Natural Disasters

Video: Locals flee in terror as frightening earthquake rocks South Korea

Up to 1500 people are homeless, said officials, after South Korea's second biggest quake in decades.

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At least 10 people have been killed in the flooding in several towns near Athens.

Video: Flash floods turn roads in Athens into raging torrents, killing at least 14

The fire department in the Greek capital has received more than 600 calls for help.

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More than 400 people were killed in the quake and thousands have been injured.

Video: Rescuers desperately scramble to find survivors amongst rubble in Iran following 7.3 earthquake

More than 400 people were killed in the quake and thousands have been injured.

Death toll in devastating Middle East earthquake climbs to more than 400

Iran has been hardest hit with thousands more injured.

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Ms Cartwright shows off the work on a new sea wall and roads which are currently closed to the public.

Check out the Kaikoura re-build after devastating quake

1 NEWS reporter Jessica Cartwright shows off the work on a new sea wall and roads currently closed to the public.

Raw: Shocking footage from Iraqi town shows buildings flattened by 7.2 quake that's left more than 60 people dead

Video taken in the town of Suleimani, with a population of more than 700,000, shows some of the damage.

Iran hit hard by 7.2 magnitude earthquake as death toll climbs to 61, hundreds injured

The quake was centred around 31 kilometres outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja.

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The well-loved cartoon made a political statement while also offering $36,000 to help with disaster relief.

Video: The Simpsons pledges large donation to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico while dissing President Trump

Still recovering from Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is getting a helping hand from Moe.

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A powerful typhoon has killed at least 44 people, submerging the town of Hoi An underwater.

Powerful typhoon kills at least 44 people in Vietnam, leaves town submerged

Jacinda Ardern and other world leaders are due in the region for an APEC summit later this week.

Hundreds of Bay of Plenty residents feel 4.7 magnitude quake

The quake occurred 20 kilometres north-east of White Island around 8.30pm tonight.

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Scientists from around the world are focusing on the Hikurangi Subduction Zone which runs from Marlborough to the east coast of the North Island.

Team of international scientists studying active zone off North Island's east coast capable of triggering 'megathrust' quake

The Hikurangi subduction zone could produce a mega-quake resulting in a destructive tsunami.

California wildfire death toll reaches 40 with fears it will rise

The fires were already the deadliest group of simultaneous blazes in California history.

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The danger posed by a huge fault line that runs through NZ is being discussed at a summit.

'I can't emphasise how serious they must take it' - warning over the risk from a megathrust quake striking NZ

The danger posed by a huge fault line that runs through NZ is being discussed at a summit.

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A hundred volunteers worked alongside DOC to help get the Kaikoura Peninsula walkway in shape for tourist season.

Christchurch's Student Volunteer Army out in force to help quake affected neighbours in Kaikoura

Volunteers worked to get the Kaikoura Peninsula walkway in shape for tourist season.

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Thomas Wutzler claims to have uncovered major safety issues in office and apartment buildings around the country.

Building inspector predicts 'serious injuries or fatalities' in substandard NZ buildings

Thomas Wutzler says something has to be done now without waiting for an earthquake.

Kiwi tourists warned to stay away as Balinese volcano on brink of massive eruption

A maximum-level alert is in place for Mt Agung, which is 70km from popular tourist hot-spot Kuta.

Jennifer Lopez donates $1m to Puerto Rico relief

Lopez will give money from her ongoing Las Vegas residency to various charities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Police teams use dogs to search for Mexico quake survivors

Rescue dogs helped Police search through the rubble of a primary school in Mexico City where at least 21 schoolchildren died.

Watch: Bewildered dog miraculously pulled from rubble in Mexican earthquake as crowd cheers

The 7.1 earthquake has toppled dozens of buildings in Mexico City.

Raw video: Rescuers scramble over building flattened by deadly 7.1 Mexico earthquake

Fresh video out of Mexico City where scores of buildings have been levelled.

Raw: Mexico apartment block crumbles to the ground as residents flee, death toll over 100 after 7.1 quake

At least 119 people have died in the 7.1 quake that struck Mexico City and surrounding areas this morning.

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