Natural disaster

Natural disaster

3 dead, dozens injured in major earthquake on China-Kyrgyzstan border

Three people were killed and dozens injured after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck along the mountainous China-Kyrgyzstan border on Tuesday, authorities said

3d ago

Erosion, even in winter

While most waterbodies run dry around the country this winter, residents of Jamalpur are spending their days in worries of erosion.

6d ago

Protect wetlands to avert natural disasters: speakers

Rights activists and environmentalists at a public meeting yesterday emphasised the importance of individual initiatives to protect rivers, haors and agricultural lands.

1w ago

About 1,000 tourists trapped in China's Xinjiang after avalanches

Around 1,000 tourists remain stranded in a remote holiday village after avalanches hit China's northwestern Xinjiang region with metres-high snow and fickle weather impeding evacuation, state TV reported on Tuesday

1w ago

Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes off central Japan, no tsunami warning

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake off central Japan caused strong shaking on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued

2w ago

Death toll from Japan quake rises above 200: government

The death toll from a New Year's Day earthquake in Japan climbed to 202 on Tuesday with 565 confirmed injured, according to government figures

2w ago

Death toll hits 126 in Japan quake

Rescuers and residents sifted through rubble Saturday as their focus turned to recovering bodies and cleaning up rather than finding survivors, five days after a huge earthquake struck central Japan and killed at least 126 people

2w ago

Japan quake death toll rises to 92, missing 242

The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Japan rose to 92 on Friday, regional authorities said, with the number of missing jumping to 242

3w ago

Japan quake death toll rises to 48: official

At least 48 people are confirmed dead following a major earthquake in Japan, a local official said

3w ago

Total of 21 quakes above 4.0 magnitude hit Japan: Met office

A succession of 21 earthquakes registering 4.0 magnitude or stronger struck central Japan in just over 90 minutes on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

3w ago

China earthquake death toll rises to 149, two still missing after a week

One of China's most powerful earthquakes in recent years killed at least 149 people in a remote northwestern region, according to state media, with two people still missing after the magnitude 6.2 temblor hit a week ago

Beijing records most hours of sub-zero temperatures in December since 1951

China's capital Beijing has broken its record for hours of sub-zero temperatures in December dating back to 1951, after a cold wave swept swathes of the country and brought blizzards in its wake, sending temperatures towards historic lows

Death toll from China earthquake rises to 127

Rescuers in remote villages of northwest China dug through the rubble of collapsed homes in freezing conditions on Tuesday after the country's deadliest earthquake in years killed at least 127 people..State media said the shallow tremor just before midnight had caused the deaths of at leas

Hundreds evacuated as flood disaster unfolds in northeastern Australia

Stranded residents sheltered on a hospital roof as flash floods swamped northeastern Australia on Monday, with raging waters severing roads and flushing crocodiles into towns

12,500 families left homeless in 10 years

Narendra Nath Barman often visits the bank of the Teesta. Tears roll down his eyelids as the 75-year-old stands silently on the riverbed in Rajpur village of Lalmonirhat Sadar -- a place he once called home.

Who are giving us earthquake data?

BMD ill-equipped, still relies on manual system with no seismologist or geologist involved

Cyclone Michaung turns into severe cyclonic storm

Cyclonic storm "Michaung" over west-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas moved northwestwards further and intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and lay over the same area at 6:00am today, said a bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD)

Eight dead as cyclone batters India's southeast coast

At least eight people were killed as storms lashed India's southeast coast, police said Tuesday, with Cyclone Michaung expected to make landfall within hours

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