Last Updated: Monday, May 6, 2013

Natural Disasters List May 6, 2013-Wellington, New Zealand is flooding

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
  • Flooding in Wellington, New Zealand
    -Heavy rainfall has caused flash flooding in Wellington, Christchurch and Marlborough.
    -MetService New Zealand has recorded more than 500 lightning strikes in Central New Zealand last night including about 100 in Wellington alone.
    -Flood damaged cars in Wellington. Flood damaged more than 20 cars after a basement carpark flooded in Newtown. Click for detail report on Wellington flood.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 3.7 light earthquake in Wellington, New Zealand (@ 22 km depth) with epicenter located 30 km east of Wellington. Click for detail report on Wellington earthquake.
    04:19 UTC (local time Monday, May 6 2013 at 4:19:10 pm) 
  • M 4.2 light shallow earthquake in Southern Idaho (@ 11 km depth) with epicenter located 28 km W of Soda Springs. Click for detail report on Idaho earthquake.
    03:13 UTC (local time Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 09:13 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.0 moderate shallow earthquake in Southern Iran (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 91 km WSW of Firuzabad. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Firuzabad, Bandar Bushehr, Borazjan and Kazerun.
    02:28 UTC (local time Monday, May 06, 2013 at 05:58:03 AM at 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).

  • Flooding in Asheville, North Carolina
    -Heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Asheville, North Carolina.
    -Dozen of trees are down in Buncombe County. At least three cars damaged near Kenilworth Presbyterian Church. Click for detail report on Asheville flood.

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.
  • Indonesia/Papandayan recent volcanic activity
    Increased seismic activity has been observed at Papandayan volcano in West Java, Indonesia.
    -The Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI) has raised the alert level to 3.

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

Natural Disaster News
  • Tornado in Bakersfield, CA
    A tornado touched down in Bakersfield, California for the first time since 1999.
    -Bakersfield tornado touched near the intersection of Old River Road and Stockdale Highway and the Kern River. Click for Bakersfield tornado video plus news.

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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..