Last Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Natural Disasters List April 4, 2013-Landslide claims 5 in Ningxia, China

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Landslide in Ningxia, China
    -Landslide in Tongxin County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China has claimed lives of at least five people.

    -Landslide also injured two others. Injured people are having treatment at a local hospital in Ningxia. Click for detail report on Tongxin China landslide.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 4.0 light shallow earthquake in Baja California, Mexico (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 44 km NNE of Camalu. People of Colonia Vicente Guerrero, Maneadero and Ensenada will have felt weak shaking of MMI II.
    16:30 UTC (local time Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 08:30 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.7 strong shallow earthquake in Myanmar (@ 4 km depth) with epicenter located 54 km E of Myaydo. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Myaydo, Thayetmyo, Nay Pyi Taw, Pyinmana, Pyay, Taungdwingyi and Magway. People of Loikaw, Meiktila, Hinthada and Taunggyi will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    15:16 UTC (local time Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 09:46 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.5 moderate deep earthquake in Eastern New Guinea Reg, Papua New Guinea 9@ 181 km depth) with epicenter located 130 km N of Lae. People of Madang, Kainantu, Lae, Finschhafen, Bulolo, Goroka and Wau.
    14:10 UTC (local time Friday, April 05, 2013 at 12:10 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Libertador O'higgins, Chile (@ 48 km depth) with epicenter located 29 km W of Santa Cruz. People of Curico, Chimbarongo and San Vicente.
    11:41 UTC (local time Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 07:41 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.4 moderate deep earthquake in Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan (@ 241 km depth) with epicenter located 43 km WSW of Ashkasham. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Jalal Abad, Kabul (Afghanistan), Peshawar and Islamabad (Pakistan).
    06:31 UTC (local time Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 11:01 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.3 moderate earthquake in Luzon, Philippines (@ 38 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km ENE of Baler. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Baguio, Dagupan, Manila and Muntinlupa. Click for detail report on Metro Manila earthquake.
    02:27 UTC (local time Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 10:27 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).

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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.
  • Russia (Kamchatka)/Plosky Tolbachik recent volcanic activity
    -The intensified volcano activity on Plosky Tolbachik volcano has been recorded.
    -Volcanologist are reporting increase in the lava flow volumes from the main crater. However they have denied any threat to nearby village.

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

Natural Disaster News
  • Hailstorm in Gwanda, Zimbabwe has damaged hundred of houses. Click for detail report on Zimbabwe hailstorm.
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has given $31.2 million to Texas to cover the costs of 2011 wildfires.

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