Last Updated: Friday, May 3, 2013

Natural Disasters List May 3, 2013-Myanmar landslide claims 16

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Landslide in Kalaw, Myanmar
    -Landslide in Kalaw, Myanmar has claimed lives of at least 16 people.
    -According to an emergency and disaster management officer for Myanmar’s Red Cross,  landslide occurred in Nyaung Kone and Taung Palt villages in Shwe Twin Kone village at about 1 am after heavy rain. Click for detail report on Myanmar landslide.
  • Flooding in Argau, Switzerland
    -Flooding caused by heavy rainfall has claimed life of one woman in Argau region of Switzerland.
    -Storm and flood damage is high in Aargau, Zurich, and Thurgau. Click for detail report on Swiss flood.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 5.5 moderate deep earthquake in Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia (@ 153 km depth) with epicenter located 77 km WSW of Paratunka. People of Paratunka, Yelizovo, Vilyuchinsk, Ozernovskiy and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy will have felt just a weak shaking of MMI III.
    06:10 UTC (local time Friday, May 03, 2013 at 07:10 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.2 weak shallow earthquake in Santa Monica Bay, California (@ 13 km depth) with epicenter located 5 km S from Malibu. It will have well felt by the people of Los Angeles, Culver City, El Segundo, Malibu, Venice, Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Agoura Hills, Woodland Hills and North Hollywood.
    05:57 UTC (local time Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 10:57 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).

  • Flash floods in Klang Valley, Malaysia
    -Heavy storm has caused flash floods in
    Klang Valley of Malaysia.
    -Jalan Duta-Mahameru and Jalan Parlimen areas are worst affected by the flood.
    -Following Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART), tunnel has been closed.
  • Flooding in Florida
    -The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for southern Florida.
    Heavy storm caused flight delays in both Broward and Miami-Dade. Miami International Airport cancelled 11 flights.
    -A tornado touched down in Boca Raton.

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.

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

Natural Disaster News
  • Tornado in Modena, Italy
    -Tornado in Italy today has injured at least eleven people.
    -Tornado hit Modena, southeast of Milan and damaged several homes. Click for detail report on Italy tornado.
  • Meteor Shower from Halley's Comet can be observed on May 5, 2013. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower occurs each year in early May.

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