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The Airbus A320-200, carrying 162 people from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore, was just over 40 minutes into its flight when contact was lost during bad weather. Indonesian officials have confirmed that flight AirAsia QZ8501, which disappeared on 28 December, crashed into the Java Sea off Borneo.

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Bihar Hazard Profile

Welcome to Bihar State Disaster Management Authority

Bihar is a multi-hazard prone state.It faces various types of natural and human induced disasters,for example,Floods,Drought, Earthquake,Fire,Cyclone(high speed winds),Heat Waves, Cold Waves, and Landslides etc.In addition many accidents also take place in the State.Bihar has a long history of disasters.It is believed that the old and prestigious Nalanda University got demolished due to an earthquake.If we look at the history of earthquakes in India, then a very severe earthquake occurred in Bihar on 15 January, 1934, the epicentre of which was on India–Nepal border and its magnitude was 8.0 on Richter Scale. The city of Munger got totally devastated by this earthquake.

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Recent Activities

21 Jan 2015
Earthquake Safety Week
Earthquake Safety Week from 15-21 January 2015

20 Jan 2015
Inauguration of Earthquake Safety Clinic
Inauguration of Earthquake Safety Clinic and Centre at N.I.T. Patna, on 20 January 2015.

16 Jan 2015
Workshop on Earthquake Resistant Buildings
Workshop on Earthquake Resistant Design and Retrofitting of Multi- storied RCC frame buildings, for Architects & Engineers of Bihar, on 15-16 January 2015.

13 Jan 2015
Conference on Road Safety
Organised jointly by BSDMA and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on 13 Jan 2015 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Maurya Hotel, Patna.

27 Dec 2014
State Level Workshop on DRR
Food Security and Climate Change with MDRR partners and Stakeholders, held on 27th of December -2014 at BSDMA conference hall.

26 Dec 2014
Preparato​ry meeting for the
upcoming Earthquake (15-21 Jan’2015) & Road Safety Weeks (11-17 Jan), to be held on 26th Dec’2014 at BSDMA Conference Hall, Pant Bhawan at 11:30 AM.

24 Dec 2014
7th Foundation (Disaster Volunteers) Day of the Authority
as “Sarathi: a day for volunteers" 24th December’ 2014, at Rabindra Bhawan, Near AG Office, Bir Chand Patel Path, Patna from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

14 Dec 2014
Saras Mela
Saras Mela Dec'2014,Patna. Public Awareness Stall by BSDMA

13 Dec 2014
Seminar on
“Flood Forecasting in North Bihar Rivers – Issues, Challenges and its Solutions” at Patliputra Exotica, Exhibition Road, Patna on 13th December, 2014 at 10:00 AM-4:15PM

09 Dec 2014
TOT on Disaster Management
TOT on Disaster Management for Bihar State Police Officers at Walmi Campus, Phulwari Sharif,Patna.

05 Dec 2014
Disaster Awareness Stall
Disaster Awareness Stall of BSDMA at Sonepur Mela.Saran,Bihar

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