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#Natural Disaster

# natural-disaster - Monday 7 January, 2013

Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims
# US
# US

Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims

Jan 7th 2013, 8:55 AM 2,901 Views 27 Comments

Obama signed a bill approving billions in emergency disaster aid for victims of the superstorm, after a delay sparked outrage among East Coast Republicans against their own party leadership.

# natural-disaster - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Storm leaves six dead in Philippines
# Philippines
# Philippines

Storm leaves six dead in Philippines

Dec 27th 2012, 9:37 AM 2,603 Views 1 Comment

Tropical Storm Wukong has killed six people and left two missing after hitting the central Philippines.

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Typhoon Bopha kills at least 40 in Philippines
# Bopha
# Bopha

Typhoon Bopha kills at least 40 in Philippines

Dec 4th 2012, 3:20 PM 2,407 Views 3 Comments

The villagers and soldiers drowned when torrents of water dumped by the powerful typhoon rushed down a mountain, engulfing the victims.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Explainer: What is reinsurance, and how does it help cover natural disasters?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What is reinsurance, and how does it help cover natural disasters?

Nov 4th 2012, 8:30 AM 11,215 Views 3 Comments

With the costs of Hurricane Sandy expected to be at least €20 billion, insurers will be looking to reinsurance companies to cover most of the bill. But what are they?

# natural-disaster - Sunday 30 September, 2012

In pics: Australian designs tsunami ‘survival pod’
# Survival
# Survival

In pics: Australian designs tsunami ‘survival pod’

Sep 30th 2012, 6:00 PM 19,999 Views 50 Comments

Up to four people can stay in watertight craft for two and a half hours should the natural disaster strike.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 25 August, 2012

In pictures: photographer to help tsunami recovery through print project
# Relief
# Relief

In pictures: photographer to help tsunami recovery through print project

Aug 25th 2012, 1:00 PM 6,756 Views 3 Comments

US photographer and director Aaron Hobson is selling a series of dramatic images of the tsunami-damaged northern Japanese coastline to raise funds for the recovery.

# natural-disaster - Monday 13 August, 2012

VIDEO: Iranians mourn as earthquake death toll passes 300
# Iran
# Iran

VIDEO: Iranians mourn as earthquake death toll passes 300

Aug 13th 2012, 9:26 AM 1,351 Views 15 Comments

An official report from Iran’s health minister says the official death toll is now 306 – the majority of them women and children.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Rescuers dig for survivors after quakes kill 250 in Iran
# Quakes
# Quakes

Rescuers dig for survivors after quakes kill 250 in Iran

Aug 12th 2012, 10:35 AM 2,625 Views 2 Comments

The two earthquakes struck within 11 minutes of each other, levelling villages and trapping many people in the rubble.

# natural-disaster - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila
# Philippines
# Philippines

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila

Aug 8th 2012, 9:56 PM 8,375 Views 7 Comments

The Philippines’s capital has been turned into a “water world” in a deluge that has killed at least 23 people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola
# Flooding
# Flooding

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

Jul 31st 2012, 11:55 AM 3,875 Views 1 Comment

At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Four killed by freak lightning strike in Polish mountains
# Poland
# Poland

Four killed by freak lightning strike in Polish mountains

Jul 28th 2012, 4:42 PM 6,422 Views 9 Comments

Rescue workers have said it is “extremely rare” for a single bolt of lightning to kill four people, and authorities are continuing to investigate the deaths.

# natural-disaster - Monday 23 July, 2012

Modern humans a 'greater threat' to Neanderthals than natural disasters
# Modern Man
# Modern Man

Modern humans a 'greater threat' to Neanderthals than natural disasters

Jul 23rd 2012, 9:58 PM 8,683 Views 30 Comments

British research suggests the worst volcanoes came after the Neanderthals had disappeared – and we’d be more dangerous.

# natural-disaster - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake
# Disaster
# Disaster

14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake

May 30th 2012, 9:17 AM 1,289 Views 0 Comments

At least 16 people were killed in the quake early yesterday morning.

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

May 29th 2012, 7:58 PM 3,914 Views 0 Comments

Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# natural-disaster - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

In pictures: the San Francisco earthquake of 1906
# 1906 Earthquake
# 1906 Earthquake

In pictures: the San Francisco earthquake of 1906

Apr 18th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,230 Views 2 Comments

The severe early-morning quake sparked a major blaze throughout the city, devastating homes and businesses.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 15 April, 2012

US storms: Tornado kills 5 in Oklahoma
# Storms
# Storms

US storms: Tornado kills 5 in Oklahoma

Apr 15th 2012, 12:34 PM 1,679 Views 3 Comments

Five people, including two children, have been killed by a tornado that struck in Oklamhoma early this morning after warning signals failed to sound.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Another Japanese earthquake could trigger 34-metre tsunami: report
# Japan
# Japan

Another Japanese earthquake could trigger 34-metre tsunami: report

Apr 1st 2012, 3:10 PM 5,005 Views 6 Comments

Government reports say if the tide was right, a similar earthquake to last year’s could result in even greater havoc.

# natural-disaster - Friday 2 March, 2012

New Zealand earthquake cathedral to be demolished
# Demolition
# Demolition

New Zealand earthquake cathedral to be demolished

Mar 2nd 2012, 9:02 AM 3,619 Views 11 Comments

The Anglican cathedral in Christchurch was badly damaged by the earthquake just over one year ago which left 185 people dead.

# natural-disaster - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Govt to commit outstanding €1.5m of Haiti aid 'in coming months'
# Haiti
# Haiti

Govt to commit outstanding €1.5m of Haiti aid 'in coming months'

Feb 23rd 2012, 10:35 PM 2,257 Views 31 Comments

Minister of State Joe Costello says Ireland has paid €11.5 million of the €13 million pledged at the 2010 donor conference.

# natural-disaster - Friday 13 January, 2012

Column: Ever wondered why the weather is getting weirder?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ever wondered why the weather is getting weirder?

Jan 13th 2012, 7:30 AM 98 Views 97 Comments

Flash flooding in Dublin, gales around the country – it’s happening more often. So what’s going on? John Gibbons has some answers…

# natural-disaster - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti
# Haiti
# Haiti

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Jan 12th 2012, 1:54 PM 1,257 Views 2 Comments

Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.

Column: Haiti is slowly recovering - but criticising aid agencies doesn't help
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Haiti is slowly recovering - but criticising aid agencies doesn't help

Jan 12th 2012, 7:30 AM 10 Views 2 Comments

Aid agencies are criticised for the slow place of recovery in Haiti – but that criticism puzzles Tom Arnold of Concern.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Death toll in Filipino flash floods rises to 436
# Philippines
# Philippines

Death toll in Filipino flash floods rises to 436

Dec 17th 2011, 2:23 PM 1,790 Views 4 Comments

Many people were killed as they slept in their beds and tropical storm tore through two cities.

# natural-disaster - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Italian scientists face manslaughter charges over Italy earthquake
# Italy
# Italy

Italian scientists face manslaughter charges over Italy earthquake

Sep 21st 2011, 10:13 AM 945 Views 12 Comments

Seven seismologists are facing manslaughter charges in Italy over their alleged failure to warn the public about a devastating earthquake in 2009, which killed 300 people.

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

50 killed in quake in India, Nepal and Tibet
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

50 killed in quake in India, Nepal and Tibet

Sep 20th 2011, 10:17 AM 595 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear that the death toll will rise as landslides and communications difficulties prevent rescue workers from reaching potential survivors.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific

Aug 20th 2011, 7:31 PM 543 Views 12 Comments

No damage or casualties yet reported in 7.5-magnitude quake in ‘Ring of Fire’ region.

# natural-disaster - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Goldfish survive 134 days without food after NZ quake
# Scooby Snacks
From The Daily Edge
# Scooby Snacks

Goldfish survive 134 days without food after NZ quake

Jul 27th 2011, 7:10 AM 689 Views 6 Comments

The two fish – named Shaggy and Daphne – were trapped in their tank in Christchurch after devastating natural disaster – and have only just been found.

# natural-disaster - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Powerful earthquake hits south Kyrgyzstan
# Kyrgyzstan
# Kyrgyzstan

Powerful earthquake hits south Kyrgyzstan

Jul 20th 2011, 7:44 AM 158 Views 1 Comment

The 6.2 magnitude quake struck in the early hours of the morning but there are no immediate reports of casualties.

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Five cops on trial over killings after Hurricane Katrina
# Katrina
# Katrina

Five cops on trial over killings after Hurricane Katrina

Jun 28th 2011, 8:55 AM 642 Views 0 Comments

The New Orleans police officers shot two people dead in the flooded city, then tried to cover up their actions, a court was told yesterday.

# natural-disaster - Monday 11 April, 2011

Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster
Live Apr 11th 2011, 7:59 AM

Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster

# natural-disaster - Friday 8 April, 2011

Honeymoon from hell plagued by natural disasters
# Trip From Hell
From The Daily Edge
# Trip From Hell

Honeymoon from hell plagued by natural disasters

Apr 8th 2011, 12:46 PM 1,669 Views 0 Comments

Their honeymoon turned into a nightmare trip for one Swedish couple as they faced earthquakes, a tsunami, a cyclone and more…

# natural-disaster - Friday 11 March, 2011

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly

Mar 11th 2011, 9:24 PM 3,640 Views 0 Comments

The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake

Mar 11th 2011, 9:10 PM 1,562 Views 2 Comments

The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters

Mar 11th 2011, 7:34 PM 1,165 Views 0 Comments

Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people

Mar 11th 2011, 4:32 PM 1,891 Views 0 Comments

With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake
# Bad Science
# Bad Science

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake

Mar 11th 2011, 3:59 PM 3,337 Views 11 Comments

Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded
# Japan
# Japan

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded

Mar 11th 2011, 2:40 PM 10,177 Views 0 Comments

Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland
# Japan Tsunami
# Japan Tsunami

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland

Mar 11th 2011, 2:39 PM 1,307 Views 0 Comments

Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage
# Pacific
# Pacific

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage

Mar 11th 2011, 2:26 PM 2,621 Views 0 Comments

Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path
# Tsunami
# Tsunami

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path

Mar 11th 2011, 1:42 PM 15,012 Views 0 Comments

Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.