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Friday, March 6, 2015

Mount Sinabung volcano eruption causes forest fire; disrupts flight in Indonesia

Mount Sinabung volcano eruption has caused a forest fire in Karo regency, North Sumatra, and forced the cancelation of a flight at Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan on Thursday.

Pyroclastic flow during eruption has caused forest fire in the areas along the Lau Borus River in Berastepu village, The Jakarta Post has written.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Strong storm in Italy today kills 2

Heavy rains and strong storm in Italy today have claimed lives of at least two people. 

A woman was crushed by a falling tree in Urbino in the Emilia Romagna region while a man died near the Tuscan city of Lucca when his Ford Focus was hit by a rock, The Life in Italy reported.

Boston Snow Storm 2015 close to break its all-time record

Boston Snow Storm 2015 could break its all-time record as it is less than two inches away from its snowiest winter on record.

According to NWS Boston, Boston Snow Storm 2015 has already occupied the second position in the list. Total snowfall this 2014-2015 winter season was at 105.7 inches Wednesday morning, which is less than 2 inches below the record of 107.6 inches

Natural Disaster List March 5, 2015

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Annual Natural disasters economic loss reaches $300 bn: UN

The global economic losses from natural disasters in the world have continued rising to reach an average of $250 billion to $300 billion annually, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday.

The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15), prepared by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) estimates that an investment of US$6 billion annually in disaster risk management would result in avoided losses of US$360 billion over the next 15 years.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Asian cities most at risk from natural disasters, Study shows

About  56% of 100 cities most exposed to natural disasters are found in four Asian nations, a study published on Wednesday by risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft has shown.

Philippine cities are most at risk from natural disasters as eight out of 10 world cities most exposed to natural disasters are located there followed by China, Japan and Bangladesh.

The report was published analyzing the threats posed by storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires, volcanoes and landslides in more than 1,300 cities.