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The Independent   20 January 2019   Chile  
<p>A magnitude- 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north Chile, causing buildings to shake and fears of a possible tsunami.<br />The quake struck at 10.32pm local time (01.31GMT) about 9.7 miles southwest of Coquimbo, according to the United States Geological ...
The Independent   24 August 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Eight people are missing and several villages have been evacuated after a landslide in southeast Switzerland, police said.</p> <p>One hundred people were evacuated from Bondo yesterday.</p> <p>Rolling rocks reached the entrance of the village and police ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Independent   19 January 2017   Italy   Europe  
<p>Thirty people are missing after an avalanche buried a small hotel in the mountains of central Italy after a series of earthquakes, authorities say.</p> <p>Italian media said the avalanche covered the three-storey hotel in Abruzzo, an earthquake-hit zone ...
The Independent   18 January 2017   Italy   Europe  
<p>Four earthquakes have struck Italy, shaking buildings in Rome and Florence just months after almost 300 people were killed in one of the worst disasters in living memory.</p> <p>Residents of the capital described their homes and offices shaking when the ...
The Independent   16 May 2016   UK   Scotland  
<p>Construction on the world&rsquo;s largest floating wind farm is set to begin this year off the coast of Scotland after developers were granted a lease on Monday.<br />Five turbines will operate in waters around 12 to 18 miles off the coast of Peterhead, ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Independent   12 April 2016   USA   California  
<p>A large sinkhole has appeared on a street in California causing the roadway to collapse.</p> <p>Video of the incident was posted online by the City of Madera Police.</p>
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Independent   01 October 2015   UK   St Albans City  
<p>A massive sinkhole has appeared on a residential street in St Albans, prompting the evacuation of at least 10 people. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service published a photograph of the hole outside two houses on what looks to be a residential street. The ...