Monthly Archives: April 2014

Devastation in Southern US States after tornadoes kill 18 people

18 people have been killed and several injured by tornadoes that struck the Southern and Central US States on Sunday 27th April. 16 of the fatalities occurred in Little Rock, Arkansas and one in Quapaw, north-east of Oklahoma. The intense … Continue reading

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Tanzania Floods claim a further 10 lives

Severe floods in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania have claimed 10 lives on Sunday 13th April. The country has experienced heavy rainfall over the past few days which have triggered floods, causing numerous parts of the country to become inundated including … Continue reading

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Update on Cyclone Ita

Surveys of the damage caused by Cyclone Ita are taking place in northern Queensland. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. Ita left communities without power, caused damage to a few buildings, uprooted trees and destroyed crop plantations along the … Continue reading

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Cyclone Ita

Tropical Cyclone Ita is a category 3 storm currently located over Queensland, Australia. The cyclone was downgraded from a strong category 5 to 3 and is the strongest storm to affect Australia since cyclone Yasi in 2011. Ita formed on … Continue reading

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Solomon Islands Flood

16 people have been killed and 40 are missing after floods devastated the Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands. 10,000 people have been left homeless and are currently staying in temporary shelters. Homes and bridges have been destroyed or swept … Continue reading

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Strong earthquake strikes Chile

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake with a depth of 20.1 km (12.5 miles) struck Chile on 1st April 2014 at 23:46. The earthquake, upgraded by the USGS from a magnitude 8.0 to 8.2 was located 95 km (59 miles) northwest of … Continue reading

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