Year 2020

Philippines | Earthquake | 18/August/2020 

At 00 :03 AM UTC ) of 18 Aug 2020 (Tuesday), a strong Magnitude (M) 6.6 earthquake shook the province of Masbate and vicinity. Using the PHIVOLCS seismic network, t he epicenter of the earthquake is located 7 kilometers S29°E of Cataingan , Masbate 11.96°N, 124.03°E ) at a depth of 21 kilometers. As of 1:00 PM, 18 August 2020, 28 aftershocks ranging from M1.6 to M3.8 were recorded (23 of which were plotted, and one was felt).

Sources:

https://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/index.php/earthquake/earthquake-information3

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1323475/36-injured-from-6-6-magnitude-masbate-earthquake

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000bgbr/executive

https://rappler.com/nation/bicol-earthquake august 18 2020

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1112587

Lebanon | Explosion | 04/August/2020 

On the evening of 4 August 2020, a sequence of two explosions occurred at the port of the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The extremely powerful second blast resulted in at least 157 deaths, 5,000 injuries, US$10–15 billion in property damage and an estimated 300,000 people made homeless.

Indonesia | Flood | 13/July/2020

The Jakarta Post- Heavy rainfall since Sunday caused three rivers – the Masamba, Rongkong and Mely – to overflow. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported on Tuesday that the flooding affected 4,930 families across six districts, namely Masamba, Sabbang, Baebunta, South Baebunta, Malangke and West Malangke.The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has predicted rain will continue to fall in the region until Thursday and urged residents to watch out for more flooding. Hundreds of houses and public facilities are buried under 3-5 meters of mud. Access to the villages of Masamba and Radda is also blocked by mud to a depth of 2 meters.The blocked access has not only hindered the evacuation process but also the distribution of logistics and aid. 

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/07/15/flood-leaves-at-least-15-dead-dozens-missing-in-south-sulawesi.html https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/flash-flooding-north-luwu-south-soulawesi-indonesia-flash-update-1 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-15/indonesia-floods-kill-16-people-in-south-sulawesi-23-missing/12458010

India | Flood | 12/July/2020

The incessant rain in Nepal has triggered flood alert in Bihar. Several rivers in North Bihar like Bagmati, Kamla, Gandak among others are now overflowing because of the rain. Due to this, the chances of potential flooding has increased in districts like Muzzafarpur, Sitamadi, Motihari, Madhubani and Betiya. (Source: https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/nepal-heavy-rain-causes-flood-alert-in-bihar-633517)

India | Flood | 12/July/2020

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, over six lakh people are affected in 1,109 villages and localities across 20 of the state’s 33 districts. The standing crop affected was in areas of over 46,000 hectares. The floodwater breached river embankments and damaged bridges and roads in some districts. Almost all major rivers such as Brahmaputra, Burhi Dehing, Disang, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari, Beki and Gaurang were flowing above the danger level at several places. The authorities set up 92 relief camps in nine districts where 8,474 people were taking refuge. Personnel of the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force were engaged in rescuing the marooned. (Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/jul/11/assam-flood-situation-worsens-death-toll-rises-to-42-2168438.)

 

Japan| Flood | 04/July/2020

Due to torrential rain triggered massive floods and mudslides across the southern island of Kyushu, Japan since 3 July 2020, seven people were confirmed dead in Kumamoto Prefecture, as well as others were feared dead. News (NHK World) https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200705_16/

India | Flood | 03/June/2020

Cyclone Nisarga will make a landfall as ‘severe cyclonic storm’ close to Alibaug, 94 km south of Mumbai this afternoon with a wind speed of 100-110 km per hour gusting to 125 kmph. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said it will affect the coastal districts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Gujarat and other neighbouring states. Airlines have cancelled flights to Mumbai.

Bangladesh | Flood | 20/May/2020

The severe cyclonic storm “Amphan”, which is currently moving over Southeast Bay of Bengal, is likely to turn into a very severe storm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. It is likely to cross India-Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Islands in West Bengal and Hatiya islands in Bangladesh between afternoon and evening of May 20 (Wednesday). In its latest statement, the IMD said Amphan (pronounced as UM-PUN) intensified into a severe cyclonic storm at 9am today and was 1,260km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 990 km south of Paradip (Indian state of Odisha) and 1,140km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal).

India | Flood | 20/May/2020

A cyclone alert has been sounded in West Bengal and Odisha as AMPHAN intensified into an “extremely severe” storm overnight, the weather office said. It is expected to make a landfall in Bengal on Wednesday. “The very severe cyclonic storm ‘AMPHAN’ (pronounced as UM-PUN) over central parts of South Bay of Bengal moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past six hours, intensified into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm,” a statement by the India Meteorological Department or IMD read.

Indonesia | Flood | 08/May/2020

JAKARTA – Floods hit six villages in a number of sub-districts in the city of Banda Aceh on Friday (8/5) this morning, around 07.00 WIB. The Aceh Disaster Management Agency (BPBA) reports that rain with high intensity triggered the flood. Until 10:15 WIB, puddles have not subsided. Areas affected by the floods are in Lampaseh and Merduati villages in Kuta Raja sub-district, Blang Oi village in Meuraksa sub-district, Neusi and Peuniti villages in Baiturrahman sub-district and Batoh in Leung Bata sub-district. BPBA reports that the local government is still collecting data on impacts, victims and conditions on the ground. Raditya Jati Head of BNPB’s Disaster Data, Information and Communication Center

Indonesia | Flood | 25/February/2020

Heavy rain that flushed Jakarta since monday night caused a number of areas affected by flooding , including the area around the National Monument (Monas), Central Jakarta. Based on information from the Twitter account@TMCPoldaMetro until 07.00 WIB this morning, water as high as 20-30 centimeters (cm) inundated Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur in the direction of East Monas, precisely in front of the Pertamina building. As a result, traffic around the area has stalled.

Turkey | Earthquake | 24/January/2020

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Elazig – Sivrice (Province – District) according to AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, TURKEY). The earthquake occurred at 17.55 am (UTC – 20.55 Local time) and had a depth of 6,75km. It was also strongly felt in near 5 provinces (12 districts). Preleminary estimation reports (and information coming from area) indicates tens of collapsed / heavily damaged buildings and fatalities.

Philippines | Volcano Eruption | 12/January/2020

Taal Volcano, an active volcano located south of Metro Manila, erupted on 12 January 2020, with ashfall reaching to adjacent provinces, to as far as Metro Manila and provinces near the city. DOST-PHIVOLCS (Volcano Bulletin): “Volcanic tremor was recorded continuously since 11:00 AM and two volcanic earthquakes of magnitudes M2.5 and M3.9 were felt at Intensity III in Tagaytay City and Alitagtag, Batangas were recorded at 6:15 and 6:22 PM PST, respectively. The volcano is now at Alert Level 4, which means that hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. Total evacuation was recommended for residents at Taal Volcano Island and additional evacuation of areas at high risk to pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami within a 14-kilometer radius from Taal Main Crater. Areas in the general north of Taal Volcano are advised to guard against the effects of heavy and prolonged ashfall. Civil aviation authorities are advised that aircrafts avoid the airspace around Taal Volcano as airborne ash and ballistic fragments from the eruption column pose hazards to aircraft.

Iran | Flood | 11/January/2020

Flooding in southern Iran has now left at least 3 people dead and 1 missing, according to media reports. Heavy rain from 09 January 2020 caused major flooding in the provinces of Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan and Hormozgan. In a 24 hour period to 11 January 2020, 92.7mm of rain fell in Bandarabbass, Hormozgan Province. The following day 76m of rain fell in Chahbahar, Sistan and Baluchestan Province. Parts of United Arab Emirates were also affected. Flooding in Iran has destroyed houses and displaced hundreds of people. Roads have been rendered impassable by flood water, leaving hundreds of villages isolated.

Indonesia | Flood | 01/January/2020

Beginning of the new year 2020 most of the Greater Jakarta area was surrounded by floods after high-intensity rain occurred since Tuesday (31/12). Based on an early warning report on weather forecasts issued by the Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) previously, the Jabodetabek area is expected to rain with medium to high intensity at the end of the year to the beginning of the year.

Year 2019

Indonesia | Flood | 02/December/2019

The number of people killed by Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)’s pounding of the Philippines this week has hit 13, officials say Thursday, as authorities confirmed reports of storm-related deaths. Kammuri’s fierce winds toppled trees and flattened flimsy homes across a swathe of the nation’s north on Tuesday, and forced a rare 12-hour shutdown of Manila’s international airport. Authorities said on Wednesday one person had drowned while three died after being hit by trees and flying objects. Disaster officials did not offer details on how the other victims died, but local police reports indicated some may have drowned or been crushed by trees.

Philippines | Flood | 02/December/2019

The number of people killed by Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)’s pounding of the Philippines this week has hit 13, officials say Thursday, as authorities confirmed reports of storm-related deaths. Kammuri’s fierce winds toppled trees and flattened flimsy homes across a swathe of the nation’s north on Tuesday, and forced a rare 12-hour shutdown of Manila’s international airport. Authorities said on Wednesday one person had drowned while three died after being hit by trees and flying objects. Disaster officials did not offer details on how the other victims died, but local police reports indicated some may have drowned or been crushed by trees.

Japan | Flood | 30/October/2019

The extremely large Typhoon Hagibis is gaining force over the Pacific south of Japan and is forecast to approach the main islands of Kyushu, Shikoku and Honshu during the upcoming three-day weekend, the Meteorological Agency said. Hagibis may head on to Kyushu, Shikoku and Honshu, lashing those areas from Saturday to Sunday, the agency said. Hagibis may head on to Kyushu, Shikoku and Honshu, lashing those areas from Saturday to Sunday. Last month, two typhoons wreaked havoc in Japan, with Faxai hitting Tokyo and causing a massive power outage in Chiba Prefecture, while Tapah brought heavy rains and caused tornadoes in Kyushu.

India | Flood | 30/September/2019

Heavy rains are reported in Bihar during third week of September 2019 and caused steady rise in water levels in parts of Bihar state. According to reports, River Kamala, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Kosi, Mahananda, Punpun, Kamlabalan, Ganga and Sone were reported to be flowing above danger level.

Thailand | Flood | 20/September/2019

According to Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Thailand, Tropical Storm PODUL and KAJIKI have caused widespread flood in 32 provinces and have affected more than 400.000 families per on 20 sept., 2019.

Lao PDR | Flood | 6/September/2019

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Ministry of Natural Resources, Lao PDR reported several floods affected areas in the central and southern part of Lao PDR due to the existence of a Low Pressure Area (LPA), Tropical Storm PODUL, and Tropical depression KAJIKI. Currently, flood has been reported in six (6) provinces namely Khmmouan, Savannakhet, Champasack, Saravane, Sekong, and Attapue provinces.

Vietnam | Flood | 1 -5/September/2019

Northern of Vietnam and provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh will have heavy rains from 1st to 5th September 2019, rainfall over the whole range from 300-700mm. Many areas may be subject to flash floods and flooding.

Japan | Flood | 28/August/2019

Torrential rain hit southwestern Japan on August 28 Wednesday morning, prompting local governments to instruct thousands of people to evacuate as rivers overflowed in what the weather agency called an ‘unprecedented downpour’ that left at least two people dead. In Saga Prefecture in the Kyushu region, JR Saga Station was flooded and a number of vehicles were seen submerged, while landslides were confirmed in the city of Takeo and rivers in Ogi and Imari overflowed, flooding nearby farm fields.

Myanmar | Flood | 08/August/2019

Monsoon rains and increased river levels have triggered flooding in pockets across eight states and regions with evacuations in several townships. A cumulative number of 78,000 people were displaced to 186 evacuation centres in Kachin, Rakhine, Chin, and Mon states, as well as Bago, Sagaing, Mandalay and Magway regions, according to the national Department of Disaster Management (DDM)

Indonesia | Earthquake | 14/July/2019

A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on 14 July, damaging some homes and causing panicked residents to flee to temporary shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake was centered 103 miles southeast of Ternate in North Maluku province, at a depth of just 6 miles. Shallow quakes tend to cause more damage than deeper ones.

Bhutan | GLOF | 20/June/2019

One (Thorthormi-Lake) of four potential dangerous lakes in the head waters of Phochu under the Punatsangchu is partially bridged 20th June night.The stability of the moraine walls surrounding the main lake is uncertain.The chief of hydrology and water resources division, Sangay Tenzin said this is because of the two subsidiary lakes that breached on the evening of June 20. There is erosion and an outflow from the subsidiary II lake, which could destablise the moraine dams of the main Thorthomi lake.

China | Earthquake | 17/June/2019

The Mw 5.9 earthquake occurred on June 17, 2019, which leads to 13 people killed during the event, and more than 100 people wounded. The event is the largest one recorded around the area, at the southeast corner of the Sichuan basin. There is a long debate about the disaster occurred in the region in recent years, because of increasing shale gas extraction activities. Yet, it remains unknown about the interaction between the natural tectonic earthquakes and induced earthquakes in the region. But for the June 17th event, it seems occurred on a fold-and-thrust system. It is critical to reveal the earthquake characteristics by satellite data and help reduce the earthquake damages in this region.

Philippines | Earthquake | 22/April/2019

At 5:11PM on 22 April 2019, A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook the provinces of Zambales, Pampanga and vicinity. The epicenter was located at 15.02N, 120.34E, near Castillejos, Zambales with depth of 10 kms. Weak to very strong ground shaking was felt by nearby provinces and as far as Aurora and Laguna. Several damages to some buildings, roads and bridges were reported mostly near the epicentral area.

South Korea | Wildfire | 04/April/2019

A wildfire in South Korea killed one person and forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes, according to the Yonhap news agency.  The fire broke out in eastern Gangwon Province and spread to the seaside holiday city of Sokcho, burning about 385 hectares (950 acres) of land and 310 homes, warehouses and other buildings, Yonhap reported citing the government.

Flash flood occurred on 16 march 2019  in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua has killed nearly 100 people and dozens more still missing. The Sentani area near the provincial capital Jayapura has been hit by torrential rain has triggered the floods and nearly 10,000 people have moved to shelters.

Year 2018

Due to monsoon condition, heavy rainfall was recieved to South Western slope of Sri Lanka (average 200 to 300 mm in 24 hours), resulting heavy…

According to the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention, at 8:30 am on June 25, floods in the northwestern provinces have left…

Record heavy rainfall continued to pound western and central parts of Japan on 7 July 2018, leaving at least eight people dead and 46 others missing due to landslides and swollen rivers.

Oil spill occurred in southern of Thailand during 7-9 July 2018. It need to monitor oil spill in Pangan Province.

Northern Midlands of Vietnam and provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh will have heavy rains from 18-20 / 7, rainfall over the whole range from 300-350mm. Many areas may be subject to flash floods and flooding.

one dam in southern Laos collapsed and released all of its water in the reservoir to flood many villages below it. There have been confirmed death while over a hundred are still missing.

The water level of the Bago River reached the danger level in Bago 27th July, inundating low-lying areas and forcing over 2,450 families to move to shelters.

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the central island of Lombok at 05.47 local time (22.47 UTC) on Sunday (29/7/2018) (Source : BMKG). The epicentre was 50 Km north east of the City of Mataram…

The popular Indonesian resort island of Lombok, already under a weeklong state of emergency, was struck once again on Sunday by a powerful earthquake…

Whole province of Sakon Nakhon has been inundated (water levels from 70-200 cm), residential areas have been flooded….

The situation in Kerala state of India is worsened on Aug 10,2018 as all the five sluice gates of the Idukki dam were opened an shutters of over two dozen…

A tropical depression has been dumping torrential rain in central and southern Taiwan since 23th, with some districts receiving close to 1,000 millimetres (39 inches) of rainfall….

This time in Mekong Delta, their flood event is coming from upstream of the Mekong river….

The spillway of the Swar Irrigation Dam broken and washed away on 29th August 2018 around 5:00 AM. 80% of water from the dam breach out all days on 29th August…

Landslides resulting from a preliminary magnitude 6.7 earthquake early Thursday on Japan’s Hokkaido island buried a “large” number of homes…

Year 2017

Nonstop heavy rain due to Typhoon Paolo (Lan) hit Dumaguete City and other parts of Negros Oriental…