Showing posts from June, 2017

Landslide near Kalikhola along Narayangadh-Muglin road kills 2

June 23, 2017: At least two policemen have been killed and two others have been missing as landslide near Kalikhola along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section swept away a van carrying four police personnel. The police van and a truck plying the road were suddenly hit by landslide near Kalikhola at 1:05 am., The Himalayan Times reported.

Earthquake in Chitlang kills 1, injures other in Dhading

June 21, 2017: One person died in Dhunibesi Municipality-5 in Dhading district as magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck Chitlang of Makawanpur district on Wednesday. A labour working at a brick factory in Dhunibesi died after bricks fell on him following a tremor at 10:25 am, The Himalayan Times reported.

3 killed as earthquake hits Guatemala near Mexico border

June 14, 2017: At least three people died after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit western Guatemala near the Mexico border early Wednesday morning. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred 5 km NNE of San Pablo at a depth of 94 km.

Hawaii: Magnitude 5.3 earthquake in Big Island today

June 8, 2017: A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.3 rattled Big Island with tremor felt from Volcano to Waikoloa. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake's epicenter was located 18 km SE of Volcano, Hawaii. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 7 km.

Mexico: Tropical Storm Beatriz kills 3 in Oaxaca

June 2, 2017: Heavy rainfall and landslides caused by tropical storm Beatriz claimed lives of three people in parts of Oaxaca, Mexico. According to the Mexico News Daily , landslide damage has been reported at 16 places on state highways, including Huajuapan-Juxtlahuaca, Teotitlán-Cuicatlán, Oaxaca-Tehuantepec, and in various locations on the coast highway, No. 200.

Two earthquake tremors felt in Delhi, NCR

June 2, 2017: Two earthquakes hit Haryana on Friday morning, tremors of which were felt in Delhi and adjoining areas of the National Capital Region (NCR). According to the India Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the first earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter Scale was located in Rohtak district in Haryana.

Cyclone Mora kills 203 in Sri Lanka, leaves 96 others missing

Flooding in Sri Lanka (Xinhua News Agency) June 2, 2017: Cyclone mora caused massive flooding and landslides throughout Sri Lanka claiming lives of atleast 203 people and left 96 others missing. According to the Disaster Management Centre, more than 400,000 people have been affected by the severe rains and strong winds that started on 24 May, 2017. The recent flooding is the worst to hit the island since May 2003, when 250 people were killed and 10,000 homes destroyed. More than 600,000 people are currently temporarily homeless after the landslides and floods hit Sri Lanka.

Cyclone Mora kills 9 in Bangladesh

May 30, 2017: At least nine people died and thousands of houses were destroyed as severe cyclonic storm mora hit the southwest districts of Bangladesh. Cyclone mora made landfall in the Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar coastline with gusty wind at the speed of 146kmph, Dhaka Tribune reported.

Russia: Hurricane in Moscow kills 16, injures 168 others

Hurricane damage at Alexander Golod's pyramid in Istrinsky District, Moscow (CNN) May 30, 2017: At least 16 people died and 168 others injured in a hurricane that hit Russia’s capital Moscow and the adjacent areas. "Eleven people died in Moscow and five others in the suburbs were killed as high winds and rain ripped through the city on Monday, felling trees, tearing off roofs and damaging more than 2,000 cars," CNN reported quoting the Investigative Committee.