natural disasters 2019

Landslide in metro construction site in Uzbekistan kills 6

December 18, 2019: A landslide in a construction site of Yunusabad metro line in Tashkent, Uzbekistan has claimed lives of at least six people. The landslide occurred due to the heavy rainfall, Xinhua News Agency reported q…

SOMALIA: Tropical storm Pawan kills six

December 15, 2019: At least six people have been killed after a tropical storm named Pawan made landfall in northern Somalia . According to the UN humanitarian agency, tropical storm Pawan made landfall on December 6, bringi…

Flooding in Mersing and Kota Tinggi, Johor — Thousands evacuated

December 15, 2019: Thousands of people have been evacuated in Mersing, Kluang and Kota Tinggi in Johor and moved to temporary relief centres after their homes were hit by floods following heavy rainfall. According to the Joh…

CHINA: Sichuan mine flooding kills 4, leaves 14 trapped

December 15, 2019: Four miners have been killed and 14 others remained trapped underground in a flooded coal mine in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Xinhua News Agency reported. The coal mine floodin g occurred at …

3.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Taunton, Somerset

December 5, 2019: An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 has been recorded in Somerset today at 22:45 pm. According to the British Geological Survey (BGS), the  earthquake's epicentre was close to the village of Huntworth, Somer…

Landslide in Cibitoke, Burundi kills 38

December 5, 2019: Landslide triggered by heavy rainfall has claimed lives of 38 people in Cibitoke province of northwestern Burundi. Out of total fatalities, 22 people died in Nyuempundu, 13 in Rukombe hill and three in Giko…

UGANDA: Landslides in Bududa kill four

December 4, 2019: Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed lives of four people in eastern Ugandan district of Bududa. "Landslides occurred at Bunabutiti in Manjiya County at around 16:30 local time," Xi…

Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) kills 2 in Philippines, 200,000 evacuated

December 3, 2019: Two people have been killed after Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) lashed Philippines forcing evacuation of around 200,000 people. Typhoon Kammuri hit the main Luzon island just before midnight local time on Tuesday…

Small earthquake recorded in Newport, Rhode Island

December 2, 2019: A small earthquake has been recorded near Newport, Rhode Island , Sunday evening at 06:46 pm, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake was of magnitude 2.0 on richter scale wi…

SINGAPORE: Heavy downfall triggers flash flood in Choa Chu Kang

December 2, 2019: Flash floods have occurred at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 and Jurong East Street 32 due to heavy downfall. Flash floods also disrupted traffic in Jurong East Street 32 and Choa Chu Kang Ave 1. Traffic was not p…

Mudslide in Pokhara, Nepal kills four

December 01, 2019: A mudslide in Pokhara has claimed lives of four persons and left one other missing. The four deceased have been identified as the residents of Pedikhola, Bagchaur Municipality-4 of Salyan district. The muds…

4.5 magnitude earthquake in Port Orford, Oregon today

November 30, 2019: Magnitude 4.5 earthquake has been recorded in Port Orford, Oregan today at 05:45 pm. The earthquake's epicenter was located 6 km NE of Port Orford, Oregon . The earthquake occurred at 17 km depth. …

Floods in Congo's capital Kinshasa kill 41

November 26, 2019: Flooding and landslides caused by the heavy rainfall have claimed lives of at least 41 people in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa. Recent flooding in Kinshasa collapsed a bridge connecting the districts of L…

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