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#Natural Disaster

# natural-disaster - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Storm leaves six dead in Philippines

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

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?

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 This post contains images

In pics: Australian designs tsunami ‘survival pod’

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 This post contains images

In pictures: photographer to help tsunami recovery through print project

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 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Iranians mourn as earthquake death toll passes 300

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

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 This post contains images

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila

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 This post contains images

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

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 This post contains images

In pictures: the San Francisco earthquake of 1906

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

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

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

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'

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?

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

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

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 This post contains images

Death toll in Filipino flash floods rises to 436

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

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

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

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

# natural-disaster - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

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

Goldfish survive 134 days without food after NZ quake

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

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

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 Japan This post contains images

Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster

People pause to remember earthquake which hit at 6.46am GMT this day a month ago – but work must go on to recover bodies and rebuild towns.

# natural-disaster - Friday 8 April, 2011

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

Honeymoon from hell plagued by natural disasters

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake

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 This post contains images

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia

A volcano has erupted in Indonesia, just hours after an earthquake in Japan created a Pacific-wide tsunami.