Earthquakes

At least 1100 people were killed in a series of powerful earthquakes in the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The largest number of victims – in the Indonesian city of Padang, but data about the victims come and from other parts of Sumatra. In Padang destroyed more than 75% of the buildings, damaged a gas pipeline, running water, broken link. The first earthquake occurred near Sumatra Island on Wednesday at 17.16 local time in 57 kilometers from City Pariaman (West Sumatra province), tremors were felt even in Malaysia and Singapore. After half an hour after the Sumatra have been recorded new tremors, the magnitude of which was 6,2. The next day several more earthquakes.

The eu said it would send humanitarian aid to victims of the devastating earthquake in Indonesia totaling 3 million euros. Floods early October of this year became the strongest in India over the past 100 years. Victims of floods in the Indian states of and Andhra Pradesh were about 200 people. Incessant rains led to overflow of dozens of reservoirs and downstream rivers from shores. Were damaged or destroyed 116,000 homes in hundreds of villages, killing tens of thousands of hectares of crops, killed about three thousand head of cattle.

Typhoon 'Ketsana', which caused considerable destruction in the Philippines and caused the death of nearly 300 people last week reached Vietnam and Thailand. 'Ketsana' provoked the strongest for the last 42 years floods and mudflows in the Philippines. In Manila and nearby provinces 450,000 families were left homeless, many areas do not have potable water, medicines and electricity.

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