Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014

Natural Disasters List February 23, 2014 – Jayapura landslide claims 11 lives

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
  • Flooding and landslide in Jayapura, Indonesia
    -Flooding and landslide in Jayapura, Indonesia has claimed lives of at least 11 people and left two others missing, Xinhua reported quoting national disaster mitigation agency.
    -Three rivers burst their banks and caused flash flooding in the area. Flooding and landslides have left 15 houses badly damaged and 40 houses lightly damaged.
    -Heavy rainfall caused landslides in several parts of Jayapura. Floodwater swept away houses when the Anafri River burst its banks in Kloofkamp. Click for detail report on Jayapura landslide.
  • Landslide in the French Alps
    -Landslide in the French Alps claimed lives of at least two people.
    -Others two people were rescued by the emergency officers. Click for detail report on French Alps landslide.
  • Hail storm, tornado in Canterbury, New Zealand
    -Hail storm and tornado that swept through Amberley in north Christchurch have damaged at least three houses.
    -Lightning strikes have caused a small fire in Halswell. Click for detail report on Canterbury tornado.
  • Tornado in Maryland
    -The EF-0 tornado hit southern Maryland.
    -The tornado traveled from Compton in St. Mary's County to Cove Point in Calvert County.
    -No injuries have been reported.
  • Avalanche in Losar, Pakistan
    -An avalanche in Losar village of Pakistan has damaged a government primary school.
    -No injuries have been reported.

Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 5.5 moderate earthquake in Indonesia (@ 46 km depth) with epicenter located 49km ESE of Palu.
    15:06 UTC (local time 2014-02-23 23:06 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 light shallow earthquake in Oklahoma (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 12km NNW of Langston.
    09:15 UTC (local time 2014-02-23 03:15 @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
  • Flooding along Vermilion River, United States
    -Ice jams have caused flooding along Vermilion River in northeast Ohio
    -A homeowner and dog have been rescued from the floodwater.

Recent Volcanic Activity
  • Abundant lava from eruption of Sakurajima volcano can been seen in this video. This is a time-lapse video of Sakurajima volcano explosion by Volcano News.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • At 01:00 UTC, Tropical Cyclone Guito was located approximately 1055 nm southwest of St. Denis, La Reunion. No threat to land.

Natural Disaster News
  • Chhattisgarh government of India has urged Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs to place deaths due to snake and scorpion bites and sunstroke under natural calamities.
  • The World Food Programme (WFP) is setting up eight emergency response warehouses in natural disaster-prone areas of Pakistan.

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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.