Climate disasters are becoming more and more common, with at least five unexpected natural disasters appearing in the headlines last month.
Because the United Nations confirmed Climate change recovery is over Back in August, more and more natural disasters seem to just emphasize the imminent problem.
This is a list of recent disasters around the world.
1. Australian earthquake
The quake in Melbourne on September 22 surprised Australia, which is unknown to the quake.
The magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.5 miles. This means that the buildings in the city have been damaged. Fortunately, there were no reports of death or serious injury.
The quake was felt in southeastern Australia, as well as in neighboring states South Australia and New South Wales.
There were also two aftershocks, one with a magnitude of 4.0 and the other with a magnitude of 3.1.
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said earthquakes are rare in the country and can therefore be “very, very annoying.”
This country is located in the center of the Earth’s tectonic plate, not on the sides. This means that you usually only face this kind of disaster once every 10 years.
The last earthquake was in 2016.
Victorian emergency services urged the public to avoid driving and anticipate aftershocks.
2. Eruption of La Palma volcano
A small earthquake on September 19th A big explosion from a volcano, Mount Kumbrevieha in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.
Lava tides up to 6 meters high have traveled throughout the island, currently consuming 154 hectares (380.5 acres) of local land.
To date, more than 100 homes have been destroyed and more than 6,000 have been evacuated.
Although lava flow is slower than experts predict, the volcano has not erupted for 50 years.
However, when it reaches the Atlantic Ocean, further explosions can occur, along with clouds of poisonous gas.
Volcanic activity can make groundwater throughout the island inaccessible, but acid rain can quickly continue.
After the magnitude 3.8 earthquake, a new mouth was opened on Monday to a volcano about 900 meters in size.
No casualties have been reported yet, and a 2 nautical mile radius of the surrounding sea has been closed to prevent harm.
The peasant told the Guardian: “Volcanoes may not kill us directly, but it will bankrupt many of us.”
It is unknown how long the eruption will last.
3. Hurricane Aida
An extratropical cyclone Ida left a mark of devastation after it struck North America on August 29.
Nearly 500,000 people lost water as they wiped out the power grids of Louisiana and Mississippi and flooded water treatment plants.
At least 26 people were killed when the hurricane struck the south.
Then Aida went up the country and triggered Record rainfall 3.1 inches per hour by September 2nd in New York City.
At least 50 people have died in New York and New Jersey. The flood trapped people in the basement of the city.
For the first time in New York, an emergency alert was issued as residents were instructed to “get up high” in a “life-threatening situation.”
In the aftermath of Ida, US President Joe Biden declared that the “threat” of the climate crisis is now here.
He added: The problem is that it can get worse. You can prevent it from getting worse. “
4. North American wildfires
Smoke from North American wildfires reached Europe on August 22, and was also found to have traveled across the Atlantic in Spain and Portugal.
A wildfire in California caused a large amount of polluted clouds that traveled about 5,000 miles to mainland Europe.
The largest fire ever seen in California, the Dixie fire, was completely gone at the time.
More than two months after the flames began in July, they are now almost extinguished, consuming nearly a million acres of land during that period.
The United States has a history of wildfires, but a series of flames meant that resources had grown.
The National Interagency Fire Center revealed on September 14 that 44,647 fires had covered the country.
President Biden said in September: “We can’t ignore the reality that these wildfires are supercharged by climate change. It’s not about the red and blue states. It’s about fires. It just fires.”
5. Haiti earthquakes and floods
Haiti was hit by Miserable earthquake On August 14, at magnitude 7.2, we were hit by flash floods and landslides just two days later.
At least 2,200 people were killed in the quake, but more remained missing.
About 10,000 people were reported injured in the quake and the subsequent tropical cyclone called Grace.
Relief efforts and the US military were sought for help as locals were in desperate need of medical, food and hygiene assistance.
Approximately 53,000 homes were completely destroyed and 77,000 were damaged.
Haiti is a natural disaster hotspot, hit by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and an earthquake that killed 200,000 people in 2010.
Five natural disasters that surprised the world last month
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