Map of Major Natural Disasters 2016
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 23, 2016

M4.7 moderate earthquake rocks Assam, India

October 23, 2016: A moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 rocked Assam, India at 09:27 pm Sunday night.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the epicenter was located at a shallow depth of 10 km in Dhuburi area of Assam.

Last Updated: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Flooding in South End, Boston kills 2 workers

October 22, 2016: Two construction workers died due to flooding at South End street, Boston Friday night.

A powerful surge of water killed two people working inside 12 to 15 feet deep trench on Dartmouth Street.

Last Updated: Friday, October 21, 2016

M6.6 earthquake today in Tottori, Japan injures 17

This aerial photo taken by Kyodo News helicopter shows broken grave markers
and collapsed walls at a cemetery in Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture
October 21, 2016: A very strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 rattled Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture of western Japan at 2:07 p.m. Friday afternoon.

At least seventeen people have been injured. Injuries have been reported from Tottori Prefecture, Okayama, Hyogo and neighboring prefectures, Kyodo News reported quoting the Fire and Disaster Management Agency and prefectural governments.

Super Typhoon Haima kills 12 in Philippines, targets Hongkong

Super Typhoon Haima (Super Typhoon Lawin in Philippines) claimed lives off at least 12 people in Philippines.

Eight of the victims are from the Cordillera region, Reuters reported quoting Ricardo Jalad, chief of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Haima made landfall over Peñablanca, Cagayan of the Philippines at 15:00 UTC on October 19, 2016. Two days later, Haima made landfall over Haifeng County, Shanwei in the Guangdong province of China.

Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2016

Severe Typhoon Sarika targets Hainan, China

Typhoon Sarika forecast path (Hong Kong Observatory)
Severe Typhoon Sarika (Typhoon Karen in Philippines) is forecast to make landfall in Hainan, China on Tuesday.

Authorities in Hainan Province held an emergency meeting Sunday night to review precautionary measures, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2016

Hurricane Nicole damages roofs, uprooted trees in Bermuda

October 14, 2016: Hurricane Nicole damaged roofs and uprooted trees in Bermuda, before moving out into the Atlantic Ocean.

According to Bermuda Electric Light Company Ltd (BELCO), more than 27,000 households were left without power. Several schools, government offices and bank offices have been closed in Bermuda on October 14 to assess damage and conduct clean up.

M4.6 aftershock recorded in Dolakha on Vijaya Dashami

October 11, 2016: Magnitude 4.6 moderate aftershock was recorded in Dolakha on Vijaya Dashami at 12:53 pm, Nepal Seismological Center mentioned.

The epicenter of the quake was recorded near Lakuridada. No damage or injuries have been recorded.

The tremor was felt on Vijaya Dashami, the major festival celebrated in Nepal. Vijaya Dashami (Dashain) is the national festival of Nepal including Bhutan, Myanmar and India.