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Heaviest rain in 80 yrs hits Chile – 6 dead, 19 missing

Devastating floods in Chile have claimed lives of at least six people and left 19 others missing. The downpours in the usually arid region have been the heaviest in about 80 years, Reuters reported.

AMAZING VIDEO: Massive sinkhole in Brazil swallows passenger bus

Heavy rainfall and flooding have formed massive sinkholes in roads in Brazil. Sinkhole disaster in the state of Para near the cities of Itaituba and Ruropolis has swallowed a bus. After the bus was evacuated, it fell into a…

Extremely dangerous tornado in Tulsa, Oklahoma kills 1

Extremely dangerous tornado in Tulsa, Oklahoma has claimed life of a person and injured several others. The death occurred inside a mobile home park near suburban Sand Springs on Wednesday, BBC reported quoting Tulsa police…

World's driest Atacama desert in Chile hit by flash floods

Flash floods in Chile's Atacama desert, one of the driest regions in the world, have left thousands of people without electricity or water. Chile's government has declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert…

Peru declares emergency in Chosica as landslide kills 7

A state of emergency has been declared in Peruvian town of Chosica as landslide claimed lives of at least seven people and destroyed 65 houses. According to Reuters, six people are missing and 25 have been injured in the la…

Giant sinkhole in New Jersey swallows car

A giant sinkhole in Jersey's South Amboy has swallowed a car destroying part of a street. The sinkhole in New Jersey is at least 20 feet deep and 15 feet across. Three nearby homes along Gordon Street in South Amboy had…

Major hailstorm in Bogota, Colombia affects 900

Major hailstorm in Bogota, the capital city of Colombia covered the area with a 24-inch layer of icy snow  affecting lives of around 900 people. More than 900 people have been affected by recent hailstorm in Fraguita, Anton…

Avalanche in British Columbia kills 1, injures other

An avalanche in British Columbia , Canada has claimed life of a person and left one other missing. Both were group members snowmobiling near the Dore River drainage area, near McBride, B.C.

Don't Miss This Free Community Emergency Response Training

The city of Germantown is offering a free Community Emergency Response Training. "Adults of all abilities and specialties are invited to participate in upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) sessions," …

Recent forest fire in China kills 5 climbers

Recent forest fire in China has claimed lives of at least five Dahei mountain climbers. More than 300 fire fighters were send to control the forest fire in Dahei Mountain in northeastern Chinese city of Dalian, state run X…

Earthquake in Kuwait today causes no major damage

M 4.5 moderate earthquake rocks southwest of Kuwait today, the Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) reported. According to the Kuwait National Seismic Network, the quake's epicenter was five kilometers underground.

Natural disaster alert in West Java, Indonesia

A natural disaster alert has been declared in West Java, Indonesia until May as a form of preparation for facing any possible natural disaster. "Almost all regions in West Java were prone to natural disasters and seven…

Rockfall in China kills 7, injures 19 including Taiwan tourists

Rockfall in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has claimed lives of at least seven people and injured 19 others, including eight Taiwan tourists on Thursday morning. Huge boulder hit the tourist group while visiti…

Agriculture bears major brunt of natural disasters: FAO

Agricultural sectors have been bearing the major burnt of natural disasters with worst in the developing world, according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction i…

Sinkhole swallows 12 houses in Kashmir

At least twelve residential houses collapsed and several other partially damaged Tuesday due to land sinking in Indian-controlled Kashmir's Baramulla district following heavy downpour and snowfall for the past several days.…

Indonesia dam burst triggers floods – Thousands evacuated

A dam burst in West Java province of Indonesia has triggered floods that affected over 15,000 people and caused evacuation. The dam at Cimanuk river at Pilangsari village of Indramayu district burst on Monday and forced at …

Wildfire in Oklahoma today evacuates dozen people

About a dozen people have been evacuated from their homes because of wildfire in Oklahoma today that has burned 37 square miles. The fire is 16 miles long and has destroyed one home, The Denver Post has written quoting the …

Earthquake in Almaty today panics Kazakhstan towns

Two moderate earthquakes struck  Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty today, the Kazakhstan National Data Center, Institute of Geophysical Research reported. According to the Kazakhstan National Data Center, the quake ep…

Darmstadt earthquake today measured 2.5 in magnitude

M 2.5 weak earthquake shakes Darmstadt, Germany  today, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. According to the EMSC, the quake's epicenter was located just 3 km NE of Zwingenberg. It was 6.2 …

Governor declares drought emergency in parts of Washington state

Governor Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency across three regions of Washington state. The worst drought conditions are in the Olympic Peninsula, the east side of the central Cascade Mountains including Yakima and W…

Floods in Angola kill 64 including 35 children

Floods triggered by torrential rains have claimed lives of at least 64 people including 35 children in the Angolan city of Lobito. The flood water has reached 3m (9.8ft) in some areas of the city since Wednesday, BBC has re…

Tropical Cyclone Pam slams Vanuatu – Red alert issued

The National Disaster Management Office in Vanuatu has activated all emergency operation centers in the country following a Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam. "Tropical Cyclone Pam is likely to become the most devastating c…

Sandy flood insurance claims to be reviewed by FEMA

The flood insurance claims filed by every Superstorm Sandy victims will be reopened and reviewed by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The flood insurance claims review will involve approximately 144,000 claims and…

2014 natural disasters death toll over 6,000: UN

The total death toll from natural disasters in 2014 was over 6,000, according to the Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific: 2014 Year in Review report, released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia…

Landslide in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills three kids

A landslide in Sao Paulo, Brazil has claimed lives of three kids aged between 7 and 13. The landslide occurred in Santana do Parnaiba when the three brothers were sleeping with their mother at home, local Fire Brigade said Xi…

Oklahoma earthquake today measured 4.0 in magnitude

M 4.0 light earthquake hits Oklahoma today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 5 km SSW of Guthrie. It was 6.2 miles deep. Following U…

Strong storm in Italy today kills 2

Heavy rains and strong storm in Italy today have claimed lives of at least two people.  A woman was crushed by a falling tree in Urbino in the Emilia Romagna region while a man died near the Tuscan city of Lucca when his F…

Boston Snow Storm 2015 close to break its all-time record

Boston Snow Storm 2015 could break its all-time record as it is less than two inches away from its snowiest winter on record. According to NWS Boston, Boston Snow Storm 2015 has already occupied the second position in the list…

Natural Disaster List March 5, 2015

Recent Natural Disasters 201 5 : This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.

Annual Natural disasters economic loss reaches $300 bn: UN

The global economic losses from natural disasters in the world have continued rising to reach an average of $250 billion to $300 billion annually, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The 2015 Global Assessment Re…

Asian cities most at risk from natural disasters, Study shows

About  56% of 100 cities most exposed to natural disasters are found in four Asian nations, a study published on Wednesday by risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft has shown. Philippine cities are most at risk from natural…

Floods in Tanzania today kills 50

Floods in Tanzania today have claimed lives of at least 50 people, Shinyanga's regional commissioner, Ally Rufunga, told AFP. Torrential rains, hail and high winds hit Kahama district in Shinyanga region late on Tuesday, in…

Ventura earthquake today measured 2.7

M 2.7 minor earthquake shakes Ventura today, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. According to the EMSC, the quake's epicenter was located just 8 km N of Ventura. It was 0.6 miles deep.

Villarrica volcano eruption in Chile evacuates thousands

Volcano Villarrica eruption in Chile has sent a plume of ash and lava high into the sky in the early hours and put Chile on high alert. Over 4,000 people were evacuated overnight as a preventive measure, Interior Minister R…

Heavy rainfall in Kalikot, Nepal kills 3

A house collapsed by heavy rainfall in Thirpu VDC of Kalikot district of Nepal has claimed lives of three members of a family on Tuesday. The incident occurred due to incessant rain fall since Sunday, Nepal republic Media …

Humla landslide blocks Karnali river in Nepal

Update 16:30 UTC No information about the local people and villages even after 12 hours of the river being blocked by the landslide (or avalanche?). Only 10% water is flowing in the river, the district official said. Severe w…

Wildfire in South Africa's Cape Town burns 5 houses

Around 150 firefighters are battling wildfires in Cape Town region of South Africa which have burned at least five houses. According to  Independent Online, five homes have been destroyed along Silvermine in Noordhoek. …

Avalanche in Himachal Pradesh, India kills 4

An avalanche in Himachal Pradesh region of India has claimed lives of four people including an infant and a mother. The avalanche hit Pangi village in Chamba districtof Himachal Pradesh, India. Himachal Pradesh State Bo…

Shiveluch volcano eruption 2015 cancels Alaska Airlines flights

A Shiveluch volcano eruption in Russia led to the cancellation of flights in Alaska over the weekend. "We canceled two roundtrip flights between Anchorage and Bethel, and Anchorage and Nome after an advisory of low vis…

Tharparkar drought in Pakistan kills 40

Drought in Pakistan has claimed lives of at least 40 people in last 28 days. Recently six children died in Mithi, Chhachhro, Nagarparkar, Islamkot and other areas of the Tharparkar district in Sindh province, Pakistan Today rep…

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