Map of Major Natural Disasters 2017
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 5, 2017

M4.4 tremor hits Dolakha, Nepal

February 4, 2017: An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hit Lapilang area of Dolakha district at 5:58pm Saturday evening.

According to the Nepal Seismological Center, the epicenter was located SE of Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple.

Last earthquake in Dolakha was around four months ago, on October 12, 2016.

It is an aftershock of 2015 Gorkha earthquake. At least 476 aftershocks of magnitude 4 and greater have been recorded since the deadly earthquake.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Flash floods in Balochistan, Pakistan kill 3

January 24, 2017: At least three people died including a woman after heavy rainfall triggered flash floods in Balochistan region of Pakistan.

Five people were also injured after roof of a house collapsed in Kharotabad.

Balochistan government has issued travel advisory as more rainfall is forecast in the region.

Tornadoes in Georgia and Mississippi kill 19

January 22, 2017: At least 15 people died in Georgia and four others in Mississippi after multiple tornadoes rattled the region.

In total at least 62 tornadoes touched down across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina from January 21 to 23, 2017.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency. Similarly, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has also declared a state of emergency in seven counties.

This is the second deadliest tornado outbreak in the United States in the month of January since 1950.

State of calamity declared as floods kill 6 in Davao, Philippines

January 25, 2017: Flooding triggered by heavy downpour has claimed lives of six people in Davao region of Philippines. 

Kapalong, Asuncion, Braulio E. Dujali, Carmen, and New Corella municipalities have been placed under state of calamity.

According to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) of Compostela Valley, floods have affected a total of 2,219 families.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Quake-triggered avalanche buries Rigopiano hotel in Abruzzo, Italy

January 18, 2017: A series of four earthquakes rattled Central Italy between Abruzzo, Lazio, the Marche and Umbria regions triggering avalanche which buried the Rigopiano hotel in the Gran Sasso mountain near Farindola in the Abruzzo region.

Update January 19, 2017

According to the state-run news agency ANSA, at least three bodies have been pulled from the snow amid the slow search.

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First earthquake was of magnitude 5.3 which struck 25 km northwest of L’Aquila on 18 January at 10:25 local time. It was followed by a stronger 5.7 tremor at 11:14 local time. The third earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck 11 minutes later. The fourth earthquake of magnitude 5.2 was registered at 14:33 local time.

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Global Natural Disasters Map 2017

Map of Major Natural Disasters 2017

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Recent Natural Disasters in Philippines 2017

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