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17 Jun 2013 description

Nicaragua – Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, SINAPRED, Local Media)

A strong 6.5M earthquake at a depth of 35km hit in the Pacific Ocean, ca. 40km off the coasts of Leon province, Nicaragua on 15 June at 17:34 UTC. USGS indicates 80,000 people exposed to "Strong" shaking, Local media report one person dead and light damage in the capital Managua and in the provinces of Chinandega and Leon.

Pakistan – Severe weather (Pakistan Government, Local Media)

04 Jan 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

Islamabad, January 4, 2012 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners today welcomed the opening of 35 new schools in Muzaffargah, Rajanpur and Rahimyar Khan in Southern Punjab, three districts hit by the 2010 monsoon floods. These schools have been constructed by the children’s agency at locations where schools were damaged or completely destroyed by the floods that devastated Pakistan from July to September 2010.

More than 4,500 children are now attending these schools which have been handed over to the Punjab Education Department.

18 Aug 2002 description

BERLIN, Aug 18 (AFP) - Torrential rains and flooding rivers have devastated large areas of Europe, Asia and central America in the past two weeks, killing hundreds and sending panicked governments scrambling to take action.

About 100 people have died as flood waters continue to rage through some of Europe's historic cities while in Asia, the traditional monsoon season has left hundreds dead and millions more without shelter.

The freak weather has revived concerns that modern civilisation is at fault, with some environmental groups and politicians blaming global climate …

18 Dec 2001 description

Global temperature in 2001: second warmest on record