Last Updated: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Natural Disasters List May 5, 2013-Flooding in Moosonee, Canada


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Moosonee, Canada
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    More than 200 Canadians have been evacuated after flooding in northern Ontario town of Moosonee.
    -An emergency has been declared in Kashechewan First Nation. Click for detail report on Moosonee, Canada.


Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 4.4 light earthquake in Jalisco, Mexico (@ 36 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km NE of Tomatlan. Light  to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and El Salto. Click for detail report on Puerto Vallarta earthquake.
    02:52 UTC (local time Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 09:52 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Honduras (@ 27 km depth) with epicenter located 2 km ESE of San Juan Pueblo. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of La Lima, San Pedro Sula, Tela, anta Rita and Yoro.
    00:42 UTC (local time Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 06:42 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 Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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    Flash floods in Wattala and Gampaha, Sri Lanka have affected about 480 people.
    -According to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), 81 families are living in four evacuation centers.
    -Flash floods also caused heavy traffic along Colombo-Negombo Road.
  • Flooding between Blenheim and Seddon, New Zealand
    -Flooding and slips reported at State Highway 1 between Blenheim and Seddon.
    -Weld and Dashwood Passes are worst affected by the floods.


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.
  • Aleutian Islands/Cleveland recent volcanic activity
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    Continuous but low-level eruptions have been recorded at Cleveland Volcano in Aleutian Islands.
    -The aviation alert level for Cleveland Volcano has been raised from "yellow" to "orange. Click for detail report on Cleveland earthquake.


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


Natural Disaster News
  • A system over the Bay of Bengal is expected to develop into a cyclone by Thursday or Friday. Cyclone is predicted to head to Bangladesh or Orissa.
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