NEW!The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Survey Report (Preliminary) is now available. (pdf, 1.08MB)
NEW!The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2016 was successfully held in Phuket, Thailand on 25-26 February 2016.
The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2015 was successfully held in Sendai, Japan on 15 March 2015.
News from ADRC
Prof. Hamada, ADRC Chairman, received the Cabinet Office Disaster Prevention Achievement Award for the Year 2014 from the Prime Minister.(PDF, Japanese version only)
The Latest Disaster Information
On 13 November 2016, an earthquake of M 7.8 occurred in North Canterbury, New Zealand, killing at least two people.
Typhoon HAIMA (local name: LAWIN) landed in the Province of Cagayan, northern part of the Philippines on 20 October 2016 and killed 8 people.
At least 21 people have been killed by floods in four central provinces of Vietnam in the past week and eight are still missing.
On 5 October 2016, Hurricane Matthew has severely affected the south part of Haiti. More than 500 people were killed.
The floods hit the Garut area, about 200 km (125 miles) southeast of Jakarta, Indonesia on 20 September 2016 after torrential rain and killed more than 20 people.