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Flash flood in Morocco kills seven football spectators

April 28, 2020: Seven people watching a football match in Morocco have been killed in a flash flood that swept across the pitch. Heavy rainfall caused the nearby river to swell which flooded the football field in Tizert, in …

Recent Natural Disasters List April 29, 2020

Recent Natural Disasters 2020: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report. Keep this page open or visit later to get update report. Check Worldwide Natural Disasters …

Severe thunderstorms in Vietnam kill 3, damage nearly 6,000 houses

April 25, 2020: Severe thunderstorms in Vietnam have claimed lives of three people, injured 13 and damaged almost 6,000 homes. One person died in Ha Giang province after being hit by a fallen tree. Others lost their life whe…

What type of volcano is Mount St. Helens?

Q: What type of volcano is Mount St. Helens? A: Mount St. Helens is a composite volcano (or Stratovolcano). According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) , the composite volcanoes are built of layers of alternating…

Severe flooding in Afghanistan kills 56 people

April 21, 2020: Severe flooding in Afghanistan over the past weeks has claimed lives of at least 56 people and injured 31 others. The worst flood affected Provinces are Badakhshan, Badghis, Baghlan, Farah, Faryab, Parwan, Ta…

Severe flooding in DR Congo kills 36, injures 42 people

April 21, 2020: Severe flooding has claimed lives of at least 36 people and injured 42 people in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo. About 45 other people injured, 3,500 homes destroyed when the Mulongwe river flooded…

Flooding and landslides in Rwanda and Burundi kill 9

April 21, 2020: Severe flooding and landslides in Rwanda and Burundi have claimed lives of at least nine people and affected 27,000 people from April 17 to 20, 2020. Heavy rainfall triggered landslides in the district of Gic…

Do I need earthquake insurance as a renter?

Q: Do I need earthquake insurance as a renter? A: You're generally not required to buy earthquake insurance as a renter. But even if your landlord has earthquake insurance for the building, their policy won’t cover your b…

Magnitude 3.1 earthquake in Odessa, Texas today

April 21, 2020: An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 has been recorded in Odessa, Texas today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. According to the USGS, the earthquake's epicenter was located 11 km NE of Ode…

Ofunato, Japan earthquake today measures 6.1 in magnitude: JMA

April 19, 2020: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 has been recorded 25 km SE of Ofunato,  The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)  reported. According to the JMA, the earthquake occurred at 50 km depth. The tremor was felt in…

Carpinteria earthquake today measures 3.3: USGS

April 19, 2020: An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 has been recorded near Carpinteria, California today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed. According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of …

Earthquake Townsville 2020: M4.8 undersea earthquake off Bowen

April 15, 2020: An undersea earthquake of magnitude 4.8 off Bowen, Queensland coast has been recorded today at 5:11 pm, GeoScience Australia confirmed. The earthquake occurred at 10 km depth. Tremor was felt y the peopl…

How do seismologists locate the epicenter of earthquakes?

Q: How do seismologists locate the epicenter of earthquakes? A: Seismologists studies seismograms from different recording stations to find out the epicenter of an earthquake. Seismologists use triangulation to find the epic…

Tornado warning issued for Onslow County, NC

April 13, 2020: A tornado warning has been issued for Central Onlosw County, North Carolina.  At 09:57 am EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Belgrade or 11 miles northeast of Piney Gre…

Sardhana Earthquake: M 3.7 earthquake felt in Delhi-NCR Region

April 12, 2020: Magnitude 3.7 light earthquake has been recorded in Uttar Pradesh, India today at 5:45 pm local time, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. According to the USGS, the quake's epicenter was …

Maine earthquake 2020: Small earthquake near Winterport

April 11, 2020: A small earthquake of magnitude 2.1 has been recorded in Maine today at 10:36 am UTC, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.  According to the USGS, the quake's epicenter was located 2 km N…

PREDICTION: When's the next big earthquake in California?

Q: When is the next big earthquake in California? A: According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the next big earthquake like 1906 type earthquakes occur at intervals of about 200 years.  There is only a sm…

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off Amsterdam Islands, France: USGS

April 12, 2020: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 has been recorded off Amsterdam Islands, France  at 12:27 p.m. local time, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed. According to the USGS, the quake's epicenter…

Was there an earthquake when Jesus was crucified?

Q: Was there an earthquake when Jesus was crucified? A: The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided when Jesus was crucified: “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up h…

Bodie, California earthquake: Earthquake swarm near Mammoth Lakes

April 11, 2020: A series of earthquakes shook the California-Nevada border near the Yosemite National Park with recent one of magnitude 5.2 near Bodie, California. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), mag…

May 6, 2022 Asteroid: NASA tracking JF1 asteroid

Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been tracking the asteroid JF1 for the last decade which is predicted to fly nearby Earth on May 6, 2022. Scientists confirm that there is 0.026% probability of a direct impact with JF1 o…

Israel earthquake 2020: M3.7 earthquake rattles Arava region

April 10, 2020: Magnitude 3.7 light earthquake has been recorded in Southern Israel today, The Geological Survey of Israel confirmed. The earthquake occurred at 15 km depth. The quake's epicenter was located in Hatzeva a…

Batanes earthquake 2020: M6.0 earthquake hits Basco, Batanes

April 11, 2020:  An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hit Basco, Batanes early Saturday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) confirmed. According to the PHIVOLCS, the earthquake was tectonic …

Krakatoa eruption 2020: Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano erupts

April 11, 2020: The world-famous Krakatoa volcano, Anak Krakatau, has erupted with huge plume of smoke and ash, the Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation said. The Anak Krakatau volcano erupti…

What was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history?

Q: What was the costliest natural disaster in the United States history? A: Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster in the United States history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

Earthquake in Wyomissing, PA today measures 1.3: USGS

April 9, 2020: A small earthquake of magnitude 1.3 has been recorded in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed. According to the USGS, the earthquake in Wyomissing today occurre…

Flooding in Morobe, Papua New Guinea causes damage

April 9, 2020: More than 200 households have been affected due to flooding in Morobe province of west coast of Papua New Guinea. The Rumu river was overflowed. Also damages have been reported to several houses and public bui…

Earthquake today in West Bengal: 4.1 earthquake in Bankura

April 8, 2020: A mild earthquake of magnitude 4.1 rattled Bankura district of West Bengal today. The earthquake occurred at 15 km depth. The tremor lasted for around two seconds. No preliminary or damage has been reporte…

About Meckering earthquake [Epicenter, Intensity, Damage]

Q: When did Meckering earthquake happened? A: Meckering earthquake happened 14 October 1968. Q: What was the magnitude of Meckering earthquake? A; The magnitude of Meckering earthquake was 6.5 and a maximum Mercalli …

PHIVOLCS: Siquijor earthquake today measures 4.2 in magnitude

April 7, 2020: Magnitude 4.4 light earthquake has been recorded near Siquijor today at 08:30 pm local time. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the earthquake occurred at 18 km de…

[TRUTH] NASA alert on earthquake in Delhi: April 7 - 15, 2020

April 7, 2020: Recently a WhatsApp message has been viral in India claiming the NASA alert on mega earthquake predicted to hit National Capital Delhi between 7th April to 15th April, 2020. However, the video predicting earth…

Indonesia: Flash floods, landslides in Sulawesi kill 4

April 6, 2020: Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed lives of four people in two districts of Tana Toraja regency in South Sulawesi, Indonesia . According to the Tana Toraja Disaster Mitigation…

Cyclone Harold kills 7 and leaves 21 missing in Solomon Islands

April 6, 2020: Cyclone Harold has claimed lives of at least seven people and left 21 other missing across Solomon Islands, after a passenger ferry was washed away due to storm surge. Cyclone Harold is currently a category fi…

Tezpur earthquake today measures 4.7 in magnitude

April 5, 2020: A moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 has been felt in Tezpur, India today at 23:20 pm local time. According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter was located 17 km S of Tezpur. The earthquake…

[RUMOUR] No major earthquake in China today: April 5, 2020

April 5, 2020: A video is viral today showing a massive earthquake damage in China. The China earthquake video is viral on social medias like facebook and twitter. But it's not the video of earthquake in China today. It&…

Vanuatu issues red alert for Tropical Cyclone Harold

April 5, 2020: The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department, Port Vila has issued red alert for Sanma, Penama and Malampa provinces following tropical cyclone Harold. Also yellow alert has been issued for Torba and Shefa p…

Lightning strike in Brazzaville, Congo kills 20

April 2, 2020: At least 20 people have been killed due to the lightning strike in Kintele, a suburb of Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo (Congo Republic). The high voltage cables broke up over the lightning caused by r…

Tropical Cyclone Harold forms near Solomon Islands

Update April 4, 2020 About 28 people aboard a ferry have been missing due to rough seas in the Solomon Islands. Main Post April 3, 2020: Tropical Cyclone Harold has formed in the Coral Sea, southwest of Honiara, according …

Low pressure triggers flooding in Castellon de la Plana, Spain

April 2, 2020: An area of low pressure has triggered torrential rainfall leading to floods in parts of eastern Spain. Floodwaters have affected Castellon de la Plana, the capital of Castellon province. According to media r…

4.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Bajhang, Nepal

April 2, 2020: An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 has been recorded in Bajhang at 08:55 pm pm local time. According to the Nepal's National Seismological center, the epicenter was located near Lekhgaun. No preliminary damage …

What kind of natural hazards are not normally insurable? [Quiz]

Q: What kind of natural hazards are not normally insurable? a. Earthquakes b. Volcanoes c. Landslides  d. Floods e. Windstorms A: The current answer is landslide. Landslide is one of the above natural hazard whic…

Flash floods in Afghanistan kill 11, injure 15

April 1, 2020: Recent flash floods in Afghanistan have claimed lives of 11 people and injured 15 others. According to the Ministry of State for Natural Disaster and Humanitarian, flood water have totally destroyed around 288…

Challis, Idaho earthquake today measures 6.5: March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020: Strong earthquake of magnitude 6.5 has been recorded in Idaho at 05:52 pm local time, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. According to the USGS, the earthquake's epicenter was located 7…

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