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Recent Natural Disasters List November 27, 2011

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Recent Earthquakes

  • Magnitude 3.7 very shallow earthquake (@ 1 km depth) in Greece with epicenter located just below Antirrion (pop 1,261), Greece. The epicenter is 7 km SW Naupaktos (pop 13,793) and 12 km N Patrai (pop 163,360), Greece. Yesterday too similar earthquake was recorded in Greece.It will be well felt around epicenter as depth is shallow. Earlier was M 5.2 Strong Earthquake To hit Patras, Greece some days earlier. Note that Greece is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries.
    15:09 UTC (local time 17:09 @ epicenter)
  • Magnitude 3.2 minor but shallow earthquake (@ 4.9 km depth) in Oklahoma with epicenter located 36 km (22 miles) SE of Guthrie, Oklahoma. As updated in Recent Oklahoma Earthquakes, it is well felt around epicenter area.
    11:52 UTC (local time Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 05:52 AM @ epicenter)
  • Magnitude 4.9 moderate earthquake (@ 14.2 km depth) in Mongolia with epicenter located 153 km SW Bajanhongor (pop 23,234), Mongolia. The populated area of Hami (pop 137,072) is 549 km far from epicenter. The epicenter is near to Buuntsagaan Lake. It will be faintly felt.
    10:14 UTC (local time Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 06:14 PM @ epicenter)
  • Magnitude 2.7 minor but well felt earthquake (@ 4.3 km depth) in Southern California with epicenter located just below Wrightwood, CA. It will be well felt by the people of Wrightwood.
    01:47 UTC
    (local time Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 05:47:48 PM at epicenter)
Recent Cyclones
Satellite image: Hurricane Kenneth
  • Kenneth 11 with active storm having current maximum sustained wind speed 23 m/s. It is far away from Land. Closest area is Mexico. Note that Hurricane Kenneth has already recorded as a major category4 storm off the Pacific coast of Mexico but it is safe, as no land masses lie in its path.
    Hurricane Kenneth
    has make a record of latest major hurricane in the eastern pacific ocean after measuring 300 miles across and generating sustained winds of 145 mph.
    The storms records the diameter of more than 300 miles.
  • Tropical Storm Five-11 has become active in India with current maximum sustained wind speed 17 m/s. GREEN ALERT for India.
    About 0.01 million people of Northern India(Lakshadweep) (54736) will be affected by tropical storm strength on 27/11. The wind speed is estimated to be max. 93km/hr (forecasted)

Recent Snow Storms
  • Heavy Snow is reported in Squamish, Canada. It first passed through Metro Vancouver causing heavy rain and wind.
    It has make a record of heavy snowfall in eastern and southern Newfoundland – up to 29 centimeters at the St. John's airport. The previous record was in 1972, snowfall for this day in the St. John's area, upto 23.9 cm .
    Still weather warnings remained in effect in the Placentia and Cape Race areas.
  • Snow Storm is reported from North America which has affected state of Maine. More than 10 inches snow was accumulated on the ground in Durham, Otisfield, Hope, Bethel, and Sebago area

Recent Floods
  • Thailand Flood- Death Toll At 610
    Click for detail update report On Thailand Flood 2011
  • Orange Flood Alert In Cambodia. The flood which started with Tropical Storm, Monsoonal Rain about three months has killed 264 people till date. Approximately 13466.62 km2 area has been affected by the flood. GDACS has given this flood a severity class 2.
  • Flood in Columbia has killed 48 people and displaced 55 people within a week. People were evacuated from Manizales, Caldas region.
  • Flood in Kenya has killed 4 people till today. The flood which started a week ago has affected 41010.11 km2 area.
  • Flood in Philippines has displaced 30000 people. However no fatality is reported. Flood is still active in Boyugan East, Gawil, Poblacion and Sicade area.

Recent Landslides

  • Landslide in Malaysia which is caused due to heavy monsoon. Now Malaysia is in High Alert for Landslides. Government is creating awareness about it by publishing notices teaching about different signs and symbols used during the disasters to be safe. Heavy damage is expected. However its too early to get any damage reports.
    Experts are predicting more than the annual average of 100 landslides.

Recent Volcanoes 

Floating steaming lava seen on
surface near La Restinga source volcanodiscovery
  • Volcanic Eruption On Hierro Canary Islands located in Spain. During 2-8 November, 364 seismic events were recorded at depths of 16-23 km. During 4-5 November authorities evacuated about 80 residents from areas in Frontera due to landslide risks. Hierro contains the greatest concentration of young vents in the Canary Islands. Some days earlier, the toxic gases get mixed in the air.
    Muddy water are visible at the spot currently, forming larger and smaller circular areas. The activity is occurring in irregular intervals of about 20-40 minutes. Still Red Alert for La Restinga and Yellow Alert for other nearby Islands.It is great site for tourist attraction but due to Volcanic activities tourist have been decreased by 30%. Tremors are still recorded in this area.
    Yesterday for the first after two weeks steaming black lava blocks were seen on the sea surface above the submarine vent near La Restinga
  • Volcanic Eruption On Nyamuragira Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the Africa's most active volcano. Eruption still continues here in Nyamuragiravideo of eruption in Nyamuragira which shows it to be still active.However, The city of Goma, near the volcano, remains unaffected.The lava on Mount Nyamulagira in Congo spurted up to 300 meters high. Meanwhile Virunga Park, best known for its endangered mountain gorillas, is now inviting tourists to go on overnight treks to see a volcano spurting fountains of lava.

    Lava flow have reached within 5 km of Kalengera-Tongo road. It is the area of Gorillas but they are far to be affected. They are safe.
Other Disasters
The condition of Sri Lanka is becoming much worse due to Heavy rains along with gusting winds.
14 people are killed and still 30 people are out of contact in Southern coastal areas of Sri Lanka. Official report shows that 26,011 people belonging to 6,496 families have been affected till date. Roads are blocked due to fallen tress and debris deposited.

Recent Natural Disasters Page

This page contains the Daily list of all Recent  Major Natural Disasters around the world. The major Natural Disasters are linked to definite page containing update report on that major disaster.
The Recent earthquakes, Volcanoes , Floods, Cyclones, Landslides and other natural disasters and natural hazards are listed in this page under "Recent Natural Disasters"
The disaster data are collected from different sources like USGS, EMSC, GDACS..

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Update 09:18 A.M.
At least one people died and three others injured in China, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Further 17 others from three tourist buses were trapped by quake-triggered landslides in Yunnan Province of China.

Update 07:25 A.M.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, another earthquake in the morning (not to be confused with midnight Tibet/Nepal earthquake) had magnitude of 5.9 in the border of southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces.
The quake was felt strongly in the county seat of Deqen, Xinhua reported.
Earthquake also triggered landslides, which blocked the traffic from Deqen to Benzilan in China.

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