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The Guardian   25 April 2017   Chile   Valparaiso  
<p>A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off the west coast of Chile, rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks.</p> <p>No major damage was immediately apparent, according to an assessment by Chile&rsquo;s ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Guardian   04 April 2017   UK   UK  
<p>South African government bonds have fallen sharply this morning, matching the drop in the rand.</p><p>Shares in the country’s banks are also being hit, on worries that other credit ratings could follow S&amp;P and downgrade South Africa to Junk.</p><p>Economist ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Guardian   03 April 2017   Colombia   Americas  
<p>Colombian rescuers have been searching frantically for hundreds of missing people after the southern city of Mocoa was engulfed on Saturday by a huge landslide of mud, rocks and gushing waters that swept away homes and cars and killed more than 20 people.</p> <p>The ...
The Guardian   10 March 2017   Italy   Marche, Ancona  
<p>An Italian couple have been killed after a motorway bridge collapsed on top of their car, in Italy&rsquo;s second such tragedy in just over four months.<br /><br />Police said Antonella Viviani, 54, and her husband, 60-year-old Emidio Diomede, died at the ...
The Guardian   20 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>San Joaquin river approaches flood stage as water level decreases at Lake Oroville dam after evacuations of 188,000 people last weekend.</p> <p>Residents returning to homes damaged by flooding should be prepared to evacuate again as yet another powerful ...
The Guardian   12 December 2016   Switzerland   Europe  
<p>Regular passenger trains start using the 35-mile Gotthard Base tunnel, which took 17 years to build.</p><p>Regular rail service through the world’s longest tunnel has begun, carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano.</p><p>The ...
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The Guardian   15 November 2016   Japan   Asia  
<p>The 30 metre hole was repaired in 48 hours, although health and safety checks delayed the reopening.</p> <p>A section of road in the centre of the Japanese city of Fukuoka has reopened just days after a sinkhole opened up outside a busy railway station ...
The Guardian   10 November 2016   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>Seven houses have been evacuated after a sinkhole appeared in gardens in a North Yorkshire market town dubbed the sinkhole capital of Britain.</p> <p>Emergency crews were called to the 20-metre wide (66ft) hole in Magdalen&rsquo;s Road, Ripon, on Tuesday ...
The Guardian   28 September 2016   Indonesia   Asia  
<p>Indonesian authorities are searching for several hundred tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere.</p> <p>More than 1,100 others have been evacuated, the country&rsquo;s disaster agency said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Guardian   19 July 2016   UK   Scotland  
<p>A Scottish construction group specialising in reinforced concrete foundations and superstructures for buildings, used in some of the tallest skyscrapers in London, has folded with the immediate loss of 524 jobs.<br>The failure of Dunne Group leaves the ...
Filed under: Construction News