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Recent Natural Disasters List April 16, 2015 – Kenya flash flood kills 3


Recent Natural Disasters 2015: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.

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Major Natural Disasters Today
  • Flash floods in Mandera, Kenya
    -At least three people have been confirmed dead after flash floods in Mandera swept away a Nairobi-bound bus.
    -According to The Kenya Red Cross, 42 people were rescued after the bus which was carrying 60  passengers swept away. Click for detail report on Kenya flood.
  • Storm in Salt Lake City, Utah
    -Windstorm in Salt Lake City has claimed life of a person and injured 25 others.
    -Low visibility from blowing dust caused many crashes on Interstate 80 leaving a person dead and injured 25 others.
    -The state's Department of Environmental Quality warned people with heart or respiratory problems to take proper precautions. Click for detail report on Salt Lake City storm.
  • Massive dust storm in Belarus
    - Massive dust storm hit Belarus this week — turning day into night.
    -About 46 communities in the Minsk region suffered various kinds of damage, the Russian website RT reported quoting the Emergency Ministry. Click for detail report on Belarus storm.

Recent Earthquakes
  • M 6.1 strong earthquake in Greece (@ 21 km depth) with epicenter located 47 km SW of Karpathos. Click for detail report on Greece earthquake.
    18:07 UTC (local time: 21:07; 2015-04-16 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Japan (@ 46 km depth) with epicenter located 26 km ESE of Takahagi. Weak shaking of MMI III will have been felt by the people of Kitaibaraki, Hitachi and Funaishikawa.
    07:08 UTC (local time: 16:38; 2015-04-16 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.2 moderate earthquake in Venezeula (@ 77 km depth) with epicenter located 34 km NNE of Irapa. It will have well felt by the people of 34km NNE of Gueiria, Carupano and Point Fortin of Trinidad and Tobago.
    02:24 UTC (local time: 21:54; 2015-04-15 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.3 weak earthquake in Bosnia and Herzegovina (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 10 km S of Koran. It will have been well felt by the people of Sarajevo.
    02:08 UTC (local time: 04:08; 2015-04-16 @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
  •  Flash floods in Mandera, Kenya
    -At least three people have been confirmed dead after flash floods in Mandera swept away a Nairobi-bound bus.
    -According to The Kenya Red Cross, 42 people were rescued after the bus which was carrying 60  passengers swept away. Click for detail report on Kenya flood.
  • Floods in Kazakhstan affect 1,760 houses
    -Recent floods in Karaganda Oblast in Kazakhstan have affected 1,760 houses in 35 villages, the Oblast's Department of Emergency Situations said.
    -Sharp rise in temperature caused melting of snow and triggered flooding in Semey and Ayagoz districts in Kazakhstan. Click for detail report on Kazakhstan flood.

Recent Volcanic Activity
  • Ubinas volcano eruption in Peru
    -Ubinas volcano has spewed gases and ashes some 2,500 metres into the air triggering off a series of mudslides.
    -The resultant mudslides down the volcano’s slopes have blocked off access to the town of Ubinas. Click for detail report on Ubinas volcano.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has completed its recovery mission in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu. More than 500 ADF members were deployed to Vanuatu to assist in the international aid effort after Tropical Cyclone Pam tore through the country last month, killing 11 people, ABC reported.

Natural Disaster News
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched a new feature to its free mobile app that will enable users to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation. Click for detail report on FEMA app.
  • Twitter can be a great help in better natural disaster response, said researchers who created real-time flood maps using data from tweets. Click for detail report on twitter real-time flood map.
  • The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has taken step to work on earthquake preparedness in Nepal focusing on emergency measures from early warning systems to post-disaster communications. Click foe detail report on earthquake preparedness measures in Nepal
  • Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as earthquake early warning systems, a recent research done by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey mentioned. Click for detail report.

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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 Major Natural Disasters Today (real time update report on rolling major 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.