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
Strong winds, hail and heavy rains have affected over 40 townships across Mandalay etc., and as of 25 April, authorities has confirmed heavy damages as human lives and houses.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off Pacific coast of Ecuador on the night of 16 April 2016. At least 400 people were killed.
A powerful earthquake of Magnitude 6.5 occurred in Kumamoto prefecture, western Japan at 21:26 on 14 April 2016. Mashiki-machi, central Kumamoto, measured Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7. Following the earthquake, a gigantic earthquake of M7.3 (main shock) occurred in Kumamoto prefecture at 01:25 on 16 April 2016. Many cities and towns measured seismic intensity scale of 6+.
Heat wave claims over 100 lives in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India.
High rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in West Sumatra Province. In Padang City, the flood has caused 1 death and submerged about 11,500 houses.