June 2018 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated June 8, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for June 2018:

  1. Death Toll for Storm Alberto Rises
  2. Wildfire in Colorado, New Mexico, and California
  3. Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano Erupts
  4. Death Toll in Guatemala Rises
  5. Hawaiians Build Homes for Evacuees
  6. Indonesia Earthquake
  7. Fires in Colorado Grow
  8. Earthquake in Japan
  9. Floods in India and Bangladesh
  10. Landslides in Vietnam
  11. Flood Waters Trap Soccer Team
  12. Colorado wildfires Continue
  13. California Skies Turn Orange

Death Toll for Storm Alberto Rises

Storm Alberto

On June 2, Cuba announced that seven people have died in Storm Alberto and two remain missing. Flooding in Cuba continues as thousands evacuate. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Foto/Dan Anderson

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Wildfire in Colorado, New Mexico, and California

Wildfires

On June 3, thousands of acres burned after wildfires blazed in California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Over 2,000 people have been forced to evacuate across the three states. (CNN)

Photo Source: Seth Frankel via AP

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Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano Erupts

Guatemala Volcano

On June 4, 25 people died after Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted. Another 20 people were injured by the eruption, and the search for missing people continues. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Moises Castillo

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Death Toll in Guatemala Rises

Guatemala Volcano

On June 6, the death toll from the volcano eruption in Guatemala rose to 99. This is the volcano’s biggest eruption in 40 years. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Moisés Castillo

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Hawaiians Build Homes for Evacuees

Hawaii

On June 9, 20 temporary housing units were built to house families forced from their homes in Hawaii. An estimated 600 homes have been destroyed by the volcano eruption. (Reuters)

Photo Source: U.S. Geological Survey via AP

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Indonesia Earthquake

On June 12, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck Sumatra. No damages or injuries have been reported. (Reuters)

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Fires in Colorado Grow

Colorado

On June 13, it was announced that 1,400 homes have been evacuated in Colorado since the wildfire began. The fire is only 15% contained. (CNN)

Photo Source: National Weather Service via AP

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Earthquake in Japan

On June 17, a magnitude 6.1 quake in Osaka killed four people and injured hundreds. Factory lines were also halted amidst the quake. (Reuters)

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Floods in India and Bangladesh

India Flood

On June 19, flash floods were triggered by heavy rains in India and Bangladesh. The floods have killed dozen of people and displaced more than a million. Much of the flood was caused by the Brahmaputra river, which burst its banks. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Anupam Nath

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Landslides in Vietnam

Vietnam Landslides

On June 25, it was announced that 7 people have died and another 12 are missing as a result of torrential rain in Vietnam. The rain has caused floods and landslides, which have caused $3.32 million worth of damages thus far. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Quy Trung/ Vietnam News Agency via AP

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Flood Waters Trap Soccer Team

Thai Cave

On June 26, Thai rescuers announced their plan to drill a hole in the cave that 12 soccer players and their coach are believed to be in. The team has been trapped for four days due to flood waters and heavy rain. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

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Colorado wildfires Continue

Colorado Wildfires

On June 29, at least a dozen wildfires continued in Colorado as the drought worsened. Hundreds of residents have been evacuated. The fire has yet to be contained and is believed to be started by humans. (Reuters)

Photo Source: DHSEM via AP

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California Skies Turn Orange

California Wildfire

On June 30, as the wildfires in San Francisco continued to blaze, the sky turned completely orange. Only 2% of the fire has been contained. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger

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