13 Feb 2017

Nearly 200,000 people told to flee crumbling California dam spillway

“Evacuation orders for nearly 200,000 people living below the tallest dam in the United States remained in place early on Monday after residents were abruptly told to flee when a spillway appeared in danger of collapse.” Source: Nearly 200,000 people told to flee crumbling California dam spillway | Reuters

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11 Feb 2017

6 dead, 126 others wounded, as 6.7 magnitude quake shuts down Surigao

“At least six people died and 126 others were wounded, 13 seriously, when a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Surigao City late Friday, shutting down the airport and knocking power in two towns, the provincial governor said. Gov. Sol Matugas said engineering teams were scrambling to fix alternative routes as three

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19 Jan 2017

Avalanche destroys Italian hotel, up to 30 feared dead under snow

“A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday.” Source: Avalanche destroys Italian hotel, up to 30 feared dead under snow | Reuters

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29 Dec 2016

Floods in Southwest Congo Kill at Least 50

“Flooding this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo port city of Boma killed at least 50 people and left another 10,000 homeless, authorities told Reuters on Wednesday.” Source: Floods in Southwest Congo Kill at Least 50

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26 Dec 2016

Typhoon Nock-Ten threatens Philippine capital Manila

“Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten is continuing to batter the Philippines, as it heads towards the area around the heavily-populated capital Manila. Civil defence officials have been put on ‘red alert’, as the storm is due to hit the city later on Monday.” Source: Typhoon Nock-Ten threatens Philippine capital Manila – BBC

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13 Dec 2016

84,000 people displaced by Indonesia earthquake

“The number of people left homeless after an earthquake struck western Indonesia has soared to nearly 84,000, leaving authorities struggling to care for the victims, an official said on Tuesday (Dec 13).” Source: 84,000 people displaced by Indonesia earthquake: Official – Channel NewsAsia

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14 Nov 2016

New Zealand Earthquake: Deaths, major damage after severe 7.5 quake hits Hanmer Springs, tsunami warning issued

“Two people have been confirmed dead after a severe 7.5 earthquake hit North Canterbury early on Monday morning.” Source: Earthquake: Deaths, major damage after severe 7.5 quake hits Hanmer Springs, tsunami warning issued | Stuff.co.nz

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30 Oct 2016

Italy earthquake: 6.6-magnitude tremor rocks nation’s center

“A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy on Sunday morning, injuring at least 20 people, in the strongest tremor to hit the country in more than three decades. The earthquake follows tremors last week and comes on the heels of a devastating quake in August, which killed nearly 300 people

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20 Oct 2016

Super Typhoon Haima kills at least eight in Philippines

“One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines killed at least eight people on Thursday (Oct 20)  as ferocious gales and landslides destroyed tens of thousands of homes. Super Typhoon Haima struck late on Wednesday night with winds similar to those of catastrophic Haiyan in 2013, which

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17 Oct 2016

U.S. military wraps up Haiti relief mission after huge airlift effort

“The head of U.S. Southern Command said Saturday that he expects the U.S. military’s role in the aid mission to Haiti to wrap up in the next four days after delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds of rice and medical supplies.” Source: U.S. military wraps up Haiti relief mission after

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