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Debris flows are one of the natural disasters that frequently occur in mountain areas, usually accompanied by serious loss of lives and properties. One of the most used approaches to mitigate the risk associated to debris flows is the implementation of early warning systems based on well calibrated rainfall thresholds. However, many mountainous areas have little data regarding rainfall and hazards, especially in debris flow forming regions.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 6,000 people have been moved to emergency shelters on Vanuatu’s northern island Ambae in the South Pacific as a volcano threatens to erupt, officials said on Tuesday.

LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 230 km (143 miles) off New Britain, Papua New Guinea, early on Tuesday local time, at a depth of 5.7 km, the United States Geological Survey sai

Karangasem, INDONESIA (Reuters) - Fears that a volcano could erupt imminently on the holiday island of Bali prompted several countries to issue travel warnings, while Indonesian authorities raced t

This report presents an Integrated Context Analysis (ICA) of vulnerability to food insecurity and natural hazards in Pakistan, based on existing datasets to identify and rank districts by the level of these risks.

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless in Niger after months of severe flooding.

At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria destroyed buildings and knocked out power across Puerto Rico before flooding parts of the Dominican Republic and then regaining some of its strengt

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 1

With Navi Mumbai receiving an average rainfall of 309 mm in the 24 hours till 2 pm on Wednesday, the civic body’s preparations for the Under-17 FIFA world cup, starting October 6, have been interru

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