Turkiye earthquake 2023

On 6 February 2023, at 04:17 TRT (01:17 UTC), a Mw 7.8 earthquake struck southern and central Turkey and northern and western Syria. The epicenter was 37 km (23 mi) west–northwest of Gaziantep. The earthquake had a maximum Mercalli intensity of XII (Extreme) around the epicenter and in Antakya.


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One of the largest eruptions of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha-apai underwater volcano in the past 30 years occurred on 15 January 2022. Requested by the emergency telecommunications cluster, Luxembourg deployed two emergency.lu terminals on Vava’u and Ha’apai.

Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas

Requested via the EU civil protection mechanism, emergency.lu deployed two volunteers with one e.lu rapid deployment kit to the area affected by Hurricane Dorian – a category 5 hurricane.

Mozambique 2019

On March 14th 2019 Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique with winds of up to 115 mph/185 kph and more than 150mm of rain in 24 hours, destroying around 90% of Beira and affecting more than 600.000 people

Madagascar Cyclone Enawo 2017

On Tuesday, 7 March 2017, Cyclone Enawo made landfall in north-east Madagascar, with heavy rains and winds reaching up to 300km/h. Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes due to damage caused by the cyclone.

Hurricane Irma and Maria 2017

emergency.lu re-established critical connectivity in the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma and Maria, in September 2017. Disaster Response Kits provided critical connectivity for the coordination center in Dominica and restored connectivity for the airport in Saint Martin.