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typhoon mangkhut crossed the philippines

Record evacuations cut Typhoon Mangkhut death toll, says UN

Record numbers fled their homes as Typhoon Mangkhut approached the Philippines last week, saving many lives, according to the UN — On Saturday, the category 5 typhoon cut across the main Philippines island of Luzon, with winds reaching 285km/h, before moving on across mainland China. On Tuesday, the UN reported the storm had displaced 206,000 …

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rubble from a collapsed building crushed a car in the xochimilco borough of mexico city

Lessons from Mexico’s Earthquake Early Warning System

The devastating 2017 Puebla quake provides an opportunity to assess how citizens perceive and use the Mexico City earthquake early warning system — On 19 September 2017, an earthquake shook Mexico City with an intensity not felt since the same day 32 years before, when the 1985 magnitude 8.1 Michoacan earthquake killed more than 9,000 …

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