Map of Major Natural Disasters 2017
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Last Updated: Friday, December 8, 2017

M5.2 earthquake in Dolakha halts election vote counting


December 8, 2017: An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale hit Dolakha at 08:36 am local time, the Nepal Seismological Center reported.

The earthquake occurred at shallow depth of 10 km, around 83 km east of Capital Kathmandu. It was very close to the district's headquarter Jiri.

Last Updated: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hurricane Maria kills 129 people, worst natural disaster in Dominica


November 10, 2017: At least 129 people are confirmed dead due to Hurricane Maria; 55 in Puerto Rico, 57 in Dominica, 5 in the Dominican Republic, 4 in the contiguous United States, 3 in Haiti, 2 in Guadeloupe, and 3 in the United States Virgin Islands.

Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica. Maria caused catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Central Mexico kills 370


September 19, 2017: An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck Central Mexico at 13:14 CDT (18:14 UTC) on 19 September 2017 with epicenter located about 55 km south of the city of Puebla. 

Last Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017

Decades worst natural disaster in Greece kills 16


November 17, 2017: The worst natural disaster that hit the Greek capital Athens in decades has claimed lives of at least 16 people.


Nearly all of the fatalities occurred in Mandra, and authorities said about 500 homes and businesses were damaged, The Weather Channel reported.

Last Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017

Floods and landslides in Vietnam kill 72


October 13, 2017: At least 72 people have been killed in flood and landslide caused by typhoon Khanun.

According to the Vietnam's disaster agency, at least eighteen people died in Hoa Binh province by a landslide.

Khanun has weakened from a typhoon after passing south of Hong Kong.

According to the World Bank, natural disasters have killed more than 13,000 people and caused more than $6.4bn in property damage over the past 20 years in Vietnam.

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Flooding in Mumbai kills 14 as heaviest rainfall since 1997 hits the region


September 2, 2017: At least 14 people died in Mumbai after heavy rainfall triggered flooding on August 29, 2017.

Mumbai recorded 468 mm of rainfall in twelve hours, the highest in a day in August since 1997, according to data from the India Meteorological Department.

Last Updated: Monday, August 14, 2017

LIVE UPDATES on Nepal floods 2017


Monsoon-caused floods has claimed lives of over a hundred people in Nepal and northern India. Disaster-Report.Com is bringing the latest updates of flood damage across Nepal.

  • Floods and landslides claim 120 lives across Nepal
  • Most affected districts include Jhapa, Sunsari, Morang, Saptari, Sarlahi, Bara, Makawanpur, Sindhuli, Chitwan, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Dang, Banke, Bardiya and Surkhet.