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Why Philippines and Indonesia are prone to natural hazards

Just like Indonesia, the Philippines has a big earthquake looming in its future. This raises an important question: what makes the Philippines and Indonesia prone to natural hazards? — (MANILA, Philippines) The catastrophic damage left behind by the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Palu, Indonesia still leaves people shaken to their very core. According …

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Making Sense of Landslide Danger After Kerala’s Floods

Scientists traveled to Kerala, a state in India recently devastated by severe monsoon rains. They found a vulnerable population that will soon face fresh landslide risks as a new monsoon approaches — Every summer, monsoon rains come to southwestern India. This summer, however, the deluge brought the worst flooding in a century. The resulting destruction …

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LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas — (MANILA, Philippines) Landslides are not uncommon in the Philippines. In mountainous areas, heavy rainfall have often triggered landslides in the past. How prone are we to landslides and what …

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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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Itogon landslides: ‘We still consider this a rescue operation’

‘Naniniwala tayo na baka may survivor pa,’ says Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino — (MANILA, Philippines) It has been 4 days since Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) triggered landslides in Itogon, Benguet on Saturday morning, September 15, leaving at least 46 dead and 60 missing. In Barangay Ucab, where a major landslide occurred, authorities are still hoping …

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Agricultural losses from Typhoon Ompong hit P14 billion

The initial cost of damage is nearly double what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol estimated would be ‘worst-case scenario’ losses of about P7.9 billion — (MANILA, Philippines) Damage to agriculture from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) ballooned to an estimated P14.3 billion on Tuesday, September 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The …

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Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.8 billion in agricultural damage

The government says around 171,932 farmers have been affected by Ompong (Mangkhut) — (MANILA, Philippines) Office of Civil Defense Spokesperson Edgar Posadas said the damage to agriculture from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has reached an estimated P2.8 billion in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) as of Monday, September 17. But the cost is likely to increase, …

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Landslides after powerful 6.6-magnitude quake hits Japan’s Hokkaido

Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says at least 4 landslides have been reported after the quake, and 6 homes have collapsed — (TOKYO, Japan) A powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Thursday, September 6, triggering landslides, bringing down several houses, and killing at least one person with several dozen missing. …

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rescuers search for survivors on 2 april 2017 after floodwaters carrying mud and debris inundated parts of mocoa, colombia

How Landslides Become Disasters

A new modeling platform, tested on two recent natural disasters, simulates conditions that dump landslide debris into rain-swollen rivers, often causing more damage than the landslides themselves — In the spring and summer of 2017, torrential rainfall triggered a series of landslides culminating in two catastrophic disasters: one in Mocoa, an inland city in southwestern …

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Kerala shows how floods are changing

Across the world, cities and communities are underprepared for the new flooding regime that climate change is ushering in — The Indian state of Kerala has been devastated by severe floods. More than 350 people have died, while more than a million have been evacuated to over 4,000 relief camps. Tens of thousands remain stranded. …

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