Major Natural Disasters Map For 2014

Major Natural Disasters Map For 2014
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Disaster Management Centre to conduct Tsunami drill in Sri Lanka


A tsunami drill will be conducted in coastal districts of Sri Lanka today, the Disaster Management Centre said.

Tsunami drill will cover 14 coastal districts of Sri Lanka at 3:00 p.m. local time, Daily Mirror has reported quoting the Disaster Management Centre.

Tsunami warning systems are used in tsunamis prediction and issuing advance warnings to prevent loss of life and damage.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 24, 2014
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Flooding in Romania kills 4, emergency declared in Serbia


Flooding in Romania has claimed life of  at least four people including a child and left two others missing.

Natural calamity occurred in Teleorman county where more than 85 villages have been affected.

A state of emergency has been declared due to recent flooding in 11 municipalities in Serbia. Around 440 people have been evacuated from the disaster zone.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 22, 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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