Major Natural Disasters Map For 2014

Major Natural Disasters Map For 2014
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Deadliest Mount Everest avalanche 2014 kills 15


The single deadliest avalanche ever on the world's highest peak has claimed lives of at least 15 people, Nepal based The Kathmandu Post reported.

An avalanche occurred Friday morning in an area known as "popcorn field" near Everest Base Camp at an elevation of approximately 5,800 m. Avalanche site lies within the Khumbu Ice fall.

According to The Republica, a central natural disaster recovery committee has decided to provide Rs 40,000 to the families of the deceased.

Reports have shown that over 200 people have died trying to climb Mount Everest till now. Mount Everest avalanche 2014 is the single deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history.

An avalanche on Mount Everest in October 2013 had claimed lives of at least four people.

Mount Everest is the Earth's highest mountain located in Nepal at 8,848 metres above sea level.

Below is the list of fatalities of Everest avalanche as provided by Tourism Ministry in Nepal. The Tourism Ministry confirmed 12 deaths and four missing.

Mingma Nuru Sherpa(Namche-4)

Dorji Sherpa (Namche-9)

Ang Tshiri Sherpa (Namche-7)

Nima Sherpa (Namche-9)

Phurba Ongyal Sherpa (Khumjung-7)

Lhakpa Tenjing Sherpa (Khumjung-2)

Chhring Ongchu Sherpa (Khumjung-2

Dorjee Khatri (Taplejung)

Dorjee Sherpa (Khumjung-7)

Phur Temba Sherpa (Sankhasabha)

Pasang Karma Sherpa (Juving-5)

Asman Tamang (Sotang-9)

 

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 19, 2014
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Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014

Light earthquake shakes Oakham, Rutland region of England


M 3.5 light earthquake shakes Oakham, Rutland region of Central England today, the British Geological Survey  reported.

According to the British Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located just 1 km NW of Ashwell. It was 1.2 miles deep.

Light to weak shaking have been reported by the people of Whissendine, Cottesmore, Oakham, Thistleton, Buckminster, South Witham,  Skillington, Stamford,  Essendine, Grantham, Gonerby Hill Foot, Barnack, Bourne and Birstall.

06:50 UTC (local time 2014-04-18 07:50 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
1 km NW of Ashwell, United Kingdom
4 km S of Wymondham, United Kingdom
6 km N of Oakham, United Kingdom
11 km ESE of Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
141 km NNW of London, United Kingdom

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 18, 2014

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Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Landslide at Guinea goldmine claims 7


Landslide at goldmine in Guinea has claimed lives of at least seven people, Modern Ghana reported.

Goldmine landslide occurred Tuesday in Kintinian area of Guinea, West Africa.

Goldmine explosion in eastern Guinea claimed lives of 25 people last November.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 17, 2014
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Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014

Chile Forest Fires 2014: 16 dead, 2,000 homes destroyed, emergency declared


Recent forest fires in Chile have claimed lives of at least 16 people and destroyed around 2,000 homes, Valparaiso's Emergency Committee said.

Chile forest fires 2014 have destroyed some 756 hectares causing evacuations of 10,000 people, Valparaiso's Emergency Committee further added.

According to the Associated Press, some 1,200 firefighters are struggling to control the forest fires in Chile. A state of emergency has been declared in Valparaiso.

Related Post: Recent natural calamities in Chile

Below are images of Chile forest fires 2014.

This photo shows a helicopter assisting forest fire damage in Valparaiso, Chile (Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez).

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The fire forced thousands of residents to evacuate (Reuters).

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An apocalyptic scene as the flames covered the Valparaiso city(AFP).

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Below is a raw video of Chile forest fire 2014 (Associated Press).



Original post: Natural Disasters List April 14, 2014
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita upgraded to Category 5 !


The category 5 cyclone Ita is predicted to make landfall between Cape Melville and Cooktown region of Australia late Friday afternoon with very destructive winds to 300 km/hr.

At 6:00 am EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita, Category 5, was estimated to be 235 kilometres north northeast of Cooktown and 380 kilometres north of Cairns.

A Cyclone Warning is in effect for coastal areas from Lockhart River to Innisfail including Cooktown, Port Douglas and Cairns, and extending inland to areas including Kalinga, Palmerville, Mareeba and Chillagoe, Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology said.

Tropical cyclone Ita is the most severe system it has seen approach the Queensland coast since Cyclone Yasi in 2011, ABC News has reported quoting the Weather Bureau.

Cyclone Ita caused massive flooding across the Solomon Islands in early April 2014. A state of emergency was declared after Honiara's main river, the Matanikau, burst its banks and caused disastrous flooding in Solomon Islands.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 10, 2014
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lightning in Mizoram, India claims 2


Lightning in Sialhawk village in eastern Mizoram region of India has claimed lives of at least two people.

Lightning accompanied by rainstorm hit the Champhai district.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 9, 2014
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 6, 2014

21 dead, 40 missing in Solomon Islands floods


Flooding in the Solomon Islands has claimed lives of at least 21 people, left 40 missing and made up to 49,000 homeless.

A state of emergency has been declared after Honiara's main river, the Matanikau, burst its banks, Xinhua News Agency reported.

New Zealand has send an air force Hercules with disaster relief supplies in the area.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 6, 2014
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chilean Earthquake 2014 creates Tsunami in Japan


Magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Chile has caused Tsunami in Japan. A tsunami of up to 40 centimeters has been observed at a port of Iwate Prefecture early Thursday morning, Xinhua reported.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami alert for Pacific coastal areas of Hokkaido and the Tohoku region, some parts of the Kanto region and the Izu and Ogasawara islands.

According to the public broadcaster NHK, local authorities have issued evacuation advisories to more than 22,000 people living near the coastline in Iwate prefecture, northern Japan.

The 2011 Tohoku earthquake created Tsunami up to 40.5 m in Japan.

At least six people have confirmed dead in Chilean earthquake 2014. Most of the victims are killed by falling debris or heart attacks.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 95 km NW of Iquique. It was 7.7 miles deep.

The Chilean earthquake 2014 occurred as the result of thrust faulting at shallow depths near the Chilean coast, USGS added.

Tsunami warnings were issued for the Latin American Pacific coastlines of Chile, Peru, and Ecuador shortly after the earthquake occurred. Hawaii was also under a Tsunami advisory for over 13 hours.

Chile is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 2, 2014
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Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake in Chile isn't April Fool's Joke, Six Confirmed Dead


Update 2 April 2014 (15:05 UTC)
-Death toll from earthquake in Northern Chile has risen to six. According to the Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo, most of the victims killed by falling debris or heart attacks.
-Chile's Navy lifted tsunami warnings for all of Chile long coastline at around 7 a.m. local time (11 a.m. GMT).
-According to the Chile's navy reports, the first tsunami wave arrived on the coast within 45 minutes of the quake.
-Around 23 flights canceled due to the closure of airports in northern Chile.
-All classes in Aria and Parinacota regions cancelled today.
-The state of emergency declared in northern provinces.

Related post: Chilean Earthquake 2014 creates Tsunami in Japan

Below is a Tsunami animation video prepared by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC). The animation shows simulated tsunami wave propagation for 30 hours followed by an "energy map" showing the maximum open-ocean wave heights over that period.



M 8.2 massive earthquake shakes Northern Chile today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 95 km NW of Iquique. It was 7.7 miles deep.

A tsunami alert has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre for all of Latin America's Pacific coast. The Chile's emergency office has warned that a large tsunami wave would hit Robinson Crusoe island and others in the Juan Fernandez archipelago.

Some roads in northern Chile have been blocked by landslides.

According to the USGS, the April 1, 2014 M 8.2 earthquake in northern Chile occurred as the result of thrust faulting at shallow depths near the Chilean coast. 

Yesterday a letter featuring the USGS agency's logo was apparently sent to area residents and circulated online in California. USGS later mentioned that it does not predict earthquakes and 7.4 earthquake warning is just April Fool's Joke send by anonymous. The letter claimed "California is issuing a statewide warning" with five communities -Westminster, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Newport Beach and La Habra in high risk zone. Hundreds of aftershocks have been recorded in La Habra since March 28.

Chile is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries.

23:46 UTC (local time 2014-04-01 18:46 @ epicenter)

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
VI (Strong): Arica, Iquique, Las Yaras, Cruz de Machacamarca, Pocollay and Calana.
V (Moderate): Tacna, Ilo, Moquegua, Calama and Mollendo.

Epicenter Location
95 km (59mi) NW of Iquique, Chile
139 km (86mi) SSW of Arica, Chile
190 km (118mi) SSW of Tacna, Peru
228 km (142mi) SSE of Ilo, Peru
447 km (278mi) SW of La Paz, Bolivia

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 1, 2014

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