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Recent Natural Disasters List November 29, 2011

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Recent Major Disaster Alert

  • Extreme Drought has affected States of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato and Zacatecas in Mexico. It is expected to continue into next year. More than 450,000 cattle have died in arid pastures. The video aside by Reuters shows the worst drought condition in Mexico.Note that it is the worst drought in Mexico in last 70 years.
  • Wild fire in the forest of Australia is active now between Gracetown and Ellen Brook. The western part of Australia is mostly affected by it. Schools in the town area have already closed and an emergency situation has been declared.
    Bushfire in the margaret River region is formally declared as a natural disaster by the state government which means residents who lost their primary place of residence can claim grants of up to $3,000.
  • Wild fire in forest of Dzhurkovo in Plovdiv County Bulgaria. If we follow the initial data the fire has covered around 60 dekars of mixed forest in the land of the village. The region is hardly accessible. So the affect is unknown till.
    Disaster Note: There is Plovdiv airport 20 km far from the event.
  •  The condition of Sri Lanka is becoming much worse due to Heavy rains along with gusting winds. 20 people are killed and still 43 people are out of contact in Southern coastal areas of Sri Lanka. 54,844 persons belonging to 13,663 families have been affected, a total of 1723 persons (427 families) have been displaced in temporary evacuation centers. 630 houses were fully damaged and 5491 houses were partially damaged. Roads are blocked due to fallen tress and debris deposited. The rainy weather will continue next week (Category under disaster in Sri lanka)
  • Flash flood in State of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Damage level is moderate which has already killed 5 people till now and destroyed 700 houses.

Recent Earthquakes
  •  Magnitude 3.2 very shallow earthquake (@ 2 km depth) in Poland with epicenter near to Legnica (pop 106,033), Poland. The magnitude and shallow depth is enough to cause well shaking in that area. 9 km E Chojnów (pop 14,209), Poland. Strachowice Airport is 37 km far from epicenter.
    09:42 UTC (local time 10:42 @ epicenter)
  • M 2.7 minor earthquake in Oklahoma with epicenter located 31 km (19 miles) NE of Shawnee, Oklahoma. It is well felt around epicenter.We have created different page for Recent Oklahoma Earthquakes disasters.09:22 UTC(local time Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 03:22:33 AM at epicenter)
  • Magnitude 5.0 moderate earthquake in Philippines with epicenter located 57 km NW Cabra (pop 3,261). As the epicenter is in Sea water and far from residential area, it will be faintly felt by the people of Morong, Olongapo and neighboring places.
    08:29 UTC (local time Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 04:29 PM @ epicenter)
  • Magnitude 3.4 shallow earthquake in Channel Islands Region, California with epicenter located 51 km (32 miles) SSW (209°) from Malibu, CA. It is felt by people of Los Angeles, Culver City, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Montrose, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Camarillo region California.
    06:56 UTC
    (local time Monday, November 28, 2011 at 10:56 PM @ epicenter)
  • Magnitude 2.9 minor very shallow earthquake (@ 2.1 km depth) in Baja California, Mexico with epicenter 20 km (12 miles) SSW from Seeley, CA. It will be well felt by the people of Heber, Calexico and El Centro. Felt as far as Sun City, Los Angeles area.
    04:40 UTC
    (local time Monday, November 28, 2011 at 08:40 PM @ epicenter)
  • Magnitude 5.6 very strong but harmless Seaquake with epicenter 1000 km far from populated area in North Of Ascension Island. It is 1017 km SW Monrovia (pop 939,524) which will not be even felt by people.
    00:30 UTC (local time Monday, November 28, 2011 at 11:30 PM @ epicenter)

Recent Cyclones
  • 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
  • Flood in New South Wales states of Australia. One child is reported to be dead. Still the ALERT is in Northern New South Wales town of Wee Waa where the flood will last for one weeks more. Heavy rains  is predicted in coming months due to a La Nina pattern in the Pacific Ocean in Northeastern Australia
    UPDATE 1
    Moree Plains Shire, Inverell Shire and Armidale Dumaresq local government areas are now declared as Natural disaster areas. The river's still rising at Boggabri which is 7.69 meters currently and the river at Wee Waa is 6.67 meters
  • Flash flood in State of Tamil Nadu, India. Kanyakumari district  is affected by this flood.
    Rainfall in the district (in mm)
    Petchipaarai 72.40, Perunchaani 72.80, Chitaar I 109, Chitaar II 24, Kottaaram 112, Nilappaarai 60, Eraniyal 103.20, Aanaikidangu 78, Colachel 110.40, Kurunthancode 38.20, Adaiyaamadai 97, Aaralvoizmozhi 80.80, Nagercoil 69, Boothapandi 78.10, Surulode 80, Kannimar 108, Mayilaadi 85.40, Thiruvattaar 140, Kozhiporevilai 76, Mullanginaavilai 63.80 and Puththan Anai 72.60.
  • Recent flood in Uganda has displaced about 2000 people. Heavy damage is expected in Nakapiripirit District . Transports in the areas has been blocked. The flood level is increasing in the area where the majority of people are farmers and their farm and agricultural crops are totally damaged.
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.

    Experts are predicting more than the annual average of 100 landslides.

Recent Volcanoes 
  • 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. Two days ago for the first after two weeks steaming black lava blocks were seen on the sea surface above the submarine vent near La Restinga. Yesterday we showed you the video of
    Hierro canary Islands collecting fresh lava stones. Dozens of earthquake were recorded yesterday most of them less than M 2.0

    M 3.0 and M 2.5 minor earthquake is recorded in Canary Island (@
    01:59 and 02:51 UTC)today. The epicenter is 81 km SW Valle gran rey (pop 4,983).
  • Galeras Volcanic Eruption in Colombia is raised to Alert level II. Galeras volcano is located 700 kilometers Colombia’s capital Bogota lies in Colombia’s western Nariio department, near the Ecuadorian border.Tremors are continued in Volcanic areas. An orange warning level has already been issued, which means an eruption could occur in some days or weeks.
    The Regional Disaster Prevention and Attention Committee has started evacuating more than 8,000 people who reside in the nearby communities of La Florida and Narino.
    Galeras Volcano Eruptions (Volcano live)

    2008-10, 2004-06, 2002, 2000, 1993, 1990-92, 1989, 1974-83, 1973?, 1950, 1947?, 1936, 1933?, 1932, 1930?, 1924-27, 1923, 1891, 1889, 1865-70, 1836, 1828-34, 1823, 1796-1801, 1754-56, 1670-1736, 1616, 1580, 1535
    Most eruptions from Galeras are short and violent.
  • Volcanic Eruption in Ecuador .This volcano has thrown pyroclastic boulders up to a mile from the crater. Earthquake tremors are also recorded in this area. Tungurahua volcano  of Ecuador region seems active currently.
    UPDATE 3
    Alert level from yellow to orange
    UPDATE 2
    Residents near the Tungurahua volcano are noticed to evacuate after a rapid increase of volcanic activity today afternoon.The loud roars from the site have reportedly shook residential windows up to 14 kilometers (8.6 miles) away.
    UPDATE 1
    Four Village people ready to evacuate because of increased activity in the Tungurahua volcano after the government issued such notice late yesterday. Gradual accumulation of lava is recorded in the mountain.
  • 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
Biological disaster in Nepal with outbreak of Bird Flu. H5N1 is found in chickens in area of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal where the virus is found five months after the Nepal Government declared Nepal as "Bird flu free Country". In Nepal's lab, only the H5 can be tested so for further detail, the sample of the dead chicken is sent to England. After the confirmation report, Nepal government will declare "Bird Flu Area". Previously it was found in eastern part of Nepal, but this is the first time the bird flu is found in Capital. In 2009, for the first time Bird Flu was confirmed in Nepal. Note that vaccines or other treatments are not available for it and it cause severe to fatal disease in humans.

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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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Felt reports below in comment section. Feel free to add yours!
Update time Nepali (+5:45 UTC)
Report prepared by Ashish Khanal from Kathmandu, Nepal

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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.

Update 06:15 A.M.
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