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  • *Flooding in Peru caused $3.1 bln in economic losses. FRANKFURT, July 18- Insurers paid out around $19.5 billion for natural disaster claims in the first half of 2017, almost 40 percent less than the year-earlier payout of $32 billion, reinsurer Munich Re said on Tuesday. The single costliest catastrophe was flooding in Peru in February and March, which caused...

  • LIMA, July 18- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, though Perus civil defense institute Indeci said there was no risk of a tsunami and no immediate damage. The quake, which was initially measured by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at 6.3, was 44 km deep and centred 194 km southwest of Puquio,...

  • LIMA, July 18- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, though Perus Civil defense institute Indeci said there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake, which was initially measured by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at 6.3, was 44 km deep and centred 194 km southeast of Puquio, Peru, the USGS said.

  • July 18- An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

  • EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE 6.3 STRIKES PERU- PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER.

  • Drought in southern Europe threatens to reduce cereal production in Italy and parts of Spain to its lowest level in at least 20 years, and hit other regional crops including olives and almonds. Castile and Leon, the largest cereal growing region in Spain, has been particularly badly affected, with crop losses estimated at around 60 to 70 percent.

  • HOUSTON, July 14- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 on Friday struck Stroud, Oklahoma, about 20 miles from the key oil storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Geological Survey said. Oil companies operating the tanks and pipelines around the Cushing hub have reported no damage to their facilities. The Cushing storage hub is the delivery hub...

  • Drought in southern Europe threatens to reduce cereal production in Italy and parts of Spain to its lowest level in at least 20 years, and hit other regional crops including olives and almonds. Castile and Leon, the largest cereal growing region in Spain, has been particularly badly affected, with crop losses estimated at around 60 to 70 percent.

  • HOUSTON, July 14- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 on Friday struck Stroud, Oklahoma, about 20 miles from the key oil storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Geological Survey said. There have been no initial reports of damage from the quake, Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said by phone, cautioning that it was still...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, July 12- Major pipeline companies in western Canada created fire breaks, installed sprinklers and took other measures to protect operations as raging wildfires spread to more than 38,000 hectares in British Columbia. On Friday, British Columbia declared its first state of emergency since 2003.. Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd, a unit of Kinder...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, July 12- Major pipeline companies in western Canada have created fire breaks, installed sprinklers and taken other measures to protect operations as raging wildfires spread to more than 38,000 hectares in British Columbia. On Friday, British Columbia declared its first state of emergency since 2003.. Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd's Trans...

  • LONDON, July 12- New types of insurance could cut the costs of natural disasters for poorer countries and reduce the amount of humanitarian aid needed, according to a report commissioned by Britain's international development ministry. While aid has covered 8 percent of this, insurance has only paid for 3 percent of the average costs of earthquakes, drought or...

  • *Kiwi dollar drops after earthquake off South Island. The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest since June 23 after a report of a large earthquake hitting off its South Island, although there were no immediate reports of damage. "The real story at the moment is the rise in U.S. real yields," said Richard Benson, co-head of portfolio investment with currency fund...

  • A firefighter carries a hose as a house burns in Oroville, California on July 8, 2017.

    More than 6,000 firefighters are battling wildfires in California, including one blaze which damaged vineyards near Santa Barbara.

  • A massive fire is consuming a construction site in Oakland: Reports

    A four-alarm fire began Friday morning at a construction site in Oakland and firefighters fear the crane at the site may soon collapse.

  • View of Bearhat Mountain above Hidden Lake at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, Montana.

    A magnitude-5.8 earthquake hit western Montana early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, and people felt the tremor hundreds of miles away.

  • TOKYO, June 30- Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power on Friday pleaded not guilty to professional negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, though an analyst said there is little chance they will be convicted. Despite the not guilty pleas, former Tepco chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 77, and former executives Sakae Muto, 67, and...

  • TOKYO, June 30- Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power on Friday pleaded not guilty to professional negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, though an analyst said there is little chance they will be convicted. Despite the not guilty pleas, former Tepco chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 77, and former executives Sakae Muto, 67, and...

  • TOKYO, June 30- Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power on Friday pleaded not guilty to professional negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, though an analyst said there is little chance they will be convicted. Despite the not guilty pleas, former Tepco chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 77, and former executives Sakae Muto, 67, and...

  • TOKYO, June 30- Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power on Friday pleaded not guilty to professional negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, though an analyst said there is little chance they will be convicted. Despite the not guilty pleas, former Tepco chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 77, and former executives Sakae Muto, 67, and...