Map of Major Natural Disasters 2017
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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


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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.

Last Updated: Monday, May 8, 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.

Last Updated: Thursday, May 4, 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.

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.

Recent Natural Disasters List May 4, 2017


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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Recent Natural Disasters 2017: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.

Cyclone Donna forms NE of Vanuatu, poses no threat to Fiji


May 3, 2017: Pacific forecasters have named a Category 1 cyclone as Donna which formed this evening northeast of Vanuatu, Donna.

Fiji Meteorological Service senior forecaster Stephen Meke said the system was forecast to move over Vanuatu within the next two days.