[Databook] "Natural Disasters Data Book-2012 edition"
NEW!The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2014 is scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan on 4-6 March 2014.
NEW!2013 Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Joint Survey Team Briefing Session was held in Kobe, Japan.
News from ADRC
Recently, the ADRC logo is used along with an image of a mountain on what seems to be a news article about an expected volcanic activity. Such news has been circulated through social media. Please be advised that ADRC does not issue any precaution or warning for disastrous volcanic activities, and has nothing to do with the information contained in the article. The ADRC logo is apparently used without permission.
The Latest Disaster Information
Heavy snow hit Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan over the weekend, leaving 12 people dead, hundreds of thousands of households without electricity, and causing major disruptions to air and ground traffic.
On 13 February 2014, Mt Kelud on the main island of Indonesia has erupted and more than 76,000 people have been evacuated.
Heavy snow and severe weather struck Tokyo and other areas across Japan on 8 February 2014, leaving five dead and more than 600 injured. More than 50 people were killed by heavy snow this season.
Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra, Indonesia whicht has erupted relentlessly for months, spewed hot gas, ash and rocks 2km (1.5 miles) into the air in a series of eruptions during the morning, 1 February 2014, killing at least 14 people.
At least 16 people have been killed and 40,000 have fled their homes after torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslides on Indonesia's northern Sulawesi island.