An earthquake of 5.6 M magnitude and 100 km depth hit the northeastern areas of Escuintla department (south-east Guatemala) on 18 June at 2.32 UTC. The epicentre was located 5 km south-southwest of Guanagazapa city and 40 km southeast of "Volcan de Fuego". USGS PAGER indicated a shaking up to strong for 150 000 people. As of 18 June early morning UTC, there are no immediate reports of casualties or damages.
BEIJING, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters killed 82 people in China last month and eight others remain missing, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.
Natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, strong winds and hail, affected 11.1 million people and forced 66,000 to relocate in May, the ministry said on its website Sunday.
Destroying houses and damaging crops, the natural disasters caused direct economic losses of 10.13 billion yuan (about 1.6 billion U.S. dollars).
Karina M. Tehusijarana
The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Thu, June 14, 2018 | 07:11 pm
Two days before Idul Fitri, residents of Sumenep regency on Madura island, East Java, were surprised by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake that left dozens of houses damaged.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded the earthquake at 8:06 p.m. on Wednesday, with an epicenter about 6 kilometers northeast of Sumenep at a depth of 12 km.
El Instituto Geofísico de Ecuador asegura que este 15 de junio se ha producido un sismo en la provincia de Guayas, cuyo epicentro se localizó a unos 10 kilómetros de la localidad de Nobol.
La magnitud del temblor ha alcanzado 5,0, mientras que su hipocentro se localizó a 39 kilómetros de profundidad.
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TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite June 14 (PIA) – A province-wide "colloquium" or seminar on the Big One Preparedness was organized creating the “Vulnerability and Impact Reduction for Earthquake in Cavite “ or the VIPER project.
The activity was in collaboration with the Office of Civil Defense-Region 4A, PHIVOLCS, and the Metro Manila Development Authority.
Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for June: 01 Jun to 12 Jun 2018
• 3 provinces affected by flood, river bank erosion and dry spell
• 3 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly 215 families were affected
• 7 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners
• So far; 304 families (2,128 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)
• IOM distributed relief assistance to 143 families (1,001 individuals) affected by river bank erosion
- No reported damage or incident relative to the earthquake as of this reporting time.
Este documento fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC y con información suministrada por la alcaldía municipal de Pasto, la Gobernación de Nariño, la Dirección Administrativa de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres y miembros del Equipo Local de Coordinación de Nariño.
Flash Update No. 1 – Colombia - Afectaciones por sismos en Pasto (Nariño).
Conseil des droits de l’homme
18 juin-6 juillet 2018
Points 2 et 10 de l’ordre du jour
Rapport annuel du Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme et rapports du Haut-Commissariat et du Secrétaire général Assistance technique et renforcement des capacités
Human Rights Council
18 June–6 July 2018
Agenda items 2 and 10
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Technical assistance and capacity-building
Tanzania's government is introducing new disaster measures at schools and asking students to make their communities aware of the dangers.
When an earthquake struck in Tanzania two years ago, 15 of the 20 people who died were students at a secondary school.
The quake was a moderate one of 5.9 magnitude - but it damaged hundreds homes and other buildings in and around Bukoba town in Kigera province. The boys who died were at Ihungo boarding school in Buboka.
Key issues in the past week:
• Conflict forced 8,600 people from their homes across the country, according to initial reports.
• More than 9,500 people returned Afghanistan from abroad during the past week.
• 244 survivors of Gender Based Violence were assisted by Cluster-partners.
• More than 40,000 people received aid across the country from some 20 humanitarian partners.
Countrywide conflict displacement
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) supports disaster response and preparedness activities in 20 countries by working closely with Humanitarian Coordinator’s (HC)/Resident Coordinator’s (RC) offices, OCHA Country Offices and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs).
Challenges may arise in Papua New Guinea as some communities displaced by February's earthquake do not want to return home, the Red Cross says.
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Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for May: 01 May to 31 May 2018
• 20 provinces affected by flood, earthquake, landslide and dry spell
• 30 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly over 8,000 families were affected
• 138 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners
• So far; 6,757 families (46,947 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)
Humanitarian crises are increasingly affecting urban areas either directly, through civil conflict, hazards such as flooding or earthquakes, urban violence or outbreaks of disease, or indirectly, through hosting people fleeing these threats. The humanitarian sector has been slow to understand how the challenges and opportunities of working in urban spaces necessitate changes in how they operate. For agencies used to working in rural contexts, the dynamism of the city, with its reliance on markets, complex systems and intricate logistics, can be a daunting challenge.
This map highlights the number of households that have received the first tranche of the GoN housing reconstruction grant, as a percentage of the total number of eligible households (including resolved grievances).
This map highlights the number of households complaint at 3rd tranche as a percentage of households who have started and completed construction.