Monday, 06 March 2017
Tropical Cyclone Enawo has been classified as the most destructive storm to hit Madagascar in years‚ with winds in excess of 231 km/h, making it a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale. Aid organisations are warning that more than 700‚000 people could be affected by the storm, but some reports suggest that there have already been fatalities and numerous injuries as the category-four cyclone nears the capital Antananarivo.
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.
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.
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.
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.