Flooding in Koshi kills 9; Red light at Koshi barrage

August 12, 2017: Floods triggered by heavy rainfall for the past two days have claimed lives of nine people in Koshi zone of eastern Nepal.Two persons died in Bakraha and Nunsari Rivers in Morang district and rest others were swept away by the Budhi Khola at Gaurigaun in Sunsari district of Koshi zone.Floodwater inundated the entire Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City. More than 300 houses have been flooded after the water entered into the human settlements in Duhabi and Itahari.Red light at Koshi barrageA red light has been light up after increase in water flow in the Saptakoshi River. The river recorded 192,300 cusec/per second water flow in the river.Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara has urged India to open all doors of Koshi…

LIVE UPDATES on Nepal floods 2017

Monsoon-caused floods has claimed lives of over a hundred people in Nepal and northern India. Disaster-Report.Com is bringing the latest updates of flood damage across Nepal.Floods and landslides claim 120 lives across NepalMost affected districts include Jhapa, Sunsari, Morang, Saptari, Sarlahi, Bara, Makawanpur, Sindhuli, Chitwan, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Dang, Banke, Bardiya and Surkhet.07:15 pm NPTGovernment of Nepal has decided to provide an immediate relief assistance of Rs 15,000 to a every poor family affected by the recent floods and landslides.05:00 pm NPTThe death toll has risen to 120 and at least 35 people have been missing. Home Minister Janardhan Sharma said, around 80 percent of the land in flood-affected Tarai districts have been inundated, addressing a meeting of Legislature…

Flash flood in Thathri village of Jammu and Kashmir kills 6

July 20, 2017: Flash flood in Thathri village, Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir has claimed lives of at least six people.The flash flood damaged the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway washing away half a dozen houses.

Earthquake in Kos, Greece today kills 2 and injures 200 others

July 21, 2017: Magnitude 6.5 magnitude quake struck overnight between Bodrum and Greek islands killing at least two people on the island of Kos and injuring 200 others in Greek and Turkish coastal towns.According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km below the seabed – off the south-western coastal city of Marmaris in Mu?la province.At least 120 people got injured on Kos and 70 in Turkey.Two flights from Athens to Kos and two flights from Kos to Athens have been cancelled.According to Mehmet Halis Bilden, the chairman of Turkey’s disaster and emergency management presidency (AFAD), there were no casualties or major damage in Turkey.

Flash flood in Thathri village of Jammu and Kashmir kills 6

July 20, 2017: Flash flood in Thathri village, Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir has claimed lives of at least six people.The flash flood damaged the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway washing away half a dozen houses.

Earthquake in Kos, Greece today kills 2 and injures 200 others

July 21, 2017: Magnitude 6.5 magnitude quake struck overnight between Bodrum and Greek islands killing at least two people on the island of Kos and injuring 200 others in Greek and Turkish coastal towns.According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km below the seabed – off the south-western coastal city of Marmaris in Mu?la province.At least 120 people got injured on Kos and 70 in Turkey.Two flights from Athens to Kos and two flights from Kos to Athens have been cancelled.According to Mehmet Halis Bilden, the chairman of Turkey’s disaster and emergency management presidency (AFAD), there were no casualties or major damage in Turkey.

Earthquake in Kos, Greece today kills 2 and injures 200 others

July 21, 2017: Magnitude 6.5 magnitude quake struck overnight between Bodrum and Greek islands killing at least two people on the island of Kos and injuring 200 others in Greek and Turkish coastal towns.According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km below the seabed – off the south-western coastal city of Marmaris in Mu?la province.At least 120 people got injured on Kos and 70 in Turkey.Two flights from Athens to Kos and two flights from Kos to Athens have been cancelled.According to Mehmet Halis Bilden, the chairman of Turkey’s disaster and emergency management presidency (AFAD), there were no casualties or major damage in Turkey.

Magnitude 5.9 rare earthquake in North Korea today

July 12, 2013: A rare earthquake measuring 5.9 in magnitude has been recorded in North Korea. The earthquake in North Korea today occurred at a greater depth of 559km.The epicenter was located 181 km ESE of Hoemul-li and 190km ESE of Chongjin in the Sea of Japan.Earlier, North Korea causes most of the seismic events occurred in North Korea due to underground nuclear bomb tests. But based on current location and depth, the initial indications showed that the earthquake was not caused by a North Korean nuclear test.

M 5.8 earthquake hits Lincoln, Montana

July 6, 2017: An earthquake measuring 5.8 in magnitude hit just after midnight about 6 miles southeast of Lincoln, Montana.The earthquake occurred at 12:30 am at a shallow depth of 13km.The tremor was felt as far away as Bozeman, Idaho, and Great Falls. The earthquake was followed by several smaller aftershocks.According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred as the result of shallow strike slip faulting along either a right-lateral, near vertical fault trending east-southeast, or on a left-lateral vertical fault striking north-northeast. Western Montana and northwestern Wyoming have experienced at least 16 other M 5+ earthquakes within 300 km of the July 6, 2017 event over the preceding century.

Magnitude 5.9 rare earthquake in North Korea today

July 12, 2013: A rare earthquake measuring 5.9 in magnitude has been recorded in North Korea. The earthquake in North Korea today occurred at a greater depth of 559km.The epicenter was located 181 km ESE of Hoemul-li and 190km ESE of Chongjin in the Sea of Japan.Earlier, North Korea causes most of the seismic events occurred in North Korea due to underground nuclear bomb tests. But based on current location and depth, the initial indications showed that the earthquake was not caused by a North Korean nuclear test.

M 5.8 earthquake hits Lincoln, Montana

July 6, 2017: An earthquake measuring 5.8 in magnitude hit just after midnight about 6 miles southeast of Lincoln, Montana.The earthquake occurred at 12:30 am at a shallow depth of 13km.The tremor was felt as far away as Bozeman, Idaho, and Great Falls. The earthquake was followed by several smaller aftershocks.According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred as the result of shallow strike slip faulting along either a right-lateral, near vertical fault trending east-southeast, or on a left-lateral vertical fault striking north-northeast. Western Montana and northwestern Wyoming have experienced at least 16 other M 5+ earthquakes within 300 km of the July 6, 2017 event over the preceding century.

Nine killed in floods, landslides across Nepal in 2 days

July 3, 2017: At least nine people have been dead due to floods and landslides across the nation in last two days.Two people died in landslides in Kaski, three in Parbat, three in Tehrathum and one in Pyuthan. Three persons have been still missing in Mugu and one in Kaski after river outburst.

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.The disaster occurred when the police van was returning after inspecting another landslide at Charkilo.The truck driver and assistant were rescued later.

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.The victim has been identified as Rijan Sadai, 35 years old, a permanent resident of Darbanga region of India.His 10-year-old son also sustained injuries in the same incident.Earlier, magnitude 4.1 was recorded in Taplejung-Tibet border region.

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.The disaster occurred when the police van was returning after inspecting another landslide at Charkilo.The truck driver and assistant were rescued later.

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.The victim has been identified as Rijan Sadai, 35 years old, a permanent resident of Darbanga region of India.His 10-year-old son also sustained injuries in the same incident.Earlier, magnitude 4.1 was recorded in Taplejung-Tibet border region.

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.Two women died in the city of Quetzaltenango and a homeless man died in the town of San Sebastian Retalhueleu. A church got collapsed in San Sebastian Retalhuelu in southern Guatemala.A strong tremor of MMI VI was felt by the people of Congregacion Reforma, Ciudad Hidalgo, Ayutla, Octavio Paz, Los Palacios and Alvaro Obregon. It was is sparsely populated and mountainous area. Similarly, moderate to light tremor was felt by the people of Guatemala City, Tuxtla, San Salvador, San Pedro

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake in Taplejung-Tibet border

June 14, 2017: An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 has been recorded in Taplejung-Tibet border region Wednesday at 09:27 am.According to the Nepal Seismological Center, the quake’s epicenter was located NW of Pathibara.This is the fresh earthquake, not the aftershock of 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Two days ago, magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit Dolakha at 05:39 pm.No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.

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.The earthquake struck about 7 a.m. near the south flank of the Kilauea volcano.At least 15 aftershocks have followed the earthquake.No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.

M4.8 earthquake tremor felt in Goa today; epicenter in Maharashtra’s Koyna

June 4, 2017: An earthquake tremor has been felt in Goa today. The tremor was the result of magnitude 4.8 earthquake with its epicenter located in Maharashtra’s Koyna region of India.The tremor was well felt at Porvorim, Old Goa and Margao. The earthquake occurred at 11:44 pm at a shallow depth of 10 km. The earthquake was felt in Pune, Kolhapur, Belgaum, Hubli, Koyna, Dharwad and Sangli.No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.

M 3.8 earthquake felt in Fairbanks, Alaska today

May 8, 2017: Magnitude 3.8 light earthquake has been recorded in Alaska with epicenter located 59 km NNE of Badger and 60 NE of Fairbanks.According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake’s epicenter was located at a shallow depth of 9 km.Weak tremor of MMI III has been reported by the people of Fort Wainwright, North Pole and Fairbanks.No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.

Massive landslide in Big Sur buries part of California’s iconic Highway 1

Aerial photo shows a massive landslide along California’s coastal Highway 1 (John Madonna via AP)May 24, 2017: A massive landslide has buried a section of California’s iconic Highway 1 in Big Sur.According to the Associated Press, more than one million tons of rock and dirt buried a .25 stretch of Highway 1 under 40-feet of debris.The Big Sur landslide is covering up about a one-quarter-of-a-mile (0.40-kilometer) stretch of Highway 1, and authorities have no estimate on when it might re-open. The area remains unstable.

M 3.8 earthquake felt in Fairbanks, Alaska today

May 8, 2017: Magnitude 3.8 light earthquake has been recorded in Alaska with epicenter located 59 km NNE of Badger and 60 NE of Fairbanks.According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake’s epicenter was located at a shallow depth of 9 km.Weak tremor of MMI III has been reported by the people of Fort Wainwright, North Pole and Fairbanks.No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.

Flash floods on Indonesia’s Java island kill 13 villagers

May 2, 2017: Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed lives of 13 people in Indonesia’s main Java Island. According to the local Disaster Management Agency, flooding in Magelang district of Central Java damaged around 71 houses, forcing about 50 families to take shelter in mosques and relatives’ houses.About 1,500 rescuers, including soldiers, police and volunteers took part in the search operation.Original Post: Recent Natural Disasters List May 2, 2017

M 3.8 earthquake felt in Fairbanks, Alaska today

May 8, 2017: Magnitude 3.8 light earthquake has been recorded in Alaska with epicenter located 59 km NNE of Badger and 60 NE of Fairbanks.According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake’s epicenter was located at a shallow depth of 9 km.Weak tremor of MMI III has been reported by the people of Fort Wainwright, North Pole and Fairbanks.No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.

Flash floods on Indonesia’s Java island kill 13 villagers

May 2, 2017: Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed lives of 13 people in Indonesia’s main Java Island. According to the local Disaster Management Agency, flooding in Magelang district of Central Java damaged around 71 houses, forcing about 50 families to take shelter in mosques and relatives’ houses.About 1,500 rescuers, including soldiers, police and volunteers took part in the search operation.Original Post: Recent Natural Disasters List May 2, 2017

Flash floods on Indonesia’s Java island kill 13 villagers

May 2, 2017: Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed lives of 13 people in Indonesia’s main Java Island. According to the local Disaster Management Agency, flooding in Magelang district of Central Java damaged around 71 houses, forcing about 50 families to take shelter in mosques and relatives’ houses.About 1,500 rescuers, including soldiers, police and volunteers took part in the search operation.Original Post: Recent Natural Disasters List May 2, 2017

Kick ’em Jenny volcano eruption: No tsunami threat to Saint Lucia

May 3, 2017: A Yellow Alert has been issued for recent eruption of underwater volcano Kick ’em Jenny.According to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC), the eruption was felt in northern Grenada and a 5 km exclusion zone has been imposed.The Grenada’s National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) said at least 43 “mostly low magnitudes volcanic earthquakes” – in the magnitude range of 1.5 to 2.3.There is no tsunami threat to Saint Lucia as a result of the heightened activity of Kick ’em Jenny. Mt. Kick ’em Jenny is an active submarine volcano on the Caribbean Sea floor, located 8 km north of the island of Grenada and about 8 km west of Ronde

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.The tsunami warning was lifted an hour later, with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center saying that “the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now passed.”The Philippines institute of volcanology and seismology (PHIVOLCS) cancelled the tsunami advisory at 06:54 am (PST). PHIVOLCS mentioned …

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.It will enhance coverage of agricultural insurance, and increase support for large growers, said Tuo Guozhu, a professor from Capital University of Economics and Business.China’s agricultural insurance developed rapidly in recent years. Data from the China …