20 Apr 2016

Hopes of finding Ecuador quake survivors fade as death toll nears 500

“Rescuers in Ecuador were losing hope on Tuesday of finding more survivors from an earthquake that killed nearly 500 people and dealt a shattering blow to the South American OPEC country’s already fragile economy.” Source: Hopes of finding Ecuador quake survivors fade as death toll nears 500 | Reuters

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18 Apr 2016

Rescuers dig out survivors after quake kills 238 in Ecuador

“Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise as people left homeless hunkered down for another night outside in the dark.” Source: Rescuers dig out survivors after quake kills 238 in Ecuador

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15 Apr 2016

Japan official says death toll rises to 19 in 2nd quake, bringing total in 2 quakes to 29

“Japan official says death toll rises to 19 in 2nd quake, bringing total in 2 quakes to 29.” Source: Japan official says death toll rises to 19 in 2nd quake, bringing total in 2 quakes to 29 – The Washington Post

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15 Apr 2016

Japan city struck by new earthquake

“Powerful earthquake hits southern Japanese city of Kumamoto, day after a tremor there killed at least nine people” Source: Japan city struck by new earthquake – BBC News

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02 Mar 2016

Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami fears after massive 8.1 magnitude quake hits

“Indonesia has issued a Tsunami warning after a huge 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast. Millions of people in Indonesia are now fearing a Tsunami could hit land after the enormous quake that struck at about 8pm local time.” Source: Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami fears after massive 8.1 magnitude quake

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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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