Earthquake in Tanzania kills 10

Note:  This post original appeared in the Natural Hazards, GIS and Disaster Management blog and is used with permission from the author. Update:  The author posted an update on the earthquake’s impacts and response on September 12, 2016. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 23 km east north east of Nsunga in Tanzania on 10 September….

Review of natural catastrophes in 2014: Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes ~Munich Re

The year at a glance Overall losses from natural catastrophes totalled US$ 110bn (previous year US$ 140bn), of which roughly US$ 31bn (previous year US$ 39bn) was insured. The loss amounts were well below the inflation-adjusted average values of the past ten years (overall losses: US$ 190bn, insured losses: US$ 58bn), and also below the…

Natural disasters: The riskiest spots in the U.S. ~ @talyellin @CNNMoney

As you all know, here at, interactive disaster mapping is but one of our raisons d’être, I’m definitely going to follow Tal Yellin on the twitters. We posted on RealtyTrac back in June. Here they deliver, as promised, even more coverage by county. Yet this ranks as one of the smoothest “InterMaps” (my word)…