Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes southeastern Turkey

39 people suffer injuries, says health minister A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Samsat district in Turkey’s southeastern Adiyaman province early Tuesday (24.4.18), injuring 39 people, according to a regional governor. The Turkish Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck at 3.34 a.m. (0034 GMT) at a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles). Speaking at a news conference … More Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes southeastern Turkey

Disasters Could Cost Asia-Pacific Region $160 Billion Per Year by 2030, UN Warns

Economic losses to disasters in Asia and the Pacific could exceed $160 billion annually by 2030, the United Nations development arm in the region warned on Tuesday (24.4.18), urging greater innovation in disaster risk financing. The need is all the more pressing given that only eight per cent of region’s losses are insured, said the … More Disasters Could Cost Asia-Pacific Region $160 Billion Per Year by 2030, UN Warns

UCLA Study Forecasts a Severe Climate Future for California

UCLA research predicts dramatic shifts between extreme dry and extreme wet weather by end of 21st century California is headed for a future of precipitation extremes. Research by UCLA climate scientists, published today in Nature Climate Change, projects that the state will experience a much greater number of extremely wet and extremely dry weather seasons, … More UCLA Study Forecasts a Severe Climate Future for California

Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Dominican Republic

6th April 2018 – After 99 mm of rain fell in La Vega Province, Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Emergency Operations Centre declared a red alert due to the severe rain and floods. 4,165 people we evacuated and 833 houses damaged. Comedores Económicos del Estado (CEED) is continuing to work in the sectors that were affected … More Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Dominican Republic

Tropical Cyclone Josie’s Deadly Flooding Rainfall Examined With IMERG

Tropical cyclone Josie didn’t make landfall in Fiji but its heavy rainfall resulted in deadly flooding. NASA calculated the rainfall that Josie left in its wake as it moved south of Fiji and began weakening. Tropical cyclone Josie moved close to Fiji and its clockwise circulation streamed moisture over Fiji causing flooding that led to … More Tropical Cyclone Josie’s Deadly Flooding Rainfall Examined With IMERG