Pacific tsunami warning centre says ‘hazardous’ waves were possible after the strong quake hit off New Caledonia Vanuatu and New Caledonia were bracing for tsunami waves of up to one metre on Monday after an undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific. The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, was the second major tremor in the same area in less than 24 hours and the third in the past month.
* TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF NEW CALEDONIA. * TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF VANUATU.
At least 15 killed by flooding or collapsed buildings as typhoon causes extensive damage to houses, boats and crops Typhoon Damrey has made landfall on Vietnam’s south-central coast, killing at least 15 people. In the worst-hit province of Khanh Hoa, 14 people were killed by collapsing houses or were washed away by floods, the provincial disaster agency said in a statement on Saturday.
Typhoon Damrey has made landfall in south-eastern Vietnam, bringing downpours and heavy winds. It is the strongest typhoon in at least 16 years to hit the country's central and southern regions, with strength equivalent to a category 2 storm, according to Nasa. At least 15 people have been killed, and the typhoon has destroyed more than 370 homes, blown roofs off more than 25,000 others, and sunk 112 transport and fishing boats, according to the Vietnamese government and the provincial disaster agency. Damrey is expected to bring heavy rainfall across the central area, including Vietnam's third largest city, Da Nang, where the Apec summit will be held on November 8-10. Widespread blackouts were reported in the region, and dozens of flights have been cancelled
Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s rotation could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions. Although such fluctuations in rotation are small – changing the length of the day by a millisecond – they could still be implicated in the release of vast amounts of underground energy, it is argued.
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As 400,000 people in coastal communities await emergency assistance after first deadly cyclone, aid workers warn Typhoon Kaikui will inflict further misery Almost 400,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance following a typhoon that has devastated some of the poorest communities in Vietnam, pummelling homes and destroying water supplies. Typhoon Damrey in the country’s south-central coastal region, with winds of 135km an hour. At least 100 people have died, according to Vietnam’s .
An elevated level of climate change would lock in irreversible sea-level rises affecting hundreds of millions of people, Guardian data analysis shows Hundreds of millions of urban dwellers around the world face their cities being inundated by rising seawaters if latest UN warnings that the world is on course for 3C of global warming come true, according to a Guardian data analysis.
The distribution of tarpaulins, a standard emergency aid response, has not happened smoothly in Puerto Rico – leaving many braced against the elements Of all the basic necessities still missing for Puerto Ricans more than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, one is almost immediately obvious: the lack of shelter. In neighborhoods across Puerto Rico, particularly outside the capital San Juan, many residents with damaged roofs have struggled to get even the most threadbare of defenses against the elements.
The tarps should be handed out like candy to everyone and the fact they aren’t is crazy We have been on the list for a tarp for three weeks but no one has come to our house or called