Drought

A drought is a long-lasting weather pattern of dry conditions with very little or no rain, a period where water availability falls below the requirements of the affected region.

Drought is a phenomena of interplay between resource and human demand, it can lead to shortages in agricultural harvests and food supplies. Droughts are especially harmful in areas where residents depend on farming for livelihood, in these areas, drought can cause famines.
Famous devastating droughts are e.g., the “Dust Bowl” in the 1930s in the central USA, and several in African countries, e.g., in Ethiopia in 1973-74 and 1984-85.

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Warning
Earthquake - 7.9 - 280km SE of Kodiak, Alaska
Earthquake - Warning
Reported:
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:37:22 UTC
4 hours ago
Updated:
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:55:29 UTC
3 minutes ago
 
Earthquake
Watch
Earthquake - 6.0 - 40km S of Binuangeun, Indonesia
Earthquake - Watch
Reported:
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:55:32 UTC
7 hours ago
Updated:
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:51:17 UTC
8 minutes ago
 
Earthquake
Advisory
Earthquake - 5.3 - 240km SE of Kodiak, Alaska
Earthquake - Advisory
Reported:
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:09:04 UTC
2 hours ago
Updated:
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:49:15 UTC
10 minutes ago