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Friday, August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014

What happened this week?

Ecuador, Quito: Earthquake 5.1 M.: Movement triggered landslides in mining areas causing the death of 2 People and wounding at least 20 more.   Nearly 60 People were evacuated to shelters. Minor damage in 4 Hospitals and a health center, 64 homes were also affected... Read More

Chile: Earthquake: Another terremoto hits Iquique, registering a 5.7 magnitude... Read More

United States, Michigan, Oakland: Heavy Rains generate floods. Two deaths, multiple nursing homes and medical facilities impacted by flood waters; none evacuated... Read More

Nicaraguans told to eat iguanas as drought threatens food crisis. Central America’s poorest country is facing hunger because of poor harvests and rising food prices... Read More

Interesting Facts

Engineers to simulate and model tornado winds and their effects on buildings. The Iowa State University Tornado Simulator kicked up a thick and slowly spinning funnel cloud over a model of a small town, overwhelming the miniature streets, buildings and homes... Read More

Chilean Earthquake Caused Tremors In Antarctic Ice Sheet. A massive earthquake that affected the Maule region of Chile in February 2010 also unleashed a series of smaller seismic events known as “icequakes” nearly 3,000 to the south in Antarctica... Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Drought Hits Central America. Central American agriculture ministers held a videoconference on August 7 to seek coordinated actions to cope with a major drought that has hit the region... Read More

UN outlines disaster risk responses ahead of 2015 deal. The UN has released an initial draft of a proposed disaster risk reduction treaty...Read More 

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