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The biggest global upheaval in 2020

2018-02-20 09:36:00

2020 is destined to be a turbulent year, at the beginning of this year, should be our national celebration of the moment, but there have been several major events, virus outbreaks, bird flu, earthquakes, fires, not only in the world, there are many major events, below we will take a look at the specific, but also hope to remind you to do preventive preparations. As the new coronavirus spreads around the world, the whole city is closed down, and Australia has urgently evacuated its nationals and issued a travel ban to China. The deadliest flu outbreak in the United States in 40 years has killed more than 10,000 people and infected 19 million. Australia's bushfires have been burning for more than four months due to extreme climate change, killing hundreds of millions of animals, invading 300,000 bats, flying in the sky and preventing emergency helicopters from landing in hospitals. An outbreak of locusts in East Africa has obscured the sun, triggering military aircraft. Earthquakes continue in many parts of the world. Volcanoes erupt in the Philippines. The United States used a drone to kill Iran's top military leader, and the United States and Iran entered a standoff.

Breaking news

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus is spreading


The impact of this epidemic on the world economy may be greater than that of SARS. At present, multinational companies in many industries, including technology, automotive and retail, have suspended their operations in China.


The Australian Mountains fire lasted five months


The disaster affected an area of 186,000 square kilometers and destroyed more than 5,900 buildings, including 2,779 homes. At least 34 people died, a billion animals were killed, and some rare species became extinct.


The worst outbreak of influenza B in the United States in 40 years


About 300,000 people were hospitalized and more than 20,000 died, making it the deadliest flu in the United States in the past 40 years.


About 360 billion locusts in Africa


The number of locusts has reached an estimated 360 billion. This is the worst plague of locusts in Kenya in nearly 70 years and the worst in Ethiopia and Somalia in 25 years.


Thousands of homes destroyed by floods in Indonesia


More than 170,000 people have been left homeless by flooding in Indonesia's capital Jakarta and surrounding towns on January 2, and the death toll has reached 60.


Three US rockets hit Iran


Baghdad International Airport in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, was hit by three rockets by the United States, killing about 25 people.


Iran shoots down Ukrainian civilian airliner


All 176 passengers and crew were killed, including 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, and others from Sweden, Britain, Afghanistan, and Germany.


Unusually heavy rains in Brazil have displaced 20,000 people


The death toll has reached 842, and more than 20,000 people have been displaced.


Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a volcano in the Philippines


More than 25,000 people have sought refuge in shelters. The eruption also triggered a series of new earthquakes, of which 44 have been felt.


Avalanche kills at least 76 in Kashmir


Multiple avalanches have killed at least 76 people, injured 53 others, destroyed 84 homes and damaged 94 others.


Spanish storm hit, 20w people without power


The huge waves forced some residents to evacuate their homes, and the death toll reached 10, with four others missing and dozens injured.


Area 6.4 magnitude earthquake


The quake caused eight aftershocks, killing one person and injuring two others. The earthquake has been included in the list of notable earthquakes of 2020 by the United States Geological Survey.


6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Turkey, killing more than 1,000 people


At least 41 people were killed and 1,607 injured when a powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck. Thirty buildings collapsed, 81 were severely damaged, and 53 were partially damaged. The highest aftershock magnitude was 5.4.


Kobe Bryant is killed in a plane crash


On January 26, world famous NBA star Kobe Bryant was taking his second daughter Gianna to a basketball game when the helicopter they were travelling in lost contact, veered off course and rapidly descended, crashing into a hillside above Las Virgenes Road at 176 miles per hour. In just 14 seconds, all nine people on board were killed.


Magnitude 7.7 earthquake off Cuba in the Caribbean


A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Cuba and Jamaica, one of the strongest ever recorded. The highest aftershock reached a magnitude 6.1. There were no immediate reports of casualties or property damage.


Canada's worst snow storm in 50 years


The worst snowstorm in 50 years. On this day, the whole city was snowing and dark, making citizens suffer from the severe cold weather. Due to the blizzard, more than 200 flights were canceled at DoPearson International Airport, leaving a large number of passengers stranded at the airport. At least 10 per cent of departures were cancelled this morning.


St Petersburg stadium collapses


On January 31, Russia's Krestovsky Stadium (also known as the Stadium of the Cross) suddenly collapsed during a project to remove the roof.


Bird flu outbreak in China


On February 1, an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 subtype in poultry occurred in the urban area, with 4500 broilers falling ill and dying. In the past month, Romania, Belarus, Hungary and Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and India have reported H5N1 and H5N8 bird flu outbreaks, cumulative slaughter of tens of thousands of birds.


Sudden severe fire


On February 2, the fire broke out at 11 PM in the Chengnan Market of Xinjiekou in the provincial and urban areas. The fire was extinguished at 1:45 on February 3, and no one was trapped or injured. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.


Magnitude 5.1 earthquake


On February 3, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region, the focal depth of 21 kilometers, belongs to the shallow earthquake. Local residents said they felt the earthquake shaking for more than 10 seconds, and the quake was clearly felt.


Kagoshima volcano erupts in Japan


From satellite observations, the plume of smoke shot up to about 7,000 meters above the crater. The eruption produced a pyroclastic flow about 900 metres southwest of the crater and is suspected to have caused forest fires; There was also a large flying rock eruption about 600 meters away, but fortunately did not affect residential areas.

Matters needing attention

The fire in Australia, the epidemic in China, the plague of locusts in East Africa, began to think of the lines of the wandering earth, "At first, no one cared about this disaster, it was just a bushfire, a drought, the extinction of a species, the disappearance of a city." Until this disaster touches everyone." Don't wait for the actual end to come before we realize that we had a chance to save ourselves. This pile one by one, not only to our life, work has brought inconvenience, for social development, economic and so on also had an impact on the global events, all remind us that we must have a sense of self-rescue and prevention, before the disaster comes, we must be prepared, follow the country, listen to the leadership of the party, in the protection of their own at the same time, Don't inconvenience the country!