05 Feb 2016

Multiple buildings collapse, casualties unknown in 6.4 quake in Taiwan

“Multiple buildings, including a residential tower, have collapsed after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday. Authorities in the affected city have formed an emergency response center.” Source: Multiple buildings collapse, casualties unknown in 6.4 quake in Taiwan — RT News

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05 Feb 2016

South Africa: About 87 trapped after mine collapse

“A South African miners’ union says about 87 people are trapped after a building collapsed at a gold mine in the country’s eastern Mpumalanga province.” Source: South Africa: About 87 trapped after mine collapse

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19 Jan 2016

French Foreign Legionnaires killed in Alps avalanche

“Five French Foreign Legionnaires have been killed and six injured in an avalanche while on a training exercise in the Alps, officials say. The avalanche came down close to Valfrejus, not far from the Italian border, where some 50 soldiers were training off-piste.” Source: French Foreign Legionnaires killed in Alps

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08 Jan 2016

Australia Waroona fire threatens more towns after devastating Yarloop

A massive bushfire that devastated a small town is still burning out of control in Western Australia.About 95 houses in Yarloop, south of Perth, have been destroyed and three people are reported to be missing. Source: Australia Waroona fire threatens more towns after devastating Yarloop – BBC News

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28 Dec 2015

At least 11 die from Texas tornadoes, 13 in Midwest flooding

“At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage this weekend, while 13 people died in flooding in the Midwest.” Source: At least 11 die from Texas tornadoes, 13 in Midwest flooding

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28 Dec 2015

More than 100,000 flee El Niño flooding in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

“More than 100,000 people evacuated their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding in the wake of heavy summer rains brought on by El Niño, authorities said.” Source: More than 100,000 flee El Niño flooding in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay |

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20 Dec 2015

China landslide: 22 buildings collapse in Shenzhen industrial park

Some 22 buildings have collapsed in a landslide at an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.About 900 people have been evacuated, with four people pulled alive from rubble with minor or no injuries, the local government said. No fatalities have been reported. Source: China landslide: 22 buildings

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07 Dec 2015

Strong 7.2 quake strikes in Tajikistan, felt in New Delhi

An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude struck Tajikistan on Monday, shaking buildings as far away as the Indian capital of New Delhi and in Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey and witnesses said. Source: Strong 7.2 quake strikes in Tajikistan, felt in New Delhi | Reuters

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04 Dec 2015

Tamil Nadu floods kill hospital patients, renewed rains strike fear

Rescue helicopters were grounded on Friday by renewed rains that spread fear in the flood-struck city of Chennai, while the death of 14 patients at a private hospital added to the official toll of 280 confirmed killed in the disaster. Source: Tamil Nadu floods kill hospital patients, renewed rains strike

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24 Nov 2015

Major 7.5 Earthquake near Puerto Maldona, Peru

“An earthquake with magnitude 7.5 occurred near Puerto Maldonado, Peru at 22:45:38.30 UTC on Nov 24, 2015. “ Source: M 7.5 Earthquake, 173km WNW of Iberia, Peru

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