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Natural Disasters List March 20, 2013-Tornado in central China kills 8


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Tornado in central China
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    Tornado in China has killed three people and injured 52 others. Tornado occurred in Hunan Province.
    -Around 200,000 yuan has been allocated as the relief material for tornado victims.
    -More than 2,000 firefighters, police and residents helped in rescue and relief operations. Click for detal report on tornado in China.
    Update
    Death toll from tornado in China has risen to 8.
  • Rainstorm in Walewale, Ghana
    -A heavy rainstorm in Walewale in Mamprusi district of Ghana has killed four and injured 41 others.
    -Injured people are having treatment at Walewale Government Hospital.
    -Storm displaced more than 600 people.


Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 2.8 weak shallow earthquake in Greater Los Angeles Area, California (@ 15 km depth) with epicenter located just 2 km N from Vernon. It will have well felt by the people of Huntington Park, Maywood, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles Civic Center and Alhambra.
    16:22 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 09:22 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines (@ 36 km depth) with epicenter located just 3 km WNW of Nabunturan. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Montevista, Mawab and Cabinuangan.
    10:44 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 06:44 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow earthquake in Comoros region (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 111 km W of Mavingouni. People of Moroni, Fomboni and Mocimboa (Mozambique) will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    05:21 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 08:21 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Seram, Indonesia (@ 73 km depth) with epicenter located 55 km SE of Namlea. Weak shaking of MMI III will have felt by the people of Ambon and Amahai.
    05:17 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 02:17 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.
  • Indonesia/Mount Lokon recent volcanic activity
    -Mount Lokon volcano in Sulawesi island of  Indonesia erupts today, spewing volcanic ash up to 2,000 meters high into the air from its Tompaluan crater.
    -Indonesian government has set a safety radius of 2.5 km from the crater. Click for detail report on Indonesia's Mount Lokon Volcano.


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


Natural Disaster News
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced Kossuth County in Iowa as a Primary Natural Disaster Area due to recent drought.
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