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Southeastern Mexico Shaken by 5.0 Earthquake

A magnitude-5 earthquake shook the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas early Saturday, but without leaving any victims or material damage, the National Seismological Service said. continue reading »

Hurricane Sandy’s Death Toll Rises to 38

Hurricane Sandy caused 38 deaths and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes in a wide swath of the Caribbean. Sandy, which was a Category 2 hurricane at its peak intensity earlier this week, killed 11 people in Cuba, 26 in Haiti and one in Jamaica and now threatens the northeastern United States, prompting the states of New York and Virginia to declare a state of emergency. continue reading »

Mudslide in Northern Peru Kills 11, 10 Still Missing

Peruvian authorities recovered 11 bodies after a mudslide swept through a village in the northern Peruvian jungle region of San Martin, while 10 others remain missing. continue reading »

Colombian Mudslide’s Death Toll Climbs to 10

The death toll from the mudslide that hit a hamlet in southwestern Colombia earlier this month has risen to 10, with five people still listed as missing, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Search Teams Continue to Scour Southern Colombia for Mudslide Victims

Search teams resumed looking Sunday for 11 people reported missing after a mudslide in Villas del Prado, a hamlet outside the southwestern Colombian city of Isnos, with the official death toll from the disaster at four, officials said. continue reading »

13 People Missing Since Mudslide Attacks Southern Colombia

At least 13 people went missing Saturday and five were injured in a mudslide that buried a hamlet in the southwestern Colombian province of Huila, emergency management services in Bogota said. continue reading »

7.3 Earthquake Shakes Souther Colombia

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake rocked no fewer than 11 provinces in southern and southwestern Colombia on Sunday, but so far there have been no reports of deaths or injuries, although a few homes were damaged in a small village. continue reading »

Fires In Ecuador Kill 5, Wipe of 43,500 Acres of Land

The fires devastating Ecuador have now consumed more than 17,600 hectares (43,500 acres) of woodland, upland valleys and crops, and have left five people dead and 73 injured, according to the SNGR emergency management office. continue reading »

Disaster Declared in Areas Affected by Hurricane Carlotta

A disaster declaration has been issued for 68 cities in the southern state of Oaxaca and five cities in the southwestern state of Guerrero affected by Hurricane Carlotta, the Mexican federal government said. continue reading »

Turbulent Wind Storm Attacks Colombian Town, Damages 1,000 Homes

A wind storm battered the northern Colombian town of Sabanalarga, leaving 108 people injured and damaging 1,000 homes, the National Risk Assessment Unit, or UNGRD, said. continue reading »