Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Natural Disasters List April 18, 2013-Kolkata storm claims 3

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Storm in Kolkata, India
    -Storm in Kolkata, India has claimed lives of three people including a three-year-old girl
    -Storms in Kolkata today have disrupted the flight services at NSC Bose International airport. Several local trains from Howrah station have also been cancelled or delayed. Click for detail report on Kolkata storm.
  • Tornado in Ontario, Canada
    -An EF1 tornado touched down near the community of Shelburne, Ontario.
    -Tornado path was 10 kilometres long and was around 75 metres wide.
    -No injuries reported.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 5.3 moderate shallow earthquake in Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan (@ 17 km depth) with epicenter located 62 km NNE of Yonakuni. People of Chatan, Ishigaki, Su'ao and Yilan (Taiwan) will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    14:08 UTC (local time Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate shallow earthquake in Northwestern Iran (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 27 km W of Marand. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Tabriz, Merand, Benāb, Khvoy, Qarah Zia' od Din and Julfa (Azerbaijan).
    10:39 UTC (local time Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 02:09 PM @ epicenter)
    At least four people are reported to be injured.

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 Chicago
    Flash flood emergency has been declared in Chicago.
    -Four to six inches of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours over most of Northern Illinois.
    -Heavy rain and flooding opened large sinkhole in Chicago.

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 is no tropical storm activity for today.

Natural Disaster News
  • Sinkhole in Chicago
    -Sinkhole in Chicago has injured one person.
    -Heavy rain and flooding opened large sinkhole in Chicago. Sinkhole started to open around 5:15 a.m. at 96th and Houston in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood. Click for detail report on Chicago sinkhole.

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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)
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