Natural Disasters That Shook The World In the First Half Of 2018

Mount Kilauea Eruption
The volcanic eruption in Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, began May 3, 2018, and destroyed dozens of structures. The seismic activity has reached 8th week and lava continues to flow. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
Costilla county wildfire
Spring Creek wildfire in Costilla County, Colorado, began June 28 and reached 41,292 acres in size by July 2. Costilla County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS.
India dust storm
Dust storm hit India in May, killing over 125 people, uprooting trees and cutting off electricity in various parts of the country. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Subtropical Storm Alberto
Subtropical storm Alberto made landfall in the western section of the Florida Panhandle on May 28, killing two persons. Emergency evacuations were ordered in barrier islands due to heavy rains and high winds. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
Papua New Guinea Earthquake
Earthquake hit Papua New Guinea on Feb. 26, causing a damage of over $61 million. The total death toll remains unclear, however, around 160 casualties were reported during the initial quake. Jerome Kay/Handout via REUTERS
Argentina Drought
Argentina was hit by the worst drought in 30 years, which had a serious impact on the economy and exports of the country. REUTERS/Martin Acosta/File Photo
Ohio River Flood
Ohio River witnessed the worst flood in 20 years between Feb. 19-23, affecting over 50 percent — 448 of 981 miles — of the water body. REUTERS/John Sommers II
Germany Tornado
A tornado ripped through western Germany on May 17, damaging houses and injuring at least two. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
Mount Fuego Eruption
Over 2 million people were affected by the unexpected eruption at Mount Fuego, Guatemala, on June 3, with death toll reaching 30. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
416 wildfire
The 416 wildfire started June 1 in San Juan National Forest 13 miles north of Durango, Colorado, and spread over 25,600 acres. Satellite image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company /Handout via REUTERS
Montecito Mudslides
Mudslides hit Montecito, southern California, Jan. 9, killing 21 and destroying more than 300 structures. REUTERS/ Kyle Grillot
Vietnam Landslides
Landslides triggered by heavy rains hit Vietnam on June 24, which led to the death of seven people and missing of 12. VNA/Quy Trung via REUTERS
India floods
Torrential monsoon rains ravaged India’s northeastern states in June, killing at least 23 people and affecting more than half a million people. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
Hualien Earthquake
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan on Feb. 6, killing 17 and resulting in damages of over $21 million. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu