Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Natural Disasters List March 28, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Philippines
    -At least four people drown in flood water which occurred after heavy rainfall. Worst flood hit areas are Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte province of Philippines
    -Following Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), flooding also occurred in Naujan, Baco, Mansalay and Calapan city, mindoro affecting 23 barangays, due to continuous rains brought by Low Pressure Area (LPA)
    -175 persons were affected in Brgys. Pinagsabangan and Barcenaga, Naujan while 110 persons were affected in Brgy. Bucayao, Calapan city and 85 persons were affected in Baco all in Oriental Mindoro
    -Power outage reported in Sitio Lungos, Brgy. Sta. Rita and Calapan area
    -Heavy rainfall along with possible landslide and flooding expected in Southern Quezon, Northern Samar, Panay Island, Northern Negros and Bicol region
    Related Natural Disasters:
    -Three killed, including a six years old child after drowning in flood water
    -Two still missing which include one fisherman who is supposed to be missing since 20 march 2012.
    -Four others were rescued. One 67  years old man was rescued near the Burias Island, Masbate.
    -Landslide reported in Catbalogan, Samar. Officials warned residents to evacuate the area but the residents refused to.
    -Still rain showers and thunderstorms forecast to the eastern sections of Northern and Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Visayas becoming widespread rains over Southern Quezon, Northern Samar, Panay Island, Northern Negros and Bicol region.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 4.3 moderate deep earthquake in Sicily, Italy (@ 239 km depth) with epicenter located 16 km NE Lipari. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Messina.
    23:17 UTC (local time Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 01:17 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia (@ 95 km depth) with epicenter located 24 km S from Padang. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Padang.
    21:37 UTC (local time Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 04:37 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.8 shallow earthquake in Spain (@ 20 km depth) with epicenter located just 1 km S Villanueva de tapia. Light shaking will have felt by the people of Loja. People of Málaga will have experienced weak shaking.
    17:22 UTC (local time 19:22; 2012/03/28 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.1 weak shallow earthquake in Armenia (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 11 km S Yerevan. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Yerevan.
    07:43 UTC (local time 12:43; 2012/03/28 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 11 km E Pinotepa de don luis. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt in Pinotepa nacional  and Pinotepa de don luis area. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Oaxaca.
    05:39 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate very shallow earthquake in Pakistan (@ 4 km depth) with epicenter located 17 km S Kalat. The populated area Khuzdar is 120 km far where weak shaking will have felt.
    03:19 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 08:19 AM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
  • Hawaii/Kilauea recent volcanic activity
    -Looking past 24 hours activity, Seismic tremor levels were low; gas emissions were elevated
    -Six minor earthquakes recorded beneath Kilauea volcano
    -The most recent (preliminary) sulfur dioxide emission rate measurement was 400 tonnes/day on March 27, 2012

Flooding List
  • Flooding in Ontario, Canada
    -Several evacuated people have started returning their home
    -$25 million emergency fund was announced by the provincial government for flood victims
    -Northeastern Ontario (along the James Bay coastline) are forecast to have cooler weather for the next five days, with temperatures remaining well below zero
    -Floods are the most costly natural disasters in Canada

Tropical Cyclone List
  • There are no active tropical cyclones at this time. Check back later or use search box to find earlier updates.
    Related Natural Disasters:
    • 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
  • Following UN, hundreds of thousand victims of Haiti quake are having miserable condition living in tents. Donor had provided half the aid requested by Haiti last year.
    Following UN humanitarian coordinator, Nigel Fisher, "Almost half a million people still live in camps, exposed to cholera outbreaks and risks of flooding that will be exacerbated by the upcoming rainy and hurricane season from May to November" (detail @
  • Forest fire reported in 13 different places across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, Wales (United kingdom). A roof and garage at a house  reported to be damaged. There was a power cut in 20 houses in neighbouring Woodmans Terrace as a safety measure. Forests Fires are among the natural disasters that cause big losses to both human and materials.

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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)
The major natural disasters are linked to definite page containing update report on that disaster. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, also called GMT).
The natural disaster data are collected from different sources like USGS, EMSC, GDACS, EDIS..
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