Last Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Natural Disasters List May 8, 2013-Bangladesh lightning claims 4

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
  • Lightning strikes in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
    -Lightning strikes in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh has claimed lives of at least four people.
    -One-hour storm damaged 100 houses in Konaur village of Kaitala. Storm also damaged crops. Click for detail report on Bangladesh lightning.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in Ferndale, California (@ 23 km depth) with epicenter located 103 km W of Fortuna. People of Eureka, Arcata will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.21:41 UTC (local time 2013-05-08 13:41@ epicenter) 
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Asahi, Japan (@ 53 km depth) with epicenter located 11km E of Yokaichiba. It will have well felt by the people of Hasaki, Omigawa and Tokyo, Japan.
    11:18 UTC (local time 2013-05-08;
    20:18 @ 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).

Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Colima, Fuego, Tungurahua, Etna, Nyiragongo, Ol Doinyo Lengai, Erta Ale, Heard, Bas Dong Nai, Semeru, Paluweh, Dukono, Sakurajima, Karkar, Bagana, Mt Fuji, Tinakula, Yasur, Tolbachik, Cleveland and Kilauea volcano.
  • Mexico/Popocatepetl recent volcanic activity
    -The Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico has spewed ash.
    -Following Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center, eruption at
    Popocatepetl lasted for eight hours.
    -Ash fall has also been reported in Mexico city of Puebla.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Twentyfour
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Twentyfour was located 685 nm east of Diego Garcia.

Natural Disaster News
  • Heavy sandstorm in Al Qasseem, Saudi Arabia has turned day into night. Sandstorm reduced visibility and brought traffic to a standstill.
  • Natural disasters across China in April claimed 268 lives and left 21 people missing, according to an official statement on Wednesday.
  • A state of disaster is declared due to Michigan flooding in 19 counties.

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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..