Earthquakes, floods, wildfires and other natural hazards can have disastrous effects, causing massive losses and damages all over the world.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no initial reports of damage or injury.

The aim of this study is to investigate the differences in the mappable characteristics of earthquake-triggered and rainfall triggered landslides in terms of their frequency-area relationships, spatial distributions and relation with causal factors, and to evaluate whether separate susceptibility maps generated for specific landslide size and triggering mechanism are better than a generic landslide susceptibility assessment including all landslide sizes and triggers.

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake today jolted northeastern China's Jilin Province, causing panic among the residents, state-run media reported.

The 5.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Namibia on Thursday morning comes as the country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy has been trying to dispel rumors of a predicted “big earthquake” that were p

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake struck southwestern Mexico on Sunday night, triggering a seismic alarm in Mexico City and sending concerned residents out into the streets.

Dehradun: The central government has allotted Rs 218 crore to Uttarakhand towards its State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) which is used to provide immediate relief to those affected by natural cala

Disaster preparedness is critical for reducing potential impact. This paper contributes to current knowledge of disaster preparedness using representative national sample data from China, which faces high earthquake risks in many areas of the country. The adoption of earthquake preparedness activities by the general public, including five indicators of material preparedness and five indicators of awareness preparedness, were surveyed and 3245 respondents from all 31 provinces of Mainland China participated in the survey.

Quake on Afghan border jolts north India

Two miners were killed and five others were still missing underground after an earthquake hit the Masakhane gold mine west of Johannesburg, the Sibanye-Stillwater company said on Thursday.

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