Category - South America


Plane crashes in Venezuela, 14 confirmed dead

(CNN) — Fourteen people were confirmed dead but others survived when an airplane carrying at least 47 passengers and crew members crashed Monday morning in southeastern Venezuela, government and hospital officials said. Twenty-three people were taken to hospitals in the city of Guayana, said Bolivar state Gov. Francisco Rangel Gomez. Of those, two died, said […]


Earthquake alert in Peru

GDACS: On 8/12/2010 1:24:19 AM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 5 and depth 43.2km has struck an sparsely populated area in the Madre de Dios Province (population: 0 million) in Peru. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be low (Green alert). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact since […]