Natural disasters

6.4-magnitude quake hits Southern California

Southern California was hit by its strongest earthquake in two decades on Thursday, which occurred at 10:33 am . The epicentre of the 6.4 magnitude tremor was near the city of Ridgecrest, which is about 150 miles (240 km) north-east of Los Angeles. The quake was the largest in Southern California since the 1994 6.6 …

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5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes in France

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale has struck near the Loire Valley in western France. Thousands of people felt the tremor when it struck around 8.50am on Friday near the town of Bressuire, though no damage was immediately reported. Alarmed residents reported the quake from as far afield as Normandy in the north, …

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MOZAMBIQUE IN MOURNING AS CYCLONE IDAI WASHES CITY AWAY

The city of Beira in Mozambique has been hit with one of the greatest natural disasters since it became a habitable town. Reports say over 90% of the city has been washed away by muddy flood waters. An estimated 200-300 people can be said to have lost their lives in the sevent as many more …

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INDIAN BUILDING COLLAPSE-2 DEAD, MANY MORE INJURED

A building site has collapsed in Southern India, killing at least 2 persons and leaving many others injured. The incident which happened in the Karnataka state of the country happened in the early hours of today. Rescue teams and ambulances were scrambling to Dharwad district, roughly 700 kilometers (430 miles) northwest of the state capital …

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EARTHQUAKE AND FLASH FLOODS KILL OVER 70 PERSONS IN INDONESIA

There have been torrential downpours which triggered flash floods and mudslides in villages in Indonesia. There has been an estimated reported deaths of about 75persons as given by authorities. Yesterday, the country was hit by an earthquake, which triggered a landslide that hit a popular waterfall on the tourist island of Lombok, killing at least …

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DEATHS, PROPERTY LOSS IN NEBRASKA FLOODING

Rivers have reached historic levels in 41 locations across the Midwest, creating devastating flooding that has killed at least three people, forced countless evacuations, breached dams and levees, damaged hundreds of homes and flooded a military base. The death toll from the flooding rose to three when an unidentified man died after refusing to leave …

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