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Dust warning for North Cyprus

1 June 2013

A thick plume of dust blew over the eastern Mediterranean Sea on Friday, extending northward from Egypt toward Turkey in a giant, counter-clockwise arc. Between Egypt and Turkey, dust clogged skies over Israel, the West Bank, and Cyprus. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of the dust plume the same day.

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NASA image of dust cloud

The North Cyprus Environmental Protection Office has advised that children and elderly people do not go outside unless essential and warned that outdoor workers take precautions until the high altitude dust cloud has passed.

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