Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Natural Disasters List March 5, 2013-Alps avalanches kill 7

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Avalanches in the Alps
    -At least seven people have died in avalanches in the French and Austrian Alps.
    Avalanche in the southern French Alps: Four climbers died in Hautes Alpes region. The area is close to Italy.
    Avalanche in Tyrol Austria: Three skiers killed including a German skier near the Hoher Riffler peak in Tyrol.
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  • Snowstorms across midwestern United States
    -Recent snowstorms have affected people of North Dakota, Minnesota and northwest Illinois.
    -Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports have cancelled more than 1,000 flights.
    -According to National Weather Service, Washington could get its biggest snowfall of the winter tomorrow (Wednesday).

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 5.3 moderate earthquake in Ryukyu Islands, Japan (@ 39 km depth) with epicenter located 118 km NNE of Nago. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Chatan-cho, Chatan, Gushikawa, Kitanakagusuku-son, Naha, Uruma-shi and Yomitan-son. 20:32 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 05:32 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.9 moderate shallow earthquake in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia (@ 21 km depth) with epicenter located 12 km S of Pulaupanggung. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Bandarlampung, Telukbetung and Kotabumi.
    02:09 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 05, 2013 at 09:09 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 Jakarta, Indonesia
    -Emergency authorities have warned the Jakarta's people to
    prepare for major flood in coming days.
    -Water levels have been recorded unusual in the dam at Bogor. In January 2013, massive flooding in Jakarta killed several people.

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
  • Avalanche near Haines, Alaska
    -An avalanche disaster
    in the mountains near Haines, Alaska has killed one people and injured two others.
    -Dead person was a guide for a heli-ski operation.
  • Storm has damaged the roof of Kumasi Girls Senior High School in Ghana.

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