All articles tagged "disasters"

Russia offers condolences, aid to earthquake-hit Italy Russia offers condolences, aid to earthquake-hit Italy

6 Apr, 05:04 PM 1 comment

President Dmitry Medvedev has commissioned the Emergency Ministry of Russia to contact Italian rescue services to help deal with the consequences of the earthquake that hit Central Italy early on Monday, claiming at least 50 lives and destroying thousands of buildings.

Tags: Italy, disasters

Earthquake rocks Russia’s islands in the North Pacific Earthquake rocks Russia’s islands in the North Pacific

7 Apr, 10:57 PM 17 comments

An earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck on Monday near the Kuril Islands, an archipelago in the North Pacific disputed between Russia and Japan.

Tags: earthquakes, disasters

Russian experts predict more deadly earthquakes in 2009 Russian experts predict more deadly earthquakes in 2009

7 Apr, 04:19 PM 24 comments

According to Russian seismologists, a chain of powerful earthquakes is going to rock the world during the year. Those regions in danger include Russia’s Far East, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean region and the Caribbean.

Tags: earthquakes, disasters

Landslide kills 16 in Kyrgyz village Landslide kills 16 in Kyrgyz village

16 Apr, 11:18 PM 1 comment

A landslide that covered a village in Kyrgyzstan has killed at least 16 people, local authorities say.

Tags: accidents, disasters, Kyrgyzstan



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