Last Updated: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Natural Disasters List March 8, 2012

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Recent World Disasters
  • Flooding In Australia
    -The Lachlan River system (Forbes), is expected to peak at about 10.65 metres today evening
    -Roads Minister Duncan Gay said heavy rain and flash flooding in Sydney is one-in a-hundred-year event
    -About 119mm of rain fell on parts of the CBD on Thursday morning
    -Trains remain suspended on the Olympic Park Line between Lidcombe and Olympic Park
    -Hundreds of boats on Sydney Harbour are in danger of sinking
    -For further weather and flood warnings visit Bureau of Meteorology website
  • Landslide in Likeng city of China
    -7 killed after a rain-triggered landslide in southern China
    -Total eight people were buried by the landslide but one person was rescued alive after several hours

Recent Felt Earthquakes
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  • M 5.8 strong earthquake in Southern Xinjiang, China (@ 36 km depth) with epicenter located 214 km SSE of Aksu. About 4,000 people will have experienced strong shaking of MMI VI. Light shaking will have felt by the people of Aral. The greater epicenter area is Taklamakan Desert.
    The Chinese Seismological Agency reports M 6.0 @ 30 km depth. The last earthquake in 2003-02-24 of M 6.3 in this region killed 261 people
    22:50 UTC (local time Friday, March 09, 2012 at 06:50 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Iran-Iraq Border Region (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 24 km SW Darrehshahr. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Darrehshahr and Kuhdasht. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Baghdad
    18:21 UTC (local time Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 09:21 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.6 shallow moderate earthquake in Philippine Islands Region (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 133 km W of Laoag. Just a weak shaking will have felt in coastal area
    09:20 UTC (local time Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 05:20 PM @ epicenter)
    M 5.3 another moderate earthquake in Mindoro, Philippines (@ 79 km depth) after 5 hours with epicenter located 73 km WSW of Batangas
    M 5.1 earthquake in Mindoro, Philippines (Verde Island Passage @ 33 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km NE Batangas. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of  San pascual and Batangas. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Manila
    15:30 UTC (local time Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 11:30 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate very shallow earthquake in Haiti region (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 32 km SE from Pétionville. Light shaking  of MMI IV will have felt in Delmas, Port-au-Prince and Pétionville city of Ouest region, Haiti. In 2010 Haiti earthquake, 316,000 people died, 300,000 injured and 1,000,000 were made homeless
    02:51 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 07, 2012 at 09:51 PM @ epicenter)
    Felt Reports Received by Disaster Report through "Felt Report Form"
    Robin Thompson from Petionville, Haiti: I was asleep. It feel like the room was shaking. It lasted only a few seconds.
  • List of weak earthquakes well felt above epicenter
    M 3.4     2012/03/08     19:19 UTC     2 km depth      Poland
    4 km E Rydultowy and 6 km SW Rybnik
    M 3.4     2012/03/08     18:54 UTC     2 km depth      Greece

    8 km NW Agrínion and 59 km NW Pátrai
    M 3.6     2012/03/08     18:26 UTC     2 km depth      France

    6 km W La condamine-châtelard and 97 km NW Nice
    M 4.1     2012/03/08     10:57 UTC     8 km depth      Southern Alaska

    18 km ESE from Tyonek and 66 km WSW from Anchorage, AK
    M 3.2     2012/03/08     06:44 UTC     13 km depth     Nevada

    52 km NNE from Eureka, NV
    M 3.5     2012/03/08     02:40 UTC     45 km depth     Central Alaska

    20 km ENE from Chase, AK
  • List of earthquakes faintly felt by people   
    M 4.5     2012/03/08     07:00 UTC     28 km depth     Crete, Greece

    127 km SW of Iraklion, Crete, Greece
    M 4.4     2012/03/08     00:19 UTC     10 km depth      Southeast of the Ryukyu Islands

    184 km S of Naha, Okinawa, Japan
    M 4.6     2012/03/08     00:01 UTC     168 km depth     Salta, Argentina
    176 km W of San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, Argentina
  • List of earthquakes only surrounded by a lot of water
    M 4.7     2012/03/08    11:58 UTC     39 km depth      Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan  
    182 km ESE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
    M 4.3     2012/03/08     07:49 UTC     431 km depth     Izu Islands, Japan Region

    371 km NW of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan

Recent Volcanic Activity
  • Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (New Activity/Unrest)
    • Central Kamchatka/Bezymianny Recent Volcanic Activity: KVERT reported that during 24 February-2 March seismic activity at Bezymianny remained elevated, with about 7-19 weak events registered daily. A thermal anomaly was detected in satellite images. Gas-and-steam activity was observed on 26 February; clouds obscured the volcano on the other days. One short volcanic tremor episode was detected on 29 February. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red
    • Chuginadak Island/Cleveland Recent Volcanic activity: AVO reported that during 24 February-2 March satellite images of Cleveland revealed no unusual activity and no significant changes in the size of the lava dome. A weak thermal anomaly was detected in satellite imagery on 3 March. The Volcano Alert Level remained at Watch and the Aviation Color Code remained at Orange
    • Sicily (Italy)/Etna Recent Volcanic activity: Sezione di Catania - Osservatorio Etneo reported that the third episode of lava fountaining from Etna's New Southeast Crater (New SEC) occurred on the morning of 4 March and was more explosive than the preceding episode. The beginning of the eruption was characterized by a rapid increase in volcanic tremor amplitude coincident with Strombolian explosions that increased in intensity and frequency
    • Kanaga/Andreanof Islands Recent Volcanic activity: AVO reported that the level of unrest at Kanaga declined to background levels. On 2 March the Volcano Alert Level was lowered to Normal and the Aviation Color Code was lowered to Green
    • Ecuador/Tungurahua Recent Volcanic Activity: IG reported that during 29 February-2 March cloud cover prevented views of Tungurahua. On 3 March seismicity increased. Clouds mostly prevented observations; during breaks in the cloud cover ash plumes were observed rising 3 km above the crater and drifting S and SW. Explosions ejected blocks that rolled down the flanks

Recent Flood Update
  • Current Floods list worldwide
    Orange Flood alert in Brazil

    3 killed and 89000 displaced
    Green Flood alert in Madagascar
    65 killed and 0 displaced
    Green Flood alert in Tanzania
    10 killed and 0 displaced
    Green Flood alert in Indonesia
    5 killed and 0 displaced
    Green Flood alert in Australia
    2 killed and 13000 displaced
    Green Flood alert in Gaza
    0 killed and 1200 displaced
    Green Flood alert in USA
    0 killed and 83 displaced

Recent Cyclones
  • Tropical cyclone Irina
    -Death toll remains at 73
    -21,235 people homeless, a total of 67,911 people affected
    -Most fatalities due to mudslide in Ifanadiana. Click to read detail update report on Irina
  • Tropical cyclone Koji
    -Tropical Cyclone Koji is expected to continue to move steadily toward the west southwest away from the Cocos Islands, Australia. This system will not affect the WA mainland or the Cocos Islands

Other Disasters


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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)
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