New Zealand: In 2016 the Kaikoura Earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand. The earthquake was found to have a magnitude of 7.8 and caused significant damage ranging from sediment-clogged rivers as well as destroyed houses, landslides, and destructed farms. This natural disaster not only caused great physical damage, but financial damage as well. Insurers are expected to have to pay an estimated $41.69 million to cover the damages.Read More
Search and rescue teams and sniffer dogs from the Italian Red Cross are on the ground following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of the morning today.
The towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto village in central Italy are the worst affected areas.
The Red Cross has also sent 20 ambulances to the affected areas, while local volunteers are on the ground providing support for survivors.Read More