Map of Major Natural Disasters 2017
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bangalore earthquake today: M3.4 tremor in Ramanagar, Karnataka

April 18, 2017: Magnitude 3.4 earthquake has been recorded in Ramanagar, Karnataka at 07:36 am Tuesday morning, National Center for Seismology, MoES .

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km with epicenter located 6 km N of Kanakapura.

Last Updated: Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 8, 2017: Four earthquakes rattle Mabini, Batangas, Philippines

April 8, 2017: Four strong earthquakes, including one measuring magnitude 6, rattled Batangas province located in the Calabarzon region in Luzon, Philippines. 

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the first tremor of magnitude 5.6 struck at 3:07 p.m. with epicenter located two kilometers northwest of Mabini, Batangas. It was followed by magnitude 6 earthquake at 12 km northwest of Mabini, two minutes later.

Last Updated: Friday, April 7, 2017

Indonesian landslide kills 4, leaves more than 30 missing

April 6, 2017: At least four people have been confirmed dead and more than 30 others have been missing after a landslide struck Indonesia's Java island.

According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, the landslide stretched 1.5 kilometers long which engulfed farmers harvesting ginger in Banaran village in East Java province's Ponorogo district.

Last Updated: Monday, April 3, 2017

Colombia Mudslide: 254 dead, 400 injured in Mocoa

April 3, 2017: Flash flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the city of Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia have claimed lives of at least 254 people and injured more than 400 people.

President Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency in the region.

More than 1,000 emergency personnel, including soldiers and local police have been deployed to help the rescue efforts.

Nepal: Landslide along Munglin-Narayangadh in Chitwan kills 2

April 2, 2017: At least two people died in landslide in Chitwan along Muglin-Narayangadh road section.

Victims have been identified as Resham Raj Rana from Bhoteodar, Sundar Bazaar-3 of Lamjung and Binaya Kumar Koiri from Bettiah, West Champaran of India.

Last Updated: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Two dead as Cyclone Debbie sweeps along Australia’s east coast

March 31, 2017: Two people have been confirmed dead in flooding as Cyclone Debbie swept along Australia’s east coast, causing six large rivers to reach major flood levels.

A woman died due to flooding in Burringbar, south of Murwillumbah in NSW. The body of a second woman was found in a river in the NSW Hunter Valley.

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Avalanche in Japan kills 8, injures 40 others

March 28, 2017: An avalanche in ski slopes in Japan has claimed lives of at least seven high school students and a teacher.

The avalanche occurred early on Monday near Nasu in Tochigi prefecture, 120km (75 miles) north of Tokyo.