Map of Major Natural Disasters 2016
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 4, 2016

Earthquake in Poland kills eight at Rudna copper mine (KGHM)

November 30, 2016: Eight miners have been confirmed died at the Rudna copper mine in south-western Poland after an earthquake in the region.

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake caused rockfalls hundreds of metres below the surface at Europe’s largest copper mine.

Flooding in central Vietnam kills 13

December 3, 2016: At least 13 people have died in flood disaster brought by torrential rain since late November this year, the government and state media said on Sunday.

Six people died in floods in Binh Dinh provinces. Four others died in Quang Ngai province.

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2016

Earthquake-triggered avalanche in Nepal kills 1, damages houses

November 28, 2016: Magnitude 5.6 moderate earthquake hit the border of Ramechhap and Solukhumbu district Monday morning, Nepal Seismological Center reported.


-Earthquake triggered an avalanche at the base camp of Amadablam mountain. A Nepali Sherpa mountaineer, Lakpa Thundu Sherpa, a permanent resident of Pangboche, Solukhumbu district died in the avalanche disaster. Similarly, British national Ciaran Hill got injured due to avalanche and having treatment in Kathmandu.
-An individual was injured after jumping from a hotel building in Syabrubesi, Rasuwa.
-Two houses were damaged in Chaurikharka. Another one house in Pokhara.

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

M7.3 Japan earthquake strikes off Fukushima, triggers tsunami

November 22, 2016: A tsunami has been detected after magnitude 7.3 hit off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture at a depth of about 10 kilometers.

According to the Japan Meteorological Service (JMA), the earthquake struck on Tuesday morning at about 06:00 local time (21:00 GMT Monday).

Last Updated: Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sinkhole on Algerian Highway swallows cars, injures 11

November 19, 2016: A sinkhole on an Algerian highway has swallowed several cars, injuring 11 people.

The sinkhole opened up on Friday night swallowing five cars on the Ben Akoun highway west of the capital Algiers.

Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Felt earthquake in Gurgaon today — Epicenter near Delhi-Haryana border

Gurgaon earthquake epicenter map
November 17, 2016: A 4.4 magnitude earthquake has been recorded on the Delhi-Haryana border this morning with tremor felt in New Delhi and parts of National Capital Region (NCR).

The tremor was well felt in Delhi and neighbouring Gurgaon and Ghaziabad around 4:30 am early Thursday morning. 

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Floods in Karawang, West Java affect nearly 20,000

November 15, 2016: Recent flooding in five sub-districts in Karawang, West Java of Indonesia have affected nearly 20,000 people, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency reported on Monday evening.

The flood affected at least 19,669 people prompting the evacuation of around 6,373 people.