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15/01/2021 | Emergency

Croatia: Petrinja earthquake

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Croatia at midday on 29 December 2020,the strongest earthquake to hit Croatia in more than 140 years. The worst-affected areas were the towns of Petrinja, Sisak and Glina. Several people lost their lives, hundr...

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24/08/2021 | Emergency

Haiti: Earthquake

On Saturday, 14 August a major 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. Preliminary reports by Haitian Red Cross volunteers and IFRC staff on the ground confirmed the earthquake caused severe damage to infrastructure, including hospitals, especially in J�...

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23/08/2021 | Emergency type


An earthquake is a sudden andrapid shaking of the ground caused by the shifting of rocks beneath the earth’s surface, or by volcanic or magmatic activity in the earth. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and can occur at any time. T...

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11/03/2021 | Article

Ten years since the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

A message of appreciation to our partners and supporters for their global spirit of togethernessMarch 11 is a special day for Japan. It is a day to reflect on the path we have taken, a day to think about where we are going, and a day to thank the wor...

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26/04/2020 | Article

In This Together

Geneva/Kathmandu--The five-year anniversary of the devastating earthquakes of 2015 is an opportunity to grieve for the thousands of lives that were lost, and to reflect on the progress we have made in helping communities recover. And today, as Nepal ...

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16/08/2019 | Article

Marmara earthquake: 20 years on

On Saturday 17 August, Turkey marks the anniversary of the 7.4-magnitude quake that hit Izmit—around 100 kilometres east of Istanbul— killing 17,479 people, including 1,000 in Istanbul, the economic capital of the country.The quake hit at 3:02 am...

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