Last Updated: Sunday, April 1, 2012

Natural Disasters List April 1, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Landslides in Xingang, China
    -Two killed when landslide rocked a village in Xingang (Shanxii), China.
    -Two houses reported to be destroyed completely.
    -The worst landslide in history occurred in Kansu, China in 1920 which killed more than 180,000 people and destroyed over 100 cities.
    -Landslides are among the common natural disasters in China
  • Flooding in Klang, Malaysia
    -Heavy rain and high tide caused flash flood in Klang port
    -Dozens of schools remain closed due to flooding
    -Within 90 minutes 70mm of rain was recorded
    -Officials in Malaysia denied that the floods had been caused by a delay in opening the tidal gates
    -Floods are regular natural disasters in Malaysia which happen nearly every year during the monsoon season.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 5.7 strong harmless sea quake in New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea (@ 98 km depth) with epicenter located 51 km E of Taron. About 266,000 people will have felt light shaking of MMI IV. People of Kokopo and Namatanai will have experienced light shaking of MMI IV.
    21:44 UTC (local time Monday, April 02, 2012 at 07:44 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate deep earthquake in Southern Italy (@ 275 km depth) with epicenter located 21 km W Scalea. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Salerno.
    19:21 UTC (local time Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 09:21 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.8 strong earthquake in Honshu, Japan (@ 50 km depth) with epicenter located just 12 km NE of Iwaki. About 330,000 people will have felt moderate shaking of MMI V. People of Iwaki will have felt moderate shaking of MMI V. People of Namie, Kitaibaraki, Ishikawa, Takahagi, Sukagawa, Fukushima, Mito, Utsunomiya, Sendai and Yamagata will have experienced light shaking of MMI IV. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Capital Tokyo.
    Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) mentions M 5.9 @ 50 km depth in Fukushima-ken Oki region. Max. JMA intensity 5 (Strong) in Naraha-machi Kitada and Tomioka-machi Moto-oka.
    14:04 UTC (local time Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 11:04 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.9 moderate earthquake in Antofagasta, Chile (@ 87 km depth) with epicenter located 76 km SSW of Calama. Light to weak shaking will have experienced across Calama.
    07:31 UTC (local time Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 03:31 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 weak very shallow earthquake in Northern California (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located just 2 km NE from The Geysers. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Cobb, Hidden Valley Lake and Middletown.
    01:28 UTC (local time Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 06:28 PM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List

Flooding List
  • Flooding continues in Fiji
    -Today, the government of Fiji issued an "urgent" message to people living near the Rewa River to move to high ground. Rewa River has burst its banks in a number of areas.
    -Tropical cyclone Alert is issued in Fiji. Following the Nadi Weather Office, a tropical depression was located about 1,200 kilometres West North West of Nadi. It is expected to become a tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours. Click for detail update on Fiji floods

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical storm Pakhar
    -Pakhar is currently a Tropical storm and is forecast to weaken as just a Tropical depression by today afternoon.
    -It may cause strong winds and rough seas over South China Sea (water off the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Northern Sarawak).
    -The maximum Storm surge height is  0.5m in Binh Sum, Vietnam.

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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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