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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tourists panic as earthquake of 5.5 magnitude rocks Bali, Indonesia

March 22, 2016: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck about 10 kilometers northeast of Denpasar, the capital city of the Indonesian province of Bali today.

The earthquake occurred 7:00 am at a depth of 118 kilometers. Tourists fled in panic from holiday resorts in the south of the island.

Last Updated: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Disastrous floods in Peru kill 72

March 18, 2017: At least 72 people have died and 263 others have been injured in disastrous floods in Peru.

Heavy rainfall burst river banks, created mudslides, collapsed bridges and roads. The flooding has also destroyed 12,000 homes, 25 schools and eight hospitals or clinics.

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FEMA urges Louisianans to buy flood insurance

"As the spring rainy season approaches, Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners are urged to purchase a policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)," Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mentioned in its news release issued on March 7, 2017.

NFIP provides affordable flood insurance to homeowners, condo owners, business owners and renters.

Earthquake in Karachi today!

Update 8:10 pm PKT

No official earthquake information has been reported. However, people of Karachi clearly heard a loud explosion like sound with rumbling of ground. We will update the news as the official information comes out.

Tremor was well felt in Karachi's Defence and Clifton areas.

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March 14, 2016: A mysterious tremor has been recorded in Karachi, Pakistan. A boom was heard and felt around Karachi at around 08:00 pm Tuesday.

Did you feel the tremor in or around Karachi? Updates to follow.

Last Updated: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Floods in Zimbabwe kill 246, injure 128

March 4, 2017: Floods in Zimbabwe which started in December last year have claimed lives of 246 people, injured 128 people and made 2000 others homeless.

The state-owned Herald newspaper reported that the Zimbabwean government has launched an international humanitarian appeal and seeking in excess of $100m to ease the burden the floods have brought. A national disaster has been declared.

According to the Minister for local government Saviour Kasukuwere, floods have damaged 74 schools and burst 70 dams. 

Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017

Two moderate tremors recorded in Ramechhap, Nepal


February 27, 2017: At least two moderate earthquake have been recorded in Ramechhap district of central Nepal in less than an hour.

The first earthquake was of magnitude 4.6 at 9:22 am. Another magnitude 4.7 moderate earthquake hit Ramechhap district of central Nepal at 10:06 am local time Monday morning.

According to the Nepal Seismological Center, both were aftershocks of 2015 Gorkha earthquake.

The epicenter was located east of Manthali at a shallow depth of 10 km.

No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported. At least 478 aftershocks of magnitude 4 and greater have been recorded since April 2015.

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.