natural disasters

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes Cyprus region

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes Cyprus region

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Cyprus region on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The quake was at a depth of 2 km, Reuters reported. It was centred 30 miles west-northwest of the …

Two earthquakes hit Hawaii

Two earthquakes hit Hawaii

Two strong earthquakes struck south of Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday. The first earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.1, shook the island around noon, landing about 17 miles south of the southern tip of the Big Island, the …

Wind topples trees in Moscow

Wind topples trees in Moscow

According to preliminary data, a strong wind toppled more than 10 trees in different parts of Moscow, a source familiar with the situation informed. No one was hurt, Interfax reports with a reference to the source.  The …

Australia thanks firefighters with Times Square billboard

Australia thanks firefighters with Times Square billboard

An Australian firefighting service has used a 21m billboard in New York's Times Square to thank their local and American volunteers. Mammoth fires which ravaged New South Wales state were finally declared "contained" last …

TAP infrastructure in Albania not affected by earthquake

TAP infrastructure in Albania not affected by earthquake

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) infrastructure has not been affected by the earthquake in Albania, TAP Head of Communications Lisa Givert said. "TAP stands in solidarity with the Albanian nation and we …

Amazon in Brazil is on fire

Amazon in Brazil is on fire

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade. The northern states of Roraima, Acre, Rondônia and Amazonas have been particularly badly affected. The …

Man drowns in Istanbul

Man drowns in Istanbul

Officials in Istanbul discovered the body of a man while clearing floodwaters following heavy downpours and flash flooding on Saturday, Ahval News reports with a reference to independent news site T24. The body was …

Turkey closes Dardanelles Strait for international shipping

Turkey closes Dardanelles Strait for international shipping

This morning, Turkey has closed the Dardanelles Strait for the international shipping for the second time this week. The strait was closed at 09:15 local time due to a strong wind and storm, Turkish media report. Recall the …

Camp Fire burns through California

Camp Fire burns through California

The Camp Fire in Northern California has claimed 42 lives, becoming the deadliest in the U.S. history. An additional 13 sets of human remains were discovered today in Northern California, bringing the death toll from the Camp Fire …

Moscow eliminates consequences of hurricane   

Moscow eliminates consequences of hurricane   

The employees of the emergency services eliminate the consequences of the hurricane that passed through Moscow, the deputy mayor of the Department of Housing and Public Utilities and Public Works of Moscow, Peter Biryukov said. He …