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Flash floods in Balochistan, Pakistan kill 3

January 24, 2017: At least three people died including a woman after heavy rainfall triggered flash floods in Balochistan region of Pakistan.
Five people were also injured after roof of a house collapsed in Kharotabad.
Balochistan government has issued travel advisory as more rainfall is forecast in the region.

Tornadoes in Georgia and Mississippi kill 19

January 22, 2017: At least 15 people died in Georgia and four others in Mississippi after multiple tornadoes rattled the region.
In total at least 62 tornadoes touched down across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina from January 21 to 23, 2017.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency. Similarly, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has also declared a state of emergency in seven counties.
This is the second deadliest tornado outbreak in the United States in the month of January since 1950.

State of calamity declared as floods kill 6 in Davao, Philippines

January 25, 2017: Flooding triggered by heavy downpour has claimed lives of six people in Davao region of Philippines. 
Kapalong, Asuncion, Braulio E. Dujali, Carmen, and New Corella municipalities have been placed under state of calamity.
According to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) of Compostela Valley, floods have affected a total of 2,219 families.

Quake-triggered avalanche buries Rigopiano hotel in Abruzzo, Italy

January 18, 2017: A series of four earthquakes rattled Central Italy between Abruzzo, Lazio, the Marche and Umbria regions triggering avalanche which buried the Rigopiano hotel in the Gran Sasso mountain near Farindola in the Abruzzo region.
Update January 19, 2017
According to the state-run news agency ANSA, at least three bodies have been pulled from the snow amid the slow search.
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First earthquake was of magnitude 5.3 which struck 25 km northwest of L’Aquila on 18 January at 10:25 local time. It was followed by a stronger 5.7 tremor at 11:14 local time. The third earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck 11 minutes later. The fourth earthquake of magnitude 5.2 was registered at 14:33 local time.

Global Natural Disasters Map 2017

Map of Major Natural Disasters 2017
Above is the major natural disasters occurred in 2017 so far. The natural disaster map shows the occurrences of recent natural disasters 2017 including earthquake, floods, tsunami, wildfire, tornado, hurricane etc. The information in the map (google map) is manually entered by Disaster-Report.com. It includes facts, statistics, photos, videos and links to detail report on particular natural disasters.

Philippines: 5 killed in floods, landslides in Mindanao

January 17, 2017: Floods and landslides caused by torrential rainfall have claimed lives of at least five people and injured 30 others, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
Two people died in Gingoog City, one each in Magsaysay, Opol towns and Cagayan de Oro.

Nepal: Sinkhole opens up near Hilton construction site, Naxal

January 8, 2017: A huge sinkhole suddenly opened up on the road near constructing Hotel Hilton in Naxal, Kathmandu.

According to the local medias, the sinkhole opened due to excessive digging for the construction of Hotel Hilton.

The traffic has been halted along the area as nearly half of the road caved in.

19 killed in southern Thailand floods

January 8, 2017: Flash flooding in southern Thailand have claimed lives of at least 19 people and affected more than 700,000 people over the past week.
Thailand's Meteorological Department has forecast outbreaks of heavy to very heavy rain for 13 provinces for two more days.

Severe storms in United States kill 6

January 3, 2017: At least six people died in the United States after severe thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes on Monday.
Four people died in Rehobeth, Alabama, one in Florida and a woman in southwestern Georgia.

50 klled as flash floods hit Boma, DR Congo — Left 10,000 homeless

December 30, 2016:  At least 50 people died and 10,000 became homeless after flash floods hit Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday.
Heavy rainfall caused the Kalamu River, to overflow  into the River Congo leading the outbrust into the banks in the city of Boma.