Sunday, March 31, 2013

Natural Disasters List March 31, 2013-Tornado in Hokitika, New Zealand


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Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 3.2 weak shallow earthquake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (@ 14 km depth) with epicenter located 18 km NNE from West Yellowstone. People of Gardiner and Island Park will have felt weak shaking of MMI II-III.
    17:41 UTC (local time Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:41 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.3 light earthquake in southern Greece (@ 70 km depth) with epicenter located 55 km N of Mouzourás. People of Chania will have felt weak shaking of MMI II.
    19:28 UTC (local time 19:28; 2013/03/31 @ epicenter) 
  • M 2.7 weak shallow earthquake in West Virginia (@ 3 km depth) with epicenter located 10 km WSW from Gassaway. It will have well felt by the people of Craigsville, Duck, Sutton, Gassaway, Shock and Flatwoods.14:01 UTC (local time Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate shallow earthquake in Canaray Islands, Spain (@ 20 km depth) with epicenter located 96 km SW of Fuencaliente de la Palma.
    10:59 UTC (local time 11:59; 2013/03/31 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.3 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 37 km depth) with epicenter located 37 km SE of Ofunato. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Akita, Furukawa, Hachinohe, Ichinoseki, Ishinomaki, Kōriyama, Morioka, Sendai, Wakuya, Kamaishi, Otsuchi and Yamada.
    07:46 UTC (local time Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 04:46 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Caucasus Region, Russia (@ 44 km depth) with epicenter located just 2 km NNE of Gimry. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Buynaksk, Nizhneye Kazanishche and Leninkent.
    07:02 UTC (local time Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:02:37 AM @ 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: Fuego, Reventador, Etna, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Erta Ale, Barren Island, Raung, Paluweh, Gamalama, Sakurajima, Kakar, Tinakula, Yasur, Tolbachik and Kilauea.
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Recent Tropical Cyclones
There is no tropical storm activity for today.


Natural Disaster News
  • Tornado in Peterborough, England
    -Tornado hit around 2:30 p.m along Fane Road, Walton. Tornado that lasted for maximum four minutes only caused minor damage.
  • Supercell storms caused hail storms in Norman, western Oklahoma City, Mustang and Noble, Oklahoma.
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Tornado hits Hokitika, New Zealand


Update
Tornado in Hokitika damaged at least five buildings, including the District Council building.

Tornado in Hokitika, New Zealand on March 31, 2013 has injured one people. The twister touched down about 12.30 and torn off roofs of several houses including Railway Hotel Motel in Weld Street.

No injury has been reported.

Net service New Zealand expects heavy rainfall for the West Coast today.

Three people were killed after tornado hit New Zealand city of Auckland in December 2012.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 31, 2013


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Flooding in Mauritius capital Port Louis: 11 killed


Recent flash flooding in Mauritius has claimed at least eleven lives. About 152 mm rainfall has been recorded in Port Louis within three hours.
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Update 04:45 UTC

-Water supply is currently disrupted in the Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius.
-Still one person from Grand Gaube, northern Mauritius is reported to be missing.

Related post: Cyclone Imelda in Mauritius
Grand Gaube

Update 2013/04/01; 02:00 UTC

One more body is reported to be found. If the report is true, death toll would be 12. However have to wait for the official message.

Below is the photo of six victims of the Mauritius flood (Source LeDefi  Media Group)

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Update 16:50 UTC
This is what one of our visitor has added in the comment section. Huge thanks for this (look below post):

I still cannot believe what has happened to our little beloved Island. I do feel for the bereaved families and for people whose properties have been destroyed in the catastrophic floods!
The inquest will now begin regarding the reasons why the area was overwhelmed, leading to so many deaths! Such events are only supposed to happen once in a lifetime but we have two similar events within a few weeks! Who is to blame for the inefficient evacuation of flood waters?
Port Louis is surrounded by mountains and it is obvious that heavy rainfall will cause a surge of water down the slopes towards the sea.  Recent developments such as the upgrading of the access roads entering the city have effectively created a "barrier" which appears to channel the surge of water directly to the Caudan. This is not a problem when the rainfall is only average, but in such events like yesterday, 157 mm of rainfall would cause immense evacuation problems if the appropriate canals are not in place. In the French era, there were some deep canals to address this problem but with development in the city over the years, some of them have been neglected and built over and to add to that, the motorway, in such events, acts as a barrier and all the water is just channeled straight towards the Caudan, causing the devastation which we have witnessed yesterday!
What is the way forward?.....Appropriate evacuation canals must be built or improved to deal with the problem. They might look dry, unattractive and useless most of the time, like the old system which was designed by the French engineers so many years ago but in times of exceptional torrential rainfall, they will help to minimize the catastrophe which we have just witnessed! The government must address this problem urgently so that such tragedies does never happen again.
Below is the raw you tube video footage of recovery of the flood victim in Mauritius.



Update 12:35 UTC

Avi Keerodhur has send us a video which he shot while driving from Port Louis toward Curepipe, during the peak rain.



Update 11:45 UTC

One more body has been found at Mc Donald. Now total death counts 11- Update by Richa Khenmah

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Update 11:00 UTC

The Prime Minister of Mauritius is on TV right now answering questions about flooding in Mauritius- Thanks Faleen for the update.

Update
Yasiirah Allykhan, Faleen and Richa Khenmah from Mauritius have joined us in preparing further report.

There will be a public holiday in Mauritius tomorrow. I went to have a look at the Caudan Waterfront this morning. The water level in the tunnel has fallen. The stairs of the subway can be seen now. But still, divers are with equipment finding bodies. They have been working from all night yesterday. Still many people are missing. However exact number is unknown- By Yasiirah Allykhan

Related post: Recent floods worldwide

Update 10:55 UTC

Richa Khenmah from Mauritius has messaged us that death toll is now at 10. Two more dead bodies have been found in the parking of Mc Donald at Port Louis.

Update 10:05 UTC

Death toll from floods in Mauritius has risen to 10. We are following the local media. Official report yet to come.
Sira has send us another photo of flooding at the Caudan Waterfront.

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Update 09:55 UTC

-Navin Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius in a press conference at Clarisse House has declared April 1, 2013, a mourning day and a public holiday.
-Police, emergency relief team and locals are still working in rescue work in Mauritian capital Port Luois.
Below is the list of names who died in floods in Mauritius.
Sylvia Wright
Jeffrey Wright
Trishul Teewaree
Amrit Teewaree
Toolsiram Ramdhany
Vikash Kaussai
Retnon Sithanen
Christabelle Moorghen

Related post: Recent natural calamities Worldwide

Update 09:00 UTC

 Just want to update, protestor have blocked road along Grand River North West. Thanks to Sira from Mauritius. Sira has also shared a photo of the underground tunnel in which 6 persons died.

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Update
Finally we have got some great people from Mauritius who will be reporting us continuously. Keep this page open or visit later to get update report.

Update 07:05 UTC

Residents of Dayot Canal have blocked the main road to Grand River South East (GRSE). Protesters claim that authorities have done nothing to help those affected by flooding along Canal Dayot.

Update 2013/03/31; 06:35 UTC

-The Grand River Bridge is temporarily closed due to flood water.
-Death toll remains at eight. Almost all died by drowning and one by heart attack.
-Latest Weather Forecast Bulletin issued by Mauritius Meterological agency predicts more moderate to heavy shower with thundering and flash floods in coming hours.

Update

-Recent floods in Mauritius (Maurice) have killed eight people and injured 82 others.
-Rainfall lasted for almost three hours. About 150 mm rainfall has been recorded in Port Louis within these hours.
Below are photos of flash floods in Mauritius from Clever Dodo facebook page.

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Mauritius_flooding_2013

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Massive flooding in Mauritius on March 30, 2013 has killed at least eight people. Among them six people died in the flooding in Caudan underground tunnel.

Several accidents have been reported across Mauritius (Maurice). Dozens of vehicles collided each other at Port Louis.

Mauritius climate is forecast to be still bad in coming hours. Mauritius Meteorological agency has predicted moderate to heavy shower with thundering and flash floods on March 31, 2013.

Related post: Tracking Cyclone "Giovanna" from Mauritius to Madagascar

People in Mauritius are advised not to venture along river bank and other water courses.

Flash flooding in Mauritius on February 13, 2013 closed several schools.

More news yet to come.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 30, 2013


Natural Disasters List March 30, 2013-Floods in Mauritius


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flash floods in Mauritius
    -Flash flooding in Mauritius has claimed eight lives. Flood in Mauritius injured 82 others.
    -Among them six people died in the flooding in Caudan underground tunnel.
    -Several accidents have been reported across Mauritius. Dozens of vehicles collided each other at Port Louis. Click for detail report on Mauritius flood.
  • Lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh, India
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    Lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh, India have claimed eight lives and injured nine others.
    -Lightning claimed three lives in Chandauli and Meerut each, two in Ghazipur and one in Sambhal. Click for detail report on Uttar Pradesh Lightning.


Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 5.6 moderate earthquake Off the Coast of Northern Peru (@ 51 km depth) with epicenter located 63 km SW from Chimbote. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Puerto Santa, Chimbote, Puerto Casma, Guadalupito, Santa, Samanco and Trujillo. People of Chocope, Huaraz, Barranca, Lima and Huacho will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    17:30 UTC (local time Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.8 light shallow earthquake in central California (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter  located 17 km ESE from Mammoth Lakes. It will have well felt by the people of Toms Place, Round Valley, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, North Fork and Oakhurst. Click for detail report on earthquake in California.
    03:19 UTC (local time Friday, March 29, 2013 at 08:19 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 light earthquake in Gujarat, India with epicenter located 27 km away from Bhuj. It will have widely felt across Kutch district. Click for detail report on Kutch, Gujarat earthquake.
  • M 5.6 moderate earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines (@ 90 km depth) with epicenter located 84 km ENE from Surigao. People of Libas, Del Carmen, Pilar, General Luna, Dapa, Union, Butuan and Libertad will have felt light shaking of MMI IV. Weak shaking of MMI III will have felt by the people of Panalanoy, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City.
    01:50 UTC (local time Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 09:50 AM @ 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).

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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.
  • Batu Tara volcano in Indonesia spewed ash plumes to an altitude of 3 km earlier today.


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


Natural Disaster News
  • Avalanche close to the Glencoe Ski Centre, Scotland
    -One person is reported to be missing in an avalanche in the Etive Glades, close to Glencoe Ski Centre.
    -Around 30 people including Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team are involved in the search operation in an avalanche in Scottish Highlands.
  • North Dakota Governor has declared a state wide flood emergency. The worst spring flooding is expected on the Red River in eastern North Dakota. Following Federal Emergency Management Agency officials, the number of flood insurance policies in the Fargo, Dakota area has dropped by 40 % in the past year.
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Lightning strikes, claims eight lives in Uttar Pradesh, India


Lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh, India have claimed eight lives. Lightning strikes have seriously injured nine others.

Natural disaster lightning claimed three lives in Chandauli and Meerut each, two in Ghazipur and one in Sambhal.

Two weeks ago, lightning strikes in Madhya Pradesh, India claimed 12 lives.

Lightning is the visible discharge of static electricity. Lightning strikes have claimed lives and damaged several properties. Lightning protection systems help to minimize the risk.

A lightning protection system is designed to protect a structure from damage due to lightning strikes. How ever most of South Asian countries including India lags in proper lightning protection system.

Lightning strikes in Bihar, India in September 2012 killed 10 people. Another thunderstorm, lightning strikes in Kolkata in April 2012 claimed 8 lives.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 30, 2013



Light earthquake in Bhuj city of Kutch district


Magnitude 4.5 light earthquake in Gujarat today shook Bhuj city of Kutch district in India.  The earthquake had its epicenter in West Rapar located 27 kilometres away from Bhuj.
Today's earthquake is the fourth earthquake in Kutch this month with magnitude greater than 3.

Related post: List of earthquakes in Kutch in 2013

There were no reports of casualties or any property damage.

2001 Bhuj (Gujarat) earthquake claimed more than 19,700 lives. Gujarat lies about 400 km from the plate boundary between the Indian Plate and the Eurasian Plate.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 30, 2013


Friday, March 29, 2013

Natural Disasters List March 29, 2013-Landslide in Maizhokunggar, Tibet


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Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Canary Islands, Spain (@ 17 km depth) with epicenter located 31 km WSW of Frontera. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Los Realejos, Tazacorte, Los Llanos de Aridane, Santa Cruz de la Palma and Guia de Isora. 17:01 UTC (local time Friday, March 29, 2013 at 05:01 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.6 moderate earthquake in Northern Xinjiang, China (@ 36 km depth) with epicenter located 70 km SW of Diwopu. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of  Wujiaqu, Urunchi, Changji, Ergong, Changshanzi and Anningqu. People of Tiechanggou, Shihezi, Yanqi, Ewirgol and Dushanzi.
    Click for detail report on earthquake in China today.
    05:01 UTC (local time Friday, March 29, 2013 at 01:01 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.6 light shallow earthquake in Central California (@ 7 km depth) with epicenter located 11 km NE from San Simeon. It will have felt by the people of San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Bradley, Cambria, Paso Robles,  San Simeon,  Lake Nacimiento and San Jose City Hall. Click for detail report on Central California earthquake.
    01:22 UTC (local time Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 06:22 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).

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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.
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Recent Tropical Cyclones
There are no tropical storm activities for today.


Natural Disaster News
  • Following a report by global re-insurers, 2012 was one of the most expensive years for insurers on record. Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters cost the insurance industry $77 billion in 2012.
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Landslide in Tibet traps 83 in gold mining area


At least 83 miners are reported to be trapped in a landslide in Tibet. Landslide disaster occurred in the gold mining area of Maizhokunggar county of Lhasa.
Latest updates below:


Update 2013/03/31; 14:00 UTC
Eleven bodies have been recovered till now from the landslide area. Still 72 miners remain missing.

Update 10:55 UTC

-Rescuers have found the first body at17:35 local time,  almost after 36 hours. Condition still unknown.
-Rescue operations are difficult to perform due to snowing in the area. Till now more than 300,000 cubic meters of debris have been removed.
Below are the photos from the landslide area of Tibet by Xinhua.

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Update 06:05 UTC
The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) has send special emergency response team to the mine landslide area in Tibet. The members in the emergency team are from the MCA, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Land and Resources. They will further guide rescue efforts. Note that more than a thousnads rescue officials are already working from last 30 hours on the landslide area. But have not yet found survivors or bodies.

Update 04:00 UTC

No more news has been flashed. Rescue work is still going on. It is about 28 hours after the massive landslide in Tibet but rescuers have not yet found survivors or bodies. 

Update March 30, 2013; 03:00 UTC
Rescue work still undergoes for landslide-trapped miners in Tibet.
Below is the photo of rescue workers at the scene via People's Daily Online.

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Update 23:45 UTC
-Around 1,000 police, firefighters and doctors are working in the rescue operation following the landslide in Tibet.
-Landslide has collapsed area of 4 sq km (1.5 sq miles). Landslide occurred an altitude of 4,600 meters.
-Disaster area is within the Jiama Copper Gold Polymetallic Mine located 68 kilometers far from Lhasa.
-In another recent disaster in Jilin, a gas explosion at a coal mine has killed 28 miners.

At least 83 miners are reported to be trapped in a landslide in Tibet. Landslide disaster occurred in the gold mining area of Maizhokunggar county of Lhasa.

Following Xinhua News Agency, the workers were from a subsidiary of the China National Gold Group Corporation.

Landslide in gold mining area in Tibet occurred early in the morning but news was flashed only in the evening.

Related post: Latest Tibet natural disaster information

Emergency disaster relief programme has now started as rescue teams have also arrived the landslide area.

China mine disasters are the deadliest in the world. Earthquake caused the landslides in Tibet in 1950 which destroyed 70 villages. Natural disaster claimed 30,000 lives.

More news yet to come.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 29, 2013


China earthquake today: 70 houses damaged in Urumqi


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Update
-Following China News, earthquake in Urumqi county has damaged atleast 70 houses. Almost all houses are mud made (as seen in image aside; ChinaNews.com). However no injury has been reported.
-Tremor lasted for 30 seconds or so.
-Following Urumqi Railway Bureau, Trains services were also halted for two hours.

There was moderate earthquake tremor in Northern Xinjiang, China today. Magnitude 5.6 earthquake was recorded by U.S. Geological Survey around 05:01 P.M. Tremor was well felt in populated areas of Urunchi and Changji.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake in China today was located 72 km WSW of Urunchi and Changji. It was 22.3 miles deep.

Following USGS PAGER MAP, light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of  Wujiaqu, Urunchi, Changji, Ergong, Changshanzi and Anningqu. People of Tiechanggou, Shihezi, Yanqi, Ewirgol and Dushanzi.

Related post: List of natural disasters in China in 2013

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from China earthquake today.

China is frequently hit by earthquakes. China gives high priority to emergency preparedness policies, plans and practices. Deadliest earthquake of all time in China in 1556 claimed 8,20,000 lives.

05:01 UTC (local time Friday, March 29, 2013 at 01:01 PM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
70 km (43 miles) SW of Diwopu, China
72 km (44 miles) WSW of Urunchi, China
72 km (44 miles) SSW of Changji, China
113 km (70 miles) SE of Shihezi, China

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 29, 2013


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Light earthquake close to Cambria, Central California


Update 2013/03/30
Another magnitude 3.8 earthquake recorded today with epicenter located 17 km ESE from Mammoth Lakes. It will have well felt by the people of Bishop, North Fork, Oakhurst, Berkeley and Mammoth Lakes.

There was light earthquake in Central California today. Magnitude 3.8 earthquake was recorded by U.S. Geological Survey around 06:22 P.M.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake in Central California today was located 11 km NE from San Simeon and 19 km N from Cambria. It was 4.3 miles deep.

Following epicenter location and depth, earthquake in Central California today will have felt by the people of San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Bradley, Cambria, Paso Robles,  San Simeon,  Lake Nacimiento and San Jose City Hall.

Related post: Recent natural disasters in Central California

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

01:22 UTC; 2013/03/29 (local time Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 06:22 PM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
11 km (7 miles) NE from San Simeon, CA
19 km (12 miles) N from Cambria, CA
21 km (13 miles) W from Lake Nacimiento, CA
40 km (25 miles) WNW from Paso Robles, CA
193 km (120 miles) SSE from San Jose City Hall, CA

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 29, 2013


Natural Disasters List March 28, 2013-Strong wind in Australia


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Strong wind gusts in Melbourne, Australia
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    Wall collapse in Melbourne region has claimed lives of two people.
    -Strong wind gusts caused the wall collapse of the old Carlton & United brewery site. Click for detail report on wind gust in Australia.
  • Hailstorms in Lao Cai, Vietnam
    -Recent hail storms in Vietnam have damaged roofs of 10,500 people. Hailstorms have also injured 26 people.
    -Hailstones as large as 8-10 cm in diameter have rained down in Lao Cai area. Click for detail report on Vietnam hailstorms.


Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Tarapaca, Chile (@ 100 km depth) with epicenter located 108 km ENE from Iquique. People of Arica and Tacna will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    07:48 UTC (local time Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 03:48 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.9 moderate earthquake Offshore Guatemala (@ 42 km depth) with epicenter located 36 km S of Champerico. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Amatitlán, Antigua Guatemala, Cahabón, Panajachel, Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu.02:53 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 08:53 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).

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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.
  • Spain (Canary Islands)/El Hierro recent volcanic activity
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    Around 230 earthquakes have been recorded west of Frontera, IHI in last 24 hours. Most of the earthquakes are less than magnitude 3.0.
    -Several rockfalls have been reported along the road of Frontera-Sabinosa.
    -PEVOLCA has declared Yellow Alert for the western part of the Canary Islands. Click for detail report on El Hierro volcano.


Recent Tropical Cyclones
There are no tropical storm activities for today.

Natural Disaster News
  • Hail storm in Taiwan
    -Several areas in northern Taiwan have experienced rare hailstorms today evening.
    -Hailstone in Taiwan ranged from 0.5 centimeters to 1.5 centimeters. Click for detail report on Taiwan hail storm.
  • Greek researchers have developed a Tsunami scale. In a research was recently published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Greek researher claimed to make the New Integrated Tsunami Intensity Scale 2012 (ITIS2012) which is a 12-grade magnitude scale .
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Hailstorm in Lao Cai, Vietnam damages 10,000 houses


Hails damaged roofs of more than 10,000 houses in Lao Cai area of Vietnam. Hail storms also injured 26 people .

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Update 2013/03/30
Another hailstorm today in Lao Cai again has destroyed 100 houses more. Hailstorm has also injured two people. The hailstorm, together with a vortex, hit several areas of Bao Yen District.

Recent hail storms in Vietnam have damaged roofs of more than 10,000 people. Hail damaged roof mostly in northern Lao Cai province.

Hailstones as large as 8-10 cm in diameter have rained down in Lao Cai area.

According to the National Search and Rescue Committee, hail storms have injured 26 people and damaged 10,500 houses.

The hailstorm which lasted for 20 minutes also destroyed trees and crops.

Yesterday hailstorm damaged roof of 80 houses in Ha Giang Province.

Central Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center has predicted hail storms to be more bad in coming days in Vietnam.

Photo: Hail damage roof in Lao Cai, Vietnam; Tuoi Tre

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 28, 2013
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First hailstorm in Taiwan!


Several areas in northern Taiwan have experienced rare hailstorms today evening.

Hailstorm in Taiwan came with lightning, thunder and heavy rain. Hailstorm lasted for less than one minute. Hailstone in Taiwan ranged from 0.5 centimeters to 1.5 centimeters, Taiwan Central News Agency mentions.

The Taiwan Weather Bureau had issued the first ever hailstorm warning for Taiwan and predicted the hailstones as big as 6 centimeters in diameter.

Related post: Strong earthquake near Taichung, Taiwan claims 1

People described the hailstorm as "unbelievable" and some said it was their first time seeing the power of nature, CNA mentions.

No damage or injuries were reported by the hailstorm in Taiwan.

More rainfall and thunderstorms are expected in Taichung City, Miaoli, Hsinchu and Changhua counties. The Central Weather Bureau has also warned of possible mudslides in the mountainous area of central and southern Taiwan.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 28, 2013


Wind gust in Australia claims 2


A wall collapsed due to strong wind gust on Swanston Street in the Melbourne has claimed lives of two pedestrians. Wall collapse also injured a 19-year-old woman who is currently having treatment at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Collapsed wall was part of the old Carlton & United brewery site. Police and WorkSafe Victoria are investing the disaster.

Swanston Street and surrounding streets however remain closed to traffic.



Photo: Wall collapse due to strong wind gusts in Melbourne, Australia; Herald Sun

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 28, 2013
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El Hierro Volcano in Canary Islands showing 'extreme seismicity'


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'Extreme seismicity' has started in El Hierro volcano in Canary Islands. A 4.6 magnitude earthquake has been recorded recently in Canary Islands of Spain.

The earthquake which struck at 15:07 GMT had its epicenter located 113 km far from El Pinar. This is so far the strongest earthquake in 2013 close to El Hierro volcano in Canary Islands. Luckily the earthquake's epicenter was out in the sea!

Around 230 earthquakes have been recorded west of Frontera, IHI from yesterday (March 27) till now (08:00 GMT). Most of the earthquakes are less than magnitude 3.0

Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) had earlier predicted 23% chance of magnitude 4.6 earthquake near El Hierro volcano in the Canary Island. The earthquake prediction comes true.

Related post: Recent volcanic eruptions in Spain in 2013

Several rockfalls have been reported along the road of Frontera-Sabinosa.

La dirección del Plan de Protección Civil por Riesgo Volcánico (PEVOLCA) has declared Yellow Alert for the western part of the Canary Islands.

Emergency official have said that there is no big danger to the population as most of the earthquakes are occurring with epicenter in the sea. However people are urged to be self-prepared at home.

The October 2011 - March 2012 El Hierro eruption was underwater, with a fissure of vents located approximately 2 km to the south of La Restinga. El Hierro (Isla del Meridiano) is located west of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.

Photo: Canary Islands, Spain region seismicity map; EMSC

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 28, 2013


Earthquake in Southern California today


There was light earthquake in Southern California today. Magnitude 3.7 earthquake was recorded by U.S. Geological Survey around 11:16 A.M.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake in Southern California today was located 22 km ESE from Anza and 24 km SW from La Quinta. It was 5.5 miles deep.

Following epicenter location and depth, earthquake in Southern California today will have felt by the people of San Diego, Indio, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Ramona, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, Anza and Idyllwild.

Related post: Recent natural disasters in Southern California

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Each year, Southern California is hit by 10,000 earthquakes. Just several hundred are greater than magnitude 3.0 and felt by people.

18:16 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:16 AM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
22 km (14 miles) ESE from Anza, CA
24 km (15 miles) SW from La Quinta, CA
26 km (16 miles) SSW from Indian Wells, CA
38 km (23 miles) SSE from Palm Springs, CA
103 km (64 miles) NE from San Diego, CA

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 27, 2013


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Huge Landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington


Update
This is what one of our reader who lives about 50 miles from the landslide area shares in our Facebook page.
No, no casualties. One old man got out just in time but he wasn't hurt. Eighteen families were evacuated yesterday and today, all but four families were allowed back in the area to retrieve personal items. Not even authorities can get close because the ground is still moving. They're waiting for equipment to be delivered so they can test how much water is in the soil. It's 900 feet wide, 1,500 feet deep. I live about 50 miles from the area and it's all over the news here. Pretty wild stuff.

Update

-Landslide on Whidbey has affected at least 34 houses.
-Landslide area is located about 50 miles north of Seattle.
Below is a photo by Washington Department of Natural Resources which shows situation before and after mudslide on Whidbey Island.

Whidbey_mudslide_photo

At least 17 homes have been evacuated after a huge landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington. The landslide occurred in Coupeville, near Alderwood Street and Fircrest Avenue.
Landslide on Whidbey Island has destroyed one house completely.

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue team rescued four people from the landslide area.

A relief center has been established for the landslide victims at a nearby community center.

Related post: List of landslide disasters in Washington in 2013

The reason behind the huge landslide on Whidbey Islands is still unknown as there was no rain overnight on the Island.

Below are the aerial photos of the landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington.

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The Aldercrest-Banyon landslide (1998-99), one of the most famous landslide in Washington state also the worst urban landslides in United States caused damage of more than $70 million.

Photo: Aerial photographs of huge landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington; Komo News

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 27, 2013


Natural Disasters List March 27, 2013-Earthquake in Nantou, Taiwan


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Very strong earthquake in Nantou, Taiwan
    -Magnitude 6.0 very strong earthquake has been recorded in Central Taiwan.
    -Earthquake in Taiwan has killed one people. A 72 years old woman died in house collapse in Nantou county. Earthquake has injured at least 90 people. Click for detail report on earthquake in Taiwan.
  • Hailstorm in Assam, India
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    Hailstorm in Assam, India has injured six people and damaged 50 houses.
    -Hailstorm caused damage in Titabor, Rajabahar, Madhupur, Tipomia, Majuli, Numaligarh and Bongaon areas of Assam. Click for detail report on Hailstorm in Assam.


Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 3.7 weak shallow earthquake in Southern California (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 22 km ESE from Anza. It will have felt by the people of San Diego, Indio, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Ramona, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, Anza and Idyllwild. Click for detail report on earthquake in Southern California today.
    18:16 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:16 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.4 light shallow earthquake in Canary Islands, Spain (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 87 km SW of Fuencaliente de la Palma. People of El Pinar and Santa Cruz de Tenerife will have felt weak shaking of MMI II-III.
    16:10 UTC (local time 16:10 2013/03/28 @ epicenter)
  • M 2.5 weak shallow earthquake in Ohio (@ 15 km depth) with epicenter located 11 km NE from Crown City. It will have well felt by the people of Gallipolis, Athalia and Crown City.
    09:10 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 05:10 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.0 very strong earthquake in Taiwan (@ 21 km depth) with epicenter located 48 km E of Nantou. Light shaking of MMI IV will have by the people of Buli, Hualian, Douliu, Zhongxing New Village, Taichung and Lugu. People of Taipei, Banqiao, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Fuzhou will have felt weak shaking of MMI III. Click for detail report on earthquake in Taiwan.
    02:30 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:03 AM @ 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).

  • Coal mine flooding in Russia
    -At least four miners are missing in a coal mine flooding in Kemerovo region of Russia. Flooding was caused at construction work at the Osinnikovskaya.
    -Others 139 miners however managed o escape the flooding in the coal mine. Three of the miners have sustained minor injuries. Click for detail report on coal mine flooding in Russia.


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.
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Recent Tropical Cyclones
There are no tropical storm activities for today.


Natural Disaster News
  • Landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington
    -Landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington has destroyed 17 homes.
    -Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue team rescued four people from the landslide area. Click for detail report on landslide in Whidbey Island.
  • Landslide in Puchong, Malaysia
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    Landslide in Puchong, Malaysia has displaced about 300 people.
    -However no causality has been reported.
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Hailstorm in Assam, India injures 6


Hailstorm in Assam, India has injured six people. Hailstorm in Jorhat district in Upper Assam also destroyed more than 50 houses.

Hailstorm caused damage in Titabor, Rajabahar, Madhupur, Tipomia, Majuli, Numaligarh and Bongaon areas of Assam.

Hailstorms in Assam in April 2012 killed 3 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 27, 2013


Russian coal mine flooding disaster: 4 missing


At least four miners are missing in a coal mine flooding disaster in Kemerovo region of Russia.
The coal mine flooding was caused at construction work at Osinnikovskaya.

Others 139 miners however managed o escape the flooding in the coal mine. Three of the miners have sustained minor injuries.

Related post: Latest coal mine flooding disaster in Russia

Immediately after the coal mine flooding, Kemerovo Region Gov. Aman Tuleyev set a three-day deadline for local mining companies to have a safety check in their industries.

The mine is owned by EvrazHolding which is also the Russia's largest steelmaker.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 27, 2013


Strong earthquake near Taichung, Taiwan: 1 killed in Nantou


M 6.0 strong earthquake shakes central Taiwan today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The epicenter located 61 km far from Taichung and 139 km S of Taipei.
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Update 14:15 UTC
-Total number of injured people has risen to 90.
-An emergency center has been opened in Nantou.

Update 05:35 UTC
-Earthquake in Taichung has killed one people. Following ABC news quoting emergency officials in Taiwan, a 72 years old woman died in house collpse in Nantou county.
-At least 19 people have been injured, mostly by falling objects. Total 14 people injured in Taichung, 4 in Nantou and 1 in Changhua county.

Update 05:00 UTC
-At least 20 people are reported to be injured in Nantou County.
-Tremor was even felt in Fujian province.

Update 04:20 UTC
-Taiwan's high speed rail company has suspended all trains as a precaution. The metro system in the capital Taipei has also been temporarily suspended.

Update 04:05 UTC
Shaking intensity (USGS)
MMI IV (light): Buli, Hualian, Douliu, Zhongxing New Village, Taichung and Lugu.
MMI II-III (weak): Taipei, Banqiao, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Fuzhou.

M 6.0 strong earthquake shakes central Taiwan today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 61 km far from Taichung and 139 km S of Taipei. It was 12.9 miles deep.

Taiwan's central weather bureau has recorded the magnitude at 6.1 and said it shook buildings in the Taiwanese capital Taipei too.

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook Taipei in the beginning of march 2013 too. The 1935 Hsinchu-Taichung earthquake is the deadliest earthquake in Taiwan. Earthquake claimed 3,276 lives.

02:30 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:03 AM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
21 km (13 miles) SE of Buli, Taiwan
39 km (24 miles) ENE of Lugu, Taiwan
47 km (29 miles) ESE of Zhongxing New Village, Taiwan
48 km (29 miles) E of Nantou, Taiwan

Photo: Google satellite map of Taiwan earthquake epicenter; USGS

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 27, 2013

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Waterspout sinks boat in Maguindanao, Philippines; 10 killed


At least 10 people including two children have died when a passenger boat sank due to waterspout (twister) in Liguasan River in Maguindanao region of Philippines.

There were altogether 18 passengers in the boat. The boat was hit by a wasterspout in the middle of the Lingusan Marsh. Six passengers managed to survive but two are still reported to be missing.

Related post: List of tornadoes in Philippines in 2013

Victims were returning their homes from Tugal village when the waterspout hit their boat.

Disaster area lies in Maguindanao province, about 900 kilometers south of capital Manila.

A waterspout (water tornado) is formed when tornadoes form above water.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 26, 2013


Natural Disasters List March 26, 2013-Waterspout in Philippines kills 10


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Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 5.5 moderate earthqukae in Sumba Region, Indonesia (@ 65 km depth) with epicenter located 11 km NNE of Tambulatana. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Kawangu, Kawangu Satu, Tanabara, Waingapu, Mangga Dua, Ngarangiakambera, Ruteng, Labuhanbajo, Bima, Ende and Maumere.
    17:23 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 01:23 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.4 light shallow earthquake in Northern California (@ 21 km depth) with epicenter located 32 km SW from Eureka. It will have well felt by the people of Ferndale, Fortuna, Loleta, Eureka, Petrolia, Rio Dell and Samoa.
    14:37 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 07:37 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.5 strong earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 55 km SSE of Ometepec. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Pinotepa de Don Luis, San Pedro Jicayan, Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, San Andres Huaxpaltepec. People of Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca de Juarez, Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Ciudad de Huajuapam de Leon, Chilpancingo de los Bravos and Acapulco de Juarez will have felt light to weak shaking. Click for detail report on earthquake in Mexico city.
    13:04 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 07:04 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 17 km depth) with epicenter located 5 km NW of Hasaki. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Asahi, Chiba, Hitachi, Kashima, Mito, Tokyo, Tsukuba and Yokohama.
    11:48 UTC (local time Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 08:48 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).


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.
  • Iceland/Hekla recent volcanic activity
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    A level of uncertainty has been declared due to seismic activity in Hekla volcano in South Iceland.
    -The Icelandic Met Office also raised the alert level for air traffic around Hekla to yellow. Click for detail report on Hekla volcano.


Recent Tropical Cyclones
There are no tropical storm activities for today.


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