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abc.net.au   27 September 2017   Republic of Vanuatu   South Pacific  
<p>Vanuatu's Government has declared a state of emergency after an erupting volcano forced at least 6,000 people to flee their homes on the island of Ambae.</p> <p>The Manaro volcano has been active since 2005, but a recent increase in activity has raised ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
abc.net.au   20 September 2017   Australia   Lithgow / New South Wales  
<p>There is an urgent call from the mining town of Lithgow, west of Sydney, to secure the future of a mine that is the only coal supplier for a key New South Wales power station.</p><p>The future of Springvale Mine in the state's central-west has been in doubt ...
Filed under: Mining News
abc.net.au   11 August 2017   Australia   Queensland  
<p>Four Queensland underground coal mines risk closure after allegedly failing to meet their dust-monitoring obligations, Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has told State Parliament.<br /><br />The mines are Glencore's Oaky North and Oaky No.1 at Tieri, and Anglo's ...
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abc.net.au   12 February 2017   Philippines   Asia  
<p>At least eight people were killed and more than 120 injured when a powerful earthquake struck in the southern Philippines, officials say, damaging buildings and an airport and knocking out power.</p> <p>The late Friday quake with a magnitude of 6.5 roused ...
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abc.net.au   22 November 2015   Myanmar   Hpakant  
<p>At least 90 people have been killed in a huge landslide while searching for precious jade in a remote mining area of northern Myanmar, officials say. "We found 79 dead bodies on November 21 (and) 11 today so the total so far is 90," said Nilar Myint, an ...
abc.net.au   15 June 2015   Australia   Brisbane  
<p>Recommendations from a geotechnical report requested by Brisbane City Council (BCC) on a recent rockfall on Brisbane's northside could see the area closed to the public for five months.</p> <p>More than 90 tonnes of rock from the Lutwyche quarry fell into ...