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Turkey-Syria Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 7,400

The Syria-Turkey Earthquake death toll continues to rise and has reached over 7,300 till February 8. Yesterday, the region witness five extreme jolts of the earthquake, which left thousands of people injured, buildings and property damaged, with the loss of several lives. Many people are freezing with no shelter or aid. Furthermore, the Turkey Disaster Management, with the help of Indian forces are continuing rescue operations and help those… read-more

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 - 09:58 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Turkey, RESCUE OPERATION, Earthquake, Indian Teams, Natural Disasters

Courtesy: NDTV

China And Solomon Islands

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China & Solomon Islands Sign Agreement Amid Security Risks

China and the Solomon Islands have signed a military agreement amid security risks. Under the agreement, Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesperson shared, China would work in cooperation with Honiara to maintain the social order, help tackle natural calamities and to protect national security. Australia and New Zealand have been concerned about China's growing military influence. Australia fears that China could even build a naval base in the… read-more

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 07:27 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: China, solomon island, National Security, military pact, Natural Disasters

Courtesy: ANI

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6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Neither any casualty, nor any loss of property, has been reported so far. Sharing details about the earthquake, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) wrote in a tweet that the earthquake had hit 779 kilometres NNE of Kotamobagu in north Sulawesi on 19th April at 6:53 IST. Further details about the Sulawesi earthquake are still awaited.

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 12:47 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Earthquake, Indonesia, Richter Scale, Disaster, Natural Disasters

Courtesy: ANI

Demolished after an earthquake.

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Earthquake Of Magnitude 3.8 Jolts Ukhrul: Manipur

In Manipur's Ukhrul, an earthquake of magnitude 3.8 on the Richter scale was reported by the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) on November 9. Reportedly, tremors were recorded at a depth of 60 kilometers at 9:47 am in the Shirui area of Ukhrul. Earlier, an earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale was also recorded on November 9, in the Ukhrul district of Manipur. 

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 - 04:40 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Manipur Government, ukhrul, earthquake india

Courtesy: ANI

Chennai Heavy Rains

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Tamil Nadu Rains; 4 Dead, 70 Houses Damaged

Many parts of Chennai have been affected by the consistent heavy rains. The government reported that four people lost their lives and 70 houses were damaged. Furthermore, civic bodies have set up community kitchens in 15 zones to prepare meals for the affected. Ramachandran said, "We need to be very careful from November 9 to 11 as there is an alert for very heavy… read-more

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 - 11:17 AM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Floods, heavy rains, Damage, Natural Disasters

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Haiti Earthquake

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Haiti Earthquake: Death Toll Up 2,189, Over 300 Missing

The death toll in the Caribbean nation rose to 2,189 after the nation was struck by a deadly earthquake that did lots of damage, destruction, and death on August 16. Over 300 people were reported missing, while,12,260 people were injured and thousands more displaced.  A one-month state of emergency has been declared by the government in four regions that were heavily damaged.

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 - 11:49 AM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Haiti, gang violence

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Turkey Floods

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77 Dead, 47 Missing After Deadly Flood & Landslide Hits Turkey

The death toll from Turkey flash floods that occurred last week has risen to 77, and missing reports stand at 47.  However, 62 out of 77 died in Kastamonu province, while 14 died in Sinop and one in Bartin. According to the reports, as many as 40 villages face complete power-cut. Moreover, the rescue operations are underway and have managed to evacuate 2000 people.

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 - 12:02 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Floods, Black Sea Province, Natural Disasters, Turkey

Courtesy: Al Jazeera

Earthquake in Haiti

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Earthquake Of 7.2 Magnitude Kills 300, Injures 1,800 In Haiti

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck southwestern Haiti on the morning of August 14 killing at least 300 people and injuring over 1,800. The tremors of the quake were felt in neighboring Cuba as well. The new prime minister Ariel Henry declared a one-month state of emergency, saying the government will deploy all resources to help those who are in need.

Sun, 15 Aug 2021 - 11:25 AM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Earthquake, Haiti President, Natural Disasters, Climate Emergency

Courtesy: Al Jazeera

Firefighting Aircraft

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Israel To Send Planes & Firefighters To Help Greece With Wildfire

An unusual heatwave in late July swept across southern Europe causing heavy wildfire in many countries like Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and many others. Greece and Turkey were the most affected regions with 568 wildfire incidents. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has promised its Greek counterpart that Israel will assist and aspire to send three planes with extinguishers in addition to 15 Israeli firefighters to help Greece. 

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 - 06:06 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Wildfires, Israel, Greece, Natural Disasters

Courtesy: UNI

Landslide hits Darjeeling

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Darjeeling Reports Severe Damage At NH 55 Due To Landslide

A landslide has hit almost 40 m of National Highway 55 in Darjeeling's Gairigaon area near Tindharia, due to heavy rain on June 25. Halting the traffic movement between Siliguri and Darjeeling, the official reported the severe damage caused by landslide and stated, it will take time to re-establish the road connectivity. However, no casualty has been reported and vehicles have been diverted via another… read-more

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 - 09:53 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Natural Disasters, landslide, Vehicles, national highway

Courtesy: Deccan Herald