Natural disasters

Map locates magnitude-7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;
February 26, 2018 - 3:52 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea on Monday, and the government sent officers to the region to assess unverified reports of fatalities and check the extent of the damage. Officials said that as of Monday...
Read More
Map locates magnitude-7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;
February 26, 2018 - 3:27 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea on Monday, and the government sent officers to the region to assess unverified reports of fatalities and check the extent of the damage. Officials said that as of Monday...
Read More
February 26, 2018 - 1:11 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea early Monday, as the government sent officers to the region to assess unverified reports of fatalities and check the extent of the damage. The magnitude-7.5 quake hit about...
Read More
February 26, 2018 - 12:54 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Government officers in Papua New Guinea are traveling to the area hit by a powerful earthquake to assess unverified reports of fatalities and to see the extent of the damage. A magnitude-7.5 quake hit early Monday about 89 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of Porgera in...
Read More
February 25, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Officials were waiting for more information about damage from the magnitude-7.5 quake that hit about 89...
Read More
A teddy bear lies among the debris Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, after a fierce storm hit Saturday in the Farmington subdivision in Clarksville, Tenn. A strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 3:52 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia. The system that stretched from Texas to the...
Read More
A teddy bear lies among the debris Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, after a fierce storm hit Saturday in the Farmington subdivision in Clarksville, Tenn. A strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 3:31 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia The system that stretched from Texas to the...
Read More
A teddy bear lies among the debris Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, after a fierce storm hit Saturday in the Farmington subdivision in Clarksville, Tenn. A strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 2:39 pm
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Southwestern Michigan authorities say they found the body of a man in floodwaters. Kalamazoo Public Safety Lt. David Thomas said the body was found floating in water Sunday on the...
Read More
February 25, 2018 - 2:18 pm
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — A large earthquake has struck the middle of Papua New Guinea. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-7.5 quake hit about 89 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of Porgera early Monday in the Pacific island nation. Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso...
Read More
A teddy bear lies among the debris Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, after a fierce storm hit Saturday in the Farmington subdivision in Clarksville, Tenn. A strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 1:32 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms spawned a tornado that flattened homes in Tennessee and triggered widespread flooding, leaving at least three people dead in Kentucky and Arkansas. The system that stretched from Texas to the Canadian maritime provinces on Sunday had prompted emergency...
Read More

Pages