Landslide on Italian island leaves up to a dozen missing

Heavy rainfall triggered landslides early Saturday on the southern Italian island of Ischia that collapsed buildings and left as many as 12 people missing. Italy’s interior minister said no deaths had yet been confirmed, appearing to contradict an early announcement by another senior politician. “At the moment there are no confirmed deaths,” said Interior Minister … Read more

Powerful 7.0 earthquake shakes Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands were rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, prompting residents to flee for higher ground. Australia’s embassy, the airport and shopping malls were damaged. The quake also triggered power outages in the capital, Honiara. Solomon Islands government spokesperson George Herming said he was in his office on the second floor of … Read more

Dozens dead after earthquake shakes Indonesia’s main island of Java

Indonesia’s main island of Java was rocked by an earthquake Monday that killed at least 46 people and damaged dozens of buildings. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude 5.6 earthquake was centered in the Cianjur region in West Java province at a depth of 10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles. National Disaster Mitigation Agency … Read more