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Earthquake - Italy - 24 August 2016

                         

A strong Mw. 6.0 earthquake at a shallow depth of 4 km occurred at 01.36 UTC (03.36 local time) in Italy, in the province of Rieti (Lazio), at the border with Umbria and Abruzzi regions. The earthquake caused extensive damage in the area around the epicentre with a number of fatalities reported and a number of people under rubble or still missing as of 11.00 UTC (13.00 CET). Severe damage has been reported in the villages of Amatrice, Accumoli, Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto.

A list of information resources is provided below . . .

CLICK HERE - Humanity Road - Aug 2016 Italy Earthquake (Situation Reports and Information Resources)

CLICK HERE - GDACS - Earthquake Alert - Italy - 24 Aug 2016 01:36 UTC

CLICK HERE - USGS - Earthquake - M6.2 - 10km SE of Norcia, Italy

CLICK HERE - U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy - Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Italy Earthquake, August 24, 2016

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The Cholera Epidemic the U.N. Left Behind in Haiti

Haitians in a cholera treatment center in 2011. Credit Andres Martinez Casares for The New York Times.

Image:  Haitians in a cholera treatment center in 2011. Credit Andres Martinez Casares for The New York Times.

nytimes.com - July 6th 2016 - The Editorial Board

As Haitians were reeling from the devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, United Nations peacekeepers inadvertently compounded their troubles by bringing cholera to the island. Roughly 10,000 Haitians have died from the disease, which spreads easily in places with poor sanitation.

The United Nations hasn’t acknowledged its responsibility and has vigorously fought legal efforts to secure compensation for victims.

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Ecuador Earthquake - Information Resources

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on the central coast of Ecuador on 16 April 2016 at 23:58:37 (UTC), 6:58pm ECT.
The epicenter was 16 miles SSE of the town of Muisne.

Another earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 struck Ecuador early Wednesday, 18 May 2016 at 2016-05-18 07:57:05 (UTC).  The epicenter was 36 miles south of Esmeraldas at a depth of about seven miles, the USGS said.

Also, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Ecuador on Wednesday 2016-05-18 at 16:46:44 (UTC).  The epicenter was 24km NW of Rosa Zarate, at a depth of 31.0 km.

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Afghanistan-Pakistan earthquake leaves hundreds dead

This girl was among those being treated at a hospital in Peshawar, in Pakistan

Image: This girl was among those being treated at a hospital in Peshawar, in Pakistan

bbc.com - October 26th, 2015

More than 260 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan.

Tremors from the quake were also felt in northern India and Tajikistan.

At least 12 of the victims were Afghan schoolgirls killed in a crush as they tried to get out of their building.

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Earthquake - Chile - Tsunami Impacts

This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

    Earthquake Magnitude 8.3M, Depth:25km
    on 16 Sep 2015 22:54 UTC
    140385 people within 100km
    inserted at 17 Sep 2015 00:48:18 UTC

CLICK HERE - GDACS - Earthquake Summary

CLICK HERE - GDACS - Tsunami Impacts

CLICK HERE - NOAA - National Tsunami Warning Center - Event Observations and Forecasts

CLICK HERE - NOAA - United States - Tsunami Advisory

CLICK HERE - USGS - Earthquake Summary

CLICK HERE - Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC)

CLICK HERE - PTWC - Tsunami Threat Message

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Nepal Hasn't Spent Any Of The $4 Billion In Donations Since Earthquake

             

KATHMANDU, NEPAL - AUGUST 13: A young boy plays in the mud in a flooded lane inside the Chuchepati displacement camp on August 13, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. About 7,144 people, hailing from different affected districts by the earthquake that hit Nepal, currently live in Chuchepati camp, with access to only 35 toilets and the help of only a few NGOs. Approximately 60,000 people are still living in over 100 official displacement camps throughout the affected districts.  OMAR HAVANA VIA GETTY IMAGES

huffingtonpost.com - by Eleanor Goldberg - September 3, 2015

It’s been four months since Nepal’s deadliest earthquake hit. Yet, the country still has yet to dole out a cent of the $4.1 billion in donations it received, Reuters reported. . . .

. . . According to the news outlet, the government won’t start spending the relief funds until October. The delay is due to reluctance to start building work during monsoon season and the fact that plans still require approval.

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The Really Big One

The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent. Credit Illustration by Christoph Niemann; Map by Ziggymaj / GettyImage: The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent. Credit Illustration by Christoph Niemann; Map by Ziggymaj / Getty

newyorker.com - July 20th, 2015 - Kathryn Schulz

When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh. Earthquakes are common in Japan—that one was the third of the week—and the participants were, after all, at a seismology conference.

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When the IDF Invaded Kathmandu

More than 120 Israeli doctors and medical workers flew to Nepal to assist in relief efforts, the largest contingent from any single country. A look inside their operation.

THE TOWER MAGAZINE by  Yardena Schwartz                                     June, 2015

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Malaysian quake toll hits 13 dead, 6 missing

Kundasang (Malaysia) (AFP) - A strong earthquake that jolted Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia has left 13 people dead and another six missing on Southeast Asia's highest peak, an official said Saturday.

 The 6.0-magnitude quake struck early Friday near the picturesque mountain, a popular tourist destination, sending landslides and huge granite boulders tumbling down from its wide, 4,095-metre-high (13,435-foot) crown.

"There are 13 (dead) bodies. Two yesterday and 11 today. We've got six people still missing. I cannot confirm with you where they are from," Mohammad Farhan Lee Abdullah, police chief of the town of Ranau near the mountain, told AFP.

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