Showing posts from April, 2017

China launches new agriculture insurance for natural disasters

April 27, 2017: China is planning to launch a new type of agriculture insurance to compensate crop yield losses resulting from natural disasters in about 200 counties. According to The State Council , the counties will be chosen from China’s 13 major grain production provinces including Hebei, Heilongjiang, Anhui and Henan. The insurance will be offered to family farms, large scale growers and farmers’ cooperatives, covering the costs of agricultural materials, fertilizers, and land use fees for planting rice, wheat and corn.

7.2 earthquake today in Sarangani triggers tsunami warning

April 29, 2017: A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred 53 km SW of Sarangani, Davao Occidental at 04:23 am Philippine Standard Time (PST) prompting Tsunami warning in different countries. "Waves reaching up to 1 meter above normal tide levels are possible in the Philippines, while some coastlines in Indonesia, Malaysia and Palau could expect waves up to 30 centimeters higher than usual," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

2.8 magnitude earthquake in Mankato, Minnesota today!

April 25, 2017: People in Mankato, Minnesota claimed of an earthquake felt on Tuesday morning, showing immediate reactions on social medias. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the tremor was recorded 2 km N of Mankato, Minnesota at 16:02 UTC which was actually caused by the quarry blast.

April 8, 2017: Four earthquakes rattle Mabini, Batangas, Philippines

April 8, 2017: Four strong earthquakes, including one measuring magnitude 6, rattled Batangas province located in the Calabarzon region in Luzon, Philippines.  According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the first tremor of magnitude 5.6 struck at 3:07 p.m. with epicenter located two kilometers northwest of Mabini, Batangas. It was followed by magnitude 6 earthquake at 12 km northwest of Mabini, two minutes later.

Indonesian landslide kills 4, leaves more than 30 missing

April 6, 2017: At least four people have been confirmed dead and more than 30 others have been missing after a landslide struck Indonesia's Java island. According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, the landslide stretched 1.5 kilometers long which engulfed farmers harvesting ginger in Banaran village in East Java province's Ponorogo district.

Colombia Mudslide: 254 dead, 400 injured in Mocoa

April 3, 2017: Flash flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the city of Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia have claimed lives of at least 254 people and injured more than 400 people. President Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency in the region. More than 1,000 emergency personnel, including soldiers and local police have been deployed to help the rescue efforts.

Two dead as Cyclone Debbie sweeps along Australia’s east coast

March 31, 2017: Two people have been confirmed dead in flooding as Cyclone Debbie swept along Australia’s east coast, causing six large rivers to reach major flood levels. A woman died due to flooding in Burringbar, south of Murwillumbah in NSW. The body of a second woman was found in a river in the NSW Hunter Valley.