Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013

Natural Disasters List March 17, 2013-Lightning in MP, India kills 12

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

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 64 km depth) with epicenter located 8 km W of Funaishikawa. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Hitachi, Kōriyama, Mito, Saitama, Shirakawa, Tokyo, Tsukuba and Utsunomiya.
    21:53 UTC (local time Monday, March 18, 2013 at 06:53 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.2 light shallow earthquake in Northern California (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 20 km NNW from Lake Pillsbury. It will have well felt by the people of Covelo, San Francisco, Berkeley, Willits, Ukiah and Sacramento.04:00 UTC (local time Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 09:00 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.9 light shallow earthquake in Auckland, New Zealand (@ 6 km depth) with epicenter located 15 km north-east of Auckland. It will have well felt by the people of Albany, Auckland, Devonport, Meadowbank, Pinehill, Glendene, Stonefields, Howick, Massey, Mangere, Oteha, Manukau, Pakuranga, Takapuna and Weymouth. It is the biggest earthquake in Auckland since February 2007. Click for detail report on Auckland earthquake.
    03:00 UTC (local time 16:00; 2013/03/17 @ 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.
  • Kamchatka (Russia)/Shiveluch recent volcanic activity
    Shiveluchvolcano has spewed ash to a height of 6 km above sea level.
    -More than 90 earthquakes have been recorded at Shiveluch.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Tim
    -As of 06:00 UTC, TC Tim was located 235 nm southeast of Willis Island, Australia.

Natural Disaster News
  • Storm in Meghana, Bangladesh
    -At least four sailors have been missing after the trawler in which they were carrying goods sank in Bangladesh following a stormy weather. Click for detail report on Bangladesh storm.
  • Parts of northern region of Ghana is declared as disaster areas after hit by a recent storm.

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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 Earthquakes  (only earthquakes which are felt by people), Recent Volcanic Activity (erupting volcanoes), Recent Flash Floods (ongoing flood information), Recent Tropical Cyclones (active cyclones) and Natural Disaster News (facts and news about natural/environmental disasters 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 global natural disaster data are collected from different sources like USGS, EMSC, GDACS, EDIS..