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Map of disaster alerts in the past 4 days. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the European Union concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
The blurred events in the list below are the past events before last 4 days.
For drought alerts, all the events listed in the homepage are ongoing events. In bold: i) new events; ii) events where a significant worsening has been detected (+ 0.5 GDACS score or increase in the Alert Level); iii) events where new information products are available (Global Drought Observatory Report).
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Tonga and Pacific Ocean - Volcanic eruption and tsunami, update (ECHO
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18 Jan 2022  12:16 UTC.


  • The number of casualties is increasing, following the tsunami triggered by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption on 15 January.
  • Tsunami waves, that affected several countries in the Pacific Ocean, were also recor
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Afghanistan - Earthquake (ECHO 18 Jan 2022)
18 Jan 2022  12:16 UTC.


  • An earthquake event of magnitude 5.3 (US Geological Survey) at a depth of 10 km occurred on 17 January at 16.10 in  Badghis province, close to the Turkmenistan border. The quake caused the death of 26 people, includi
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India - Landslide (ECHO 18 Jan 2022)
18 Jan 2022  12:16 UTC.


  • A landslide event occurred on 17 January in Samur District (Himachal Pradesh State, northern India), resulting in casualties. 
  • According to media reports, three people died and a road has been blocked by debr
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USA - Severe weather (ECHO 18 Jan 2022)
18 Jan 2022  12:16 UTC.


  • Heavy snowfall and strong winds were reported across eastern USA, leading to casualties.
  • At least two people died, and a number of buildings were damaged by snowfall in North Carolina, as reported by media. In sou
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Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by nationa
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18 Jan 2022  12:16 UTC.


Lithuania: threshold level 2/3 in one region in the western part of the country.

Latvia - Severe weather
18 Jan 2022  00:00 UTC.


  • Strong winds have been reported on 17 January across Latvia, resulting in casualties and damage.
  • According to the Latvian National Press Agency (LETA), one person died in Jurmala City (coastal central Latvia). Sev
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Volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai - EC/ECHO daily map
17 Jan 2022  06:52 UTC.


A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai - Copernicus EMS activation (EMSR558
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15 Jan 2022  17:53 UTC.

EMSR558: Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been activated
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