The Sistan-Baluchistan province meteorology office announced that the storm originated in Yazd, Kerman and Southern Khorasan provinces as well as the Iranian border regions with Afghanistan.
The report adds that the volume of dust particles in the air was well over the expected levels with regard to the wind speed.
The report adds that the winds are increasing in speed and there are more winds in the forecast throughout this week.
In February, similar weather conditions stirred dust particles into the air, reaching 80 times the normal accepted level.
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Depth: 39 km
Distances: 18km (11mi) ENE of Iwaki, Japan
41km (25mi) S of Namie, Japan
46km (29mi) NE of Kitaibaraki, Japan
54km (34mi) NE of Takahagi, Japan
200km (124mi) NE of Tokyo, Japan
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Depth: 22 km
Distances: 91km (57mi) ESE of Iwaki, Japan
93km (58mi) E of Kitaibaraki, Japan
95km (59mi) E of Takahagi, Japan
101km (63mi) E of Hitachi, Japan
215km (134mi) ENE of Tokyo, Japan
The powerful thunderstorm that pounded the Plains with grapefruit-sized hail is sliding east on Sunday, bringing the threat of damaging winds and the potential for tornadoes.
Saturday was the 12th consecutive day that severe weather was reported nationwide, according to meteorologists.
Winds of up to 90 miles per hour battered parts of Kansas overnight, according to the National Weather Service.
It said the severe storms are expected to weaken slightly but still produce strong winds and nasty weather for the Kansas City area.
With thunderstorms moving east, swathes of the country from southern Wisconsin through to Illinois and central Missouri will be hit on Sunday, according to The Weather Channel.
It said that large hail and damaging winds pose the greatest threat, but an isolated tornado or two can’t be ruled out.
The Weather Channel warned winds could reach up to 80 miles per hour in Nebraska’s capital, saying that tree damage is likely.
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Depth: 5 km
Distances: 132 km SW of Soweto, South Africa / pop: 1,695,047 / local time: 16:16:25.9 2014-06-15
12 km E of Orkney, South Africa / pop: 145,801 / local time: 16:16:25.9 2014-06-15
Bangladesh on Sunday reported its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection in a man returning from the United States through Abu Dhabi
The man, 53, was being treated in hospital, said Mahmudur Rahman, of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research.
“Most probably, he contacted the virus while he was in Abu Dhabi in transit on his way back from the United States,” Rahman told Reuters.
First reported in humans in 2012, MERS causes severe and often fatal respiratory illness, with symptoms similar to those seen during the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003.
Its death rate of about 40 percent and reports of clusters of human-to-human transmission have raised concern it may blow up into a pandemic.
It has infected more than 800 people around the world, killing at least 310 of them. The vast majority of cases have been in Saudi Arabia, but there have also been sporadic cases and clusters across the Middle East and in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Hundreds of fishermen missing after tropical cyclone Naunak hits southern coastal region
Thousands of residents have fled hundreds of villages in south and southwestern Pakistan after tropical cyclone Naunak struck the region.
About 2,000 residents fled the worst-affected district of Thatta where seawater driven by tall waves swept through 130 coastal villages on Sunday.
Mohammad Ali Shah, the chairman of the Pakistan Fishermen Folk Forum, a non-governmental organization supporting fishermen’s rights in Pakistan, said: “About 300 fishermen are missing.”
“These fishermen went fishing last week, but we lost contact with them over the last couple of days.”
Crops were destroyed in the towns of Kharochan and Ghora Bari as the intensifying storm pushed seawater over swathes of agricultural land.
An emergency was declared in the coastal district of Badin after 60 villages were inundated.
Rafiq Ahmed Qureshi, the deputy commissioner of Badin, said: “We have already stopped fishermen from fishing in this weather. All the disaster management related agencies have also been put on high alert.”
“Things are being monitored round the clock.”
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah rushed to Thatta on Saturday evening as reports of evacuations and widespread flooding came in.
Recalling the catastrophe when floods struck the two districts in 1999, killing 168 people and wiping out 73 settlements, Shah said that thousands of families living on the coastal belt feared meeting the same fate.