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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake-hit Yaan to see heavy rainfall, disaster risks raised

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 01:02pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Heavy rainfall this summer could hamper reconstruction efforts in earthquake-stricken Yaan and set the scene for follow-up disasters, China’s meteorological authority has warned. Yaan ... spokesman Chen Zhenlin said in a press briefing on Sunday. The city was at the epicentre of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit on April 20, killing at least 196 people. Chen said increased rainfall ...

  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

    18,000 flee new storm Kajiki in central Philippines, wrecked by Haiyan

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Manila New storm hits region recovering from Haiyan One man died and more than 18,000 people fled their homes in the Philippines' Visayas and Mindanao regions as tropical storm Kajiki battered areas still struggling to recover from Typhoon Haiyan and a 7.2- magnitude earthquake. A man drowned in Macrohon town, Southern Leyte, Armando Bolalin, the province's ...

  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Thousands evacuated as Philippine residents brace for Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 09:37pm by BLOOM

    ... to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau. In Bohol province, where more than 200 people were killed after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on October 15, residents still living in tents and makeshift shelters ... than 1,200 people, mostly in Mindanao, in December 2011. At least 222 died in the October 15 earthquake in the Visayas. ...

  4. News - Asia - DISASTER

    At least 1,200 feared dead as super typhoon devastates Philippine towns

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 12:12pm by Reuters

    ... was in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami," said Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, head of the UN Disaster Assessment Co-ordination Team sent to Tacloban, referring to the 2004 earthquake and tsunami. ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Wipha kills 17, but mostly spares Tokyo and nuclear power plant

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... radioactive leaks since a 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused major damage and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986. A Tepco spokesman said Typhoon Wipha had caused ...

  6. News - World - NORTH AMERICA

    Tsunami alert for Hawaii after quake off western Canada

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in Honolulu and Staff Reporter

    ... A magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada, with residents in parts of British Columbia evacuated, but the province appeared to escape the biggest quake in Canada since 1949 largely ... Neil Abercrombie, said that the islands were lucky to avoid more severe surges after the earthquake struck. Abercrombie said beaches and harbours were still closed across Hawaii. Lenore ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens still missing after landslide hits Sichuan resort

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU, AP

    ... reeling from two major earthquakes in 2008 and April this year - saw the heaviest rainfall in half a century, state media reported. All schools, including the kindergartens and training ... could hit Deyang and Mianyang in coming days. Highways from Chengdu to Mianyang were closed yesterday, while roads from Dujiangyan to Yingxiu - both heavily hit by the 2008 earthquake - were cut ...

  8. News - China

    Rain, landslides leave 28 dead, 66 missing in Sichuan

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Beichuan was the epicentre in 2008 of China’s deadliest earthquake in three decades – an 8.0-magnitude tremor that left more than 87,000 people dead. Altogether about 110,000 Sichuan residents have ...



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