2012 saw many natural disasters across the globe. Hurricane Sandy was one of the most prominent disasters of the year in the U.S. which killed at least 125 people and caused damage of $62 billions. Most of the United States was hit by extreme weather. Researchers say that the 2012 drought is the worst since 1988. Major earthquakes struck in Italy, the Philippines, Iran, and Afghanistan. The Philippines were also slammed by Typhoon Bopha, which killed more than 1,000 people.Recent Natural Disasters 2013: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.
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Recent Natural Disasters
- Flooding in Terengganu and Kelantan, Malaysia
-Still 1,524 people are living in evacuation centres in Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang region of Malaysia.
-Currently there are 27 relief centres in the state, with 13 in Besut, 10 in Hulu Terengganu and two each in Kemaman and Dungun.
-Floods also closed Thirty-one schools in Terengganu. Thirteen of the schools were located in the Hulu Terengganu district, 12 in the Besut district and three each in the Kemaman and Setiu districts.
-The first wave of floods in Terengganu, Malaysia some days ago killed six people. Three in Kemaman district, two in Setiu and one in Kuala Terengganu (An aerial picture showing the flood situation in Kemaman, Malaysia; TheStar).
Update January 6, 2013
A Tsunami hoax has spread over Terengganu and Kelantan region of Malaysia. Lots of Malaysians are asking us about the predicted Tsunami in Terengganu and Kelantan region of Malaysia on January 8, 2013.
DR: Please don't run behind such disaster rumors. Rumor may have spread as Terengganu and Kelantan region of Malaysia is currently battering with floods.
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- M 4.5 moderate deep earthquake in Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan (@ 113 km depth) with epicenter located 91 km SE from Feyzabad. People of Chitral, Mingaora (Pakistan), Khorugh (Tajikistan) and Kabul (Afghanistan) will have felt weak shaking of MMI II-III.
08:35 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 01, 2013 at 08:38 AM @ epicenter)
- Light earthquake reported in Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh, India. Tremors were felt by the people of Narsipatnam, Makavarapupalem, Rolugunta, Koyyuru and Madugula mandals of Visakhapatnam.
- M 4.6 moderate deep earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 101 km depth) with epicenter located 15 km SSE of Hachinohe. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Ichinohe, Oirase-cho, Misawa and Kazuno.
03:32 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 01, 2013 at 12:32 PM @ epicenter)
Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Afghanistan (Amu Darya), Australia (Darling), Bolivia (Madre de Dios), Brazil (Tocantins), Chad (N Djamena), China (Mekong and Huang He), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ubangi), Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq (Shatt al Arab and Tigris), Kenya (Tana), Philippines, Sudan (Blue Nile, White Nile), Syria (Euphrates), Tanzania.
Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Fuego, Santiago, Poas, Reventador, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Raung, Erta Ale, Paluweh, Gamalama, Batu Tara, Sakurajima, Manam, Ulawun, Tolbachik and Kilauea volcano.
Recent Tropical Cyclones
- Tropical Cyclone Dumile
-As of 12:00 UTC, TC Dumlie was located 565 nm north of La Reunion.
-The maximum Storm surge height is expected to be 0.1m in Voloina, Madagascar.
-Green Tropical Cyclone alert (by GDACS) is issued for Dumile-13.
- Tropical Cyclone Freda
-As of 04:00 UTC, TC Freda was located 355 nm northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia.
Natural Disaster News
- Cold wave in Phoenix, Arizona
-A Freeze Warning is issued by the National Weather Service for much of central and southwest Arizona, including the Phoenix metro area.
Useful information to read this daily natural disaster list
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 Earthquakes (only earthquakes which are felt by people), Recent Volcanic Activity (erupting volcanoes), Recent Flash Floods (ongoing flood event), Recent 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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