Last Updated: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Recent Natural Disasters List May 2, 2017


Recent Natural Disasters 2017: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.

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Major Natural Disasters Today
  • Flash flooding in Indonesia
    -Flash flood claimed lives of 13  people in Indonesia's main Java Island.
    -Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Magelang district of Central Java.
    -According to the local Disaster Management Agency, around 71 houses were damaged in the floods, forcing about 50 families to take shelter in mosques and relatives' houses. Click for detail report on Indonesia floods.

Recent Earthquakes
  • Magnitude 5.1 moderate earthquake in Iran (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 62 km N of Torbat-e Jām.
    21:12 UTC (local time: 01:42; 2017-05-03 @ epicenter)
  • Magnitude 3.9 light earthquake in Greece (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 24 km N of Argostólion. It was well felt in Nidri and Preveza.
    13:36 UTC (local time: 16:36; 2017-05-02 @ epicenter)
  • Magnitude 4.4 light earthquake in Libya (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 48 km W of Bardīyah. The tremor was well felt as far as Tobruk.
    09:43 UTC (local time: 11:43; 2017-05-02 @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
  • Flash flooding in Indonesia
    -Flash flood claimed lives of 13  people in Indonesia's main Java Island.
    -Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Magelang district of Central Java.
    -According to the local Disaster Management Agency, around 71 houses were damaged in the floods, forcing about 50 families to take shelter in mosques and relatives' houses.

Recent Volcanic Activity
  • Mount Sakurajima volcano eruption in Japan
    -Mount Sakurajima volcano erupted at 3.30am local time, causing smoke to rise some 4,000 metres into the air.
    -According to the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory, there were at least five eruptions from the volcano by noon on May 2.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Cyclone Donna in Fiji
    -TD21F has developed into a category 1 Tropical Cyclone Donna  located about 600 km north-northeast of Port Villa moving east-southeast at 2 knots and expected to directly affect Vanuatu.
    -Fiji currently does not have a direct threat from this system.

Natural Disaster News
  • The International Workshop Towards Building Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia held at IKIM, Malaysia aims to establish cooperation in disaster risk reduction efforts in four Asian countries namely Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Useful information to read this Recent Natural Disasters List May 2, 2017

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.