Severe Weather & Volcano in Asia
Winter Weather in Central Asia
Temperatures fell over the last week in Central Asia affecting eastern Uzbekistan, southeast Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and northern Afghanistan. In Kazakhstan temperatures were below -30oC (-22oF). Heavy snowfall also affected the region with abnormal amounts of precipitation. (CPC) In Jawzjan province, Afghanistan, a reported 10 people were killed by winter weather including heavy snowfall and low temperatures (ECHO 2/5/14). People in Afghanistan can look forward to the weekend as warmer weather is forecast in the area (WU).
Sinabung Volcano, Indonesia
Over to Southeast Asia: Mount Sinabung erupted in Karo District, Indonesia. The eruption sent ash and smoke 16,000 feet into the sky and killed an estimated 15 people. Rescuers were forced to halt their search for more victims as another eruption on February 3 shot hot ash and rocks into the air. Nearly 30,000 people were displaced to 42 different designated centers. Sinabung is one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia. (LWF, ReliefWeb)
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: United States
Fire: Chile (Mostazal), India (Mount Japfu)
Flood: Western Australia, Bolivia, England, France (Finistere), Indonesia (Central Java, Jakarta), Mozambique (central)
Severe Weather: Central Asia, Canada (Nunavut), United States (Midwest/Northeast)
Volcanoes: Indonesia (Sinabung)
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