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EM-DAT: Disasters of the week

Week 2-2016: January 04 - January 10
Natural disasters:

2016-0001    Cold wave; Poland
2016-0002    Earthquake; India and Bangladesh
2016-0005    Storm; California, United States
2016-0014    Wildfires; Yarloop, Australia

Technological disasters:

2016-0013    Gaz leak; California, United States

Week 1-2016: December 28 2015 - January 03 2016
Natural disasters:

2015-0566 Wildfires; Spain
2016-0004    Tropical cyclone Ula; Tonga

Technological disasters:

2016-0003    Gaz explosion in a bus; Karak, Pakistan
2016-0005    Shipwreck; Kafr al-Cheikh, Egypt

Week 52-2015: December 21 - December 27
Natural disasters:

2015-0558    Tornadoes; South of United States
2015-0560    Forest Fires; Australia
2015-0561    Floods; United Kingdom
2015-0564    Floods; Kenya
2015-0565    Floods; United States

Technological disasters:

2015-0556    Fire in an hospital; Jazan, Saudi Arabia
2015-0559    A bus falls into a ravin; Samangan province, Afghanistan
2015-0567    Gaz explosion, Nnewi, Nigeria
2015-0568    Plane crash; New Delhi, India

Week 51-2015: December 14 - December 20
Natural disasters:

2015-0551    Floods; Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay
2015-0554    Landslide and explosion; Shenzhen, China (P Rep)

Technological disasters:

2015-0539    Bus accident; Rosario de la Frontera, Argentina
2015-0555    Shipwreck with migrants; Turkey
2015-0552    Bus accident; Doi Saket, Thailand
2015-0553    Collision between a bus and mini-bus; Oaxaca state, Mexico

Week 50-2015: December 07 - December 13
Natural disasters:

2015-0528    Earthquake; Tajikistan
2015-0535    Floods; Bukavu, Zaire/Congo; Dem Rep

Technological disasters:

2015-0537    Fire in and hospital; Voronej region, Russia
2015-0538    Boat accident; Borneo, Indonesia

Week 49-2015: November 30 - December 6
Natural disasters:

2015-0524    Landslide; Lebong Tandai (Sumatra Isl), Indonesia
2015-0525    Storm Desmond; Cumbria county; United Kingdom
2015-0529    Extreme winter conditions; Mongolia
2015-0536    Floods; Kinshasa, Zaire/Congo, Dem Rep
2015-0542    Floods; Albania

Technological disasters:

2015-0523    Roads accidents during 'Magal'; Senegal
2015-0526    Fire on a petrol plaftform; Azerbaidjan
2015-0527    Collision between a train and a bus; Jakarta, Indonesia

Week 48-2015: November 23 - November 29
Natural disasters:

2015-0531   Winter storm; Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma states, United States
2015-0540   Cholera outbreak; Tanzania (Uni Rep)

Technological disasters:

2015-0513    Crash of an helicopter; Igarka, Russia
2015-0518    Fire in a hangar; Ouargla, Algeria
2015-0519    Road accident; near Westonaria, South Africa
2015-0520    Fire in a slum; Masiphumelele, South Africa
2015-0521    Shipwreck; Kivu lake, Congo (Dem Rep)

Week 47-2015: November 16 - November 22
Natural disasters:

2015-0506    Earthquake; Leucade Isl., Greece
2015-0507    Floods; Medine region, Saudi Arabia
2015-0509    Measles epidemic; Mokolo, Cameroon
2015-0512    Earthquake; Osh province, Kyrgyztan
2015-0514    Forest fires; Pinery region, Australia
2015-0516    Landslide on a jade mine; Hpakant region, Myanmar

Technological disasters:

2015-0505        Train accident; near Quetta, Pakistan
2015-0507        Shipwreck, migrants: Near Kos Isl., Greece
2015-0515        Fire in a coal line; near Jixi (Heilongjiang province), China (P Rep)
2015-0516        Road accident; near Jalpan, Mexico

Week 46-2015: November 9 - November 15
Natural disasters:

2015-0499    Floods; Iran (Islam Rep)
2015-0502    Landslide; Lishui (China, P Rep)
2015-0504    Severe weather: Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India
2015-9500    Drought, South Africa

Technological disasters:

2015-0496        Shipwreck with migrants; near Ayvacik, Turkey
2015-0501        Speed train accident (TGV), Eckwersheim, France

Week 45-2015: November 2 - November 8
Natural disasters:

2015-0484        Cyclone Chapala; Yemen
2015-0488        Storms and floods; Texas and Louisiana, United States  
2015-0494        Cyclone Megh; Socotra Isl., Yemen
2015-0203        Floods and landslides; Colombia

Complex disasters:

2015-0487        Plane crash; Juba, South Sudan
2015-0493        Collapse of a factory; Sundar, Pakistan

Week 44-2015: October 26 - November 1st
Natural disasters:

2015-0476    Earthquake; Afghanistan and Pakistan
2015-0477    Floods; Somalia
2015-0482    Floods; Tindouf region, Algeria
2015-0485    Floods; Bhagdad; Irak

Technological disasters:

2015-0483    Shipwreck with migrants; Greece
2015-0486    Collapse of a dam; Mariana, Brazil
2015-0495    Fire in a discotheque; Bucarest, Romania

Week 43-2015: October 19 - October 25
Natural disasters:

2015-0470    Hurricane Patrica; Mexico
2015-0471    Thunderstorms; Texas, United States
2015-0477    Floods; Somalia
2015-9478    Food Insecurity; Zimbabwe

Technological disasters:

2015-0463    Collision bettween a truck and a bus; Puissegin, France
2015-0472    Ferry accident; Hong Kong (China)

Week 42-2015: October 12 - October 18
Natural disasters:

2015-0454    Rockslide; Karachi, Pakistan
2015-0455    Landslide; Kayah state, Myanmar
2015-0462    Typhoon Koppu; Philippines
2015-0465    Floods; Latium and Abruzzes region, Italy
2015-0466    Floods; Oman

Technological disasters:

2015-0467    Shipwreck with migrants; Turkey
2015-0468    Shipwreck; near Odessa, Ukraine
2015-0469     Road accident with migrants; Iran (Islam Rep)

 

Week 41-2015: October 5 - October 11
Natural disasters:

2015-0459    Floods; South Carolina, United States

 

Technological disasters:

2015-0452    Explosion in  a restaurant; Anhui province, China (P Rep)
2015-0453    Shipwreck with migrants; near Baltim, Egypt

 

Week 40-2015: September 28 - October 4
Natural disasters:

2015-0444    Landslide; Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala
2015-0451    Floods: Cote d'Azur, France
2015-0458    Typhoon Dujuan; Taiwan and China (P Rep)

Technological disasters:

2015-0461    Transport accident; Ankara, Turkey

Week 39-2015: September 21 - September 27
Natural disasters:

2015-0415    Earthquake; Sorong, Indonesia
2015-0446    Floods; Central America and Caribbean
2015-0448    Floods; Nigeria
2015-0457    Floods; China (P Rep)

Technological disasters:

2015-0414    Stampede during pilgrimage to Mecca; Mina, Saudi Arabia
2015-0416    Collision between a truck and a bus; Hunan province, China (P REp)
2015-0443    Shipwreck with migrants; near Bodrum, Turkey

Week 38-2015: September 14 - September 20
Natural disasters:

2015-0421    Wildfires; California, United States
2015-0431    Flash floods; Utah, United States
2015-0433    Wildfires; Ecuador
2015-0434    Storms; France
2015-0435    Earthquake; Chile
2015-0436    Floods; Freetown, Sierra Leone
2015-0437    Floods; Tamanrasset, Algeria
2015-0438    Floods; Iran (Islam Rep)

Technological disasters:

2015-0432    Shipwreck with migrants; Turkey
2015-0417    Explosion of a tanker; South Sudan
2015-0439    Intoxication; Tianshui, China (P Rep)
2015-0441    Collision of a ferry with a migrants boat; near Canakkale, Turkey

week 37-2015: September 7 - September 13
Natural disasters:

2015-0418    Floods; Ibaraki (Japan)
2015-0427    Sandstorm; Lebanon and Syria

Technological disasters:

2015-0419    Gaz explosion in a restaurant; Madhya Pradesh, India
2015-0420    Shipwreck with migrants; near Farmakonis, Greece
2015-0442    Collision between a truck and a bus; Lusaka, Zambia

Week 36-2015: August 31 - September
Natural disasters:

2015-0428    Landslide; Kolonkola village; Guinea

Technological disasters:

2015-0404    Shipwreck with migrants; Lybia (Arab Rep)
2015-0422    Fire in a prison; Tocuyito, Carabobo state, Venezuela
2015-0423    Bus accident; Paraty, Brazil
2015-0425    Bus accident; Qom, Iran (Islam Rep)
2015-0426    Shipwreck with migrants; Malaysia

Week 35-2015: August 24 - August 30
Natural disasters:

2015-0375    Hurricane Erika; Caribbean
2015-0385    Wildfires; Zaire/Congo, Dem Rep
2015-0390    Flash floods; Artvin region, Turkey

Technological disasters:

2015-0376    Migrants accident; Burgenland, Austria
2015-0377    Shipwreck with migrants; near Zouara, Lybian (Arab Jamah)
2015-0378    Migrants found on a boat; Italy
2015-0386    Road accident; Swaziland
2015-0387    Bus accident; Butterworth, Cap-Oriental, South Africa
2015-0388    Mini-bus accident; Cap Oriental, South Africa
2015-0389    Fire in a residential building; Khobar, Saudi Arabia

week 34-2015: August 17 - August 23
Natural disasters:

2015-0363    Floods; Durazno and Trinta y Tres departments, Uruguay
2015-0364    Snowfall; Bolivia
2015-0365    Landslide in a sikhs temple area; Himachal Pradesh, India
2015-0371    Typhoon Goni; Philippines
2015-9364    Drought; Isabela province, Philippines

Technological disasters:

2015-0360    A bus falls from a bridge; Kwa-Zulu natal, South Africa
2015-0367    Shipwreck; congo river, Lileko, Congo (Dem Rep)

Week 33-2015: August 10 - August 16
Natural disasters:

2015-0343    Forest fires; Siberia, Russia
2015-0344    Floods; Azial region, Morocco
2015-0349    Floods; Pampa region, Argentina

Technological disasters:

2015-0340    Stampede during a pilgrimage; Jharkhand state, India
2015-0350    Collapse of a mine due to landslide; Shaanxi province, China (P Rep)
2015-0351    Mine explosion; Guizhou province, China (P Rep)
2015-0356    Immigrants boat incident; near Lampedusa, Italy
2015-0357    Explosions and fire in an industrial area; Tianjin, China (P Rep)

Week 32-2015: August 03 - August 09
Natural disasters:

2015-0317    Floods; India
2015-0318    Storm; Tetovo, Macedonia
2015-0323    Floods; Mindano Isl., Philippines
2015-0324    Floods; Lao (Dem Rep)
2015-0336    Earthquake; South Kivu, Zaire/Congo (Rep Dem)
2015-0338    Severe storms; Chile
2015-0339    Typhoon (Soudelor); Taiwan, China (P Rep) and Philippines
2015-0341    Dengue outbreak; Samoa
2015-0342    Heat wave; Egypt
2015-0345    Floods; Korea (Dem P Rep)
2015-0346    Floods; Burkina-Faso
2015-0354    Earthquake; Alegria, El Salvador

Technological disasters:

2015-0319    Collapse of a building; Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau
2015-0320    Train accident; Madhya Prades, India
2015-0321    Collision between two buses; Khabarovsk, Russia

Week 31-2015: July 27 - August 02
Natural disasters:

2015-0292    Floods; Quand Ninh province, Vietnam
2015-0306    Landslides; Kaski, Nepal
2015-0308    Floods; Myanmar
2015-0310    Floods; Asuncion, Paraguay
2015-0312    Wildfires, California, United States
2015-0314    Floods; Puerto Boyaca, Colombia
2015-0322    Earthquake; Papua, Indonesia
2015-9037    Drought; Botswana
2015-9328    Drought; China (P Rep)

Technological disasters:

2015-0295    Fire in a furniture factory; Cairo, Egypt
2015-0300    Crash of a military helicopter; Laos
2015-0311    Crash of a military plane; Las Palomas, Colombia

Week 30-2015: July 20 - July 26
Natural disasters:

2015-0286    Floods; Tajikistan
2015-0291    Floods; Pakistan
2015-0293    Floods and landslides; Bangladesh
2015-0313    Floods; Guyana
2015-0315    Cold wave; Peru
2015-0325    Floods; Colombia

Technological disasters:

2015-0260    Collision of two boats; Waraq region, Egypt
2015-0264    Collision between a bus and a truck; Krasnoïarsk, Russia
2015-0265    A bus falls into a ravin, Védéno district, Russia
2015-0289    Shipwreck; Lybian (Arab Jamah)
2015-0304    Explosion in a firework factory; Near Bari, Italy

Week 29-2015: July 13 - July 19
Natural disasters:

2015-0258    Flash floods; Iran (Islam Rep)
2015-0261    Typhoon Nangka; Honshu and Sikoku Isl., Japan
2015-0263    Severe storms; Poland
2015-0285    Floods; Brazil
2015-0290    Wildfires; Greece
2015-0294    Floods; Myanmar

Technological disasters:

2015-0262    Collision of two trains; Johannesburg, South Africa

Week 28-2015: July 06 - July 12
Natural disasters:

2015-0244    Typhoon Chan-hom; China (P Rep), Japan, Taiwan and Philippines
2015-0275    Forest fires; Saskatchevan, Canada
2015-0277    Eruption of Colima Volcano; Mexico
2015-0278    Tropical cyclone Linfa; China (P Rep) and Philippines
2015-0283    Floods; Philippines

Technological disasters:

2015-0241    Collapse of a military house, Svetly (near Omsk, Siberia), Russia
2015-0242    Explosion of a oil pipeline; Nigeria
2015-0243    Stampede; Mimensingh, Bangladesh
2015-0266    Bus accident, Krasnoïarsk region, Russia
2015-0273    Road accident; Gölmarmara Manisa proivince, Turkey
2015-0274    Shipwreck with migrants; Greece
2015-0276    Accident on a boats carrying migrants; Sicily, Italy

Week 27-2015: June 29 - July 05
Natural disasters:

2015-0237    Floods, Costa Rica
2015-0253    Floods and Landslides; India, Bangladesh and Myanmar
2015-0255    Floods; China (P Rep)
2015-0246    Wildfires; Washington State, United States
2015-0271    Earthquake; Xinjiang region, China (P Rep)

Technological disasters:

2015-0267    Military plane crash; Medan, Indonesia
2015-0268    Collision between a bus and a truck; Madhya Pradesh, India
2015-0269    Bus accident; Ancash region, Peru
2015-0270    Shipwreck; Leyte Isl., Philippines
2015-0272    Collapse of a shoes factory; Wenling, Zhejiang province, China (P Rep)

Week 26-2015: June 22 - June 28
Natural disasters:

2015-0235    Floods;Sotchi , Russia
2015-0236    Floods; Gujarat state, India
2015-0250    Floods; China (P Rep)
2015-0251    Severe weather; China (P Rep)
2015-0252    Tropical storm Kujira; China (P Rep) and Vietnam
2015-0254    Floods; Xinjiang province, China (P Rep)

Technological disasters:

2015-0233    Road accident; near Tédoua, Central African Rep
2015-0234    Collision between a truck and a bus; Omsk, West Siberia, Russia
2015-0238    Fire during a concert, Taiwan

Week 25-2015: June 15 - June 21
Natural disasters:

2015-0232    Heat wave, Pakistan
2015-0249    Floods; Maharashtra and Gujarat, India
2015-0256    Floods; New Zealand
2015-9527    Drought, Korea (Dem P Rep)

Technological disasters:

2015-0230    Collision between a train and a bus; Tabika (El Fahes), Tunisia

Week 24-2015: June 08 - June 14
Natural disasters:

2015-0226    Landslide; Taplejung, Nepal
2015-0227    Floods; Tbilissi, Georgia
2015-0231    Floods, Cote d'Ivoire

Technological disasters:

2015-0223    Road accident; Huanuco, Peru
2015-0224    Fire in a tanker depot; Kiev, Ukraine
2015-0228    Bus accident; Egypt
2015-0229    Bus accident; near Hourghada, Egypt

Week 23-2015: June 1st - June 07
Natural disasters:

2015-0202    Floods; Russia
2015-0203    Floods; Salaj County, Romania
2015-0215    Floods; Khuzdar district, Pakistan
2015-0216    Earthquake; Borneo, Malaysia

Technological disasters:

2015-0193    Fire of a truck in a road accident; Onitsha, Nigeria
2015-0196    Shipwreck; Jianli, Hubei province, China (P Rep)
2015-0197    Bus accident; Mazandaran province, Iran Islam Rep)
2015-0201    Fire in a gas station; Accra, Ghana

Week 22-2015: May 25 - May 31
Natural disasters:

2015-0187    Tornado; Ciudad Acuna, Mexico
2015-0189    Heat wave; India
2015-0212    Flash floods and thunderstorms; Texas and Oklahoma, United States
2015-0220    Floods; China (P Rep)

Technological disasters:

2015-0188    Fire in an elderly home; Pingdingshan, Henan province, China (P Rep)
2015-0191    Road accident; Beni Souef, Egypt
2015-0192    Fire in a hospital, Qamichli, Syrian (Arab Rep)

Week 21-2015: May 18 - May 24
Natural disasters:

2015-0171    Landslides; Salgar, Colombia
2015-0185    Flood and landslides; China (P Rep)
2015-0186    Flood; Texas and Oklahoma, United States
2015-0194    Flood and mudslides; Tajikistan
2015-0204    Flood; Chile
2015-0205    Flood; Tanzania (Uni Rep)
2015-0206    Flood; Wellington, New Zealand
2015-0207    Flood; Tamil Nadu, India

Technological disasters:

2015-0221    Oil spill, California, United States

Welcome to EM-DAT website

Since 1988 the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) has been maintaining an Emergency Events Database EM-DAT. EM-DAT was created with the initial support of the WHO and the Belgian Government.

The main objective of the database is to serve the purposes of humanitarian action at national and international levels. It is an initiative aimed to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as providing an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.

EM-DAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 18,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies.

 

 

 

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