Articles tagged "myanmar"

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Unseasonal storm hits Myanmar's Kalegauk Island, damaging 300 of 500 homes

A powerful unseasonal storm swept through Kalegauk Island in Ye Township, Mon State Myanmar on January 8, 2019, causing damage to more than 300 of 500 homes. Members of the state who traveled to the island to inspect the damage said the storm hit around 07:40 local...

January 10, 2019

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Central Myanmar dam breach affected 63 000, displaced 36 000 and left 4 dead and 3 missing

Heavy monsoon rains caused a partial breach of a levee at Swar Chaung Dam in central Myanmar on August 29, 2018, affecting more than 63 000 people, displacing 36 000, killing at least four and leaving three missing. As many as 85 villages were flooded. The...

September 02, 2018

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148 000 displaced after record-breaking floods hit Myanmar

Heavy monsoon rains affecting Myanmar since July 9 have caused the worst floods the country has seen in 30 years. More than 148 000 people have been displaced, at least 16 killed and nearly 28 000 still in their flooded homes, as of August 2. More heavy rainfall is...

August 03, 2018

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Deadly landslide hits Phakant Township, Kachin State, Myanmar

Six people have been killed Friday, June 22, 2018, after heavy monsoon rains caused floods and landslides in Phakant Township of Kachin State, Myanmar. According to government sources, the landslides occurred near Pantin Bridge, Maw-wan Ward, beside No. 1 Main road....

June 23, 2018

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Heavy monsoon rain triggers Mon State's worst floods in 40 years, Myanmar

Record-breaking monsoon rains affecting Myanmar's Mon State since June 16, 2018, triggered landslides and worst floods parts of the state have seen in more than 40 years. At least 16 people have been killed or are missing across the country since 2018 Southwest...

June 19, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Myanmar, 4.1 million people within 100 km

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Myanmar at 18:26 UTC on January 11, 2018 (00:56 local time, January 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. At least three...

January 11, 2018

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More than 115 000 displaced after widespread flooding hits Myanmar

Widespread flooding across Myanmar has left more than 115 000 people displaced and caused at least two deaths, officials said Monday, July 24, 2017. Water levels have risen steadily since unrelenting monsoon rains started affecting the country in early July....

July 25, 2017

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1.3 million children need humanitarian assistance after storms in Bay of Bengal

Devastating effects of Cyclone "Mora" in Myanmar and Bangladesh and unusually heavy monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left at least 1.3 million children in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF warns. "Children who have had their lives...

June 02, 2017

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Myanmar braces for Tropical Cyclone "Maarutha"

A depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression (01B) and is moving toward Myanmar at a speed of 28 km/h (17.4 mph). The system is expected to become the first named storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean Cyclone Season, a full month earlier...

April 15, 2017

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Intense storm destroys over 1 100 homes and leaves at least 14 dead, Myanmar

An intense storm accompanied by golf-sized hailstones and gale-force winds was sweeping parts of northern Myanmar since April 19, 2016. The storm destroyed over 1 100 homes and killed at least 14 people. The death toll is still expected to rise. On April 23, the...

April 25, 2016

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Very strong M6.9 earthquake hits Myanmar

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Myanmar at 13:55 UTC on April 13, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 134.8 km (83.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 137 km (85.1 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...

April 13, 2016

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Heavy floods continue affecting Myanmar: Death toll rises to 106, 1 350 000 people affected

The widespread flooding and landslides in Myanmar, which started during monsoon season in early July, have claimed the lives of 106 people, and severely affected 1 350 000 people, as of August 13, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reporte

August 18, 2015

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Myanmar’s overshadowed sufferings

Problems in brief Myanmar’s struggling democracy and oppression on Rohingya minority have made the world media busy in covering the country, eventually hindering the news of numerous sufferings across the country. In most of the human development Myanmar ranks

December 16, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone Mahasen weakened and fully dissipated

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen fully dissipated after weakening into tropical storm on May 16, 2013. Luckily, its impact was far less damaging than initially expected. Mahasen veered west of its predicted path after dumping heavy rains over bay of Bengal coastal

May 17, 2013

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Mass evacuation in Bangladesh and Myanmar ahead of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen (01B) is now centered several hundred miles south of Kolkata, India, and will impact areas from northeastern India to Bangladesh and Myanmar over the next few days. The system is about to enter  into an area of warm sea surface

May 15, 2013

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Very strong, shallow and deadly earthquake M 6.8 hit Myanmar

Very strong, shallow and deadly earthquake Magnitude 6.8 hit Myanmar on November 11, 2012 at 01:12 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter location was 56 km (34 miles) NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar and 117 km (72 miles) N of Mandalay, Myanmar at coordinates 23.014°N,

November 11, 2012

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Deforestation and food crisis threatens Myanmar

Part of Myanmar's breadbasket in the country's centre is fast deteriorating and the area may face greater food insecurity without immediate action, local NGOs warn. Myanmar ranks #4 in the world for annual forest area lost per year. Between 2000 and 2005, the country

November 28, 2011

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Asian summer monsoon transforms Burmanese rivers

Arising from glaciers in the remote mountains of northern Burma (Myanmar), the Irrawaddy River (also known as the Ayeyarwady or Ayeyarwaddy) typically experiences its lowest water level in February, and its highest water level in August. Summertime snow and glacier

August 06, 2011