Tag: natural disasters

Dead and injured in severe earthquake in Taiwan

Dead and injured in severe earthquake in Taiwan

According to local media reports, dozens of people were injured and houses were severely damaged in the severe earthquake off the east coast of Taiwan. A warehouse collapsed in northern New Taipei, injuring three people, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday. Four people were killed. The Earth had previously been shaken with a magnitude of […]

At least 26 people died due to heavy rain in Sumatra

At least 26 people died due to heavy rain in Sumatra

At least 26 people lost their lives in floods and landslides following heavy rains on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Indonesian disaster management agency spokesman Abdul Muhari said Monday that 11 people were still missing. Rescue efforts are hampered by constant rain and power outages. According to Fajar Sukma of the civil protection in West […]

Turkish gold mine closed after landslide with people missing

Turkish gold mine closed after landslide with people missing

Following a landslide in a gold mine in Turkey on Tuesday, nine miners lost their lives and the government closed the mine. Turkey’s Environment Ministry on Saturday withdrew the mining company’s “environmental permit” without which it could not continue its operations. Minister of Energy Alparslan Bayraktar also said that 6 mine managers were arrested on […]

The volcano began to erupt 50 kilometers from Reykjavik

The volcano began to erupt 50 kilometers from Reykjavik

Read ren.tv in A volcano located 50 kilometers from Reykjavik began to erupt in Iceland. About it writes Iceland Review portal. It is noted that on February 8, at about 06:00 local time (09:00 Moscow time), a fault about three kilometers long opened on the Reykjanes Peninsula, after which jets of lava began to shoot […]

Climate change a strong factor in drought in the Amazon region

Climate change a strong factor in drought in the Amazon region

Climate change played a major role in last fall’s devastating drought in the Brazilian Amazon. Global warming increases the likelihood of drought by 30 times from June to November, research group World Weather Attribution (WWA) said in a study presented on Wednesday. Researchers warn that the situation will get worse as global warming increases. Amazon […]

Climate change a strong factor in drought in the Amazon region

Climate change a strong factor in drought in the Amazon region

Climate change played a major role in last fall’s devastating drought in the Brazilian Amazon. Global warming increases the likelihood of drought by 30 times from June to November, research group World Weather Attribution (WWA) said in a study presented on Wednesday. Researchers warn that the situation will get worse as global warming increases. Amazon […]

Extreme hurricane hits Reunion Island

Extreme hurricane hits Reunion Island

Sometimes even emergency services were not allowed to leave their posts: On Monday morning, a dangerous hurricane reached the French island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The governor’s office said a homeless man died after failing to reach safety in time. “The eye of the storm will pass directly over Reunion Island,” warned […]

At least 18 people died in landslides in Colombia

At least 18 people died in landslides in Colombia

At least 18 people died in the landslide that occurred in western Colombia. A representative from the Chocó department told AFP on Friday that multiple landslides had blocked the road between the cities of Medellín and Quibdó. Later, many people got out of their vehicles and took shelter in a house near the Carmen de […]

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred in Japan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred in Japan

Photo: © TASS/AP Read ren.tv in An earthquake occurred on Tuesday in the Japanese prefecture of Niigata. Its magnitude was 6.0. There is no threat of tsunami, reported RIA News citing data from the Japan General Meteorological Agency. Tremors were registered at 17:59 local time (11:59 Moscow time) in the area of ​​​​Sado Island, which […]

Death toll in Japan earthquake rises to 161

Death toll in Japan earthquake rises to 161

A week after the devastating earthquake in Japan, the death toll rose to 161. Ishikawa Prefecture authorities said Monday that 103 people were still missing. There are also around 560 injured. Japan’s main island, Honshu, was hit by a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake on New Year’s Eve, as well as dozens of aftershocks and tsunami waves. […]