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Global disasters caused $140bn economic losses in 2019

January 1, 2020: Total economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes fell to around USD 140 billion in 2019 from USD 176 billion last year, Swiss Reinsurance Institute said.
Global insured losses are estimated to be around USD 56 billion, down from USD 93 billion in 2018 and below the annual average (USD 75 billion) of the previous 10 years. 
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Globally, more than 11 000 people have died or gone missing in disaster events in 2019.
Climate change is leading to more frequent and more severe secondary peril events, which manifest in different ways: more local flooding, torrential rains, prolonged drought, severe wildfires and other extreme weather events. 
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Earthquake in Hollister, California today measures 3.3: USGS

May 25, 2020: A weak earthquake of magnitude 3.3 has been felt in Hollister, California today at 8:27 am local time.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake's epicenter was located 5km NE of Tres Pinos and 10 km WNW of Hollister,California.
The earthquake occurred at 8 km depth.
No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Hollister, CA today.

EF0 tornado in Saanich, B.C. today

May 21, 2020: A weak, short-lived EF0 tornado touched down in Saanich, B.C. today, the Environment Canada confirmed.
The rare tornado in Saanich only lasted a few seconds and there were no reported injuries.
According to  the Environment Canada, EF0 tornadoes have wind speeds of between 90 and 130 km/hr.

Where is national institute of disaster management located in India?

Q: Where is national institute of disaster management (NIDM) located in India?
A: The national institute of disaster management (राष्ट्रीय आपदा प्रबंधन संस्थान in Hindi) is located in Delhi, India. National Institute of Disaster Management was established in 1995 with a motto of Resilient India- Disaster free India (आपदा प्रतिरोधी भारत - आपदा मुक्त भारत).
It was formerly called National Centre for Disaster Management and was upgraded to present status on 16 October 2003.

Super Cyclone Amphan 2020: LIVE updates, forecast track details

According to the India Meteorological Department, Super Cyclone Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) on May 20, 2020. The states of West Bengal and Odisha were on high alert. We have been bringing live updates on Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan. Click here for updates

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Update 4:00 pm IST

At least 86 people have been died across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Amphan has become the first super cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal since the 1999 Odisha cyclone and the second-most intense tropical cyclone worldwide in 2020.


-At least 72 people have been killed in India.
-South and North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore  district in west Bengal region of India have been worst hit.
-Heavy winds damaged at least 100 boats anchored in the Ramanathapuram district in southern India.


-Twelve deaths have been confirmed in Bangladesh.
-In Bangladesh, the worst-affect…

Bhaktapur Earthquake: Magnitude 3.4 earthquake rattles Kathmandu Valley

May 21, 2020: An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 has been recorded in Bhaktapur today at 8:14 am local time, the Nepal's National Seismological Center confirmed.
According to the Seismological Center, the epicenter was located around Anantalingeshwar, Bhaktapur. The tremor well felt across Kathmandu valley and adjoining areas.
No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.
This is the second earthquake felt in Nepal today. Magnitude 3.0 earthquake was recorded around Uku area of Darchula today at 2:41 am local time.
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