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Earthquake in the Philippines

Monday, 13 February 2017


A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Mindanao in the Philippines at 22:03 (local time) on 10 February.

Eight people have been killed in Suriago City, and more than 200 injured in what has been described as the most powerful earthquake the city has experienced since 1879.

Fire in Chile

Tuesday, 24 January 2017


A state of emergency has been declared in south-central Chile due to the worst forest fires that the region has experienced in decades.

Three firefighters have died while combating the flames and hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes.

Fire in Argentina

Thursday, 05 January 2017


In a little over 2 weeks 1 million hectares have been consumed by wildfires in Argentina. The most affected areas include Buenos Aires, the central province of Pampa and the southern province of Rio Negro.

Cyclone in India

Monday, 12 December 2016


On 12 December Tropical cyclone Vardah, a Category 1 hurricane, struck the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh causing at least 10 deaths and forced authorities to move tens of thousands of people from low-lying areas.

Earthquake in Indonesia

Wednesday, 07 December 2016


An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck Indonesia's Aceh province off the north-eastern coast of Sumatra Island on 7 December. 102 deaths have been reported so far, with hundreds more injured.