Last Updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Natural Disasters List May 1, 2013-Saudi Arabia floods claim 13

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Floods in Saudi Arabia
    -Flood in Saudi Arabia have claimed lives of at least 13 people
    . Four still reported to be missing.
    -Several flight services also disrupted at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh.
    -It is believed to be the heaviest rainfall experienced by the desert kingdom in more than 25 years. Click for detail report on floods in Saudi Arabia.
  • Strong earthquake in Kashmir, India
    -Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Eastern Kashmir today. Shaking was even felt in Pakistan's Islamabad and India's New Delhi.
    -Earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir killed two and injured 69 others. Click for detail report on Jammu and Kashmir earthquake.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 3.9 light shallow earthquake in Northern California (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 9 km WSW from Petrolia. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Eureka, Arcata, Garberville, Ferndale, Rio Dell, Petrolia and Redway.
    21:03 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 02:03 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.4 strong earthquake in Eastern Kashmir (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 17 km NE of Bhadarwah. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Bhadarwah. People of Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Batoti and Ramnagar. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Amritsar, Lahore, Srinagar, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Delhi and Kotli. Click for detail report on Kashmir earthquake.
    06:57 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 12:27 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).

  • Flooding in Kasese, Uganda
    Flooding in Kasese, Uganda has claimed four lives.
    -Kilembe Mines Hospital is also flooded. Patients have been shifted to the Municipal Health Centre IV.
    -Floods cut off the road at Nyakasanga.
    -NyamwambaRiver brust its bank. Click for detail report on Uganda flood.
  • Flooding in Ironwood, Michigan
    Ironwood and Wakefield residents are using 3,000 to 5,000 sandbags to battle floods.
    -At least one person is reported to evacuated in Ironwood.

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.
  • Australia/Big Ben recent volcanic activity
    Recent NASA photo has shown that Australian volcano Big Ben has overflowed the crater.
    -Big Ben is located on the remote Heard Island.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Zane
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Zane was located 190 nm north-northeast of Cairns, Australia.
    -It is expected to make landfall over the Cape  York  Peninsula as a category two cyclone today.

Natural Disaster News
  • Winter Storm Achilles is expected to bring 6 - 9" of snow by Thursday morning  from Colorado to Wisconsin.
  • A coronal mass ejection has been reported from the Sun on May 1, 2013. But this CME is not headed toward Earth.

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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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