Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Natural Disasters List May 18, 2013

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
  • Avalanche in Mount Saipal, Nepal
    At least seven people are reported to be missing in an avalanche in the Mount Saipal region of far-western Nepal.
    -Avalanche disaster hit yarsagumba collectors group of nine people in Mt Saipal. Two people however survived and reported about the tragedy to locals of Kanda VDC. Click for detail report on Mt Saipal avalanche.
  • Tornado in Athens, Alabama
    -At least two EF-0 tornadoes touched down in the Athens and Elkmont areas.
    -One person sustained minor injuries while running for tornado shelter near Walmart on U.S. Highway 72 in Athens.
    -Wind storm damage was reported at strip mall and Zaxby’s restaurant. Roof damage was also reported at Walmart on U.S. Highway 72. Click for detail report on Alabama tornado.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 4.8 moderate shallow earthquake in Barbuda (@ 12 km depth) with epicenter located 30km SW of Codrington. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Saint John's (Antigua and Barbuda), Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Sainte-Rose and Lamentin (Guadeloupe).
    23:50 UTC (local time 2013-05-18 19:50 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.3 light shallow earthquake in California (@ 19 km depth) with epicenter located 29km SW of Rio Dell. People of Ferndale, Rio Dell, Fortuna, Hydesville, Humboldt Hill, Redway, Eureka, Myrtletown, McKinleyville, Bayside and Arcata will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    13:46 UTC (local time 2013-05-18 06:46 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.6 strong earthquake in Iran (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 88km SE of Minab. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Minab, Bandar 'Abbas, Qeshm, Dib Dibba, Khasab, Ra's al Khaymah, Al Fujayrah, Diba, Adh Dhayd and Khawr Fakkan . Click for detail report on Iran earthquake.
    10:03 UTC (local time 2013-05-18 14:33 @ epicenter)
  • M 6.0 strong earthquake in Japan (@ 34 km depth) with epicenter located 52km NE of Namie. Moderate to light shaking will have felt by the people of Namie, Kakuda, Yamoto, Okawara, Iwanuma, Ishinomaki and Sendai-shi. People of Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba-shi and Yokohama-shi will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    05:47 UTC (local time 2013-05-18 14:47 @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods

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

Natural Disaster News
  • Lightning in Chesterfield, Virginia
    -Lightning in Chesterfield county of Virginia has caused fire in at least one house.
    struck the two-story home in the 12600 block of Buffalo Nickel Drive.

Useful information to read this daily natural disaster list

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..