Natural Disasters

Villagers come together to rebuild lives

A year ago, a small county in East China was devastated by a tornado that destroyed lives and homes. Now, the local people are determined to forge a …

Picture Books

A hotter planet might make hurricanes more destructive

Here's how.<p>In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew killed more than 550 people and caused $15 billion in property damages. The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean and Southeastern United States in a decade, it whipped winds up to 160 miles per hour and pushed a 10-foot surge of seawater onto the …

Climate Change

6.8-magnitude earthquake measured in Guatemala's Pacific coast

Epicentre located on Guatemala's west coast; quake felt in El Salvador and Honduras, too<p>A major earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on …

Earthquakes

A 6.8 quake in Santa Barbara - did you feel it? Neither did we

A false alert from the USGS about a 6.8 earthquake in Santa Barbara set off a few alarms, until it was determined the note referred to a historic …

Earthquakes

No, the 'big one' isn't hitting California

<b>(CNN) —</b> A brief panic was sparked Wednesday afternoon after the US Geological Survey sent out an alert that a magnitude-6.8 earthquake had struck 10 miles west of Santa Barbara, California.<p>An earthquake of that size did strike the area.<p>But it happened in 1925.<p>"They clicked the wrong button," said …

Earthquakes

Bangladesh floods: Death toll exceeds 170; over 4,500 displaced as rescue operations continue

<b>Dhaka</b>: At least 4,500 people remained lodged in some 50 shelters in southeastern Bangladesh and more evacuees continue to trickle in as the death …

Bangladesh

Deadly tsunami destroys Greenland village, kills 4

Greenland flags were flying at half- staff Wednesday across Denmark to mourn four people who are presumed dead after a tsunami flooded a village on …

Greenland

U.S. Hurricane Center says storm Bret degenerates into a tropical wave

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Bret has degenerated into a tropical wave, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.<p>The wave is expected to continue moving westward across the Caribbean where strong southerly shear prevails, and regeneration of the system is not anticipated, the NHC …

Environment

Undiscovered Photos of Mt. St. Helens Eruption Found on Thrift Store Camera

A few years ago, Portland photographer Kati Dimoff developed a passion for found film. Every time she passed a thrift shop, she'd pop inside to see if any of the vintage cameras had undeveloped film inside. And while she's had some good finds over the years, her latest adventure is something …

Photography

Four people missing as tsunami hits Greenland after earthquake

It is thought a landslide may have triggered the waves that swept away several homes.<p>Four people are missing after an earthquake and subsequent …

Earthquakes

Killer Tsunami in Greenland Possibly Triggered by Landslide

Four people are missing and nearly a dozen homes were flooded after a rare tsunami struck the west coast of Greenland on Saturday. Initial reports …

Earthquakes

Tropical storm warning issued for Caribbean islands

A tropical storm warning has been issued for a trio of islands in the Caribbean Sea as a "disturbance" continues to develop off the northeast coast …

Weather

Hurricane Floyd….1999 and Amelia-Island.net’s History.

<b>The post below was a “pre-Wordpress” post on Amelia Island Net, back in 1999. Time passes, but looking back at a post from nearly 18 years ago….Wow!</b> …

It's almost certain that Mount Everest just got 'easier' to climb after the Hillary Step crumbled

Climbers are now certain a notoriously difficult final challenge on Mount Everest has disappeared.<p>The Hillary Step, an outcrop made mostly of four boulders, was a near-vertical challenge just 70 meters below Everest's summit.<p>At just under 7 meters, or 23 feet, it was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, …

Mount Everest

Hurricane forecasters watching system near Yucatan Peninsula

Hurricane forecasters are watching a weather disturbance they say has a 50 percent chance of developing further as it moves toward the southern Gulf …

Weather

13 Powerful Facts About Hurricanes

Hurricanes are a stunning, and dangerous, display of nature’s power. They’re some of the largest and most intense storms nature can produce. Today, …

Weather

Strong quake kills two as church collapses in Guatemala, shakes Mexico

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit southwestern Guatemala near the border with Mexico in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least two people and damaging buildings, including a church and a border bridge, officials said.<p>The 6.9-magnitude quake damaged buildings in …

Earthquakes

Earthquake measuring 7 magnitude strikes off Mexico southwest coast-Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

(Reuters) - An undersea earthquake measuring 7 magnitude struck off Mexico's southwest Pacific coast on Wednesday, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.<p>The Hawaii-based center said that based on available data there was no tsunami threat from the quake off the Chiapas state coast.<p>(Reporting by …

Earthquakes

Guatemala Earthquake Kills 5, Injures 7; Damage, Landslides Reported

<b>Story Highlights</b><p>A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck western Guatemala early Wednesday morning.<p>Damage and landslides were reported after the quake, and …

Earthquakes

Emerald ash borer risks infesting trees on Mount Royal, Projet Montréal charges

Invasive beetle is already responsible for destroying 200 trees on the mountain since 2012<p>A green oasis in the city of Montreal is at risk of being …

Canada

Tornado rips barn to shreds in seconds

Footage captured by a storm chaser shows a Nebraska tornado leveling a barn in mere seconds.

Tornadoes

Death toll in Bangladesh landslides rises to 132

The death toll from massive landslides triggered by heavy rains rose to 132 on Wednesday with firefighters, police and soldiers struggling to reach …

Earthquakes

Earthquake strikes off Turkey's coast near Greek islands

<b>A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of western Turkey with tremors felt in Istanbul and on some Greek islands, reports say.</b><p>The epicentre of the 6.3 magnitude quake was 84 km (52 miles) northwest of the Turkish city of Izmir, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.<p>Some …

Earthquakes

6.1 Richter Earthquake; 1 Dead, Major Damages and Injuries on Lesbos

There is one dead, at least eight wounded and major damages to houses after Monday morning’s 6.1-magnitude earthquake that occurred in a marine area …

Greece

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake sways skyscrapers across Indonesian capital Jakarta

Residents in high-rises around the city of nearly 10 million people felt a few seconds of swaying.<p>A strong earthquake Monday morning (12 June) …

Indonesia

GPM Observes Tropical Storm Merbok

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Weather

Old ash trees get new life as public art installation in Saint-Henri

Southwest borough hopes installation raises awareness about impact of emerald ash borer<p>A Montreal borough hopes a public art installation made out of …

Facebook Is Teaming Up With Relief Organizations to Create Disaster Maps Following Natural Disasters

Facebook announced Wednesday that it teamed up with UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the World Food …

Maps

Prepare better today for tomorrow’s natural disasters – It’s possible

Natural disasters cost $520 billion in losses each year and force some 26 million people into poverty each year. A volatile mix of drivers including …

World Bank

Water Polo Being Introduced in Papua New Guinea - Swimming World News

Papua New Guinea Swimming Inc, with the cooperation of FINA through its development and educational programs and corporate sponsor Bank South …

Papua New Guinea