Landslides and mudslides

A passenger train after a collision with a landslide, near Vacarisses, some 45 kilometers northwest of Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Nov. 20, 2018. One person died and dozens were injured Tuesday after a landslide derailed a commuter train traveling toward Barcelona, Spanish authorities said. (Anti-radar Catalunya via AP)
November 20, 2018 - 3:51 am
VACARISSES, Spain (AP) — A commuter train traveling toward Barcelona was derailed by a landslide on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens, Spanish authorities said. The regional civil protection agency said that two train cars of a convoy of six came off the tracks at 6.15 a.m. local (...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Arissa Harvey, 16, left, and her sister Arianne Harvey sit on the bed of a truck as they drive through their neighborhood burned in a wildfire in Paradise, Calif. The Harvey family was living in an RV near where her family's home was destroyed by the fire. For a while, Phillip and Krystin Harvey, who lost their mobile home, had been staying with the sisters and their other teenage daughter in the camper, trying to hang on to a piece of the life they had known. Eventually the family gave up and moved to Oroville, Calif., to stay with friends to have some stability and security, their cousins Patrick Knuthson said. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 20, 2018 - 1:37 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A Northern California sheriff says two more sets of human remains were found Monday, bringing the total number killed in a devastating California wildfire to 79. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says the list...
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FILE - This Nov. 13, 2018 file photo shows the charred window frames of a mansion destroyed by the Woolsey fire in Agoura Hills, Calif. The number of structures destroyed by a huge Southern California wildfire has risen to 1,500. Another 341 structures were damaged as of a Monday, Nov. 20, 2018 count. As firefighters mop up, repair and restoration of utilities is continuing along with repopulation of areas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 19, 2018 - 5:07 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The tally of structures destroyed by the huge wildfire that swept through Southern California communities increased to 1,500 on Monday, fire officials said. With 95 percent of the burn assessment completed, the count also showed 341 structures damaged. The fire erupted Nov. 8...
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Workers clear the road off toppled trees after Typhoon Yutu slammed Isabela province in northeastern Philippines Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. A strong typhoon battered the northern Philippines on Tuesday, though officials were hopeful that successful evacuations would help avoid a repeat of the death and destruction wrought by a powerful storm last month. (AP Photo)
October 31, 2018 - 1:03 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers have pulled out four survivors and three bodies but several more were missing after a massive landslide set off by a typhoon crashed down on two government buildings in a northern Philippine mountain province, officials said Wednesday. Regional police Chief...
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Residence carry an injured person in Bududa District, Uganda, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. At least 30 people died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims were likely to be discovered when rescue teams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mount Elgon, said Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasiita. (AP Photo/ Ronald Kabuubi)
October 12, 2018 - 2:13 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At least 34 people died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims were likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the...
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People walk amidst destruction on the main street of Mexico Beach, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 11, 2018 - 1:18 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael's destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Michael is speeding over the Carolinas on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center says the storm is...
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In this Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, photo, a family scavenges for salvageable items from the ruins of their house at Petobo neighborhood which was wiped out by liquefaction caused by a massive earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Many in the decimated village had no idea they were in an area already identified as a high-risk zone for this apocalyptic phenomenon that causes soft ground to liquefy during temblors. The area around Sulawesi island's Palu Bay had been slammed before and was due for another potential perfect storm, capable of unleashing earthquakes, landslides, tsunami waves, and soil liquefaction. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 08, 2018 - 8:42 pm
PETOBO, Indonesia (AP) — When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a broken dinner plate and...
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Rescuers search for the earthquake victims trapped in the collapsed Roa Roa Hotel in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck at dusk Friday and generated a tsunami said to have been as high as 6 meters (20 feet) in places. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
October 02, 2018 - 4:29 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Palu, the Indonesian city devastated by an earthquake, tsunamis and mudslides, has strived to transform itself into a major trading hub, but the city's buildings and other infrastructure were no match for the triple whammy that has left more than 1,200 people dead. The disasters that...
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In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, photo, a vessel, rear, tilts on one side as it ran ashore at a pier as a typhoon approached Yonabaru, Okinawa prefecture, southern Japan. A powerful typhoon is ripping through Japan and authorities are warning people to brace for heavy winds and rain in areas that include those devastated by a previous storm.(Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)
September 30, 2018 - 7:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon ripped through Japan on Sunday, forcing cancellations of flights and trains, including in the Tokyo area as authorities warned of strong winds and torrential rain. Farms and homes in Miyazaki on the southern main island of Kyushu were flooded as Typhoon Trami swept...
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A man surveys the damage following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. A tsunami swept away buildings and killed large number of people on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, dumping victims caught in its relentless path across a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach Saturday, hindered by damaged roads and broken communications. (AP Photo/Rifki)
September 29, 2018 - 7:58 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The sun had just slipped behind the mountains, leaving a soft pink glow as the blue sea melted into the darkening horizon. It could have been a video postcard from a tropical paradise, except for the long white wave stretching the width of the bay — getting larger and...
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