Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013

Natural Disasters List March 18, 2013-Severe weather in Odisha, India injures 12

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Thunderstorm and tornado in Odisha, India
    Thunderstorm and tornado in Odisha, India injured 12 people.
    -Tornado destroyed more than 200 houses in Aul and Rajkanika areas of Kendrapara district of Odisha.

    -A boat capsized in river Kharasrota with 40 persons including 10 women and eight children in it but luckily all of them were rescued by local villagers. Click for detail report on severe thunderstorm and tornado in Odisha.
  • Wildfire in Tennessee, United States
    -A wildfire outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee has burned more than 30 large rental cabins.
    -Wildfire near the resort town of Pigeon Forge has burned 230 acres.
    -About 150 evacuated people are having shelter at the Pigeon Forge Community Center provided by American Red Cross.
    -A state of emergency has been declared for Pigeon Forge wildfire.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 5.0 moderate shallow earthquake Offshore Valparaiso, Chile (@ 20 km depth) with epicenter located 61 km W of La Ligua. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Puente Alto, Quillota, Santiago, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar and Hacienda La Calera.
    19:15 UTC (local time Monday, March 18, 2013 at 04:15 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake near the Coast of Southern Peru (@ 91 km depth) with epicenter located 33 km E of Camana. Weak shaking of MMI III will have felt by the people of Mollendo, Arequipa and Ilo.
    16:16 UTC (local time Monday, March 18, 2013 at 11:16 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.7 light shallow earthquake in Tuscany, Italy (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 23 km SE Siena. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Murlo, Siena, Poggibonsi, Arezzo, Montevarchi and Florence. Click for detail report on Tuscany, Italy earthquake.
    02:40 UTC (local time 2013/03/18 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate deep earthquake in Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan (@ 216 km depth) with epicenter located 21 km ESE of Farkhar. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Taloqan, Rustaq, Jarm and Kabul.
    01:07 UTC (local time Monday, March 18, 2013 at 05:37 AM @ 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.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
There are no tropical storm activity for today.

Natural Disaster News
  • United States President has signed the Pandemic and All–Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPA). This natural disaster preparedness reauthorization law opens door to funding for  public health and medical preparedness programs also for natural disasters.
  • A forest fire has occurred in Telamba village of Brunei.

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