Disaster & Management

7.3 magnitude earthquake rattles Indonesia's Malaku Island

International News       Jul 14, 2019

An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck off the Maluku islands in Eastern Indonesia on Sunday, United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.   The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 9:10 (UTC), was registered at a depth of 10 kilometres, about 102...

Record-setting heatwave and costly severe weather sweep across Europe in June

International News       Jul 10, 2019

  CHICAGO: Aon plc launched the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during June 2019.   The report reveals that an outbreak of severe weather between June 10-12 generated large hail, strong...

Massive earthquake hits California, towns survey damage amid 1700 aftershocks

International News       Jul 06, 2019

  Los Angeles: Communities in the Mojave Desert tallied damage and made emergency repairs to cracked roads and broken pipes Friday as aftershocks from Southern California's largest earthquake in 20 years kept rumbling.   The town of Ridgecrest, close to the epicenter, assessed damage after several fires...

Mumbai paralaysed after incessant rain; Maharashtra toll rises to 35

Indian News       Jul 02, 2019

  MUMBAI: Mumbai was Tuesday paralaysed by incessant rain, which left many parts of the financial capital waterlogged and 21 dead in a wall collapse in the city.    Fourteen persons died in rest of Maharashtra in rain- related incidents in the last 24 hours, officials said.   ...

India could face productivity loss equivalent to 34 million jobs in 2030 due to global warming: UN 

International News       Jul 02, 2019

  New York: India is projected to lose 5.8 per cent of working hours in 2030, a productivity loss equivalent to 34 million full-time jobs, due to global warming, particularly impacting agriculture and construction sectors, a report by the UN labour agency said.    The International Labour...

Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Make India No. 1 in disaster response & mitigationShah

Indian News       Jun 29, 2019

  New Delhi: A clear 'chain of command' should be in place when multiple stakeholders get on-board to combat a disaster and government agencies should ensure that India becomes a top-notch nation for managing such emergencies, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Saturday.   Officiating his first...

RMS releases underwriting tools deliver rapid, site-specific insights

International News       Jun 28, 2019

   NEWARK, CA; Expanding on its suite of strategic risk products, RMS, a leading global risk modeling and analytics firm, announced the availability of two transformative data solutions hosted on RMS Risk Intelligence (RI), its strategic risk platform.   These solutions employ sophisticated RMS models and rich...

Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

International News       Jun 19, 2019

TOKYO:  A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan’s northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings.   The magnitude 6.4 quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), lasted for as long as 20...

Severe cyclonic storm likely to hit Gujarat on June 12 night: IMD

Indian News       Jun 11, 2019

  AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: A severe cyclonic storm is likely to hit Gujarat on June 12 night with a wind speed of 130-140 kilometres per hour, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday night.  The Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said the deep depression over...

U.S. impacted by most May tornadoes since 2015, storms and floods leave costly financial toll

International News       Jun 07, 2019

  CHICAGO: Aon plc in its  latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, evaluating  the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during May 2019, has said that the total economic and insured losses in the US from the convective storm and...

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