Sudan floods kill 11, affect 100,000

Written by administrateur on August 8, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

Sudan

Heavy rains and flash floods in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan have killed 11 people and affected almost 100,000 in the past week, the United Nations says.

2 strong earthquakes strike near the Pacific island nation of Tonga

Written by administrateur on May 23, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

Tonga

GOLDEN, Colo. – The U.S. Geological Survey says two strong earthquakes have stuck within hours of each other near the Pacific island nation of Tonga.

Flash floods kill 32, displace 18,600 people in Kenya

Written by administrateur on May 23, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

Kenya

NAIROBI, April 10 (Xinhua) — At least 32 people were killed and 18,633 others displaced by flash floods caused by heavy rains in Kenya, the East African nation’s Red Cross Society (KRCS) said Wednesday.

Massive tornado rips through Oklahoma City suburbs

Written by administrateur on May 20, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

US

A massive tornado has ripped through neighbourhoods near Oklahoma City, on the second day in a row the state has been pummelled by destructive twisters.

Flood Traps Hundreds in Southwest China

Written by administrateur on May 1, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

China

A flood resulting from heavy rainstorms trapped hundreds in China’s southwest Guilin City Tuesday (April 30), state media reported.

U.S. Midwest Floods Delay Corn Sowing After Drought Curbed Crop

Written by administrateur on April 23, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

usa

Rain in the northern U.S. Midwest last week spurred flooding along rivers as far south as Tennessee, delaying corn planting a year after drought cut production of the grain to a six-year low.

Earthquake kills 157, injures 5,700 in China’s Sichuan

Written by administrateur on April 20, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

China

YA’AN, China (Reuters) – China’s worst earthquake in three years on Saturday killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,700, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

7.8-magnitude earthquake hits near Iran-Pakistan border

Written by administrateur on April 16, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

iran

A powerful earthquake has hit the border regions between Iran and Pakistan, with reports of casualties currently confused.

6.6-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea

Written by administrateur on April 15, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

Papua

SYDNEY — A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, but a tsunami warning was not issued and no major damage was expected.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake injures 24 in Japan

Written by administrateur on April 13, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

Japan

A strong magnitude-6.3 earthquake has hit western Japan, injuring at least 24 people and destroying some houses, but there is no risk of a tsunami.