Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013

Natural Disasters List May 17, 2013-Chinese storm claims 33


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
  • Rainstorms in Southern China
    -Weekend rainstorms in southern China have claimed lives of atleast 33 people and left 12 people missing
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    -Rainstorm hit 10 provinces in southern China, including Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi.
    -A level-four disaster relief response has been initiated by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Committee for Disaster Reduction. Click for detail report on Southern China storm.
  • Tornado in Athens, Alabama
    -At least two EF-0 tornadoes touched down in the Athens and Elkmont areas, the National Weather Service confirms.
    -One person sustained minor injuries while running for tornado shelter near Walmart on U.S. Highway 72 in Athens. Click for detail report on Athens tornado.


Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 4.4 moderate shallow earthquake in Canada (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 19km NNE of Shawville. Tremors were felt widely in southeastern Ontario from London to Montreal and much of New York and Vermont in the United States. Click for detail report on Ottawa earthquake.
    13:43 UTC (local time 2013-05-17 09:43 @epicenter)
  • M 5.7 strong harmless earthquake in Solomon Islands (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 91 km WSW of Lata. It will have faintly felt by the people of Honiara and Luganville (Vanuatu).
    06:43 UTC (local time 2013-05-17 17:43 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.2 light earthquake in New Zealand (@ 15 km depth) with epicenter located 5 km SE of Rolleston. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Christchurch, Kaiapoi and Timaru. Click for detail report on Christchurch earthquake.
    03:59 UTC (local time 2013-05-17 15:59 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 light shallow earthquake in California (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 5 km SW of Niland. People of Brawley, Imperial and El Centro will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    03:07 UTC (local time 2013-05-16 20:07 @ epicenter)


Recent Flash Floods

  • Flooding in Northern Italy
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    Flash flooding in northern Italy has claimed life of one people.
    -A man was found drowned near Verona while firefighters rescued a woman trapped in her car buried by a mudslide.
    -Flood damage is expected in hundreds of millions of euros. Click for detail report on Italy flood.


Recent Volcanic Activity
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Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Alvin
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Alvin was located 1275 km SW of Manzanillo, Mexico
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    -There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


Natural Disaster News
  • India has proposed to launch first natural disaster navigational satellite. Natural disaster navigational satellite will be launched on board home-grown rocket, PSLV-C22 XL from Sriharikota spaceport on June 12.
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