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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Three aftershocks rattle Nuwakot, Gorkha and Sindhupalchowk

At least three aftershocks have been recorded in Nepal in an interval of eight hours, National Seismological Center reported.

Magnitude 4.0 aftershock hit Nuwakot at 05:00 pm Tuesday evening. The epicenter was located near Kabilas along Likhu River.

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kanlaon volcano in Philippines erupts, enters period of unrest

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised alert level 1 for Mount Kanlaon volcano as it enters a period of unrest.

The event was recorded by the Kanlaon Volcano seismic network as an explosion signal beginning at 9:30 P.M. on November 23 and lasted 30 minutes. 

Cebu earthquake today measures 4.0 in magnitude

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook Cebu at 04:36 pm Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

According to Philvolcs, the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded in Sagbayan.

Weather related natural disasters occur almost daily, UN says

Weather related natural disasters have occurred almost daily in the past decade occupying 90 percent of disasters, a U.N. report said on Monday.

A report issued by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that 90 percent of major natural calamities have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather related events.

Last Updated: Monday, November 23, 2015

Myanmar landslide 2015: At least 104 die in jade mine landslide

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At least 104 have died in a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State. Other 100 are still reported to be missing.

According to BBC, many of the dead are scavengers living on or near the waste dumps, who search through the debris in the hope of finding fragments of jade to sell. Jade mining attracts thousands of migrant workers from across Myanmar.

Last Updated: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits Myagdi, Nepal

Magnitude 4.1 light earthquake rattled Myagdi today at 12:41 pm, the Nepal Seismological Center reported.

The quake's epicenter was located near Devisthan along Myagdi River.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

Two days ago, magnitude 4.0 light earthquake rattled neighbouring Baglung. At least 411 aftershocks have rattled Nepal since April 25 earthquake.

280 people died as flooding and landslide hit Perak, Malaysia

Flooding and landslide in Perak, Malaysia have claimed lives of at least 280 people.

Perak Fire and Rescue Department director Yahya Madif revised the toll to 280 from 315 individuals Saturday morning.