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November 2017 Current Events: Disaster News

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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 November 2017:

  1. Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico Increased
  2. Five Dead from Flash Flood in Malaysia
  3. Vietnam Storm Kills 61
  4. Landslide in Colombia
  5. 2017’s Deadliest Earthquake hits Iraq and Iran
  6. Costa Rica Struck by an Earthquake
  7. Deadly Floods Hit Greece
  8. Rare Earthquake in South Korea
  9. Indonesia Evacuates from Bali Volcano
  10. Earthquake in Delaware

Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico Increased

The Damage of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

On November 2, President Trump agreed to increase the amount of aid given to Puerto Rico after devastating damage due to Hurricane Maria. This new agreement has increased FEMA’s coverage from 75% to 90%. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File

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Five Dead from Flash Flood in Malaysia

Malaysia Flooding

Malaysia has been experiencing torrential rains, resulting in a flash flood that killed five people on November 5. Troops have been deployed to help rescue thousands of people displaced by the increasing flooding. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo

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Vietnam Storm Kills 61

Vietnam Flooding

On November 6, Vietnam’s government stated that an estimated 61 people have died as a result of flooding. As flooding continues, the government worries that reservoirs are reaching capacity and dams are close to breaking. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Hau Dinh

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Landslide in Colombia

Colombia Landslide

After days of heavy rain, Colombia experienced a mudslide on November 8 that left 4 people dead and another 18 listed as missing. 3,000 people were evacuated before the landslide occurred due to the regularity of landslides in Colombia. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Maria Luisa Garcia

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2017’s Deadliest Earthquake hits Iraq and Iran

Iraq Earthquake

On November 12, both Iran and Iraq were struck by a deadly earthquake that left over 500 people dead and thousands more injured. The earthquake was recorded to be a magnitude of 7.3. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

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Costa Rica Struck by an Earthquake

Costa Rica Earthquake

On November 12, US Geological Survey revealed that Costa Rica had experienced a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. An official death toll has not been released, as emergency response agencies continue their work. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Esteban Felix

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Deadly Floods Hit Greece

Flood in Greece

On November 15, flash floods in Greece killed approximately 15 people. Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara are the three cities with the most damage, and the country is currently in a period of mourning after this disaster. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

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Rare Earthquake in South Korea

South Korea Earthquake

On November 15, a rare earthquake in South Korea resulted in a delay of university entrance exams. Though exams were postponed, there have not been any reported deaths. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Min Kyung-suck/Newsis via AP

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Indonesia Evacuates from Bali Volcano

Bali Volcano

On November 26, an eruption warning for Mount Agung volcano was issued. In light of the warning, 40,000 people have been evacuated, but Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency stated they need to evacuate tens of thousands more in preparation. (Reuters)

AP Photo/Nyoman Hendra

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Earthquake in Delaware

Earthquake Firefighter getting ready for duty

On November 30, an earthquake in Delaware was reported to be 4.1 magnitude. The shake was felt in Baltimore and New York, as well, but no injuries have been reported. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Dee Marvin

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