Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013

Natural Disasters List January 14, 2013-Landslide disaster in Dassu, Pakistan kills 1

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Landslide in Dassu, Pakistan
    -One killed in landslide disaster in Dassu, the headquarters of Kohistan district of Pakistan.
    -Landslide caused damage to two trucks and two shops.
    -Landslide also blocked the Karakoram Highway (KKH).
    -In another news, of inner roads in Galiyat between Abbottabad and Murree are closed due to heavy snowfall.
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  • Strong winds in Zomba, Malawi
    -Strong winds in Zomba injured 16 Malawians.
    -Five people are having treatment at Zomba central hospital currently.
    -Winds also blew off the roofs of Malawi prison.
    -Flooding in Malawi southeast Africa killed three and displaced 5,000 people some days ago.

Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 2.4 weak rare earthquake in Maine, United States (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 6km SE of Boothbay Harbor. It will have well felt by the people of Brunswick, Portland, South Portland and Augusta.
    18:19 UTC (local time 13:19; 2013/01/14 @ epicenter)
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    This is what one of our visitor from Gorham, Maine has shared with us:
    "In the afternoon I heard this strange loud boom,boom, boom and there was a silence . then again it started for appox. 30 seconds . I looked outside and saw nothing around the house or down the street. It was startling. I had just laid down on the sofa and fell asleep. The noise woke me up and had me on the alert. Didn't know what happened till I read the news report tonight around 6pm."
  • M 4.5 moderate deep earthquake near the West Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 267 km depth) with epicenter located 22 km W of Takayama. It will have faintly felt by the people of Gujo, Katsuyama and Ono.
    16:20 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 01:20 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.5 strong shallow aftershocks in Southeastern Alaska (@ 12 km depth) with epicenter located 99 km (61 miles) WSW of Craig. Just a weak shaking of MMI III will have felt by the people of Petersburg, Sitka, Ketchikan, Thorne Bay, Craig, Hyder, Metlakatla and Ketchikan.
    14:55 UTC (local time Monday, January 14, 2013 at 05:55 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate earthquake in Luzon, Philippines (@ 49 km depth) with epicenter located 18 km SW of San Nicolas. Angeles, Cabangan, Subic, San Nicolas, San Antonio, San Narciso and  San Marcelino.
    11:03 UTC (local time Monday, January 14, 2013 at 07:03 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate shallow earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 57 km depth) with epicenter located 57 km SE of Namie. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Hirono-cho, Hitachi, Iwaki, Kitaibaraki and Takahagi.
    06:53 UTC (local time Monday, January 14, 2013 at 03:53 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Gulf of Aden (@ 6 km depth) with epicenter located 134 km SE of Ahwar (Yemen). It will have faintly felt by the people of Jawf al Maqbabah, Ceerigaabo and Boosaaso (Somalia).
    01:14 UTC (local time Monday, January 14, 2013 at 04:14 AM @ 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.
  • Flash floods in eastern Missouri, United States
    -One killed in flash floods in eastern Missouri.
    -The vehicle was swept off a bridge by the rain-swollen Castor River.

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 Narelle
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Narelle was located 430 nm south-southwest of Learmonth, Australia.
  • Tropical Cyclone Emang
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Emang was located  500 nm southeast of Diego Garcia.

Natural Disaster News
  • Wildfire in Warrumbungle National Park, New South Wales
    -A wildfire blaze in the Warrumbungle National Park, New South Wales has burned 40,000 hectares so far.
    -At least 33 homes have been burned in the Wambelong Fire near Coonabarabran.
    -It is believed to be one of the most ferocious wildfire in recent years.
  • Yunnan's China officials have apologized for cremating landslide victim bodies without the approval of their families. The landslide in the Zhenxiong village of Gaopo, China killed 46 people.
  • New research has shown that  a massive earthquake may be possible in California. The scientists believe a major earthquake could be possible along the California San Andreas Fault and could be felt from San Diego to San Francisco.

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