Last Updated: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Natural Disasters List January 1, 2014 - Winter Storm Hercules keeps New York City under winter storm watch


Recent Natural Disasters 2014: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.
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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Stormy seas in United Kingdom
    -Stormy seas in United Kingdom have claimed lives of at least two people in two days. Recently a body of woman was recovered off Croyde Bay in North Devon.
    -More than 100 flood alerts have been issued as most of the country is experiencing heavy rain sweeping in from the Atlantic.
  • Winter Storm Hercules
    -Winter Storm Hercules is expected to dump six to ten inches of snow in New York City beginning Wednesday night.
    -Heaviest snowstorm is likely across southern New England on Thursday and early Friday, AccuWeather reported.
    -The entire New York City area is kept under a winter storm watch for Thursday and Friday by the weather service.
  • Avalanche east of Steamboat Springs
    -An avalanche east of Steamboat Springs has claimed life of a person, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and the Grand County Sheriff's office confirmed.
    -At least three snowmobilers caught in Jackson County avalanche. Click for detail report on this avalanche.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 6.6 strong deep earthquake in Vanuatu (@ 196 km depth) with epicenter located 37 km W of Sola. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Sola, Port-Olry, Luganville, Norsup and Lakatoro.
    16:03 UTC (local time 2014-01-02 03:03 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.0 weak earthquake in California (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 4 km S of Wofford Heights. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Oildale, Bakersfield and Tehachapi.
    15:47 UTC (local time 2014-01-01 07:47 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate deep earthquake in Tonga (@ 203 km depth) with epicenter located 167 km W of Neiafu.
    00:05 UTC (local time 2013-12-31 12:05 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Philippines (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 75 km NNW of Davila in South China Sea.
    00:01 UTC (local time 2014-01-01 08:01 @ epicenter)


Recent Flash Floods
  • Flooding in Andean Cusco region of Peru
    -Flooding in Andean Cusco region of Southern Peru has made 16,000 people homeless, Xinhua reported.
    -The Quillabamba River burst its banks following torrential downpours and caused flooding in the area.
    -A state of emergency has been declared in the area. Click for detail report on Peru flooding.
  • Flooding in Tacloban, Philippines
    -Heavy rain caused flooding in Tacloban village of Philippines Thursday morning
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    -Flood water swept away several tents, used as temporary shelters by residents of Barangay 88. GMA Network reported.
    -The area is still recovering from super typhoon Yolanda.

Recent Volcanic Activity
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Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Bejisa
    -Tropical storm Bejisa is forecast to hit Mauritius on January 3, 2013, the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center said.
    -A cyclone warning Class 1 has been issued in Mauritius following a severe tropical cyclone Bejisa.

Natural Disaster News
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has assigned 31 counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas.
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Useful information to read this daily natural disaster list

This natural disaster list contains daily list of 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 and hazards 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 and catastrophes are linked to definite page containing update report on that disaster and also provides early disaster emergency notification if available.
The global natural disaster data and natural calamities statistics are collected from different sources like USGS, EMSC, GDACS, EDIS and others.