Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Natural Disasters List May 16, 2013-Granbury tornado claims 6

Recent Natural Disasters 2013: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.
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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Landslide in Fujian, China
    -A landslide in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province has claimed lives of three people, including two children.
    -Torrential rainfall caused landslide disaster at the Qianpu Flea Market in Xiamen
    . Click for detail report on Fujian landslide.
  • Tornado in Granbury, Texas
    -Tornado touched down several times in Hood, Tarrant, Dallas and Parker counties.
    -Officials said at least six people dead, 14 unaccounted for in North Texas tornado outbreak. Click for detail report on Granbury tornado.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M4.5 moderate earthquake in Japan (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 32km ENE of Iwaki. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Namie, Kitaibaraki and Takahagi.
    07:39 UTC (local time 2013-05-16 16:39 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.6 light shallow earthquake in Wyoming (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 23km WNW of Afton. It will have well felt by the people of Afton, Soda Springs, Montpelier, Hoback, Rafter J Ranch, Paris, Idaho Falls, Logan, Rexburg, Chubbuck and Pocatello (Idaho). Click for detail report on earthquake Idaho today.
    05:23 UTC (local time 2013-05-15 23:23 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.9 moderate earthquake in Turkey (@ 42 km depth) with epicenter located 6km S of Ula. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Mugla, Marmaris and Ortaca.
    03:02 UTC (local time 2013-05-16 06:02 @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods

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Recent Volcanic Activity
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Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Mahasen
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Mahasen was located 53 nm southeastward of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    -Cyclone ‘Mahasen’ hit Patuakhali coast of Bangladesh with wind speed up to 90 kilometres per hour.
    -At least nine died in Bangladesh alone. Click for detail report on Cyclone Mahasen.
  • Tropical Storm Alvin
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TS Alvin was located 1130 km SSW of Manzanillo, Mexico.
    -Following the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Alvin could become a hurricane in the next day or two.

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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)
The major natural disasters are linked to definite page containing update report on that disaster.
The global natural disaster data are collected from different sources like USGS, EMSC, GDACS, EDIS..