Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012

Natural Disasters List March 30, 2012-Severe Flooding In Nadi, Fiji

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Severe Flooding in Fiji
    -Heavy rainfall caused bursting of river banks (Viti Levu) resulting in flash flood
    -Severe flood warning issued for Nadi region
    -The Fire Service used boats to evacuated people
    -Flood affected people are living in 11 evacuation centers
    -Flights to and from Nadi have been cancelled
    -Recent heavy rainfall is caused by a shallow tropical depression located west-southwest of Nadi
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    air pacific flights to and from Nadi have been cancelled for March 31st 2012. Flights from Honolulu, Port Vila and Hong Kong to Nadi have been cancelled. Similarly outbound flights to Auckland, Port Vila, Sydney and Hong Kong have also been cancelled.
    Hundreds of people stranded on their rooftops in Nadi are asking for help
  • Wildfire in Jefferson, Colorado
    -Two killed and one injured by wildfire in the mountains southwest of Denver. Both the fatalities are above 75
    -One woman is said to be missing whose house is already destroyed by fire. Rescue team of 32 members with 6 dogs are searching the woman
    -More than 180 families evacuated as a precaution
    -More than 500 firefighters along with 4 helicopters fighting the blaze
    -The fire is 45 percent contained
  • Storm in Kathmandu, Nepal
    -Heavy dust storm, thundering, lightning with moderate rainfall reported in Kathmandu, Nepal
    -Wind blew off roof of several houses
    -The dust storm made the visibility very poor
    -Windstorm is among the major natural disaster in Nepal

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  • M 4.0 moderate very shallow earthquake in Bulgaria (@ 3 km depth) with epicenter located just 10 km S Sliven. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Sliven. Sliven is the eighth-largest city in Bulgaria.
    Light to weak shaking will have experienced by the people of Stara zagora.
    20:48 UTC (local time 23:48; 2012/03/30 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.4 strong earthquake in Chaipas, Mexico (@ 40 km depth) with epicenter located 65 km SW Acapetahua. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Mapastepec, Acapetahua and Tapachula. Weak shaking will have by the people of  Quetzaltenango and Huehuetenango region of Guatemala.
    18:16 UTC (local time Friday, March 30, 2012 at 12:16 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 3.2 weak shallow earthquake in Ukraine-Romania-Moldova border region (@ 13 km depth) with epicenter located 9 km SE Turcoaia. Light to weak shaking will have experienced by the people of Macin, Braila and Turcoaia.
    15:25 UTC (local time 18:25; 2012/03/30 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate deep earthquake in Veracruz, Mexico (@ 137 km depth) today with epicenter located  46 km SSW from Las Choapas. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Minatitlán and Las choapas, Mexico.
    14:38 UTC (local time Friday, March 30, 2012 at 08:38 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.1 moderate shallow earthquake in Northern Algeria (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located  24 km W Qalmah. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Azzabah and Qalmah.
    10:43 UTC (local time 11:43; 2012/03/30 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow earthquake in Maule, Chile today with epicenter located 54 km far from Talca. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Talca. Weak shaking will have experienced by the people of Cauquenes and Curico.
    It is the aftershock of earlier M 7.1 very strong Talca quake.
    07:12 UTC (local time Friday, March 30, 2012 at 03:12 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.3 weak very shallow earthquake in southern California (@ 11 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km SSW from Palomar Observatory. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt in a vast area.
    People of Alpine, La Mesa,Bonsall,Carlsbad,El Cajon, Escondido, Fallbrook, Escondido, Lakeside, Oceanside, Pauma Valley, Poway, Ramona, San Marcos, Santee, Valley Center, Vista, San Diego, Aguanga, Hemet, Temecula of California will have experienced weak shaking.
    06:09 UTC (local time Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate shallow earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 37 km depth) with epicenter located 25 km E Haramachi. Weak shaking will have felt by the peopleof Fukushima and Sendai.
    JMA mentions M 5.0 @ 50 km depth in Fukushima-ken Oki region.
    04:38 UTC (local time Friday, March 30, 2012 at 01:38 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.4 moderate deep earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan Region (@ 138 km depth) with epicenter located 40 km NW Shizunai. Weak shakig will have felt by the people of Shizunai, Tomakomai and Sapporo.
    00:52 UTC (local time Friday, March 30, 2012 at 09:52 AM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
  • Alaska/Cleveland recent volcanic activity
    -Cleveland volcano was again upgraded to alert level "Orange" yesterday
    -The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is unable to track volcanic activity in real time as there is no real-time seismic monitoring network on Mount Cleveland
    -The last significant eruption on Cleveland was on December 29, 2011

Flooding List
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Tropical Cyclone List
  • Red Tropical Cyclone alert is issued in Vietnam for PAKHAR-12. It has strengthen to Typhoon (Cat 1). By late tomorrow, it will make landfall in Vietnam. Following recent forecast, it will continue as a Cat 1, tropical cyclone till April 1.
    Pakhar will enter Cambodia by April 3, where it will weaken to just a tropical depression.

Natural Disaster News
  • The Meteorological Department of India has issued a “high temperature” warning in Gujarat following the severe heat wave. The temperature yesterday in different states of Gujarat including coastal Saurashtra and Kutch was around 41 degrees Celcius.

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