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Earthquake shakes Darmstadt, Germany

M 3.7 light earthquake shakes Darmstadt city of Germany today, the GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) reported.
According to the GEOFON, the quake's epicenter was located 3 km N of Pfungstadt and 6 km SW of Darmstadt. It was 3.1 miles deep.

Very severe cyclonic storm ‘NILOFAR’ targets Kutch, Gujarat

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a cyclone alert for north Gujarat coast of India following a very severe cyclonic storm 'Nilofar'.
Cyclone Nilofar was located about 1120 km south west of Naliya (Gujarat), 1170 km south - southwest of Karachi (Pakistan) and 840 km east -southeast of Salalah (Oman) at 02:30 IST, 28th October 2014.

South Australia hit by 80,000 lightning strikes

About 80,000 lighting strikes hit South Australia in 24 hours, particularly in the mid and upper north, in the Adelaide Hills and the southern metropolitan area, Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Vince Rowlands said Weather Zone Australia.

Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii prompts evacuation concerns

Hawaiian Authorities on Saturday have told the people to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days due to Kilauea volcano eruption, The Associate Press reported.

Hawaii Volcano Lava was about 35 yards wide and moving northeast at about 10 yards per hour and crossed a road on the edge of Pahoa, the largest town in the mostly rural region of Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii, at 3:50 a.m.

Tornado damage reported in Longview, Washington

A rare tornado hit the city of Longview in Washington state Thursday ripping down power lines and damaging properties.

The tornado touched down briefly near an elementary school in Longview, Daily Mail mentioned.

According to the Cowlitz County Department of Emergency management, the funnel cloud broke up north of Kelso shortly after it was first spotted.

Blizzards and avalanches in Western Nepal kill 32, more than 118 rescued

Update 23:10 UTC, 2014/10/16

The death toll due to blizzards and avalanches in Myagdi, Manang and Mustang has climbed to 32, The Himalayan Times reported. More than 118 persons who had been trapped have been rescued from various areas.

Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala has directed the National Emergency Rescue Center to immediately move into action to rescue the victims and provide them with relief assistance in the Cabinet meeting.

Facebook ‘Safety Check’ notifies friends, families during natural disasters

Facebook is adding a feature called ‘Safety Check‘ to help its users notify friends and family that they're safe during or after natural disasters.

According to the Facebook Newsroom, Safety Check will help the users to let know their families and friends that they are safe, check on others in the affected areas and mark users friends as safe. Only user friends will see the safety status and the comments that users share.

Natural Disasters In Japan 2014

This list contains all major natural disasters in Japan in 2014 with detail report.

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December 2014
December 17: Snowstorms in Japan leave one dead; 300 flights cancelled
Snowstorms in Japan have claimed life of a truck driver. The truck driver died in a pileup on a snowy road in Otake, Hiroshima Prefecture.December 7: Heavy Snowstorm in Japan leaves 6 dead
Heavy Snowstorm in Japan has claimed lives of at least six  people and left 1,400 homes in Tokushima Prefecture without power.November 2014
November 28: Mount Aso eruption 2014 causes travel chaos in Japan
Mount Aso eruption 2014 has caused the cancellation of dozens of flights across southern Japan. October 2014
October 14: Typhoon Vongfong in Japan kills 2, injures 96
Typhoon Vongfong has claimed lives of two person and injured 96 others in Japan.September 2014
September 27: Mount Ontake volcanic eruption in Japan kills 1, injures 30
Mount Ontake in Japan erupted on Saturday, claiming life of …

Natural Disasters In Italy 2014

This list contains all major natural disasters in Italy in 2014 with detail report.

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November 2014
November 17: Landslides in Switzerland and Italy kill 4
Landslides triggered by torrential rain have claimed lives of at least four people on either side of the Swiss Italian border on Sunday.November 11: Flooding, landslides in northern Italy kill 3
Flooding and landslides in northern Italy have claimed lives of at least three people.September 2014
September 28: Mud crater explosion in Sicily kills a girl
Mud crater explosion in Sicily has claimed life of a seven-year-old girl.August 2014
August 3: Flash flood in Refrontolo, Italy kills 4, injures 20
Flash flood in Refrontolo, Italy has claimed lives of at least four people and injured 20 others.

Natural Disasters In Indonesia 2014

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December 2014
December 25: Floods in Indonesia's Aceh displaces 120,000; emergency declared
Floods in Indonesia's Aceh province in the northern tip of Sumatra Island have displaced more than 120,966 people.December 19: Mount Gamalama volcano erupts in Indonesia
Mount Gamalama volcano eruption in Indonesia has injured four people and left one missing.December 13: Disaster emergency declared after Indonesia landslide
Death toll from landslide in Karangkobar, Banjarnegara, Central Java has risen to 18.December 2: 52 gone missing after South Korean vessel sinks in stormy Bering Sea
At least 52 fishermen have gone missing after a South Korean vessel sank in the stormy Bering Sea.November 2014
November 26: M 7.0 earthquake hits Indonesia – No Tsunami threat
M 7.0 strong earthquake shakes Indonesia today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
August 2014

Natural Disasters In India 2014

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December 2014
December 25: North India cold wave claims 12 more lives, toll 92
North India cold wave claimed 12 more lives in the 24 hours leading to Wednesday evening, taking the death toll due to the extreme winter to 92 since December 1.December 25: India launches SMS-based weather alert system
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Christmas day launched a SMS-based weather alert system for general public for disseminating of natural disaster information.December 5: Government disburses Rs 149 crore for Kashmir flood relief and rehabilitation
Government has disbursed Rs 149 crore for Jammu and Kashmir flood relief and rehabilitation till date, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir said in a meeting at winter Secretariat.October 2014
October 27: Very severe cyclonic storm ‘NILOFAR’ targets Kutch, Gujarat
 India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a c…

Natural Disasters In Iceland 2014

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August 2014
August 20: Iceland's largest Bardarbunga Volcano at high-risk of eruption
The Civil Protection and Emergency Management of Iceland has elevated the Bardarbunga aviation color code to orange which means Bardarbunga volcano is exhibiting signs of elevated unrest above known background level.

Natural Disasters In Haiti 2014

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November 2014
November 4: Rainfall in Haiti kills 8
Heavy rainfall caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean has claimed lives of at least eight people in Haiti. Major flooding has been also reported in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Natural Disasters In Greece 2014

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December 2014
December 9: Thessaloniki floods kill 2, Greece-Turkey border river on alert
Flash floods in Thessaloniki, Greece have claimed lives of at least two people and prompted an alert along a river that divides Greece and Turkey.February 2014
February 3: Lixourion, Greece Earthquake 2014
M 6.1 very strong earthquake shakes Lixourion, Greece today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.January 2014
January 27: Emergency declared after severe earthquake in Greek island of Cephalonia
Emergency has been declared following the severe earthquake in Cephalonia island of Greece.

Natural Disasters In Germany 2014

This list contains all major natural disasters in Germany in 2014 with detail report.

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October 2014
October 29: Earthquake shakes Darmstadt, Germany
M 3.7 light earthquake shakes Darmstadt city of Germany today, the GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) reported.June 2014
June 10:  Storm in Germany today kills 6
Heavy storm in North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany has claimed lives of at least six people disrupting public transport and leaving some roads impassable.March 2014
March 30: Light earthquake shakes Ober-Ramstadt, Germany
M 3.3 light earthquake shakes Ober-Ramstadt, Germany today, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported.

Natural Disasters In France 2014

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November 2014
November 28: 3 dead, 2 missing in floods in France
Flash flooding in France has claimed lives of three people and left two others missing.November 16: Deadly floods in France leave 5 victims
Floods caused by torrential rains have claimed lives of five people in the southern French region of Le Gard.May 2014

May 22: Violent storms in France claim 2 lives
Violent storms in France have claimed lives of at least two people and left tens of thousands without electricity.February 2014
February 23: Landslide in Isola, Southern France claims 2 lives
Landslide in Isola, southern France has claimed lives of two children.January 2014
January 19: Recent floods in France kill 2, leave 1 missing
Recent floods in France have claimed lives of at least two people and left third man missing.

Tropical Storm Ana forms southeast of Hawaii

Tropical Storm Ana has formed southeast of Hawaii on Monday, Central Pacific Hurricane Center mentioned.

At 03:00 UTC (5:00 PM HST), Tropical Storm Ana was located 1540 km ESE of Hilo and about 1880 km ESE of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Natural Disasters In Costa Rica 2014

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October 2014
October 30: Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Eruption 2014 marks the largest eruption in 150 years
Costa Rica has issued an emergency alert following the largest eruption in 150 years at Turrialba volcano.

Natural Disasters In Colombia 2014

This list contains all major natural disasters in Colombia in 2014 with detail report.

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November 2014
November 10: Floods, landslides in Colombia leave 38 dead and 18,000 homeless
Floods and landslides in Colombia have claimed lives of at least 38 people and left 18,000 homeless.June 2014
June 11: Storm in Antioquia, Colombia kills 2 – Yellow alert issued
Heavy rains and strong winds have claimed lives of at least two people and destroyed six houses.January 2014
January 5: Moderate earthquake in Cali, Colombia today
M 5.3 moderate earthquake shakes Colombia today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Natural Disasters In China 2014

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November 2014
November 24: Landslide hits freight train in China – 2 killed
Two drivers have been killed in a landslide that hit a freight train in Ankang City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Monday afternoon.November 7: Natural disasters in China leave 29 dead in October 2014
Natural disasters in China have left 29 dead and one missing in October this year, the information from the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction mentioned. August 2014
August 18: Flooded coal mine in China leaves 2 dead, 14 trapped
A flooded coal mine in China has left two dead and trapped 14 others.August 3: Ludian earthquake 2014 kills 381
Very strong earthquake in Ludian county in Zhaotong in southwest China's Yunnan province has claimed lives of 381 people.August 3: Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: At least 381 killed in Ludian (Yunnan),…

Natural Disasters In Chile 2014

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April 2014
April 14: Chile Forest Fires 2014: 16 dead, 2,000 homes destroyed, emergency declared
Recent forest fires in Chile have claimed lives of at least 16 people and destroyed around 2,000 homes, Valparaiso's Emergency Committee said.April 2: Chilean Earthquake 2014 creates Tsunami in Japan
Magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Chile has caused Tsunami in Japan. A tsunami of up to 40 centimeters has been observed at a port of Iwate Prefecture early Thursday morning.April 1: Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake in Chile isn't April Fool's Joke, Six confirmed dead
M 8.2 massive earthquake shakes Northern Chile today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Natural Disasters In Canada 2014

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February 2014
February 24: Kootenay Pass Avalanche kills 1
An avalanche in Kootenay Pass area of Canada has claimed life of a person and seriously injured a woman.February 7: Quebec, Canada earthquake shakes Hemmingford and Sherington
M 3.1 earthquake shakes Quebec region, Natural Resource Canada reported.

Natural Disasters In Brazil 2014

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June 2014
June 17: Landslide in Natal, the Brazilian World Cup 2014 host city destroys 25 houses
Landslide in Natal, the Brazilian World Cup host city has destroyed 25 houses.January 2014
January 14: Flooding in Sao Paolo, Brazil claims 10 lives, state of calamity declared
A state of calamity has been declared after floods and mudslides claimed lives of at least ten people and left 10 others missing in southeast Brazil.

Natural Disasters In Australia 2014

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December 2014
December 5: Sydney Storm: 100 properties damaged, worst predicted for Saturday
 A severe thunderstorm that hit parts of Sydney, Australia has damaged more than 100 properties, The Reuters reported.December 4: Largest earthquake in 50 years hits Melbourne's east
Largest earthquake in 50 years rattled the Melbourne’s east this morning.October 2014
October 27: South Australia hit by 80,000 lightning strikes
About 80,000 lighting strikes hit South Australia in 24 hours, particularly in the mid and upper north, in the Adelaide Hills and the southern metropolitan area.July 2014
July 14: Tornado in Perth claims 2 lives
Tornado in Perth suburbs of Australia has claimed lives of two people, cutting power to thousands of homes. June 2014
June 1: Indonesia's Sangean Api Volcano eruption displaces 7,000 – cancels Australian flights
Sangean Api vo…

Natural Disasters In Antigua and Barbuda 2014

This list contains all major natural disasters in Antigua and Barbuda  in 2014 with detail report.

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October 2014
October 14: Hurricane Gonzalo kills 1 in St. Martin, threats to Bermuda
Hurricane Gonzalo has claimed life of a person in Saint Martin and injured 12 others in Antigua.

Cyclone Hudhud brings heavy rains in Nepal

Cyclone Hudhud, which has reportedly killed twenty four people in India, triggered rains in Nepal on Monday.

According to the Nepal's Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD), eastern and central parts of Nepal received rains all through the day with Simara of Bara district recording the highest amount (5.4 mm). Downpours have also been recorded in Kathmandu, Dang, Pokhara, Bhairahawa, Okhaldhunga, Taplejung, Dhankuta and Biratnagar.