Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012

Natural Disasters List March 26, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in San Fernando Valley, USA
    -Rockslide in Malibu
    -Freeway lanes reported to be flooded along the Antelope Valley Freeway near Canyon Country
    -Following National Weather Service (NWS), downpour may last for 3-5 hours
    -8 to 15 inches of snow is expected at elevations of about 6,000 feet or more
    -Monday the weather will be dry and mostly sunny
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Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 6.0 very strong shallow harmless sea quake in Northern East Pacific Rise (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 568 km E of Clipperton Island. The residential area is very far from epicenter. Acapulco (Guerrero, Mexico) is 568 km far from epicenter.
    18:12 UTC (local time Monday, March 26, 2012 at 11:12 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.7 very strong shallow but harmless sea quake in Southwest Indian Ridge (@ 3 km depth) with epicenter located 1144 km SSE from Mauritius.
    The Southwest Indian Ridge (SWIR), a divergent tectonic plate boundary located along the floor of the southwest Indian Ocean, separates the African Plate to the north from the Antarctic Plate to the south.
    16:58 UTC (local time Monday, March 26, 2012 at 08:58 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.6 very shallow earthquake in Syria (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km E Al-h'asakah. Weak shaking will have felt in populated area of Kiziltepe.
    14:55 UTC (local time 16:55; 2012/03/26 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.2 moderate shallow earthquake in Eastern Turkey (@ 23 km depth) with epicenter located 16 km NW Bulanik. Light to weak shaking will have experienced by the people of Erzurum.
    10:35 UTC (local time Monday, March 26, 2012 at 01:35:36 PM at epicenter)
  • M 5.3 moderate shallow earthquake in Chukotka, Russia (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 226 km (140 miles) NNW of Provideniya. The popualted area 1000+ km far.
    09:30 UTC (local Monday, March 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in France (@ 6 km depth) with epicenter located just 1 km NW Billio. Weak shaking will have experienced by the epople of Vannes and Rennes.
    06:45 UTC (local time 08:45; 201203/26 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.1 weak shallow earthquake in Virginia (@ 8 km depth) with epienter located just 13 km S from Louisa. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have experienced by the people of Fredericksburg, Locust Grove, Ruther Glen, Spotsylvania, Palmyra, Louisa, Mineral, Powhatan, Montpelier and Richmond.
    03:21 UTC (local time Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM at epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow earthquake in Adriatic Sea (@ 16 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km S Ulcinj (Montenegro). Weak shaking will have experienced in Tirana, Albania.
    03:00 UTC (local time Monday, March 26, 2012 at 05:00 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Guatemala (@ 19 km depth) with epicenter located just 4 km E San juan tecuaco. Light to weak shaking will have experienced across Guatemala city, Guatemala
    02:01 UTC (local time Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 08:01 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.9 moderate earthquake in Southeastern Iran (@ 67 km depth) with epicenter located 118 km E Kahnuj. Jiroft is 159 km far from epicenter where just a weak shaking will have felt.
    00:06 UTC (local time Monday, March 26, 2012 at 03:36 AM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List 
  • Mexico/Popocatepétl recent volcanic activity
    -Within two days (March 24 and 25), the volcano had 33 small steam and gas emissions, followed by small earthquakes and volcanic tremor
    -Currently the visibility of the volcano is partially due to cloud cover over the area
    -The light of volcanic alert remains in YELLOW Phase 2. Popocatepetl is one of Mexico's most active volcanoes
  • Indonesia/Batu Tara recent volcanic activity
    -Aviation colour code raised to Orange
    -Larger ash eruption today
    -Batu Tara lies off the coast of Iceland on combo of the Indonesian island of Flores
  • Alaska/Iliamna recent volcanic activity
    -Current Aviation Color Code for this volcano is Yellow
    -The current activity at Iliamna does not indicate an imminent or certain eruption
    -Three Alaskan volcanoes
    Iliamna, Cleveland and pagan are under Yellow Alert where as Kilauea is one step high to Orange.

Flooding List
  • Flooding in Kashechewan and Fort Albany, Ontario, Canada
    -Ice jams on the Albany River caused flooding
    -More than 300 people on the James Bay coast in northern Ontario evacuated to Kapuskasing and Wawa
    -More people will be evacuated and moved to safer place today

Tropical Cyclone List
  • There are no active tropical cyclones at this time. Check back later or use search box to find earlier updates.
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    • Tropical Cyclone Lua in Australia (Red Alert)
      RED ALERT for coastal communities from Bidyadanga to Port Hedland, including South Hedland, Pardoo, Sandfire, Warralong, Yandeyarra and adjacent pastoral and mining leases.
    • Tracking Cyclone "Giovanna" From Mauritius To Madagascar
      Following similar path, Cyclone Geralda caused catastrophic damage in Madagascar in late January 1994. Cyclone Geralda made landfall near Toamasina, Madagascar after weakening into a Category 3 storm on February 2-3. The time and location are about to same.
Natural Disaster News
  • Recent data by UN weather agency shows 2001 to 2010 as the warmest decade on record. Heavy rainfall along with snowfall, flooding and drought in East Africa and North America were major crisis during this period.
    Following World Meteorological Organisation, "The decade 2001-2010 was the warmest since records began in 1850, with global land and sea surface temperatures estimated at 0.46 degrees Celsius above the long term average of 14.0 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit). Detail @ AFP)
  • Brush fire burned one home and two outbuildings in Chimayo, New Mexican state (detail @

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This natural disaster list contains daily list of recent natural disasters around the world. The page is break down into various parts as Recent Natural Disasters (real time update report on rolling natural disaster around the world), Recent earthquake List  (only earthquakes which are felt by people), Recent Volcanic Activity (active volcanoes), Recent Flooding (ongoing flood event), Tropical Cyclones (active cyclones) and Natural Disaster News (natural disaster news on various topics like Tornado, Tsunami, Wildfire, Drought, Hailstorm, Heat Wave, Hurricane, Epidemic, Famine, Lahar, Limnic Eruption, Mudflow, Solar Flare and other disasters)
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