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Natural Disasters List April 30, 2013-Oman Lightning claims 2

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Lightning strikes in Oman
-Lightning strikes in Saham and Ibri region of Oman claimed two lives.
-Rock slide has blocked mountain road between Bausher and Amerat.
-Floods have halted the traffic between Saham and Sohar. Click for detail report on Oman lightning.

Recent Earthquakes
M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Region Metropolitana, Chile (@ 82 km depth) with epicenter located 12 km SE of Santiago. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Colina, Puente Alto, San Bernardo, Santiago and La Pintana.
10:57 UTC (local time Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 06:57:07 AM @ epicenter)M 5.3 moderate earthquake in Antigua A…

Massive landslip on Dorset coast

Update
-South West Coast Path has been closed by Dorset County Council.
-Landslip on Dorset coast happened overnight.
-At least 21 landslips have occurred in last three months which is higher than the average of 2-3 per year.
-People are urged to stay away from the cliff edge.

Massive landslip on Dorset coast path near Durdle Door has been reported.

Landslip occurred at St Oswald's Bay, east of Durdle Door, BBC News mentions.

No injury has been reported.

The beach is popular and very close to the Durdle Door Caravan Park. Several landslides occurred earlier this month at nearby White Nothe.


Locals are advised to observe the warning signs and stay away from the edge. St Oswald's Bay is located near Lulworth on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 30, 2013

Lightning in Oman claims 2, floods cause chaos

Recent lightning strike in Oman has claimed two lives, Muscat Daily mentions. First lightning occurred in Mekhaileef in the wilayat of Saham and claimed life of a Bangladeshi. Another lightning struck an India in Fahud in the wilayat of Ibri. At least three others injured in the same disaster.

Floods have halted the traffic between Saham and Sohar. Rock slide has blocked mountain road between Bausher and Amerat, Muscat Daily adds.

Power outages have also been reported in Ghubra and Al Khuwayr, Muscat.


Heavy rainfall earlier caused flooding in Wadis. At least 30 people were rescued from Ibri, Oman. Following the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA), at least 320 people have been rescued in last seven days.

Oman Met Office expects more heavy rain and thunderstorms in coming days.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 30, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago tropical storm rumors false

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has advised people not to run behind the rumors of tropical storm approaching Trinidad and Tobago.

On a media release on April 29, 2013 at 10:00 p.m, T&T Meteorological Service has officially claimed this.

T&T Meteorological Service notice says that RUMOURS circulating about a tropical storm approaching Trinidad and Tobago are NOT true. The Met Office has also urged to ignore bbm/textmessages that may be circulating.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has discontinued the flood alert in their latest bulletin at 6:00 pm.

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The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) has said to stay tuned to the official ODPM facebook, twitter and website for official information and contact 511 to report any flooding events.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAG…

North Carolina landslide 2013

Heavy rainfalls have caused landslide in North Carolina near the Tennessee border.

According to Haywood County Sheriff's Office, landslide occurred on Cove Creek Road. The landslide is four-miles from Highway 276 and both lanes are closed, WYFF4.com writes.

North Carolina landslide closed a section of Cove Creek Road in Haywood County. Landslide closed both lanes of Robert Hill Road in the Marshall community. Following N.C. Department of Transportation, the road will be closed till May 6.

Landslide also hit home on Robert's Hill Road just outside Marshall, Wlos.com writes.

Weather forecaster predicts more rainfall on Wednesday.

Related post: North Carolina natural disasters 2013

North Carolina landslide 1916 caused by heavy storm and rainfall claimed at least 24 people in Henderson, Transylvania, Rutherford, Wilkes, and Alexander Counties. Damage repair charge for July 1997 North Carolina landslide I 40 was about $4.8 million.

Chart below shows rainfall and debris flow from 1876…

Natural Disasters List April 29, 2013

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Avalanche on Mt Shirouma, Japan
-Avalanche on Mt Shirouma, Japan over the weekend claimed three lives.
-Two other climbers are still reported to be missing in an avalanche on Mount Shirouma in Nagano prefecture. Click for detail report on Japan avalanche.


Recent Earthquakes
M 5.5 moderateearthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 29 km depth) with epicenter located 9 km E of Hasaki. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Hasaki, Asahi and Omigawa. People of Itako, Kashima-shi, Yokaichiba and Mito-shi will have felt light shaking of MMI IV. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Chiba…

Mount Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy

Mount Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy with spewing lava and ash hundreds of feet into the air.

Mount Etna eruption is thirteenth time this year, Your Reporter News Italy mentions.

The huge burst was observed even by residents of Catania and Taormina. Smoke and ash by Etna were sent up to 3,000ft in the air.

Multiples earthquakes with weak magnitude up to 2.55 were also recorded.

Related post: Natural hazards in Italy 2013

The airport was shortly closed due to the eruption.

Below are photos of Mount Etna eruption via Mail Online.





Town mayors has called on the Government to introduce state of emergency, Mail Online reports.

Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world on the east coast of Sicily, Italy. Mount Etna's largest eruption was in 1669. The deadliest Mount Etna eruption in 1669 claimed 15,000 lives in Sicily.

Below is Mount Etna eruption video by 6insicilia.it



Original post: Natural Disasters List April 28, 2013

Mt Shirouma avalanche in Japan claims 3

Mount Shirouma avalanche in Japan over the weekend claimed three lives, Japanese News mentions. Fourth person has also been recovered from Mt Fuji in Japan.

Two other climbers are still reported to be missing in an avalanche on Mount Shirouma in Nagano prefecture.

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The 1910 Rogers Pass Avalanche in Canada killed 32 Japanese workers.  It is Canada's worst ever avalanche disaster.

Each year avalanches claim more than 150 people worldwide. 90% of all avalanches occur on moderate slopes with an angle of 30° to 45°.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 29, 2013

Flash floods in Singapore today

Heavy rainfalls have caused flash floods in Singapore today. The flash floods in Singapore occurred at about 10.40 am today.

The water reached a depth of about 35 cm at the junction of Chai Chee Road and New Upper Changi Road, AsiaOne mentions.

Related post: Singapore flood 2013

Flooding has also affected Arumugam Road, Bedok South Road and Siglap Road.


The 1978 Singapore flood claimed seven lives. Flood damage reached S$10 million. This was the worst flood in S'pore history since the Hari Raya floods in December 1969.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 28, 2013

Bangladesh Nor’wester claims 5

Nor’wester claimed five lives including two children in Tangail, Sirajganj and Gaibandha area of Bangladesh, BdNews24 mentions.

Nor’wester claimed two children in Sadar upazila in Tangail. Storm in Tangail also damaged primary and high school, a mosque and a madrassa.

One woman died in house collapse in Dumrai village in Sirajganj. At least 30 villages have been affected in Sadar and Kamarkhand Upazila.

Two died in Gaibandha area including a woman in lightning strike.


Severe local storms including tornadoes occurs frequently in Bangladesh. Severe local storms, the most important natural hazards in Bangladesh, during the pre-monsoon season in March, April and May in Bangladesh is called as "Nor'wester" locally or "Kalbaishaki" in Bangla.

Bangladesh is third country with the highest frequency of tornadoes, behind the United States and Canada. Tornado in Bangladesh in March 2013 claimed dozens of lives.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 28, 2013

Natural Disasters List April 28, 2013-Bangladesh storm claims 5

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Storms in Bangladesh
-Recent storms in Bangladesh have claimed lives of five people including two children.
-At least 30 villages have been affected in Sadar and Kamarkhand Upazila in Nor’wester. Click for detail report on Bangladesh Nor’wester.
Forest fire in Israel
-Around 200 people have been evacuated due to wildfire near Beit Shemesh, Israel.
-At least two hikers got injured in the forest fire in Ben Shemen, near Modiin. Click for detail report on Israel forest fire.

Recent Earthquakes
M 3.4 light shallow earthquake in Pyrenees (@ 12 km depth) with epicenter located 4 km W of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port(France). Weak …

Flooding in Houston 2013: Houston flood photos

Flash flooding in Houston, Texas has caused huge power outages, local media reports. Storms caused heavy rainfall and hail on the Greater Houston area.

About six inches of rainfall has been recorded within three hours in some parts of Harris County.

Golf ball-sized hails have also been reported in parts of the Houston.

Several roads are closed in Harris County and Fort Bent County.

Following CenterPoint Energy, the domestic energy delivery company, around 44,927 customers were without power as of 7:00 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued a severe weather alert Saturday afternoon and has now extended to 1 a.m. Sunday with severe thunderstorm warning for the Houston area.

Below are some photos of flash flooding in Houston, TX




Houston flood damage report is yet to come.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 27, 2013

Earthquake in South Korea today!

M 2.7 weak earthquake hits South Korea today, The Korea Meteorological Administration mentions on its Website.

Earthquake in South Korea today occurred at 3:39 a.m.

According to the South Korea News, the quake's epicenter was located 42 kilometers off the coast of Geomun Island in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province.

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Serious earthquakes are rare in South Korea.


Korea is known as the earthquake free country and has countable quakes listed in South Korea earthquake history. Report by National Emergency management Agency has shown that if an earthquake in South Korea with the magnitude of 7 occurs, it could kill more than 50,000 and injure more than 620,000 people!

Korean Peninsula is geologically stable and there are no active volcanoes and there have been no strong earthquakes. Looking earthquake trends, earthquake in Korean Peninsula with magnitude 3 or greater than three occurs about 9 times per year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List Ap…

Forest fire in Israel today

Update
Around 200 people have been evacuated due to wildfire near Beit Shemesh. About twenty firefighting crews are struggling to control the blaze.

A new forest fire has broke out near Kfar Uriya located near Beit Shemesh, Israel, Jerusalem Post mentions. Residents have been evacuated early morning following the forest fire in Israel today.

At least two hikers were injured in the forest fire in Ben Shemen, near Modiin yesterday. They were immediately dispatched to Asaf Harofeh Hospital with minor burns.

A heat wave has caused several forest fire incidents across Israel.

Related post: Forest fire in Israel 2013

Israeli firefighters have urged residents to take caution during lighting bonfires in Lag B’Omer celebration.

The Mount Carmel forest fire in Israel in 2010 claimed 44 lives. It is the deadliest forest fire in Israel's history.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 28, 2013

Natural Disasters List April 27, 2013-Kenyan landslide claims 3

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Landslide in Kiambu county, Kenya
-Landslide in Kenya's Kiambu county has killed three girls.
-Landslide after heavy rainfall has also blocked access to Kijabe Mission Hospital of Kiambu district. Click for detail report on Kenya landslide.Landslide near Bijie City in China
-Landslide in Mawo Village near Bijie City of China has claimed lives of at least three villagers.
-Eight villagers were buried in the Mawo landslide. Five people are still reported to be missing. Click for detail report on China landslide.Mudslide in Zojila, India
-Mudslide in Zojila along Srinagar-Kargil Road has claimed life of one person.
-…

Landslide in Kenya's Kiambu county kills 3 girls

Landslide in Kenya's Kiambu county has killed three girls, Nation Kenya mentions. Landslide occurred in Magena area of Lari constituency in Kiambu county.

Landslide after heavy rainfall has also blocked access to Kijabe Mission Hospital of Kiambu district.

Landslide in Kenya's Marakwet County in December 2012 killed ten people including three children. Landslides in Kenya are common during rainy season.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 27, 2013

Seasonal flooding in Afghanistan's Baghlan province kills a child, damages 50 houses

Seasonal flooding in Afghanistan's Baghlan province has killed a child and damaged around 50 houses, Pajhwok Afghan News mentions.

The boy died and mother wounded in a house collapse in Jalgah district of Afghanistan. Floods also damaged around 500 acres of crops.

Flood in Shamraq and Boghawi areas have damaged several roads. At least 80 people have displaced from Sangaki village in Talah Wa Barfak area.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 27, 2013

Landslide near Bijie City in China claims 3

Landslide in Mawo Village near Bijie City of China has claimed lives of at least three villagers, Xinhua News mentions.

Eight villagers were buried in the Mawo landslide. Five people are still reported to be missing.

Landslide hit Mawo Village near Bijie City in Guizhou Province of China at 12:50 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

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Rescuers work undergoes at the landslide site.


Photo: Rescue work at the landslide site in Mawo Village in Bijie City, China, April 27, 2013; Xinhua.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 27, 2013

Tornado in Bulacan, Philippines

Tornado in Bulacan region of Philippines has badly damaged four houses, ABS-CBN News mentions.

Tornado also damaged roofs of six other houses in Bustos, Bulacan area.

Luckily no injury has been reported.

According to weather bureau, there is 80% chance of precipitation and T-storms in Bulacan today. Calumpit Bulacan tornado in 2011 affected hundreds of people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 27, 2013

Mudslide in Zojila along Srinagar-Kargil Road claims 1

Mudslide in Zojila along Srinagar-Kargil Road has claimed life of one person. The mudslide swept a Tata-Mobile vehicle carrying three people, Kashmir Observer mentions.

Two person including a driver are having treatment in the hospital in critical condition.

A Tata-Mobile carrying chicken from Srinagar to Kargil was hit by a mudslide and pushed into a gorge.

Zoji La is a high mountain pass in India.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 27, 2013

Earthquake in Los Angeles, California on April 27, 2013

M 3.2 light earthquake shakes Greater Los Angeles Area, California today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 3 km SE from Marina del Rey and 19 km WSW from Los Angeles Civic Center. It was 8.0 miles deep.

Light to weak shaking has been reported from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Compton, Culver City, Downey, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Park, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Inglewood, Santa Monica, Torrance, Lomita, Studio City and Los Angeles.

Some days ago, earthquake scientists had received about $5 million to develop early earthquake warning system for Southern California.

02:52 UTC (local time Friday, April 26, 2013 at 07:52 PM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
3 km (2 miles) SE from Marina del Rey, CA
5 km (3 miles) NNW from El Segundo, CA
6 km (4 miles) SSW from Culver City, CA
7 km (4 miles) W from Inglewood, CA
19 km (…

Tsunami debris California 2013: Japan Tsunami boat reaches Crescent City

Japanese fishing boat washed by 2011 tsunami has been confirmed as the first piece of debris to reach the coast of California. The 20-foot boat is the first remnant from the disaster zone to reach the state. 

Tsunami boat belonging to the Takata High School in Rikuzentakata, in Iwate Prefecture of Japan reached Crescent City of California on April 7, 2013. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, and the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco confirmed this news.

According to the Japanese government, about 1.5 million tons of debris was floating in the ocean immediately after the Tsunami disaster.


Photo: Mr Troy Nicolini, of NOAA's National Weather Service, inspecting a Japanese Tsunami boat washed up in Crescent City, California; April 8, 2013; AP.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 27, 2013

Natural Disasters List April 26, 2013-Japan Tsunami debris in Crescent City, California

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Tsunami debris in California
-Japanese fishing boat washed by 2011 tsunami has been confirmed as the first piece of debris to reach the coast of California.
-The 20-foot boat is the first remnant from the disaster zone to reach the state. Click for detail report on Tsunami debris California 2013

Recent Earthquakes
M 4.2 light shallow earthquake in Mozambique (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 100 km S from Chimoio. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Beira and Mutare (Zimbabwe).
11:58 UTC (local time Friday, April 26, 2013 at 01:58 PM @ epicenter)M 6.2 deep harmless sea quake in Kermadec Isla…

Marshall Islands: Drought Emergency declared

Government has declared drought emergency in Marshall Islands following a severe drought in the northern Marshall Islands. Wotje Atoll, the northern Marshall Islands region has experienced zero rainfall on several of the previous months.

Ujae, Lae, Wotho, Lib, Namo, Ailuk, Mejit, Wotje, Aur, Enewetak, Maloelap, Ebeye, and Likiep areas are severely affected by the drought, Yokwe mentions.

Drought recommendation notice was passed by disaster preparedness committee and signed by President.

Government officials will be soon dispatched to drought-affected areas with drought relief materials.

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is located in the northern Pacific Ocean.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 26, 2013

Natural Disasters List April 25, 2013-Kandahar hailstorm claims 3

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Hailstorm at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
-Hailstorm with rock-sized hailstones have claimed lives of three Afghans.
-Up to 50 U.S. and Coalition military helicopters have been badly damaged. Click for detail report on Kandahar hailstorm.

Recent Earthquakes
M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in Island of Hawaii, Hawaii (@ 14 km depth) with epicenter located 2 km NW from Kurtistown. It will have well felt by the people of Hilo, Keaau, Kurtistown and Volcano.
12:21 UTC (local time Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 02:21 AM @ epicenter)M 3.5 light shallow earthquake in Morocco (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 41 km N of Fès…

Hailstorm at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan claims 3

Update
According to Fox News, up to 50 U.S. and Coalition military helicopters have been badly damaged in a hailstorm at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.

A huge hailstorm with rock-sized hailstones have claimed lives of three Afghans, The Telgraph mentions.

The half-hour storm caused damage of millions of pounds at Kandahar Airfield. Hailstorm also grounded several British aircraft.

Kandahar Airfield, built by United States is located 10 miles south-east of Kandahar City in Afghanistan.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 25, 2013

Landslide in Ecuador buries 14

Landslide in Ecuador has buried at least 14 people, Xinhua news agency reports.

Landslide occurred in Tabete in the Chinca district of Esmeraldas, a coastal province in Ecuador.

Ecuador landslide covered an area of 300 square meters.

Heavy rainfall caused landslide in the area. Landslide in Ecuador in 1993 (Nambija mine disaster) claimed lives of about 300 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 24, 2013

Natural Disasters In Malawi 2013

This list contains all major natural disasters in Malawi in 2013 with detail report.

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April 2013
April 24: Rains in Malawi
Rains in Malawi have damaged roofs of more than 200 houses.January 2013
January 29: Hailstorms in Malawi
Hailstorms have displaced hundreds of families in Mzimba and Chitipa district of Malawi, Africa.January 14: Strong winds in Zomba, Malawi
Strong winds in Zomba injured 16 Malawians. January 11: Flooding in Malawi, Africa
Flooding in Malawi southeast Africa killed three and displaced 5,000people.

Recent Natural Disasters In Malawi

Recent Natural Disasters In Malawi

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Rains in Malawi damage roof of 200 houses

Rains in Malawi have damaged roofs of more than 200 houses, Nyasa Times reports. Rainstorm in Mangochi district of Malawi also injured two people.

Roof damage is also seen at Mpondasi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS).

Hundreds of people are reported to be homeless following the rains in Malawai. Full damage and disaster recovery report are yet to come.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 24, 2013

Natural Disasters List April 24, 2013-Jalalabad, Afghanistan earthquake claims lives

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Earthquake in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
-Magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Jalalabad, Afghanistan has claimed lives of at least thirteen people.
-Fatalities are from Nangarhar and Kunar area of Afghanistan.
-Earthquake was felt in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, India's New Delhi and Kabul, Afghanistan. Click for detail report on this Afghanistan quake.Flooding in Balkh, Afghanistan
-Flooding in Balkh, Afghanistan has claimed lives of thirteen people.
-Flooding occurred in Sholgara and Kashandi districts in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. Click for detail report on this Afghanistan flood.

Recent Earthquakes
M 3.3 …

Forest fire in Valparaiso, Chile destroys 60 homes

Recent forest fire in Valparaiso, Chile has destroyed at least 60 homes, The Telegraph mentions. Around 150 families have been evacuated from the fire zone.

Fire is burning on the La Cruz and Mariposas hills in the Chilean city of Valparaiso.

According to the National Office of Emergencies, fire has burned an area of 60 hectares between the two hills among eucalyptus forests and pastureland.

Related post: Valparaiso, Chile natural disasters 2013

Firefighters from the National Forestry Corporation, or Conaf, and Valparaiso are struggling to control the forest fire in Valparaiso.

Planes and helicopters have been continuously dropping water over the fires. No injury has been reported.

Below is a you tube video of forest fire in Valparaiso by ITN.


Original post: Natural Disasters List April 24, 2013

Earthquake near Kabul, Afghanistan kills 23

Update
Death toll has risen to 23. At least 120 people are reported to be injured in Nangarhar and Kunar region of Afghanistan.

Update

Earthquake near Kabul, Afghanistan has claimed lives of 13 people, Afghan TV News Network mentions.  Fatalities are from Nangarhar area.

Update 10:15 UTC
Following Reuters, earthquake swayed buildings in New Delhi, India and people ran into the street in the northern region of Kashmir. Feel free to write your experiences regarding the earthquake in Kabul today in the comment section below.

Update 10:00 UTC

USGS estimates maximum shaking intensity of IV (light) in Sheywah, Goshtah, Sultanpur-e `Ulya, Jalalabad, Qarghah'i and Mehtar Lam.
MMI III (weak): Kabul, Charikar, Peshawar, Khost and Asadabad.

Update 09:55 UTC

Pakistan Meteorological Department is reporting a magnitude of 6.2 @ 72 km depth.

Update 09:45 UTC

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake was felt in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, India's New Delhi and Kabul, Afghanistan.

M 5.7 strong earthquake sh…

Flooding in Balkh, Afghanistan claims 13

Flooding in Balkh, Afghanistan has claimed lives of thirteen people including two children, Xinhua News mentions.

Flooding occurred in Sholgara and Kashandi districts in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

Flooding in Balkh also washed away two schools and a clinic.

Related post: Flooding disasters in Afghanistan in 2013

One year ago, on the same day flooding in Balkh, Afghanistan claimed 15 lives. Flooding occurred in Sholgara and Goshinda districts of Balkh province.

Below is flood risk map for Afghanistan for the period 18/04/2013 to 23/04/2013 (Flood risk map from Information Management and Mine Action Programs).


Original post: Natural Disasters List April 24, 2013

Landslide in Guizhou province of China claims 9

Recent landslide in Guizhou province of China has claimed lives of nine people, Xinhua News mentions. At least two people are still missing in the landslide disaster.

Around 10,000 cubic meters of rock debris buried the workers. Rescue work is under way.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 23, 2013

Lushan, Sichuan earthquake 2013 kills 186

M 6.6 deadly earthquake hits Western Sichuan, China on April 20, 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 52 km WSW of Linqiong and 97 km ENE of Kangding. It was 7.6 miles deep.

Earthquake that struck in Lushan county, near the city of Ya'an in the southwestern province of Sichuan has killed at least 186 people till 12:00 UTC, April 21, 2013.

Most of the deaths occurred in Lushan. At least 21 people are still reported to be missing in Lushan earthquake. Earthquake has injured around 11,492 people.

Following Xinhua News Agency, 18,000 troops were in the area to help with rescue efforts.

Sichuan is one of the four major natural gas-producing provinces in China.

00:02 UTC (local time Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 08:02 AM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location

52 km WSW of Linqiong, China
97 km ENE of Kangding, China
115 km NW of Leshan, China
116 km WSW of Chengdu, China


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Natural Disasters List April 19, 2013

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Tornado in Butler, Oklahoma
-An EF-2 tornado touched down in Butler, Oklahoma.
-Tornado which formed just east of Highway 59 injured one person.

Recent Earthquakes
M 3.4 light shallow earthquake in Northern Norway (@ 1 km depth) with epicenter located 37 km NW of Nesna. It will have well felt by the people of Mosjøen, Mo i Rana and Rana.
09:28 UTC (local time 11:28; 2013/04/19 @ epicenter)M 2.5 weak shallow earthquake in Utah (@ 3 km depth) with epicenter located 3 km NNWfrom Santaquin. It will have well felt by the people of Genola, Santaquin, Spring Lake, Provo, Mona, Payson, Salem, Salina and Spanish Fork.
06:14 UT…