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14,000 people evacuated over California flooding

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Los Angeles, Feb 23: Flooding in the California city of San Jose have forced authorities to call out for the evacuation of 14,000 people over rising water levels of Coyote Creek, media reports said.

As per the information by the San Jose City Hall Web site, the evacuation was ordered late Tuesday evening and is still in effect on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The National Weather Service informed on Wednesday that the water level in Coyote Creek continues to rise on Wednesday morning, but it is expected to begin subsiding in the afternoon.CaliforniaIn remarks to the daily Los Angeles Times, NWS meteorologist Roger Gass emphasised the magnitude of the flooding by saying that estimates are that such an event occurs only once every century.

Local media showed images of emergency services officers using boats to save local residents endangered by flooding along streets in the area.California floodAfter years of serious drought, California is reeling under a very wet winter with exceptionally heavy and continuous rainfall all over the state.

Last Friday, a powerful storm brought the state to a standstill causing at least five deaths, authorities said.

In addition, the historic rains resulted in damage to spillways at the Oroville Dam, located some 250 km northeast of San Francisco, leading authorities on February 12 to order the evacuation of some 200,000 people from the zone below the dam given the risk that it might overflow.

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Nine killed as landslide hits Manipur’s Tamenglong

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Tamenglong, July 11: At least nine persons lost their lives on Wednesday after a landslide hit Tamenglong district of  Manipur. 

Several houses were also collapsed in the district at the wee hours.

According to India Meteorological Department and MeT heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur across Manipur in the coming days.

Since the beginning of monsoon season, several incidents of landslides triggered by rains have been reported across the country.

The Chamba-Rishikesh National Highway blocked due to a landslide on Wednesday.

On July 8, incessant rains had caused landslides along the stretch of National Highway(NH)-2, affecting traffic along the Kohima-Dimapur road.

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Strong earthquake jolts Japan, no tsunami warning

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Tokyo, July 7: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted Japan on Saturday evening, swaying buildings in the capital but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages and no tsunami warning was issued.

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5.2 magnitude Earthquake hits Andaman Islands

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Port Blair, July 4: An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit the Andaman Islands on Wednesday. 

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