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Current Events, Natural Disasters

Heavy Monsoon Rains Submerge Manila

Heavy Monsoon Rains Submerge Manila

Almost 2 million Filipino people were inundated by floods and more than 300,000 were evacuated to safer places due to heavy downpours that hit the Philippines. Half of Manila, the capital city, has been submerged when monsoon rains caused rivers, dams and waterways to overflow and set off flash floods to the capital region and […]

August 9, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

Current Events, Natural Disasters

Tornadoes Rampage Oklahoma

Tornadoes Rampage Oklahoma

Tornadoes went on a rampage in the Midwest, particularly in Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa  and Nebraska for two consecutive days with Oklahoma as being the worst hit by the storm.  High winds toppled electricity lines, destroyed houses, rooted up trees, and caused widespread outages. The outbreak which started Friday, April 13, 2012 spawned more than 120 […]

April 19, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

Current Events, Natural Disasters

Largest Undersea Quake Recorded in Sumatra

Largest Undersea Quake Recorded in Sumatra

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.6 in Richter scale hit Sumatra on April 11, 2012 and it has been considered as the largest recorded undersea quake, extending to the earth’s mantle. Indonesia was once again reminded of its terrible past when a massive earthquake rocked the seas 346 kilometers south of Aceh. The fear […]

April 17, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

Current Events, Natural Disasters

Australian States in Flood Crisis

Australian States in Flood Crisis

Australian states have been experiencing worst flooding due to the days of heavy rainfall and expected to continue for more than a month. Considered as the strongest La Nina on record, the affected states are New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Weather scientists believed that the warming of the Coral and Tasman Seas led to […]

March 7, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

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Tornadoes Rip Midwest and Southern States

Tornadoes Rip Midwest and Southern States

2 March 2012 –   Tornadoes and thunderstorms ripped through the Midwest and South leaving 39 people killed and buildings destroyed.  Residents described the damage in one of the towns as the worst they’ve seen and even compared it to a “war zone”. The hard hit areas were in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama and Georgia. According […]

March 5, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

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Strong Quake Rocks Philippines

Strong Quake Rocks Philippines

More than 50 people were killed and dozens are still missing when a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Negros and Cebu provinces in the Philippines on Monday, February 6. The tremor has caused landslides and violent shaking of buildings. The pressure of the earthquake has also destroyed homes, buildings and even collapsed a church. In some areas, […]

February 8, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

Natural Disasters, Top News

Storm and Flash Floods in Southern Philippines

Storm and Flash Floods in Southern Philippines

Tropical Storm Washi (known locally as Sendong) hit southern Philippines Friday night and caused overnight flash flooding with more than 200 people dead and  400 still missing. The worst hit areas are the two cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao, the country’s second largest island. It is considered as the worst flood […]

December 17, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Natural Disasters

Major Quake Hits Eastern Turkey

Major Quake Hits Eastern Turkey

Photo: CNN.com A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit eastern Turkey on Sunday and killed more than 200 people.  The death toll is expected to rise as hundreds of people have been injured while others were trapped beneath the collapsed buildings. Around 2000 personnel have been assigned on the ground to assist those […]

October 24, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

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