Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013

Natural Disasters List March 11, 2013-Sao Paulo storm kills 2

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
  • Storm in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    -Heavy storm in Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil has killed two including a 14-year-old girl.
    -Storm also damaged the shopping continental mall in the Jaguare district but luckily no body was injured. Click for detail report on Sao Paulo storm.
  • Sinkhole in Pennsylvania
    -A 30 feet wide by 12 feet deep sinkhole has opened in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
    -Sinkhole damaged house. Homeowners in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania have been evacuated.
    -Around 30 houses were evacuated due to sinkhole in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in January 2013.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Greece (@ 8 km depth) with epicenter located just 6 km WSW of Fitiai. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Agrinion, Mesolongi and Mesolongion. 21:27 UTC (local time Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:27 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 3.2 weak shallow earthquake in Oklahoma (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 9 km SSW of Boley. It will have well felt by the people of Spencer, Shawnee, Okmulgee and Choctaw. Click for list of earthquakes in Oklahoma in 2013.
    17:32 UTC (local time Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:32 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Southern California (@ 0.1 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km ESE from Anza. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Vista Santa Rosa and Oasis. People of Aguanga, Thermal, La Quinta, Desert Shores, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and Fontana will have felt weak shaking of MMI III. Click for detail report on Anza earthquake.
    16:55 UTC (local time Monday, March 11, 2013 at 09:55 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.9 moderate earthquake in Iraq (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 33 km ENE of Qada' Talkif. It will have well felt by the people of Bashiqa, Irbīl, Orumiyeh and Mosul.
    14:57 UTC (local time Monday, March 11, 2013 at 05:57 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.3 moderate earthquake in Southern Xinjiang, China (9 km depth with epicenter located 125 km ENE of Arzak. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Kashi, Shache and At-Bashi (Kyrgyzstan).
    03:01 UTC (local time Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:01 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Coquimbo, Chile (@ 65 km depth) with epicenter located 17 km NNE of Ovalle. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Coquimbo, La Serena and Monte Patria.
    01:37 UTC (local time Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 10:37 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).

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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.
  • Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador spewed ash and gas into the sky.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Sandra
    -As of 04:00 UTC, TC Sandra was located 350 nm northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia.
    -A new cyclone warning has been issued for northern islands of New Caledonia.

Natural Disaster News
  • Heavy storm in Ashanti, Ghana
    -Heavy storm has affected the people in Kodie, Mpobi, Ahenkro, Ahenkro- Kwamang and Ankaase area of Ghana.
    -Storm has also damaged the building of Kodie Junior High School.
  • Today is the second anniversary of Japan earthquake which created Tsunami and nuclear catastrophe. The 2011 Japanese earthquake was so powerful that its effects were even felt by an orbiting satellite nearly 270km above the Earth.

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