View the latest earthquakes in the World

  Subscribe to get the updates of earthquakes in your email







Environmental & Social Management Framework for Hydromet & Disaster Improvement Regional Project

The Department of Disaster Management in collaboration with the Department of Hydromet Services, Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Department of Agriculture under Ministry of Agriculture and Forest has prepared the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) for the implementation of upcoming Hydroment and Disaster Improvement Regional Project supported by the World Bank. The main objective of the porject is to strengthen Bhutan's capacity for improved hydromet services and disaster preparedness and response capacity.

For More Details:

Download Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)  




Preliminary Report on Earthquake 13 April 2016

Event Date and Time: 13 April 2016 and 7.55PM (BST)
Magnitude: 6.9
Epicenter: Mawlaik, Burma, Myanmar

Download Preliminary Report on Earthquake 13 April 2016  


Windstorm Advisory

In continuation to the Department of Hydro-met Services, Ministry of Economic Affairs announcement regarding severe weather conditions the Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs would also like to caution the general public that strong gusty wind of around 30 meter per second is forecasted during the next 72 hours over isolated places of Northern (Gasa and Bumthang) and isolated places of North-west parts (Haa, Paro and Thimphu) of Bhutan.

If you experience strong wind in the areas that you live, the Department would like to advise you to stay indoors and firmly close all windows and doors. In case the weather condition worsens stay on lower floors as the severity of the windstorm increases at higher altitudes. If you are outdoors, take shelter under strong structures. If there are no structures, go to low lying areas, open places away from electrical poles, electrical lines, telephone poles, prayer flags, trees and any hanging objects. If you are driving, pull over to a safe place and stay inside.

If there are any changes in the forecast the Department of Hydro-met Services, Ministry of Economic Affairs will issue an update.




Preliminary Report on Earthquake as of 14 January 2016 (12:05 BST)

Event Date and Time 04 January 2016 and 5:05AM (BST)
Magnitude 6.7
Epicenter Imphal, Manipur, India


Download Preliminary Report on Earthquake 2016  




International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015

Ever since 2008, Bhutan has been observing the International Day for Disaster Reduction as an annual event. This year, the day was observed in the capital city of Bhutan on 13th October 2015 with diverse participation including Parliamentarians, UN agencies, .... Read More



Message from His Excellency the Minister for Home and Cultural Affairs  



Invitation for the supply of Digital PABX System

The Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs would like to invite quotation from certified firms from the supply of Digital PABX System.

Complete set of bidding documents with detailed specification/terms and conditions can be downloaded from the link below. The bid must be submitted to the Administration Section of the Department of Disaster Management on or before 12:00 hrs (12PM) on 28/09/2015. The tender will be opened at 14:00 Hrs (2 PM) on the same day (28/09/2015) in the conference hall of the DDM, MoHCA

For further information please call 327319 or 322945

Detailed specification/terms and conditions  



Invitation for Tender for Search & Rescue Equipment

The Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs would like to invite sealed quotation from certified Firms for the Supply of Search and Rescue( SAR) equipment.

Complete set of bidding documents with detailed specification/terms and conditions can be purchased from the procurement section of the Ministry, Tashichhoe Dzong (Tel # 324538, Fax 324605) at non-refundable sum of Nu. 500/- (Five Hundred) only. The Bid document will be available for sale from 22/08/2015 to 28/09/2015. The bid must be submitted to the Administration Section of the Department of Disaster Management on or before 12:00 hrs (12pm) on 28/09/2015. The tender will be opened at 14:00 Hrs or 2 PM on the same day (28/09/2015) in the conference hall of the DDM, MoHCA

For further information please call 327319 or 322945

Specification can be downloaded: Specification for Basic SAR equipment for Dzongkhag  



12th Meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management

The 12th annual meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) was held in Thimphu, Bhutan from 16 - 18 June 2015. Organized with support from the German Government through GIZ, the meeting focused on the theme Risk-Sensitive Development in the Asia-Pacific Region. Read More




Advisory on Earthquake Safety

Following the recent 7.8 Magnitude earthquake in Nepal on 25/4/2015 and the ensuing repeated aftershocks that were felt across Bhutan, the Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs would like to inform the public to remain alert and not to panic. The DDM has not received any reports of damages from within Bhutan. However, aftershocks will continue for many days till the tectonic plates settle down. Read More

Download the Advisory  


Preliminary Report on 4th and 17th April 2015 Windstorm

On the 4th and 17th of April, 2015, Bhutan has been hit by a devastating windstorm. The windstorm has swept across nine Districts Viz; Chukha, Dagana, Pemagatsel, S/jongkhar, Samtse, Sarpang, Trashigang, Tsirang and Zhemgang. Although the windstorm has not claimed any human life, it has inflicted injuries to few people and massive destruction to private properties and public facilities..... Read More

For detail information please call 321792

Preliminary Report can be downloaded:
Abstract Windstorm Report(4th April)  
Detail Windstorm Report(4th April)  
Detail Windstorm Report(17th April)  



Invitation for Tender for Search & Rescue Equipment

The Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs would like to invite sealed quotation from certified Firms for the following activity: - Tender for Supply of Search and Rescue Equipments (SAR).

Complete set of bidding documents with detailed specification/terms and conditions can be purchased from the procurement section (Tel # 322945/327319, Fax No. 325035) at non-refundable sum of Nu. 500/- (Five Hundred) only and will be available for sale from 22/01/2015 to 24/02/2015 and the bid must be submitted on or before 12:00 hrs on 24/02/2015.

For detail information and schedule of submission please call 327319 or 322945

Specification can be downloaded: Specification for Basic SAR equipment for Dzongkhag  



Page 1   2>   3>   4>   5>  


Disaster Management Information System




Bhutan Disaster Loss Database





Audio Visual Awareness Info.


Safety tips for Earthquake




Safety tips for Flood





Emergency Contact List

Web Links

|   Copyright © 2014 Department of Disaster Management. All Rights Reserved.
P.O. Box 1493, Toll Free: 233 PABX: +975-2-322904/322945 Tele/Fax: +975-2-325035.
|