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<p>Tens of thousands of people have fled the Congolese city of Goma after officials ordered the evacuation of parts of the city due to the risk of further eruptions from Mount Nyiragongo.<br />The evacuation order came after powerful aftershocks rocked the ...
Aljazeera   02 July 2020   Myanmar   Kachin  
<p>At least 50 people have died after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, according to officials.<br />The incident took place early on Thursday in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state after a bout of heavy rainfall, the Myanmar Fire Services ...
Aljazeera   23 February 2020   Turkey   Van province  
<p>At least eight people have been killed and 21 others injured in Turkey's Van province following an earthquake early Sunday, the country's interior minister has said.<br />Three of those killed were children, according to Suleyman Soylu, adding that some ...
Aljazeera   28 January 2020   Ethiopia  
<p>For Ethiopia, it holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.</p>
Filed under: Energy resources
Aljazeera   28 July 2019   China   Guizhou  
<p>At least 36 people have died in a landslide that struck a village in southwest China, with 15 others still missing days after the disaster hit, according to state broadcaster CCTV.<br />The landslide late on Tuesday in Pingdi village, in Guizhou province's ...
Aljazeera   15 July 2019   Indonesia   Moluccas islands  
<p>Indonesia's Moluccas islands have been hit by a series of aftershocks after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake killed at least two people, prompting hundreds of people to flee their homes.<br />The United States Geological Survey said Sunday's quake was centred ...
<p>At least 41 artisanal miners were killed when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Swiss-based mining giant Glencore collapsed in southern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the provincial governor has said.<br />The accident occurred on Thursday ...
Filed under: Mining News
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 ...