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May
01
2014

Hazard Highlights

Severe Weather

Ebola in Africa, Severe Weather in No. America Ebola Outbreak in Western Africa The population density layer shown in the image above can be made more transparent in the Global Hazards Atlas. Here, it is allowed to obscure country names and national boundaries in order to clarify that there is a significant population in the …

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Apr
24
2014

Hazard Highlights

Flooding in Europe and a Volcano in Peru Flooding in Eastern Europe Since April 18, heavy rainfall has caused flooding across Eastern Europe affecting Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Serbia, just over 500 people have been evacuated, with flooding blocking roads and damaging water supply networks, homes, and local industries.  The city …

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Apr
17
2014

Hazard Highlights

Fire in Chile and Flooding in Tanzania Wildfire in Valparaiso, Chile A large wildfire spread across the outskirts of Valparaiso, Chile starting late afternoon on April 12. As of April 16, an estimated 12,500 people have been affected and 2,900 homes were destroyed.  Evacuations remain in effect as the fire continues to burn in the …

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Apr
03
2014

Hazard Highlights

Earthquakes Hit South America, Tropical Depression in the West Pacific 8.2 Earthquake in Chile On April 1, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck Chile at 8:46 pm local time, located 95 km northwest of Iquique. As of April 3, six people were reported killed and 2,000 houses damaged. A series of aftershocks occurred following the earthquake, …

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