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At least four aftershocks rattle Kathmandu today

Earthquake relief shelter at New Baneshwor, Nepal (Bivek Bhattarai/Disaster Report) At least four aftershocks have been felt in Kathmandu on Thursday. Three earthquakes rattled Kathmandu between 6:00 am to 9:00 am Thursday m…

Storm in Lampang, Thailand damages 400 houses

Heavy storm in Lampang’s Ngao district has damaged around 400 houses on Wednesday night. About 300 houses in tambon Ban Phong lost roof tiles and another 100 houses in nearby tambon Ban Huad also have to make roof repairs, B…

Hundreds flee as Sinabung volcano erupts in Indonesia

Hundreds of residents have fled due to the Mt. Sinabung volcano eruption in Indonesia. According to The Jakarta Post, volcanic eruption has affected Gurukinayan subdistrict, Payung district, Karo regency, North Sumatra.

Another massive earthquake hoax fears Nepal

Earthquake damage near Krishna Pauroti, Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu (Disaster Report) Several hoax messages have been circulated via the Social Medias raising fear among the people of Nepal. Magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal ha…

Nepal earthquake April 25, 2015 kills 5,630: Home Ministry

Earthquake damage along newly constructed Bhaktapur road (Source: Disaster Report) The death toll from the April 25 earthquake and aftershocks in Nepal has reached 5,630 by Thursday afternoon, the National Emergency Operati…

Mega earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal kills over 5,000

Mega earthquake with epicenter in Gorkha, Nepal has claimed lives of more than 5,000 people and injured more than 10,000 people. All 1200 houses of epicenter area Barpak, Gorkha have been fully destroyed. Worst damages have be…

'Once in a life time' earthquake hits Nepal

Magnitude 7.6 deadly earthquake hits Nepal today, the Nepal Seismological Center reported. According to the NSC, the quake's epicenter was near Lamjung- Gorkha border area of western Nepal. At least three strong earthq…

Landslide in Kurram Agency, Pakistan kills 2

Landslide in Parachanar area of Kurram Agency, Pakistan has claimed lives of at least two people. Landslide disaster occurred when two women were collecting mud for their homes, The Express Tribune reported.

Rare tornado spotted in Oahu, Hawaii

A rare tornado touched down in West Oahu, Hawaii Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed. The National Weather Service confirmed a weak tornado in the Barbers Point area, Hawaii News Now reported.

Lincoln County declared as primary natural disaster area

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared Lincoln County in Nevada as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought . “Our hearts go out to those Nevada farmers and rancher…

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts for first time in 42 yrs

The Calbuco volcano in Chile has erupted for the first time in 42 years causing evacuation of thousands of people. Chile's Onemi emergency office has declared a red alert following the eruption at Calbuco volcano . …

Hailstorm in Vietnam causes widespread havoc

Hailstorm in Da Lat City in the Central Highlands' Lam Dong Province of Vietnam has caused widespread havoc. Heavy hailstorm hit three wards of 9, 11 and 12 in Da Lat City collapsing dozens of houses and greenhouses, Vie…

Free disaster preparedness workshop for business owners

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Small Business Development Center is hosting free disaster preparedness workshop for business owners. “Disaster Preparedness for your Business” workshop will be held Tuesday May 5, from 5 p…

Coal mine flooding in China's Shanxi province kills 19

Nineteen people are confirmed dead in coal mine flooding in Jiangjiawan Mine in Datong City, Shanxi Province of China. A total of 247 people were working in Jiangjiawan Mine in Datong City when the disaster occurred around 6:5…

Tornado in Southern California today causes no damage

A tornado touched down in the Southern California desert sometime between 3:45 and 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Tornado was spotted in rural Riverside County, about 15 miles east-northeast of Eagle Mountain, NBC Southern California‎ …

Bihar storm kills 35 in latest India natural disasters

Heavy storm in Bihar, India has claimed lives of at least 32 people and seriously injured around 100 people on Tuesday night. Strong storm hit northeastern districts of Bihar close to the borders with West Bengal and Nepal w…

Another mysterious giant sinkhole appears in Siberia

A mysterious giant sink  has appeared in Siberia's Novokuznetsk Region measuring 20 meters in diameter and up to 30 meters in depth. The mysterious sinkhole was first spotted by Rinat Sharifullin, a local man whose house i…

Tornado kills 2 in latest Brazil natural disasters

A tornado in Xanxere city in Santa Catarina state of Brazil has claimed lives of two people and injured 120 others. At least 120 have been taken to hospitals, including 15 who are seriously injured, Associated Press has me…

Wild weather in New South Wales, Australia kills 3

Wild weather in New South Wales in Australia has claimed lives of at least three people. The cyclonic storm hit Australia's east coast cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and stranding a cruise ship off the coast in…

Earthquake hits Swine flu ravaged Jajarkot, Nepal

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Swine flu ravaged area of Jajarkot, Nepal Seismological Center reported. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located  47 km SSE of Jumla. It was 24.7 miles …

Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance opens to Central America

Caribbean and Central American countries have formalized partnership for catastrophe risk insurance making Central American countries to be eligible to join a World Bank-backed insurance scheme. The Council of Ministers of …

Strong earthquake off Taiwan sparks fire – 1 killed

A powerful earthquake off Taiwan on Monday morning caused a fire killing one person and injuring other. The 6.4 magnitude quake caused a junction box near a residential building in New Taipei City to explode, which stared the …

Thunderstorm in Manipur, India damages 100 houses

Thunderstorm that hit three villages in the Imphal East District of Manipur, India has damaged more than 100 houses. Thunderstorm caused heavy damage at Keibi and Chanung with several trees and bamboos uprooted in the areas, H…

Washington drought emergency covers nearly half of the state

Governor Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency in nearly half of the Washington on Friday. With more snow lost than added over the past month, runoff from snowmelt this summer is projected to be the lowest on record in 6…

Powerful storm in Bangladesh kills 8

A powerfull storm in seven Upazilas of Mymensingh and Kishoreganj districts of Bangladesh has claimed lives of at least eight people and left hundreds of houses damaged. Five people died in four Upazilas of Kishoreganj and an…

Landslide in Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh kills 2

A landslide on the bank of the Padma River in Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh has claimed lives of two people. Landslide disaster occurred after parts of an embankment caved in and buried them, bdnews24 reported.

Tanzania landslide kills 19 gold miners

A landslide in Tanzania's northwestern district of Kahama has claimed lives of at least 19 gold miners on Thursday night. According to Justus Kamugisha, Shinyanga regional police commander, at least 19 bodies have been rec…

Massive dust storm in Belarus turns day into night

Massive dust storm hit Belarus this week — turning day into night. About 46 communities in the Minsk region suffered various kinds of damage, the Russian website RT reported quoting the Emergency Ministry.

Flash floods in Mandera, Kenya sweeps away bus; 3 killed

At least three people have been confirmed dead after flash floods in Mandera swept away a Nairobi-bound bus. According to The Kenya Red Cross, 42 people were rescued after the bus which was carrying 60  passengers swept away, …

Recent floods in Kazakhstan affect 1,760 houses

Recent floods in Karaganda Oblast in Kazakhstan have affected 1,760 houses in 35 villages, Tengrinews reported quoting the Oblast's Department of Emergency Situations. Sharp rise in temperature caused melting of snow and …

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Greece

Magnitude 6.1 strong earthquake hits Greece today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 47 km SW of Karpathos. It was 13 miles deep. The ear…

Salt Lake City storm kills 1, largest snow fall recorded

Windstorm in Salt Lake City has claimed life of a person and injured 25 others. Low visibility from blowing dust caused many crashes on Interstate 80 leaving a person dead and injured 25 others, The Salt Lake Tribune mention…

Peru's Ubinas volcano triggers mudslides, blocks access to town

Ubinas volcano has spewed gases and ashes some 2,500 metres into the air triggering off a series of mudslides, Ukraine Today reported quoting Peru's Geological Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. According to Euro News, t…

How smartphone helps in earthquake early warning system

Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as earthquake early warning systems , a recent research done by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey mentioned. …

NTA works on earthquake preparedness in Nepal

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has taken step to work on earthquake preparedness in Nepal focusing on emergency measures from early warning systems to post-disaster communications. Such earthquake preparedness …

Sandstorm blankets China, blue alert issued

Much of China's northwest regions were blanketed by sandstorm on Wednesday evening. Many areas in the Beijing recorded PM10 air pollution causing traffic jams in most major districts of the city, South China Morning Post …

Tornado in Eugene, Oregon damages cars

A tornado that briefly touched down at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon has damaged four vehicles. The cars were parked at Lane County Community College when the possible tornado struck, The Weather Channel repor…

Fear of volcanic eruption looms over Japan's Mount Zaosan

The Japan Meteorological Agency fears of Mount Zaosan volcanic eruption following several volcanic activities observed recently. An alert for a possible eruption of Mount Zaosan was issued on April 13. The climbers are urge…

Hailstorm in Ahmedabad, India kills over 200 birds

More than 200 birds have been found dead in the hailstorm in Ahmedabad, Gujarat  State of India. Parrots, kites and crows were among the 217 birds which died or were found critically injured at Vasna barrage, in Paldi and …

Multiple lightning strikes in Bangladesh kill 8

Multiple lightning strikes in Bangladesh have claimed lives of at least eight people in four different districts. Lightning strike killed three people in Kishoreganj, two each in Moulvibazar and Rajbari and one in Khulna dist…

Cotabato tornado in Philippines damages buildings

A powerful tornado in Cotabato, Philippines on Sunday afternoon has caused damage to infrastructure and houses. The tornado collapsed the old grandstand inside the Mlang Pilot Elementary School (MPES) and mini covered court, …

Los Angeles earthquake today: USGS reports 3.5 magnitude

M 3.5 light earthquake hits Los Angeles today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located just 2 km SE of Baldwin Hills and 13 km WSW of Los Angeles…

Forest fires kill 10 in latest Serbia natural disaster

Forest fires in Russia's Khakassia republic in southern Siberia have claimed lives of at least 10 people. “According to preliminary data, at least ten people were killed. All the details are currently specified,” the Spu…

Kenya flash floods kill 7

Flash floods in Kenya's Homa Bay have claimed lives of at least seven people including a seven month old baby. Victims were swept by heavy flash floods as they attempted to cross the bridges in Gongo and Kotieno, HomaBay p…

Disaster risk management programme reduces 8% deaths in Vietnam

Around one third of Viet Nam’s most vulnerable communes have developed disaster risk reduction plans reducing 8% annual death rate,  UN Development Programme said. In a meeting organised to review the progress of the nationa…

Landslide in Myanmar's jade mining area leaves 70 missing

A landslide in a jade mining area in Phakant, Myanmar has left nearly 70 people missing. The bank of 15.25-meter-high jade mining burrow of Myayamone Co. ,Ltd collapsed near Lonekhin village in Phakant, Xinhua reported. A …

Ubinas volcano in Peru spews ashes over nearby villages

The Ubinas volcano in Peru erupted on Wednesday morning causing a layer of ash to fall over nearby villages. According to Peru21, the eruption at  Ubinas volcano occurred at 4:24 a.m. Wednesday and spewed a column of ash …

Typhoon Maysak (Chedeng) kills 12 in Philippines and FSM

Super Typhoon Maysak (Chedeng) has claimed lives of 12 people affecting Yap and Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia, as well as the Philippines. Maysak is responsible for widespread destruction and five deaths…

5 workers killed in Surkhet, Nepal landslide

Landslide at Ghatgaun-6, Jhynjhyane in Surkhet district of Nepal has claimed lives of five workers. A group of seven labourers were working to construct an irrigation canal when land caved-in suddenly, The Himalayan Times r…

What is a natural disaster?

A natural disaster is a sudden natural event triggered by environmental factor which can cause loss of life or property damage. Earthquakes, floods, landslides, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, fires etc are som…

Port-au-Price flood kills 6 in recent Haiti natural disaster

Flooding triggered by heavy rainfall in Haitian capital Port-au-Price has claimed lives of at least six people and damaged more than 8,000 homes. Recent floods in Port-au-Price have displaced 45 families. More than 8,379 hom…

Severe storm kills 7 in latest China natural disaster

Severe storm in China's Sichuan Province has claimed lives of at least seven people and injured 37 others. Twenty of the injured people have been hospitalized. The gales, with the maximum speed of 38.5 meters per secon…

Code orange weather warning issued in 12 Bulgaria districts

A code orange weather warning has been issued in twelve Bulgaria districts because of the heavy downpours observed in the past 24 hours. Weather warning is in active in Silistra, Dobrich, Shumen, Varna, Burgas, Yambol, Haskovo…

Turrialba volcano eruption 2015 spews ash – Tourists evacuated

Two volcanic eruptions at Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica spewed ash columns forcing several tourists to evacuate from the area. Turrialba volcano spewed the column of ash to 500 meters into the sky, the National University…

Earthquake in Pokhara today measured 3.6

The earthquake of magnitude 3.6 shakes Pokhara, Nepal at around 06:17 local time Sunday evening. The epicentre is beleived to be near Pokhara valley on the northern side.

Sandstorm in Riyadh grounds flights, closes schools

The freak sandstorm in Riyadh has caused chaos on the city’s streets and the cancellation of all flights at King Khaled International Airport (KKIA). The high-velocity winds and poor visibility grounded the flights at airpor…

Massive hailstorm in Mathura, India kills 3, injures 150

Massive hailstorm in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India has claimed lives of at least three people and injured 150 others. "Ten cattle were killed and 150 people have been injured due to hailstorms," ADM Dhirendra Sach…

Light earthquake felt in Santa Clarita, California

Magnitude 3.1 earthquake has been reported in Santa Clarita around 07:54 local time with epicenter located 7 km far. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), tremor was well felt in Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Gr…

Tornado in Pomona, CA damages 17 houses

Tornado in Pomona has damaged at least 17 houses including two shops and a church. "Tornado was about 7 to 10 miles long and a quarter to a half mile wide," News-Leader has written quoting Pomona Fire Department A…

Heavy storm hits Kathmandu, Nepal

Heavy storm around 4:30 pm Saturday evening has affected the lives of people of Kathmandu and halted traffics at various places in the capital city of Nepal. Nepal Meteorological Forecasting division had predicted 40% chance…

Massive hailstorm and strong wind hit Mizoram, Tripura

Massive hailstorm and strong wind have affected Mizoram-Tripura-Bangladesh border region. Seasonal cyclonic rain storms have left trails of destruction in various parts of Mizoram, The Economic Times has written quoting sta…

Soil erosion in Malaysia evacuates 12 families

Soil erosion in Malaysia's Jalan Plumbum has forced 12 families to evacuate from their homes. The retaining wall near the houses collapsed after the surrounding soil eroded. "The area of the soil erosion had been dec…

Yellowstone eruption 2015: USGS recent report shows 56 earthquakes

The latest update of the Yellowstone volcano by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has shown total 56 registered earthquakes in the Yellowstone National Park region in March 2015. The largest event was a small earthqua…

California orders water use reductions to combat drought

California has ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in its history. Gov. Jerry Brown, in an executive order, imposed restrictions to achieve a statewide 25% reduction in potable urban water usage through…

Avalanches in France kill 5 including Austrian and Italian

Five skiers have been killed in two separate avalanches in the French Alps on Wednesday. Three skiers, two Austrian and one Italian, were killed in an avalanche on the Massif des Ecrins in the French Alps, Radio France Inte…

Kashmir flood causes chaos killing at least 17

Heavy floods and landslides have hit Jammu & Kashmir, killing at least 17 people and causing severe damage to several areas. Authorities have shifted 269 families from landslide prone areas to the safer places in Bandipora…

Moderate earthquake shakes Kathmandu, Nepal

M 4.6 moderate earthquake in China shakes Kathmandu today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 150km NE of Kathmandu, Nepal. It was 39.2 miles…

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