#NaturalDisaster

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sinkholes can vary from a few feet to hundreds of acres and from less than 1 to more than 100 feet deep (Photo Credits: Pixabay)

  • Mexico’s Santa Maria Zacatepec saw the formation of a huge sinkhole
  • It is 60 meters in diameter and 20 meters deep
  • The governor warned local residents to stay away from the area

.Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia
Earthquake mostly occur along the edges of earth's tectonic plates. (Photo credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Indonesia on Thursday recorded a 6.0 magnitude earthquake
  • The South-East Asian nation is situated on a structure named the Ring of Fire
  • The structure stretches all the way from Japan and Indonesia to California and South America on the other side 

Residents sift through the cooling lava rocks from an eruption from Mount Nyiragongo on May 23, 2021, in Goma. (Photo credit: File/AFP)

  • The volcano, which is 11,500-foot-high, erupted last Saturday, killing at least 31 people
  • Since Saturday, the area has experienced continuous tremors
  • A rift in the regional faults has been a major contributor to the earthquakes, a volcanologist said

.Sonitpur, Assam, India
The Sonitpur district area in an earthquake prone zone. (Photo Credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km west of Tezpur
  • The depth of the earthquake was 16 km
  • The earthquake hit at at 2:23 PM

.Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
A person stands in front of lava from the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, in Buhene, on the outskirts of Goma, Congo in the early hours of May 23, 2021. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • 400,000 of Goma's inhabitants fled as Mount Nyiragongo volcano may erupt again
  • Tens of thousands of people are gathered in Sake, around 25 km west of the city
  • The authorities geared up for a major humanitarian effort centred around Sake

.Congo
Mount Nyiragongo erupted on May 23 turning the night sky fiery red and sending lava onto a major highway (Source: AP/PTI)

  • The volcano's monitors pointed to a potentially catastrophic scenario 
  • "Situation can change rapidly, and is being constantly monitored", said the authorities 
  • In the Saturday night's Nyiragongo eruption over 20,000 people were affected 

.Bhadrak, Odisha, India
.Balasore, Odisha, India
The Indian Meteorological Department issued a red alert for both West Bengal and Odisha on Tuesday. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • At least one crore people were affected by rough weather conditions, West Bengal CM said
  • "Relief worth Rs 1 crore has been sent to areas affected by the cyclone and high tide," Mamata Banerjee added 
  • Mamata Banerjee will visit areas affected by the cyclone on May 28

.Bhadrak, Odisha, India
Rough sea in the Bay of Bengal ahead of Cyclone 'Yaas' landfall, at Digha in East Midnapore district. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The landfall process of cyclone Yaas began at around 9 am on Wednesday
  • It made landfall near Odisha's Balasore
  • Parts of Odisha and West Bengal got inundated with seawater

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
The storm battered West Bengal's Chinsurah and Halisahar areas. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • On Tuesday, a storm hit West Bengal's Hooghly and North 24 Parganas districts
  • It has led to destruction of 80 houses and death of two people
  • Prior to Yaas' landfall, about 12 lakh people were evacuated to storm shelters in West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand