Monthly Archives: February 2011

Christchurch Earthquake death toll rises to 75

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has declared a national state of emergency as the death toll from the earthquake in Christchurch rose to 75. More than 300 people are still missing and its is likely that the death toll … Continue reading

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Cyclone Bingiza, Madagascar

Bingiza, a category 3 tropical cyclone struck the island of Madagascar on Monday 14th February with winds of up to 200 km per hour. According to NASA the intense cyclone which sustained winds of up to 115 miles per hour … Continue reading

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Christchurch, New Zealand struck by devastating Earthquake

The city of Christchurch, New Zealand suffered severe damage and loss of life today in an Earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale. The earthquake struck at lunch time, damaging roads, buildings and causing flooding and power outages. 65 deaths … Continue reading

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Queensland, Australia survives Cyclone Yasi

Northeastern Australia was hit by a category 5 cyclone with winds reaching in excess of 300km/h (190mph). The towns of Tulli, Cardwell and Mission Beach were among the worst hit with hundreds of residential areas affected and many houses destroyed … Continue reading

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