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Natural Disasters List March 21, 2012


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Recent World Disasters

Sanstorm in Turpan City, northwest China's Xinjiang
Uygur Autonomous Region; source Xinhua
  • Sandstorm in Xinjiang and Gansu province, China
    -Due to sandstorm, visibility has decreased to less than 500 meters in some areas
    -Severe wind and sand storm forecast in eastern Xinjiang, as well some areas in Gansu, Qinghai and Inner Mongolia
    -In 2010, biggest sandstorm killed atleast three people. In several parts of Gansu, like Minqin County, visibility was close to zero metre.
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  • Flash flood in Texas
    -Flash flood warning issued for parts of eastern Texas, eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and western Mississippi
    -Tornado watch continues for southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana

    Recent Felt Earthquakes
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    • M 4.4 moderate earthquake in Crete, Greece (@ 21 km depth) with epicenter located 83 km ENE from Iraklion. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of  Sitía, Áyios nikólaos and Iráklion
    • M 4.6 moderate shallow earthquake in Taiwan (@ 18 km depth) with epicenter located 73 km NE of Taitung, Taiwan. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Yuli and Yungkang
      23:44 UTC (local timeThursday, March 22, 2012 at 07:44 AM @ epicenter)
    • M 6.6 strong earthquake in New Guinea, Papua New Guinea (@ 106 km depth) with epicenter located 66 km ESE of Goroka. About 69,000 people will have felt strong shaking of MMI VI. People of Goroka, Kainantu, Madang and Bulolo will have experienced moderate shaking of MMI V.  Light shaking will have felt in Lae, Kundiawa, Mount Hagen and Wewak city
      22:15 UTC (local time Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 08:15 AM @ epicenter)
    • M 4.2 moderate earthquake in Southern Alaska (@ 40 km depth) with epicenter located 10 km SW from Point MacKenzie. Light to weak shaking will have felt across Anchorage and Big Lake, Alaska
      07:42 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM @ epicenter)
    • M 4.2 moderate shallow earthquake in Northern Algeria (@ 20 km depth) with epicenter located 12 km NE Mars-al-kabir. Light shaking will have felt even by the people of Wahran.
      06:42 UTC (local time 07:42; 2012/03/21 @ epicenter)
    • M 5.0 moderate shallow earthquake in Guerrero, Mexico (@ 21 km depth) with epicenter located 128 km SSW of Huajuapan de Leon. It is the aftershock of yesterday M 7.4 very strong earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico
      02:54 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 08:54 PM @ epicenter)

    Recent Volcanic Activity
    • Ecauador/Tungurahua recent volcanic activity
      -Minor ash fall from Tungurahua volcano reported in nearby village (El Manzano and Choglontús)-
      -Tungurahua is one of South America's most active volcanoes

    Recent Flood Update
    • Flooding in North Island, New Zealand
      -About 50 local roads have been damaged
      -Power cut in parts of the upper North Island
      -Ukekura Park and Brooklands Zoo remain closed
      -Another flash flood warning is issued following heavy rainfall in parts of the North Island

    Recent Cyclones
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    page is break down into various parts as Recent World Disasters containing Update Report on Rolling Disaster, Recent Felt Earthquakes, Recent Volcanic Eruptions (active volcanoes), Recent Flood Update with Ongoing Flood event, Recent Cyclones and Other Disasters containing Landslide, Drought along with different Natural Hazards. The Major Natural Disaster are linked to definite page containing update report on that major disaster. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, also called GMT)
    The disaster data are collected from different sources like USGS, EMSC, GDACS, EDIS..
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