Major 7.7 magnitude quake hits Caribbean off Jamaica: USGS

2020-01-28 22:42

A major 7.7 magnitude quake has struck in the Caribbean northwest of Jamaica, the US Geological Survey says, raising the risk of tsunami waves in the region.

Victims of natural disasters to be placed in temporary housing - City of Johannesburg

2019-10-09 17:25

The City of Johannesburg has drafted a rough policy that will see victims of natural disasters in the city receive temporary emergency accommodation.

Sifiso Skenjana: Something in the weather? The rapidly rising cost of natural disasters

2019-05-02 05:00

The cost of natural disasters is rising. It's time to budget accordingly, says Sifiso Skenjana.

Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims

2019-03-04 22:12

Rescuers are searching for victims after a tornado ripped through the rural Alabama community of Beauregard and killed at least 23 people

27 dead in floods, landslides on Indonesia's Sumatra island

2018-10-13 17:54

Torrential rains have triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, mostly children at a school.

Tsunami sweeps away homes on Indonesian island of Sulawesi

2018-09-28 22:25

A powerful earthquake has rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and triggered a 3m-tall tsunami that swept away houses in at least two cities.

Once-powerful Hawaii hurricane downgraded to tropical storm

2018-08-25 18:24

A powerful hurricane that threatened Hawaii for a week is weakening and is now a tropical storm.

SA actress recalls Bali quake: 'The possibility of a tsunami freaked me out'

2018-08-06 18:18

South African actress Odelle de Wet has told News24 from Bali that the possibility of a tsunami following a Southeast Asian earthquake "freaked me out a little bit".

Hawaii lava evacuee recounts neighborhood shooting near flow

2018-06-10 07:04

A woman who evacuated her Hawaii home because of an erupting volcano says she filmed an angry neighbor shooting at a man near a lava flow.

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

2018-05-24 22:15

Yemeni island of Socotra pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, on a path to strike Oman this weekend.


Turkey probes dozens over quake social media posts

2020-01-27 18:00

Turkish prosecutors are investigating dozens of people for "provocative" social media messages about the deadly earthquake in eastern Turkey, reports said Monday.

Tornados kill three in central US, damage Missouri state capital

2019-05-23 17:56

Rescue workers are searching for survivors in the capital of Missouri after a deadly storm swept through parts of the central US, bringing dozens of tornados and causing flooding and significant damage to buildings.

Monster twister takes 10 relatives from 1 Alabama family

2019-03-07 11:36

Two cousins have a hard time counting all the relatives they lost to a monster tornado that wiped out a rural community in Alabama.

2017 the costliest year on record for natural disasters

2018-11-03 11:28

2017 has been flagged as the costliest year on record for natural disasters, according to international insurer Aon Benfield's latest Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight Report.

Hard-hit Indonesian city buries its dead as toll tops 840

2018-10-01 20:57

Burials begin in a mass grave dug in a hard-hit Indonesia city as desperation grows for survivors still trapped or lacking food and other supplies three days after earthquake and tsunami.

Life-saving facts that could help in almost any natural disaster, from fires to hurricanes

2018-09-06 09:08

2017 was a record-breaking year for natural disasters, but only three in 10 Americans say they have an emergency preparedness kit.

WATCH: Greece fire death toll rises to 93 as two more die in hospital

2018-08-09 20:47

The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster has risen to 93 after two more people died in hospital.

WATCH: NASA unveils programme aimed at preventing asteroid apocalypse

2018-06-22 21:08

The Trump Administration now wants to enhance those efforts to detect and track potential planet killers.

Hurricane Maria killed 4 500 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll - study

2018-05-29 21:48

Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4 600 people, some 70 times higher than official estimates, say researchers.

Mobile phones help transform disaster relief

2018-03-03 11:00

Mobile phones are helping transform how relief agencies respond to humanitarian crises by enabling them to pin point where aid is needed most after hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters.

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