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Landslide in Oromia region of Ethiopia kills 32

May 28, 2018: Landslide in Oromia region of Ethiopia claimed lives of at least 32 people.
Ethiopia's state-affiliated broadcaster, Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported that the landslide occurred due to heavy rainfall.
At least 23 people died in a landslide in the Sidama zone. Other nine people died in the Gamo Gofa zone.

Cyclone Mekunu kills 13 in Oman and Yemen

May 29, 2018: Severe cyclone Mekunu has claimed lives of at least 13 people in Oman and Yemen, including seven on Socotra, and six in Oman.
Mekunu made landfall on the Omani coast near the city of Salalah at peak intensity. 
Cyclonic Storm Mekunu was the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall over the Arabian Peninsula on record.

Moderate earthquake in Mayotte rocks capital Mamoudzou

May 25, 2018: Magnitude 5.0 moderate earthquake rattled Mayotte today at 09:36 am local time.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake's epicenter was located 36 km E of Pamandzi. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km.
The tremor was well felt in Pamanzi, Dzaoudzi, Mamoudzou and Ouangani area.
Mayotte has been continuously experiencing several light to moderate earthquakes from last few days. This is the second moderate earthquake of the day. At 08:43 am local time, magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattled Mayotte.
Mayotte is an insular department and region of France officially named the Department of Mayotte.
Felt Report ('Felt Reports' as received by EMSC)
From Pamanzi (Mayotte): A pamandzi plusieurs secousses depuis ce matin allant en s'intensifiant. Les meubles et mûr tremblen'y. From Pamandzi (Mayotte): C'est la première fois que nous sortons dehors... Aucune mesure envisagées par le gouvernement pour nous secourir. From Pa…

FEMA hosts Delaware flood insurance partners roundtable

May 18, 2018: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III, in partnership with the State of Delaware, hosted the Delaware Flood Insurance Partners Roundtable. FEMA, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) planned and coordinated the roundtable to bring together key stakeholders to discuss insurance. 
The meeting included key local, state, federal, and private sector partners, including Delaware State Agency partners, floodplain managers, emergency managers, realtors, lenders, and insurance agents from across the state to engage in a critical discussion on increasing flood insurance coverage in Delaware and reducing flood risk.
According to the FEMA, “The Delaware Flood Planning Tool developed by DNREC, allows users to see current and proposed floodplain map information, and to allow design professionals to download watershed flood models to determine the impacts of proposed proje…

West Virginia to receive $7.9 million to improve emergency preparedness

May 21, 2018: West Virginia will receive $7.9 million to improve emergency preparedness.
According to the news release, the state will receive more than $3.9 million under the State Homeland Security Program, more than $3.7 million under the Emergency Management Performance Grants program and $150,000 under the Nonprofit Security Grant State Program.
About half of the funding is to help with protection against acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events, while the $3.7 million will help prepare for all hazards and the $150,000 will assist nonprofit organizations with preparedness.

INDIA: Flash floods in Tripura kill six, displace 18,000

May 21, 2018: Six people died and almost 18,000 have been living in relief camps after flash floods triggered mudslides in Tripura. 
"Parts of the state capital Agartala and outskirts of West Tripura, Khowai, Gomati and Sepahijala districts have been submerged," The Hindustan Times reported quoting he state emergency operation centre.

Recent floods in Mogadishu, Somalia kill 6

May 22, 2018: At least six people died and hundreds of homes destroyed following heavy rainfall and flooding in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somali.
The flooding in Mogadishu destroyed at least 301 house with an estimated $35 million in losses, Anadolu Agency reported quoting Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow, the city’s mayor.
The rainfall was the heaviest Somalia has seen in over 30 years, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Earthquake tremor felt in Port Royal, Jamaica?

Update

No seismometer has recorded any signs of an earthquake striking the Port Royal, Jamaica. In most of the cases, tremors are even caused by localized minor land disturbances and are not likely to cause any severe impacts.

May 22, 2018: An earthquake tremor has been across Port Royal, Jamaica today. Thousands of people from Port Royal have been reporting of an earthquake felt in the region.
However, no seismological centers have mentioned about the earthquake in Port Royal till 02:00 UTC. Did you feel the earthquake? Kindly mention in the comment section below. We will update once the official news comes out. 
An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 rattled Port Royal, Jamaica in 1692. The earthquake triggered Tsunami and caused most of the city to sink below sea level. Around 5,000 people were died in the disaster.

Global Natural Disasters Map 2018

Map of Major Natural Disasters 2018
Above is the major natural disasters occurred in 2018 so far. The natural disaster map shows the occurrences of recent natural disasters 2018 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.

IMD issues advisory to Maharashtra over Cyclone Sagar

May 19, 2018: The India Meteorological Department has issued advisory to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Lakshadweep over Cyclone Sagar.
The cyclonic storm Sagar lay centred over the Gulf of Aden, about 390 km east-northeast of Yemen's Aden city and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands.
According to the Advisory, the cyclone Sagar is very likely to intensify further slightly during the next 12 hours and continue to move westwards for some more time and then move west-southwestwards thereafter.
The northern part of Sagar brought heavy rain and some minor flooding to coastal towns of Yemen. Sagar brought heavy rainfall to coastal areas in Yemen's Hadramawt and Mahra provinces and Socotra Island.
Cyclone Sagar expected to make a landfall by today evening over Somalia coast.

India Disaster Preparedness: Govt to conduct state-wide mock drill today

May 19, 2018: The Odisha Government is going to conduct a state-wide mock drill today to check efficacy of the preparedness of disaster management ahead of the monsoon season.
According to the Odisha TV, the mock drill on management of flood and cyclone will be held at all 879 multipurpose cyclone shelters in state. During the drill the volunteers will take part in disaster management drills along with the members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), Fire Service Department and local NGOs.

Indian Central Government allots Rs 218cr to Uttarakhand for disaster relief

May 17, 2018: The central government of India has allotted Rs 218 crores to Uttarakhand towards its State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). The disaster relief will be used to provide immediate relief to those affected by natural calamities like earthquake, floods, fire etc.
According to The Times of India, the state government has already released Rs 5 crore each to all 13 districts in the state to provide relief in cases of monsoon-related disasters.
Heavy rainfall caused devastating floods and landslides across Northern India in 2013 claiming lives of thousands of people.

3.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Mansfield, Texas today

May 18, 2018: Magnitude 3.5 earthquake rattled Northern Texas today at 07:45 pm, The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
The epicenter was located 8 km NW of Venus and 9.4 km SSW of Mansfield, Texas. It occurred at a shallow depth of 5km.

The tremor was well felt in Alvarado, Venus, Mansfield, Burleson, Midlothian, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Kennedale, Forth Worth and adjoining areas.

Mount Kilauea Volcano Eruption 2018: USGS issues RED ALERT, evacuation continues

May 18, 2018: An explosive eruption has occurred at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano sending ash about 30,000ft (9,100m) high into the sky.
According to the report issued by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued at 02:54 UTC, after the explosive eruption early this morning seismic levels have been gradually increasing, but as of this report no additional explosions have occurred.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has issued a red alert, which means major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air.
According to Talmadge Magno, civil defense administrator for Hawaii County, around 18,000 masks that protect from particulates like ash were given out Thursday.
Officials still warned people in the area on Hawaii's Big Island to stay indoors and to use the masks. Officials expect volcanic activity to continue, citing a similar series of events in 1924 that lasted 2½ weeks.

Mount Kilauea volcano is one of the most ac…

Flash floods in Afghanistan kill 34 people

May 15, 2018: At least 34 people have been died in recent flash floods caused by heavy rainfall in several provinces of Afghanistan.
According to the Hashmat Khan Bahaduri, the spokesperson for the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), the flash floods have mainly affected the northern and central part of the country, damaging around 900 houses.

Violent storms kill 5 people in New York and Connecticut

May 16, 2018: Violent storms in parts of the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic have claimed lives of at least five people.
A woman, aged 58, died after a tree fell on her vehicle in the town of Newburgh, New York. An 11-year-old girl died in Newburgh, New York, when a large tree fell on the vehicle she was in, police said. 
A 41-year-old woman was killed in New Fairfield, Connecticut, when a tree struck her car during the storm Tuesday. Similarly, in Danbury, Connecticut, a man was also killed when a tree fell on his vehicle.
According to CNN, in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, a 31-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his car, the county coroner's office said.