Last Updated: Friday, March 1, 2013

Natural Disasters List March 1, 2013-Leyte landslide claims 5 lives


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Landslide in Leyte, Philippines
    -A landslide in geothermal power plant in Leyte, Philippines has killed five people. Landslide tragedy occured at the Upper Mahiao geothermal field in Leyte.
    -As of 15:00 UTC, at least seven people were still reported to be missing.
    -Landslide on 17 February 2006 in Southern Leyte region of Philippines killed 1,126 people. Click for detail report on landslide in Leyte, Philippines.
  • Mudslide in Ipoh, Malaysia
    -Heavy rainfall has caused huge mudslide in Taman Kledang Permai in Ipoh, Malaysia. Mudslide has also blocked Ipoh-Lumut highway.
    -Mudslide washed away at least three cars and has affected 250 residents in Taman Kledang Permai and Taman Arkid area.
    Click for detail report on mudslide in Ipoh, Malaysia.


Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 41. light shallow earthquake in Central California (@ 8 km depth) with epicenter located 46 km SE from Telescope Peak. It will have well felt by the people of Searles Valley, Fort Irwin, Ridgecrest, China Lake Acres, Inyokern, Pahrump, California City, Boron, Sandy Valley, North Edwards and Las Vegas. 21:55 UTC (local time Friday, March 01, 2013 at 01:55 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 6.7 strong earthquake in Kuril Islands (@ 32 km depth) with epicenter located 91 km SE of Ozernovskiy (Russia). Light shaking will have flt by the people of Ozernovskiy and Severo-Kuril'sk.
    13:20 UTC (local time Saturday, March 02, 2013 at 12:20 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.0 moderate shallow earthquake in Wyoming (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 22 km SW of Afton. It will have well felt by the people of Afton, Montpelier, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Logan, Brigham City, Chubbuck, Ammon, Blackfoot, Jackson and Smithfield. 07:50 UTC (local time Friday, March 01, 2013 at 12:50 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.5 moderate harmless sea quake in Mariana Islands Region (@ 162 km depth) with epicenter located 162 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros. It will have faintly felt in the coastal area.
    03:29 UTC (local time Friday, March 01, 2013 at 01:29 PM @ epicenter)


Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation):
Afghanistan (Amu Darya), Angola (Cotundo), Australia, Bolivia, Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (Rio Juruena, Araquaia, Purus, Tocantins), China (Mekong, Xi Jiang, Brahmaputra, Yangtze, Indus), Colombia (Rio Negro), Honduras, Iraq (Shatt al Arab), Kenya, Mozambique (Chire), Pakistan (Indus), Peru (Ucayali, Rio Maraon), Philippines, Sudan (Blue Nile), United States (Mississippi, Arkansas), Vietnam, Zambia (Zambezi, Likando).



Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Fuego, Reventador, Etna, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Erta Ale, Barren Island, Raung, Paluweh, Gamalama, Sakurajima, Kakar, Tinakula, Yasur, Tolbachik and Kilauea.
  • Sicily (Italy)/Mount Etna recent volcanic activity
    -Mount Etna has again spewed ash and molten lava. However the eruption was short.
    -Etna is the Europe's largest and most active volcano.


Recent Tropical Cyclones 
There is no tropical storm activity today.


Natural Disaster News
  • Sinkhole near Tampa, Florida
    -A sinkhole in Florida has swallowed a man. Sinkhole opened under the bedroom of a house near Tampa.
    -The bedroom area is expected to be the center of the sinkhole. Click for detail report on sinkhole in Florida.
  • Wildfire in Jurupa Valley, California
    -Wildfire has burned 150 acres in and around Rancho Jurupa Regional Park in California.
    -As of 06:00 UTC, South California Wildfire is 40 % contained.
  • Thailand authorities have declared Narathiwat a natural disaster zone. Continuous rainfall from some days has flooded almost the entire area of Narathiwat. 
  • Philippines has received USD 25,000 donation from Sri Lanka to rebuild to the homes destroyed by the typhoon Bhopa. A state of national calamity was declared by the Philippine immediately.
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