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Barely a year after Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu struck by strong earthquake. Flash floods kill at least 55 in Pakistan… And more

Vanuatu hit by 6.9 magnitude earthquake

Vanuatu in the south Pacific sits on the Ring of Fire. Photograph: Nikki Marshall for the Guardian

Vanuatu in the south Pacific sits on the Ring of Fire. Photograph: Nikki Marshall for the Guardian

A strong earthquake has struck off the south Pacific island of Vanuatu, but authorities said any threat of a tsunamis had mostly passed, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The magnitude-6.9 quake struck 50 miles (80km) north of the town of Port Olry and 253 miles north of Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, according to the US Geological Survey. It had a depth of 22 miles…

 

Flash floods kill at least 55 in Pakistan

In the Khyber and Kashmiri regions of northern Pakistan flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 55 people. An emergency operation has been launched to help thousands of survivors, dozens of whom have been cut off by a landslide in a a mountain valley. Some 150 home are said to have been destroyed. More storms were forecast for the north of the country and neighbouring Indian regions…

 

Yangtze flooding risk ‘extremely severe’

SEVERE floods are expected on China’s Yangtze River this year due to a strong El Nino weather pattern, raising the risk of deaths and damage to property and crops along the country’s longest waterway. The weather conditions are the strongest since records began in 1951 and resemble a 1998 pattern that flooded the river and killed thousands, Vice Minister of Water Resources Liu Ning told Xinhua news agency…

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