Rescuers take three puppies to safety after they were found in the rubble of the Italian hotel that was hit by an avalanche five days ago. Officials say the discovery of the three white sheepdog puppies means there are still air pockets in the collapsed buildings raising fresh hopes of finding the 23 people still missing
The Changbaishan eruption, one of the most violent of the last two millennnia, has been dated to within three months of the winter of 946 AD The fossilised remains of a tree killed more than 1,000 years ago when a volcano blew a four-kilometre-wide hole in the landscape, on the border between China and North Korea, have helped an international team of scientists date one of the most violent eruptions of the last two millennnia to within three months of the winter of 946 AD. The date matches a vivid description in a chronicle from a temple in Japan, far from any of that country’s active volcanoes, and 1,000 kilometres from the Changbaishan volcano. The monks recorded “white ash falling like snow” on 3 November 946AD. Another ancient record from 470km away, close enough to be within the sound of the eruption, said that in that year “the sky rumbled and cried out,” and recorded that there was an amnesty – presumably because it was taken as a dire omen – which led to prisoners being freed.
Discovery of sheepdog pups raises hopes that some of the 23 people still missing after five days could be found alive Rescuers have recovered three puppies from under the rubble of an five days ago, raising fresh hopes that some of the 23 people still missing could be found alive.
Firefighter Fabio Jerman said the discovery of the three shaggy white Abruzzo sheepdog pups meant there were still air pockets in the collapsed building – “an important sign of life, which gives us hope,” he said.
Death toll from shallow 6.5-magnitude quake that struck at dawn rises to 97, as officials call for excavation equipment and emergency supplies The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island at dawn on Wednesday has risen to 97, with more people feared trapped in collapsed buildings. Search and rescue teams in Aceh province, an area previously devastated by , used tractors to shift the rubble in attempts to reach people buried in their houses.
We immediately ran outside the house but it crumbled. Everything from the roof to the floor collapsed.
Huge tank in Oxfordshire replicates the power and shape of the waves and will lead to improved coastal defences, building design and response plans The full and devastating power of tsunamis has been recreated in lab for the first time, revealing valuable secrets about the little-understood waves. The work will lead to vital improvements to sea defences, coastal buildings and evacuation plans, ultimately saving lives. Five major tsunamis have struck coasts around the world since 2004, killing 300,000 people, and the risks are rising as coastal cities expand. But the terrible violence of the giant waves means any scientific instruments present are almost always destroyed. The result is little knowledge of the huge forces with which tsunamis hit coasts.
Severe low caused heavy rain and gale-force winds and resulted in large dumps of snow on the alps, in the middle of the southern summer A powerful “weather bomb” has hit New Zealand, cutting off rural towns, flooding major roads and dumping snow on to bare alpine ski fields at what should be the height of the southern hemisphere summer.
New waterfalls popping up everywhere along the Arthur's pass. Photo in Jacksons.
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Georgia governor declares state of emergency in seven southern counties
Four died in Mississippi after twister hit early on Saturday morning
Deadly weather in the south-eastern US killed 15 people and injured dozens more, authorities said on Sunday, as residents along the Georgia-Florida line braced for tense, fast-moving storms including unusually strong “long track” tornadoes.
Adriana, Gianfilipo and Ludovica Parete were rescued despite earlier pessimism about possibility of survivors It was one of the few holidays that Giampiero Parete, a 38-year-old chef, and his family had ever taken together – a handful of days at a spa hotel in Farindola, a popular ski resort three hours east of Rome in central Italy’s Abruzzo region.
Search continues for the dead and injured after a tornado tore through Hattiesburg in the early hours, flipping cars and ripping down parts of building More than 40 firefighters from across Mississippi were searching for the dead and injured from a tornado that struck Hattiesburg in the early hours of the morning. Four people were known to have died, according to the city government. Mayor Johnny DuPress signed an emergency declaration for Hattiesburg. Significant injuries and structural damage were reported.
Total of nine people rescued from debris of Rigopiano resort in Gran Sasso mountains, with effort continuing to bring out more survivors Another four people were pulled alive over Friday night from the rubble of a ski resort in central Italy – bringing to nine the number rescued, more than two days after the hotel was swept down by an avalanche. The two women and two men were from a group of five whom rescuers had detected beneath the snow and ruins on Friday afternoon. Efforts continued to retrieve any other survivors. The body of a woman was also found.
Emergency workers pull four children and woman from debris of Rigopiano resort in Gran Sasso mountains Four children and a woman have been pulled from the wreckage of a hotel in central Italy two days after it was flattened by . Another five people were found alive under the debris of the Rigopiano hotel in Farindola, in the lower Gran Sasso mountains, but had not been extracted yet, a firefighters’ spokesman said. Rescuers said four bodies had been found.
Emergency workers find up to 10 people alive in air pockets under debris of Rigopiano resort in Gran Sasso mountains Rescuers are continuing to pull survivors from the wreckage of a hotel in central Italy that was flattened by . A firefighters’ spokesman, Luca Cari, said so far 10 people had been found alive under the debris of the Rigopiano hotel in Farindola, in the lower Gran Sasso mountains.
Survivors at the Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola, central Italy, which was struck by an avalanche, are pulled from the rubble by rescue workers on Friday. Eight people, including two children, were found alive in the ski resort hotel a day after the avalanche buried the building in snow. Five of the survivors were flown to hospital suffering from hypothermia
Five survivors flown to hospital suffering from hypothermia as rescuers dig to free others trapped in Rigopiano hotel kitchen Eight people, including two children, have been found alive in a ski resort hotel in central Italy that was flattened by . Five survivors, including a young girl and a woman thought to be her mother, were to be flown by helicopter to a hospital in Pescara. They were suffering from hypothermia, officials told reporters in the town of Penne, from where the rescue effort is being coordinated. Rescuers are digging to free the others.
Fire brigade working to free survivors who have been located following avalanche that flattened a hotel in central Italy Six people have been found alive in a ski resort hotel in central Italy that was flattened by a powerful avalanche on Wednesday, Italian officials have said. “Six people are alive and rescue workers are going to get them out,” Federica Chiavaroli, a junior minister at the justice department, told reporters in the town of Penne, where the rescue effort is being coordinated.
Up to 30 people missing at hotel in Abruzzo ski resort after avalanche buries building following series of earthquakes Barely 24 hours earlier, the management of the hotel in the picturesque Italian ski resort of Farindola, three hours east of Rome, had tweeted: “A dream Tuesday ... The snow is giving us spectacular scenery!” But by Thursday afternoon authorities held out little hope of finding anyone left alive after an avalanche buried the four-storey building with its eight staff and 20 guests, including several children, inside.
Emergency rescue teams in the central Italian region of Abruzzo gain access to the interior of a hotel that was buried under snow by an avalanche on Thursday. There were reportedly 30 guests plus staff at the hotel. The avalanche followed a series of earthquakes
A hotel has been hit by an avalanche in Farindola in the Abruzzo region of Italy, with dozens of people feared dead. Authorities believe the incident was triggered by a series of earthquakes in central Italy