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Aljazeera   15 May 2019   Papua New Guinea  
<p>Authorities in Papua New Guinea have dispatched teams in the Pacific island nation's New Britain province to monitor remote communities for casualties and assess the extent of damage after a powerful, shallow earthquake rattled coastal towns.<br />The magnitude ...
Aljazeera   07 May 2019   Papua New Guinea  
<p>A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has rattled the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage.<br />The quake hit around 7:20am Tuesday (21:20 GMT Monday) 33 kilometres ...
Aljazeera   18 April 2019   Taiwan  
<p>A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien, shaking buildings and temporarily suspending subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Local television footage showed school ...
Aljazeera   11 February 2019   South Africa   Johannesburg  
<p>In the midst of Johannesburg are mountains of sandy dirt - tall, geometric, and as much a part of the landscape as the city's glittering skyline.<br />Winds stir up dust from the dunes and carry it to nearby homes where it settles on roofs, roads, and areas ...
Filed under: Mining News
Aljazeera   12 October 2018   Uganda  
<p>At least 34 people have been killed when a landslide rolled down the slopes of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda, wrecking homes and burying animals.</p> <p>Rescue teams were picking through the rubble, looking for survivors and victims of the disaster which ...
Aljazeera   30 August 2018   Burma   Myanmar  
<p>The collapse of part of a dam in Myanmar has unleashed giant waves of water and forced the mass evacuation of several villages and towns.<br>More than 60,000 people have had to flee their homes and major roads have been flooded.</p>
Aljazeera   31 March 2016   India   Kolkata  
<p>Many people are feared dead after a portion of an overpass under construction collapsed in a congested area of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. <br /><br />Police say many people are still trapped under the debris and efforts were underway to rescue ...
Aljazeera   22 November 2015   Brazil   Rio Doce  
<p>A mudflow thick with toxic mining waste, which initially spilled earlier this month from the collapse of two tailings dams into a main river in southeast Brazil, has now reached the Atlantic Ocean, says Brazil's environmental agency, Ibama.</p> <p>Ibama ...
Aljazeera   26 October 2015   Afghanistan   Feyzabad  
<p>A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck in northern Afghanistan and was felt in a large area from northern Pakistan to India.</p> <p>The US Geological Survey put the epicentre near Jarm in the country's northeast, 250 kilometres from the capital ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards