May 22, 2022
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Natural disasters sweep through the world

Date: 02/11/2021 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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Various kinds of natural disasters persist in many countries and regions of the world.

Last October, Asian countries suffered heavy damage from downpour and flood.

It rained heavily for a few days in Shanxi Province of China, flooding 76 counties of 11 cities.

It claimed 15 lives, destroyed 37 700 living rooms and played havoc with crops that had been planted on an area of 3 576 900 hectares.

Flood and landslide caused by heavy rain hit Nepal, thus claiming the lives of over 100, injuring 40 and leaving 35 missing persons.

More than 4 000 residents were urgently evacuated.

Kerala and another state of India suffered huge human and material losses with 80 people being killed and about 20 injured.

A strong storm hit the Philippines at a velocity of 125km an hour to kill 19 and leave 13 missing, while nearly 2 000 were urgently evacuated.

Earthquakes and volcanos become active in different countries to cause damage.

The greatest ever earthquake since 2011 occurred in the east region of Japan on October 7.

The quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit five metropolises and prefectures including Tokyo Metropolis. Over 40 people were injured and train and aircraft services halted, giving rise to confusion.

Water pipes broke in Tokyo Metropolis and the supply of power for residents was reportedly cut off.

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck Bali Island, Indonesia, on October 16, causing 85 casualties and destroying 1 862 blocks of houses.

Over 20 were dead and more than 300 injured due to the earthquake that hit Baluchistan, Pakistan, in early October.

A volcanic eruption has persisted for more than a month on Palma Island, Spain, to devastate the whole island.

Lava flowed out in several streams to cover over 800 hectares of land and destroy hundreds of hectares of cropland and thousands of blocks of buildings.

More than 35 000 rounds of earthquakes have reportedly been observed there since September 19 when the volcano started to erupt.

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