Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Natural Disasters List March 19, 2013-Landslide in Petropolis, Brazil kills 16

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Landslide in Petropolis, Brazil
    -Landslide in Petropolis, Brazil has claimed 16 lives and injured 20 others.

    -Around 350 emergency workers are working in rescue operations.
    -Three days of mourning is announced in Petropolis and all classes in municipal schools are suspended. Click for detail report on Petroplis, Brazil landslide.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow earthquake in Poland (@ 4 km depth) with epicenter located 3 km NE of Polkowice. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Glogow, Lubin, Chojnow, Cottbus, Lubin, Polkowice, Jelenia Góra and Wrocław. Click for detail report on earthquake in Poland.
    21:09 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM @ epicenter)
    UpdateAt least 18 miners are reported to be trapped in a Polish copper mine after tunnel collapsed.
  • M 4.3 moderate earthquake in Black Sea (@ 17 km depth) with epicenter located 112 km N of Sile. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Sile, Istanbul, Boyalik and Sisli. Click for detail report on earthquake in Istanbul, Turkey.
    12:44 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 02:44 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow earthquake in Atacama, Chile (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 103 km SE of Copiapo. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Vallenar, Diego de Almagro and Tinogasta (Argentina).
    11:41 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 08:41 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.1 strong harmless sea quake in South Sandwich Islands Region (@ 31 km depth) with epicenter located 121 km E of Bristol Island, Antarctica. It will have just faintly felt in coastal area.
    03:29 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 01:29 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).

  • Flooding in Central Bulgaria
    -The Danube River in Bulgaria has reached critically high level.
    -Code yellow has been declared for dangerous weather over the entire Bulgarian territory.

    -Emergency situation is still effective in Gabrovo, the towns of Dryanovo and Tryavna.
    Windstorm in Gabrovo, Bulgaria killed one.

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

Natural Disaster News
  • Severe storms in Tennessee, United States
    -A tornado in Rutherford County in Tennessee destroyed several mobile houses.
    -Lightning caused fire on the roof of Fairview Middle School in Franklin but luckily it didn't harm students.
    -Hail stone injured two people in Mississippi.
  • Snowstorms in Quebec, Canada
    -Heavy snowstorms have hit Quebec and the Maritimes in Canada.
    -More than 50 schools are closed due to severe weather in Quebec.

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