rain and hailstorms have caused chaos in the east and south of Germany. On Monday and in the night of Tuesday, the heavy thunderstorms took over, among other things, Saxony and Bavaria. It was not only trees that were uprooted and roads were overshadowed - in Munich and other regions of Upper Bavaria, unusually large hailstones caused considerable damage
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Tornado rages in Bocholt

Earth View Read out During the storms last night, the North Rhine-Westphalian Bocholt was hit by a tornado. The small-scale hurricane had formed during a thunderstorm and reached the strength F2 on the so-called Fujita scale according to estimates of experts. That corresponds to wind speeds of 180 to 250 kilometers per hour
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Two dead after storms on Lake Geneva

Earth View Read out In France and Switzerland at the weekend heavy storms with storm, heavy rain and hail gewtet. At least two people died near Lake Geneva. According to media reports, a German tourist died at a campsite in Taninges, France, when a tree fell on her motorhome. The second catastrophic accident occurred right on Lake Geneva: a woman drowned there after her boat capsized during the storm
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Heatwave in Germany

Earth View Read out High "Ulla" is currently responsible for the heat in Germany: After a warm start of the week, temperatures will remain high in the coming days. Tomorrow's Wednesday, forecasts suggest that peaks of up to 39 or even 40 degrees Celsius could be reached. The German Weather Service (DWD) assumes that the previous June record temperature of 38
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Hurricane Michael meets Florida

Earthview Archive Storms Read out With wind speeds of up to 250 kilometers per hour and heavy rains, Hurricane Michael hit land on Wednesday night in Florida. Even in the run-up to the hurricane category 4 was considered the worst hurricane, the Federal State has ever experienced. In terms of gravure inside the storm, Michael is even the third hardest hurricane in the US
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Dead after bad weather in Mallorca

Earthview Archive Extreme weather Read out Heavy rains have caused flooding on Mallorca. The bodies of water caused severe damage and cost several lives. At least five people had fallen victim to the storm, as Spanish rescue workers announced Wednesday morning. Up to twenty more are still missing according to media reports
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After shipwreck: oil spill off Corsica

Earthview Archive Disasters Read out After the collision of two freighters off Corsica, spilled fuel spread on the Mediterranean. Currently, a 20-kilometer-long and 300 to 400-meter wide oil carpet is driving off the coast of the French island. This should now be captured and pumped out by professionals - according to the authorities, the operation will take several days
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Several dead in earthquake in Haiti

Earthview Archive Earthquake Read out Northwest Haiti was shattered by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake over the weekend. According to authorities, many people were injured and at least eleven were killed. The center of the earthquake lay USGS about 19 kilometers northwest of the capital Port-au-Prince at a depth of approximately 11
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Earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

Earthview Archive Earthquake Read out After the tsunami disaster with hundreds of deaths in Indonesia, the rescue workers resumed the search for survivors on Monday. On Friday, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 had hit the coast of Sulawesi Island, causing a devastating tidal wave. According to the authorities, at least 832 people were killed
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Many dead after flooding in Nigeria

Earthview Archive Flooding Read out Persistent rains have caused severe flooding in several states of Nigeria. According to the Civil Protection Department, more than 100 people lost their lives. The government has already declared a state of emergency in four states - the situation in eight other states is under observation according to media reports
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Dead after ferry accident in Tanzania

Earthview Archive Disasters Read out At least 44 people lost their lives in a cruise on Lake Victoria in Tanzania. Many more passengers are still missing, the authorities assume that the number of dead will increase. In total, there were about 300 people aboard the "Nyerere" when it capsized on Thursday
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At least 17 dead after hurricane Florence

Earthview Archive Storms Read out Hurricane "Florence" has killed at least 17 people in the United States. After landing on land around seven o'clock local time on Friday, the storm overcame the eastern state of North Carolina over the weekend, causing heavy rains, floods and flash floods
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Typhoon "Mangkhut" causes great destruction in Southeast Asia

Earthview Archive Storms Read out Shortly after the departure of hurricane "Florence" in the USA, typhoon "Mangkhut" reached the north of the Philippines on early Saturday morning. The storm hit land in the Baggao community, just over 400 kilometers north of the capital, Manila, and caused heavy rains and gusts of up to 285 kilometers per hour
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Many dead after fires in Greece

Earthview Archive Forest fires Read out Devastating forest fires cost at least 79 lives in Greece. The fires erupted in the region around the capital Athens two days ago and could only be slowly brought under control on early Wednesday morning. The area in the east of Athens around the harbor town of Rafina was declared a disaster area
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"Mini-Tsunami" meets Mallorca

Earthview Archive Flooding Read out An unusual weather phenomenon caused some excitement on Monday in Mallorca: In the morning, a mini-tsunami hit the northeast of the island and took care of the beach of Port d'Alc dia for flooding. According to media reports, nearby restaurants were also under water
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Devastating forest fires in Sweden

Earthview Archive Forest fires Read out In Sweden, large forest fires have been burning for days. A total of around 50 fires are currently spread over the entire country. According to the authorities alone, the three largest of them are more than 20, 000 hectares - roughly the same size as Hanover. How much forest altogether burns, is not to say, communicated the civil protection with
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Extreme heat wave in Japan

Earthview Archive Extreme weather Read out Japan is currently experiencing an extreme heatwave. Temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius have plagued the population for about a week now. The National Weather Agency warned Wednesday against a "life-threatening" situation in many parts of the country
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At least 100 dead by storm in Japan

Earthview Archive Flooding Read out Day-long rains in Japan have caused heavy flooding and landslides. According to the authorities, at least 100 people died as a result of the storms. There are also more than a dozen missing persons. In the hardest-hit areas in the west and in the center of the country, the rainfalls have since subsided
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Heavy earthquake in western Japan

Earthview Archive Earthquake Read out In an earthquake of magnitude 6.1, at least three people were killed and more than 200 injured in the Japanese megacity Osaka on Monday. According to media reports, the shock occurred shortly after eight o'clock local time. The collapse of buildings and several buildings led to the loss of electricity in 170, 000 households in Osaka and the neighboring province of Hyogo
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Ferry accident in Indonesia

Earthview Archive Disasters Read out Off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, a ferry carrying 130 passengers ran aground on board. The accident occurred in strong winds and high waves. According to recent findings, at least 26 people were killed, including children. More than 40 passengers are still missing according to the authorities
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