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Affected countries: China
Over the past week, heavy rains in southern China caused severe floods and landslides affecting over 7.3 million people. A massive landslide in Xinmo village (Sichuan province), left at least 10 people dead and nearly 100 people still missing. The Government has deployed rescue teams to the…
On 19 October 2016, the typhoon made landfall in Cagayan in the evening as a category 4 storm.(Gov't of the Philippines, 20 Oct 2016) Eight deaths, all males, including two minors and an infant, have so far been attributed to this storm. These deaths all occurred from landslides in CAR…
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Viet Nam
A weather disturbance which formed earlier this week, in the sea, east of Philippines has intensified to Typhoon Sarika (local name Karen). The national meteorological agency estimates that Sarika will make landfall in the Aurora Quezon area as an equivalent of Category 2 cyclone early Sunday, 16…
Affected countries: China
In June 2016, severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms and hail, affected the central and southern areas of the country, causing casualties and damage. According to national authorities, five people have died, one has gone missing, 11 have been injured, over 3 600 people have been…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal
On 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu (OCHA, 26 Apr 2015) toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. The earthquake also caused extensive casualties and damage in India, China and Bangladesh…
Affected countries: China
On 3 Aug 2014 an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 at a depth of 12 km hit Longtoushan township in Ludian county in China's southwestern Yunnan province. As of 7 Aug, 615 people had been killed, 3,143 had been injured and 114 people were still missing. 230,000 had been relocated. Rescue teams…
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) made landfall over Lapu-Lapu in Albay province in the eastern Philippines in the late afternoon of 15 Jul 2014. It crossed the Northern Capital Region area the following morning, impacting the Metro Manila area with strong winds and heavy rain, causing…
Tropical Storm Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) initially formed in Micronesia, then gained strength, continued west and made its first landfall at 4:40 a.m. on 8 Nov 2013 in Guiuan municipality of the Philippines' Eastern Samar province. (OCHA, 8 Nov 2013) Initial reports estimated…
After making landfall as Category 1 Typhoon on 30 Sep 2013 on the central provinces of Viet Nam, Wutip passed over Laos on 1 Oct and then moved to Thailand, where it weakened from a typhoon to a tropical depression, bringing heavy rain to the northern regions of the country. The most affected…
Typhoon Usagi (locally known as Odette) struck the Philippines on 21 Sep 2013 in the southern part of Itbayat Island, one of the three main islands of the Batanes group of islands, affecting almost 48,000 people and causing severe damage to agriculture (OCHA, 23 Sep 2013). In China, media reports…
Typhoon Utor (locally known as Labuyo) made landfall over Aurora province in the eastern part of the Philippines' Central Luzon region in the early morning of 12 Aug 2013 with a category 3 status, affecting 281,700 people in 16 of the countries 80 province. Eight people were killed and almost…
Affected countries: China
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit a juncture region of Minxian County and Zhang County in northwest China's Gansu Province on 22 Jul 2013. 94 people were killed and 225,000 people were urgently relocated. (UNCT, 23 Jul 2013)
Affected countries: China, China - Taiwan Province
In late April 2013, heavy rain began to trigger floods and landslides in southern China. (Xinhua, 30 Apr 2013). Since then, 12 provinces have been affected, the worst being Henan, Hubei and Shandong. The UN reports nearly 2.8 million people have been affected and national authorities are…
Affected countries: China
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya'an city in south China's Sichuan Province on 20 Apr 2013. The earthquake's epicenter was monitored near Lushan county at a depth of 13 kms. As 23 May, 196 people were killed, 14,785 injured, 237,655 displaced and 2.1 million affected…
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Viet Nam
Son-Tinh (Ofel) made landfall as a tropical storm in the Philippines on 25 Oct 2012, killing 27 people and destroying almost 200 houses (Govt., 29 Oct 2012). On 27 Oct, more than 15,000 people stayed in 97 evacuation centers (Govt., 27 Oct 2012). After gaining typhoon strength, Son-Tinh hit Viet…
Affected countries: China
Multiple earthquakes, with the strongest two measuring 5.7 and 5.6 on the Richter scale, struck a mountainous rural region in southwest China on Friday, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 160 others. More than 100,000 people have been evacuated. (Xinhua, 07 Sep 2012)
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Viet Nam
Tropical Storm Kai-Tak (Helen) made landfall in Isabela province on the northeastern coast of the Philippines on 15 Aug 2012, bringing heavy rains that caused flash floods and flooding. Seven people died, and more than 86,700 people were affected. About 10,650 people took shelter in 77 evacuation…
Affected countries: China
Typhoon Haikui, which made landfall in Zhejiang on 08 Aug 2012, has brought heavy downpours to east China and killed three people there. In neighboring Anhui province, the typhoon has left one person dead and forced 26,000 others to be evacuated. In Zhejiang province, the typhoon has affected more…
Affected countries: China
Typhoon Damrey made landfall near Xiangshui county in east China's Jiangsu Province on 2 Aug 2012. In northeastern province of Liaoning, nearly 1.46 million people were affected by heavy rains and floods. More than 10,000 houses collapsed and about 17,000 houses were damaged, forcing 138,000…
Affected countries: China, China - Taiwan Province, Philippines
Tropical Storm Saola (Gener) turned into a typhoon on 30 July 2012. It did not strike the Philippines directly, but exacerbated a low pressure area in the vicinity, bringing several days of heavy continuous rains to large parts of the country. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management…