Natural Disasters

3.8 magnitude earthquake hits Ontario

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 struck just outside of Ontario in San Bernardino County Thursday night. The quake happened around 11:38pm and the epicentre of the quake was located near the Ontario International Airport arou ...

Series of earthquakes strikes Southern California

A series of earthquakes — the biggest a tremor with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 — struck near EI Centro, Southern California just after midnight on Monday. More than a dozen earthquakes hit parts of California overnight, wi ...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Hawaii’s Big Island

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the world’s largest active volcano Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii on Friday, reports CBS news. The earthquake was centered on Mauna Loa’s southern flank at a depth of 23 miles, 1.3 mile ...

5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts east of Oklahoma City

A preliminary earthquake, measuring 5.1 Richter scale, shook parts of Oklahoma late Friday night and was followed by at least two smaller tremors, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake’s epicenter, located just no ...

Palisades Tahoe avalanche kills one, injuries three in California

A man was killed and three other persons were injured in an avalanche at the Palisades Tahoe resort on the California side of Lake Tahoe on Wednesday morning, authorities said. The deceased was identified as Kenneth Kidd, 66, who ...

Moderate earthquake magnitude of 4.2 shakes Los Angeles

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale has jolted Los Angeles in Southern California, according to the United States Geological Survey. The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered about one kilometer nor ...

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits western Japan, tsunami warning triggered

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Ishikawa in central Japan on Monday afternoon, triggering a tsunami warning as far away as eastern Russia. Meanwhile, the authorities have urged people to evacuate affected coastal areas of Japan, re ...

8 Reasons Why Disaster Management Is Important

It’s not uncommon for disasters to strike at the least expected time, and their aftereffects are devastating. They threaten human lives and shake the economy to the core. Ensuring preparedness to tackle unforeseen circumstances ...

Essential Precautions Against Natural Calamities

“Are you ready to deal with the aftermath of a natural disaster?” This question frequently takes us by surprise because we have the propensity to underestimate the force and the impact of the wrath of mother nature. Di ...

5 Safety Tips for Earthquake

An earthquake is a weak to violent shaking of the ground created by the sudden development of shaking materials underneath the earth’s surface. The magnitude of an earthquake shows how much dangerous it is. Earthquake causes ...