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Last Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2016

Flooding in China's Hebei Province kills 130, leaves 110 missing


Torrential rain and floods have claimed lives of at least 130 people and left 110 others missing in Hebei Province of China by Saturday.

According to the Xinhua News Agency, more than 9.04 million people have been affected by the floods.

 The water supply in the urban areas of Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, has also been disrupted after flood water was found to have contaminated the city's drinking water.

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mount Bromo volcano eruption in Indonesia closes airport


Mount Bromo volcanic eruption in Indonesia closed all activities at the Abdurrahman Saleh airport in Malang district.

Mount Bromo spewed a column of ash by up to 1,200 meters to the sky on Monday, Xinhua News reported quoting Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster management agency.

Last Updated: Sunday, July 10, 2016

Local on alert as Landslide blocks Tamor River in Taplejung


Locals have been asked to stay alert after a massive landslide blocked Tamor River at Malbase Mitlung in Sawadin-1 of Taplejung district on Sunday.


Titlung Bazaar and Handung of Phurumba VDC and Siwa Bazaar have been badly affected due to the blockage of the river, The Himalayan Times reported quoting  the Eastern Regional Police Office, Biratnagar.

Last Updated: Thursday, July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016: Two tremors recorded in Nepal


Information about Nepal earthquake
Nepal's National Seismological Center has recorded two light tremors with epicenters located in Lamjung and Sindhupalchowk districts.

The first tremor was of magnitude 4.3 recorded at 02:44 pm Thursday afternoon with epicenter near Ghale Gaun. Ghalegaun is a popular home stay based tourism destination.

Bhotekoshi River sweeps away 21 houses of Tatopani area


Flooding in Bhotekoshi River has swept away at least 21 houses of Tatopani area in Sindhupalchowk district along Nepal-China border on Tuesday night.

It is believed to be the biggest flood in the Bhotekoshi River in 35 years. However, no human casualties have been recorded as of Wednesday evening.

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Earthquake in Ulsan, South Korea today measures 5.0


Earthquake epicenter map of Ulsan, South Korea
A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has been recorded today in South Korea with epicenter located 52 km off the southeastern port city of Ulsan at 8:33 p.m, Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) reported.

Tremor was well felt in Hokō, Pusan, Taegu and Waegwan area of South Korea.

An apartment in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, was evacuated due to the earthquake, The Korea Times reported.

The Ministry of Public Safety and Security confirmed no causalities or damage from earthquake in Ulsan, South Korea today.

Landslides in Pyuthan kill 8 including five members of a family


Landslides in Pyuthan district of Nepal have claimed lives of eight people including five members of a family.

A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall buried a house in Neta of Rajbara-3 claiming lives of five people.