Map of Major Natural Disasters 2015
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 25, 2015

'Once in a life time' earthquake hits Nepal

Magnitude 7.6 deadly earthquake hits Nepal today, the Nepal Seismological Center reported.

According to the NSC, the quake's epicenter was near Lamjung- Gorkha border area of western Nepal. At least three strong earthquake have been reported by NSC with two of them epicenter in Gorkha and one in Rasuwa.

Last Updated: Friday, April 24, 2015

Landslide in Kurram Agency, Pakistan kills 2

Landslide in Parachanar area of Kurram Agency, Pakistan has claimed lives of at least two people.

Landslide disaster occurred when two women were collecting mud for their homes, The Express Tribune reported.

Rare tornado spotted in Oahu, Hawaii

A rare tornado touched down in West Oahu, Hawaii Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed.

The National Weather Service confirmed a weak tornado in the Barbers Point area, Hawaii News Now reported.

Sandpoint Idaho earthquake today: Widely felt but no injuries, damage reported

sandpoint idaho earthquake epicenter
Sandpoint, Idaho earthquake epicenter map (USGS)
Magnitude 4.1 earthquake shakes Sandpoint, Idaho today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 22 km (14mi) SE of Sandpoint, Northern Idaho. It was 3.1 miles deep.

Following USGS Pager Map, it will have been well felt by the people of  Sandpoint, Ponderay, Spirit Lake, Priest River, Rathdrum, Hayden, Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene, Spokane Valley, Opportunity and Spokane.

Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lincoln County declared as primary natural disaster area

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared Lincoln County in Nevada as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.

“Our hearts go out to those Nevada farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, mentioned in a press release issued on April 22, 2015.

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts for first time in 42 yrs

The Calbuco volcano in Chile has erupted for the first time in 42 years causing evacuation of thousands of people.

Chile's Onemi emergency office has declared a red alert following the eruption at Calbuco volcano.

About 4,000 people are far moved out of the area, an evacuation radius of 20 kilometers has been established and classes have been canceled in surrounding towns, Reuters reported.

Hailstorm in Vietnam causes widespread havoc

Hailstorm in Da Lat City in the Central Highlands' Lam Dong Province of Vietnam has caused widespread havoc.

Heavy hailstorm hit three wards of 9, 11 and 12 in Da Lat City collapsing dozens of houses and greenhouses, Viet Nam News reported.

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Free disaster preparedness workshop for business owners

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Small Business Development Center is hosting free disaster preparedness workshop for business owners.

“Disaster Preparedness for your Business” workshop will be held Tuesday May 5, from 5 p.m. -  6:30 p.m. at the Innovation Launchpad located at 149 East Main Street, Morehead State University mentioned in its website.