Map of Major Natural Disasters 2017
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Magnitude 5.9 rare earthquake in North Korea today


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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.

Last Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

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.

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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.

Last Updated: Sunday, July 2, 2017

5.1 magnitude earthquake in Okhaldhunga shakes Kathmandu, Nepal


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July 2, 2017: Nepal Seismological center has recorded magnitude 5.1 moderate earthquake with its epicenter in Okhaldhunga.

The quake was recorded at 07:43 am near Tundikhel area of Okaldhunga bazar.

Last Updated: Friday, June 23, 2017

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.

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Earthquake in Chitlang kills 1, injures other in Dhading


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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.

Last Updated: Thursday, June 15, 2017

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.