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MUST WATCH: Stunning Taiwan rockslide video

Mudslide in Pingtung County of Taiwan has injured at least 17 people, local medias reported.

According to the Taiwan News, mudslide hit a train (Tze-Chiang Limited Express) near a tunnel in Pingtung County.

Several other rockslides event have been recorded across Taiwan.

Video below shows a car being hit by rockslide in Taiwan. A camera on second vehicle travelling behind the second car captured the dramatic moment in Keelung City.



Original post: Natural Disasters List August 31, 2013

Flash floods hit Central Trinidad

Torrential rainfall has caused flash floods in Central Trinidad.

Flood caused damage to the houses in Cacandee Road and Lyle Lane in Felicity, Trinidad Express reported.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) had issued weather warning bulletin expecting bad weather.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 31, 2013

Tibet/Nepal earthquake 2013 injures people

At least two tremors have been felt in Kathmandu, Nepal in interval of about 10 minutes.Updates below
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


Related post: List of earthquakes in Nepal in 2013

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.
According to the Nepal Seismolog…

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey kills 1 in Philippines

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey has claimed life of at least one people in Philippines, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said today.

More than 17,000 individuals in Ilocos Norte, Benguet and Western Samar areas have been affected by Tropical Storm Kong-Rey.

Some 128.31 million-peso-worth of emergency relief resources have been send to the affected areas,  National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) added.

In Taiwan, Tropical Storm Kong-Rey has already claimed lives of at least three people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 30, 2013

Tropical Storm in Taiwan: Kong-Rey kills 3

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey has caused widespread flooding in Taiwan and claimed lives of at least three people, emergency officials said.

According to the National Fire Agency, two people died in Yunlin area and another one in southern Pingtung county.

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey caused heavy flooding in coastal areas of Chiayi, Tainan and Kaohsiung.

Kong-Rey, tropical storm in Taiwan has caused Tw$187 million or $6.23 million in agricultural damage in the south,the Council of Agriculture said.

More than 30 domestic and international flights to or from capital Taipei and Kaohsiung were cancelled. Similarly Taiwan Railway Administration had also suspended some services in the south.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 30, 2013

Tropical Storm Juliette hits Mexico resorts, 1 killed

Tropical Storm Juliette has claimed life of one person at Pacific Mexican tourist resort of Cabo San Lucas early Thursday, Reuters reported.

About 1,650 people are taking shelters, emergency officials said.

According to the civil defense officials, the storm flooded low-lying areas and collapsed at least one house.

Power outages have also been reported in Todos Santos, Pescadero, parts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo areas.

Tropical storm Fernand had claimed lives of at least 14 people in Mexico some days ago.

Tropical Storm Juliette formed on August 28. As of 2 p.m. PDT (2100 UTC), Tropical Storm Juliette was located about 130 miles (210 km) northwest of Cabo San Lazaro and about 140 miles (230 km) southeast of Punta Eugenia.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 29, 2013

Honduras landslide kills 6 children, injures 2 others

Landslide in La Chicharronera village of Honduras has claimed lives of at least six children and injured two others Wednesday night.

Landslide engulfed two houses claiming the lives of children between one and nine years old, Reuters reported.

Two other children have been injured in the incident and are having treatment at a local hospital, emergency officials said. One of them is said to be in serious condition.

Heavy rain caused landslide in the area. Landslide site is located 93 miles north of the capital city of Tegucigalpa.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 29, 2013

Romania earthquake today shakes Bucharest

M 4.0 light earthquake hits Romania near Bulgarian Border today, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported.

According to the EMSC, the quake's epicenter was located 56 km south of Romania's capital Bucharest and 261 km northeast of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. It was 8 km deep.

Tremors were felt by the people of Ruse, Stăneşti, Giurgiu and Bucharest.

No damage or injuries have been reported from Romania earthquake today.

04:06 UTC (local time Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 07:06 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
5 km NE of Stăneşti, Romania
10 km NW of Giurgiu, Romania
56 km S of Bucharest, Romania

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 29, 2013

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey floods Taiwan

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey has caused widespread flooding in western cities in Taiwan.

Coastal areas of Chiayi, Tainan and Kaohsiung are reported to be worst affected by the floods.

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey has dumped more than 500 millimeters (19 inches) of rain on the heavily populated west coast, AP reported.

More than 30 domestic and international flights to or from capital Taipei and Kaohsiung have been cancelled. Similarly Taiwan Railway Administration has also suspended some services in the south.

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey was located 100 kilometres northeast of Taipei at 4 am GMT, Central Weather Bureau said.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 29, 2013

Volcano erupts at Rome’s International Fiumicino airport!

A small volcano vent has suddenly appeared near Rome’s International Fiumicino airport, local medias reported.

The geyser-like vent has been shooting out steam and mud over the weekend. Rome airport volcano is nearly two metres wide.

Geologists and engineers expect it to be a fumarole, a vent of steaming-hot hydrothermal water that erupts at the Earth's surface. However it is to be further studied.

Below is a you tube video of Rome volcano eruption.



Original post: Natural Disasters List August 28, 2013

Mali floods: 24 killed in capital Bamako

Flash floods in Mali's capital Bamako have claimed lives of at least 24 people, Internal Security and Civilian protection Minister said in a statement.

At least nineteen people have died in Taliko alone. Bankoni, Taliko, Lafiabougou, Djicoroni Woyowayanko, Lafiabougou Bougouba and Bougoudani areas have been hit by floods.

Looking Mali natural disaster statistics (from 1980-2010; Prevention Web), around 110 people have died in Mali due to natural calamities every year.

Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 29, 2013

Flash flood traps 27 hikers in Austrian cave

Flash flood in an underground cave in western Austria has trapped at least 27 hikers, local medias reported.

The flood waters closed the entrance to the cave about 320 kilometers west of Vienna.

Emergency crews are in voice contact with those trapped inside the cave, rescue officials said. Rescue workers further added that they are not in danger.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 28, 2013

Tropical storm Fernand: Mexico landslides, flooding kill 14

Landslides and flooding in Veracruz and Oaxaca have claimed lives of at least 14 people.

Landslide in Gold Rock in Yecuatla Township buried six homes with nine people inside. Landslides in Tuxpan and Atzalan claimed lives of four others.

Fast-flowing flood waters swept away a man in Oaxaca.

Following Veracruz Civil Protection officials, around 300 people have been evacuated.

Veracruz Governor has asked the federal government to declare an emergency in 92 municipalities in Mexico.

Tropical storm Fernand made landfall near the Atlantic port city of Veracruz on Monday.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 27, 2013

Nevada earthquake today shakes Reno, Sparks

M 4.2 moderate earthquake shakes Spanish Springs, Nevada today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 3 km NE of Spanish Springs and 19 km NE of Reno. It was 8.7 miles deep.

Tremors were felt by the people of Camino, Carson City, Dayton, Foresthill, Grass Valley, Incline Village, Nevada City, Placerville, Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, Truckee and Virginia City.

According to the Washoe County emergency management officials, no damages or injuries have been reported from Nevada earthquake today.

Related post: Nevada natural calamities 2013

Nevada is the third most active state for earthquakes in the United States.
Earlier reports has shown that there are at least two active faults in the Reno area that may be capable of producing an earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher.

The 1915 Nevada earthquake (Pleasant Valley earthquake) was the strongest earthquake to hit Nevada. 1915 Nevada earthquake had the magnitude of …

Yunnan, China landslide hits hospital

Landslide in Yiliang in Yunnan province of China hit People's Hospital, Xinhua reported.

A rain-triggered landslide damaged part of the hospital Monday morning.

Patients and residents were also evacuated. No casualties have been reported.

Related post: Current China natural calamities 2013

Below is a photo of Geologists checking the landslide site in Yiliang County, Yunnan Province of China (Xinhua/Peng Hong).



According to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters, Yunnan floods have claimed lives of 45 people and affected 1.6 million people during the May 1 to Aug. 20 period.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 26, 2013

Lightning strike in Colombia kills 2

Lightning strike has claimed life of two brothers on a beach in northern Colombia.

Lightning hit three people on the beaches of Cartagena's Marbella district of Colombia. Third person was also injured.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 25, 2013

Earthquake New York 2013: Tremors felt in Glens Falls, Queensbury

M 2.7 minor earthquake shakes New York today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 13 km WNW of Glens Falls and 77 km N of Albany. It was 6.3 miles deep.

Tremors were felt by the people of Corinth, Fort Edward, Gansevoort, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Lake George, Lake Luzerne, Queensbury and South Glens Falls.

USGS had upgraded the earthquake near Glens Falls NY from magnitude 2.3 to a 2.7.

According to the Albany National Weather Service, there are no reports of damage from New York earthquake 2013.

Looking the earthquake activity in the New York City area, the largest known earthquake occurred in 1884 of magnitude approximately 5.

13:33 UTC (local time 2013-08-25 09:33 @ epicenter)

Related post: Latest natural calamities in United States

Epicenter Location
5 km NE of Hadley, New York
13 km WNW of Glens Falls, New York
29 km N of Saratoga Springs, New York
55 km NE of Amsterdam, New York
77 km N of Alba…

Punjab's Chenab River floods 170 villages

Around 170 villages have been flooded along Larkana Aqil Agani Loop embankment in Punjab, local medias reported.

The water flow at Head Panjnad in river Chenab was recorded at 3,00,000 cusecs, Flood Control Centre said.

According to the disaster management officials, Pakistan floods and heavy monsoon rains have claimed lives of 178 people and affected 1.5 million in the last three weeks.

More than 350 relief camps have been set up in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan areas of Pakistan.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 25, 2013

Rim Fire: State of emergency in San Francisco

A state of emergency has been declared in San Francisco due to a raging wildfire expected to threaten city's water and power services.

So called Rim Fire is only 5% contained and is burning on the slopes of the western Sierra Nevada mountains.

According to the Forest Service, around 4,500 structures are in danger.

More than 2 600 firefighters are struggling to control the week long wildfire which has affected parts of Yosemite National Park.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 25, 2013

Sussex flood suspends Championship match

Flash flooding hit West Sussex Saturday with worst affected parts as Littlehampton and Rustington.

According to the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, calls have been received mainly from Littlehampton, in particular Clifton Road, South Terrace and the sea front.

The Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Doncaster Rovers at The Valley in London has also suspended due to severe weather, Daily Mail UK reported.

At least 18 flood alerts have been issued across the UK by the Environment Agency.

Sussex flood 2000 damaged more than 10,000 homes and businesses. The autumn of 2000  was the wettest on record over England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 24, 2013

Gotsu, Japan flood: 1 missing

At least one person has been missing in floods in Gotsu in Shimane Prefecture of Japan, local medias reported.

Heavy rain has also caused mudslides in the area and collapsed one house each in Gotsu and Hamada city, CCTV reported.

An evacuation order has been issued for around 36,000 residents as of 9:30 a.m.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, about 201 millimeters of rain has been recorded in three hours in Gotsu, more than the average rainfall for the whole of August.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 24, 2013

Laos landslides kill 16

Landslides in Laos have claimed lives of at least sixteen people and washed away 38 houses, local authorities said.

Landslides caused by two days of heavy rain buried several houses in Pakbaeng district, Oudomxay province of Laos. Fatalities are from Phearhuanam village of Pakbaeng district.

According to the Children’s charity Plan International, more than 1,700 people have been affected by Laos landslides.

Several areas in Pakbaeng district are currently without power and telephone connections.

Laos claims to have effective disaster preparedness committees set up at village level and district level.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 23, 2013

Santa Maria volcano eruption 2013

A major eruption has occurred at Santiaguito lava-dome complex of Santa Maria volcano today.

Santa Maria volcano eruption which started at 17:45 (local time) send ash plumes to a height of between 2 to 4 km.

According to INSIVUMEH, the eruption was likely caused by the accumulation of pressurized magma and gas under the dome composed of viscous (solid) lava.

Santa Maria volcano eruption 1902 was one of the four largest eruptions of the 20th century. Santa Maria volcano is located in Guatemala, near Quetzaltenango.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 23, 2013

Severe flooding in Southern Colorado

Severe flash floods have been reported throughout Southern Colorado Thursday night.

Parts of Voyager Parkway, Black Forest Road, Squirrel Creek Road, West Colorado Avenue and Bandley Road have been closed. Power outages have also been reported in Colorado Springs.

There are reports of serious road damage in Black Forest, KKTV said.

The flood warning has been issued for Fountain Creek through El Paso County and into Pueblo County until Friday afternoon.

An emergency shelter has been set up at the Historic Community Congregational Church in Manitou by the Red Cross.

Below is a raw you tube video of Cottonwood Creek flooding by FOX21 News Colorado.



Original post: Natural Disasters List August 23, 2013

Portugal wildfire 2013 kills 1 firefighter, injures 6

Recent wildfire in Portugal has claimed life of a firefighter and injured six others, Civil protection agency confirmed.

Incident happened in Tondela, in north central Portugal.

According to Portuguese medias, around 700 firefighters are battling several blazes in north central and northern Portugal.

Portugal wildfire 2013 has burned 31,000 hectares till now, the Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests said.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 22, 2013

Odisha flood kills 2, displaces 1,000

Flash floods in Odisha, India have claimed lives of two people and displaced about 1,000 others, The Times Of India reported.

Fatalities are from Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. More than 150 villages in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts have been affected.

Nearly 1,000 people have been evacuated from Budhabalanga, Subarnarekha, Baitarani, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Keonjhar, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts.

The state government has already directed all officials connected with flood management to be in position and initiate relief operations. More rain is predicted in the next two days.

Cyclone and flood in Odisha are common as the important districts are situated near to the Bay of Bengal. Similarly, poor water management has also made drought and floods common in Odisha.

Earlier in July 2013, flash floods in Odisha had claimed lives of three people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 22, 2013

Italy earthquake causes landslide, 1 missing

At least one person has been missing after an earthquake caused landslide in Ancona, Italy.

Firefighters and harbor control are searching the missing person.

Earthquake near Ancona also damaged one governmental building and a fire station.

The area was closed to tourists due to the landslide risk, ANSA reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake’s epicenter was located 18km E of Ancona. It was 6.3 miles deep.

The 2012 Northern Italy earthquakes had claimed lives of 26 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 22, 2013

Darfur flood kills 5, injures 17

Recent floods in Darfur have claimed lives of at least five people and injured seventeen others.

Lightning strikes, floods heavily affected Umm Ger Namali in Wadi Salih locality in Central Darfur.

Floods have damaged at least 50 houses and killed 50 animals. According to Radio Dabanga, lightning strikes injured five people at Nertiti camp and destroyed 40 houses.

Villagers are waiting the government authorities and humanitarian relief organizations for assitance, Radio Dabanga reported.

In early August 2013, flooding in Sudan claimed lives of 10 people. An emergency situation was called by North Darfur local government.

The 2007 Darfur flood had claimed lives of at least 64 people. Darfur (دار فور‎ Dār Fūr) is a region in western Sudan.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 21, 2013

Poas volcano eruption 2013

At least two phreatic eruptions have been recorded at the Poas volcano, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) said.

Poas volcano eruption was first observed at 9:55 a.m. and reached a height of between 2 to 3 meters. While at 11:16 a.m., the second eruption occurred reaching an estimated height of 10 to 15 meters.

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) has maintained a green alert in Turrialba, Poas and Rincon de la Vieja, Inside CostaRica reported.

The Poas Volcano (Volcán Poás) is an active stratovolcano in central Costa Rica which has erupted 39 times since 1828.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 21, 2013

SW China landslide claims 5

Landslide in southwest Guizhou Province of China has claimed lives of at least five people, Xinhua reported.

Landslide buried a house around 10 p.m. Tuesday in Hezhang County of Bijie City.

At least two people were rescued.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 21, 2013

Tornado hits Guangzhou, China

Below is a you tube video by Shanghaiist taken in Cencun Village, showing a tornado that formed during the typhoon Utor.



Severe flooding and mud flows caused by Typhoon Utor have claimed lives of at least 22 people in Guangdong Province and caused damages of some 4.9 billion yuan, Xinhua said.

The landslides triggered by Typhoon Utor has also affected the rail section in Guangdong province of the Guangzhou-Beijing railway.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 20, 2013

Germany tornado injures 27 including 16 children

A tornado in southern Germany has injured 27 people including 16 children, The Local reported. Children were between 10 and 13 years old.

The tornado hit the campsite in Aalen area in Baden-Württemberg state of Germany.

Germany tornado damage is estimated €200,000.

There were altogether around 100 children and adults at the campsite.

Germany tornado in August 2010 had claimed lives of five people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 20, 2013

White island volcano eruption sends ash Plume 4 km high

White island volcano eruption in New Zealand has send plume of steam and ash about four kilometers into the air.

According to Geo Net, white island volcano erupted for 10 minutes at 10.23am. However people living in the Bay of Plenty are not at risk, Officials said.

White island volcanic alert level has been raised from one to two and the aviation colour code from green to red.

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is currently monitoring the situation of White Island volcano.

Below ia you tube video of White Island volcano eruption on August 20, 2013.



Whakaari/White Island is an active stratovolcano, situated 48 km from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 20, 2013

Floods in Yobe state of Nigeria destroy 300 houses

Recent floods in Yobe state of Nigeria have destroyed more than 300 houses, local medias reported.

Floods in Yobe state which lasted for four hours have killed several animals too.

Potiskum, Gashu’a, Nguru, Fika, Gaidam, Damagum and Damaturu are severely affected due to floods, Leadership reported.

Flooding in Kano, Nigeria had destroyed about 408 homes a week before.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 19, 2013

Sakurajima volcano eruption 2013: Largest eruption in decades

Sakurajima volcano eruption 2013 has experienced one of its most powerful eruptions in decades.

Sakurajima volcano which erupted at 4:31 p.m. local time Sunday (3:31 a.m. EDT U.S. time) send ssh plume approximately 16,000 feet high, the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory said.

According to the public broadcaster NHK, recent Sakurajima volcano eruption 2013 is the volcano's tallest ash plume since records began in 1955.

Below is  a photo of volcanic smoke spewing from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, Japan taken on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 (AP Photo/Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory).



People in Kagoshima city were seen wearing masks and raincoats and using umbrellas to protect themselves from the volcanic ash.

Below is a Sakurajima volcano eruption 2013 video from Japan's FNN television network.



According to the Japanese news media, current Sakurajima volcano eruption 2013 is the 500th eruption of the year.

Sakurajima volcano is an active composite volcano (stratov…

Tropical Storm Trami (Maring): Flooding in Metro Manila

Update 2013/08/19; 20:15 UTC
-The death toll has risen to three, with 11 injured, while four still reported to be missing.
-According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, heavy rain and floods brought by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Maring have affected more than 146,000 people in Luzon.
-In Sagada, army troops and police have rescued 29 tourists.

Below is a you tube video of Manila floods.



Tropical Storm Trami (Maring) has caused heavy rainfall and widespread flooding in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, red rainfall alert has been issued in Metro Manila and nearby 10 provinces of Philippines.

Nearly 800 persons have been evacuated to safer grounds due to swelling of water levels in Marikina river, Inquirer reported. Marikina river has reached alarm level two.

PAGASA has recommended suspension …

Worst flooding in 3 decades in China’s Heilongjiang Province claims 11

Worst flooding in three decades in Heilongjiang Province of China has claimed lives of at least 11 people and left 3 others missing, Xinhua reported.

Flooding has destroyed more than 1 million hectares of farmland and affected two millions people.

The Heilongjiang flooding has caused direct economic losses of over 7 billion yuan, the provincial civil affairs department said.

China has initiated a 4-level emergency response and send disaster relief teams to the affected areas.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 18, 2013

Chinese landslides claim 4

Chinese landslides have claimed lives of at least four people and left 13 others missing, Xinhua reported.

Landslide around 1:50 a.m. at the village of Hongshan in Cangwu County claimed life of person. Another landslide around 3:50 a.m. in Sifeng in the same county of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region claimed lives of two people.

Chinese landslides were caused caused by downpours brought by Typhoon Utor.

Third landslide in Hunan Province of China claimed life of one person and buried 13 others, Flood Control Office said.

Police and firefighters have been working in rescue operations. A top-level emergency response has been initiated by the Lanshan government.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 17, 2013

Yemen flood sweeps away 76

Update
According to the State media, 27 people are confirmed dead and 41 are still missing. Others eight people have been rescued.

At least 76 people, mostly women and children, have been swept away by flood waters in southern Yemen.

Flood waters swept away three vehicles going to Wadi Nakhla, a valley between Taiz and Ibb provinces of Yemen.

Recent floods in Yemen's capital Sanaa closed several roads and trapped some cars.

The 2008 Yemen floods which occurred on October 23 had claimed lives of at least 65 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 17, 2013

Sandstorm, flood hit Oman

A sandstorm mixed with heavy rain hit the Wilayat of Mahout in the Governorate of Al Wusta, The Ministry of Information said.

Rockfall has closed the Faj al Kham road.

Local flooding also hit Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi, the Sultanate of Oman added.

Oman floods in 2007 caused by Cyclone Gonu had claimed lives of at least 50 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 17, 2013

Torrential rain, thunderstorms hit Bermuda

Torrential rain ad thunderstorms in Bermuda have caused flooding and wide spread power outages.

More than 1,300 homes in Southampton and Warwick are without power due to lightning strikes, Bermuda Sun reported.

According to the Bermuda Weather Service, temperature of 21.6 C has been recorded which is the lowest since records began.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 17, 2013

Current Idaho wildfires information

Current Idaho wildfires have forced the evacuation of 1,600 homes.

Evacuation orders are issued for the 100-square-mile Beaver Creek Fire including west of the towns of Hailey and Ketchum in central Idaho.

More than 600 state and federal firefighters are struggling to control current Idaho wildfires.

Related post: Current Idaho wildfires information

Ketchum and Sun Valley are under pre-evacuation orders.

Current Idaho wildfires have forced the Sun Valley Ski Resort to turn on water cannons across the ski hill to protect lodges and chairlifts.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 16, 2013

Tsho Rolpa glacial lake outburst flood just a rumor

Tsho Rolpa glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) rumor panicked the people of Dolakha and Ramechaap districts of Nepal Thursday night.

People of the Tamakoshi river banks in Dolakha, Ramechhap and Sindhuli were panicked due to the rumour of Tsho Rolpa glacial lake outburst flood, The Himalayan Times reported.

People of Manthali even ran away to safe places by reserving buses after the news of Tsho Rolpa glacial lake outburst flood.

People were much panicked when early warning alarms were heard. According to the local administration, alarms were heard after water level of Tamakoshi river increased and siren of the Khimti -1 hydropower project of Kirne in Dolakha was sounded. People believed it as the alarm for Tsho Rolpa glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). There are several alarms joined in the area for early warning of Tsho Rolpa glacial lake status.

Related post: Volcano in Nepal erupts!

Tsho Rolpa (also Chho Rolpa) is one of the biggest and most dangerous glacial lakes located in the …

House collapse after heavy rain in J&K claims 2

House collapse due to heavy rains in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has claimed lives of at least two women.

The bodies were pulled out from the rubble in Latti, Udhampur district of  J&K.

Jammu and Kashmir floods claimed lives of at least ten people including four children two days ago.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 16, 2013

Cambodia floods kill 9

Death toll from Cambodia floods have risen to nine, National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said today.

Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom and Kratie provinces are reported to be worst hit by floods.

Cambodia floods have affected some 5,300 families and evacuated about 450 families, Xinhua said.

Earlier there was report of seven fatalities from Cambodia floods.

The 2011 Cambodia floods had claimed lives of at least 250 people. Cambodia floods damage was US$ 100-161 Million.

Flooding is one of the main natural disaster in Cambodia as 80 percent of the Cambodia’s territory lies within the Mekong River. Cambodia floods claim lives of about 100 people annually and cause agricultural losses of 100 to 170 million USD each year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 16, 2013

Typhoon Utor in China kills 3

Update 23:05 UTC
Death toll from Typhoor Utor in Southern China has risen to three, Xinhua said. Five people are still reported to be missing.

Typhoon Utor in China has claimed lives of at least one people and left five others missing, Xinhua reported.

Typhoon Utor made landfall in a township in Yangxi county in the city of Yangjiang in western Guangdong province of China.

Dam of hydropower station in Gaozhou, Guangdong province of China also collapsed.

Several flights were cancelled in Hongkong and Stock exchange trading was also cancelled.

Typhoon Utor has already claimed lives of six people in Philippines before it made landfall in China.

Related post: Typhoon Utor latest updates

Local farmers affected by Typhoon Utor in Hongkong are said to be get registered with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) from tomorrow (August 16) to August 26 for assistance from an emergency relief fund.

Utor is the eleventh named storm and the second typhoon of the 2013 Pacifi…

Lightning in Siraha kills girl, 14

A 14-year-old girl died Thursday afternoon when lightning hit her, Nepal based Ujyalo Online reported.

Lightning hit the girl in farm in Chandrodaya region of Siraha. She was a S.L.C student from Chandrodaya Secondary School.

Girl died in the way to Lahan hospital.

Lightning in Siraha in June 2013 had claimed lives of a mother and her daughter.

More rain and heavier thunderstorms are forecast in Siraha today and tomorrow.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 15, 2013

Gambia floods kill 1, affect thousands

Flash floods in Gambia have claimed life of a person and affected thousands of people.

Flood water swept away a 37-year-old man in Nemakunku region of Gambia, Daily Observer reported.

The torrential rain for more than 24 hours caused flash flood which affected thousands of people across Gambia, National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) said.

Heavy downpour have inundated several houses in Kanifing Municipality, West Coast Region (WCR), Jambarr Sanneh and Banjul area.

Gambia floods 2012 (October) had claimed lives of at least 13 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 15, 2013

Jammu and Kashmir floods claim 10 lives

Jammu and Kashmir floods have claimed lives of at least ten people including four children.

Others 50 were rescued whereas 17 are still reported to be trapped in Jammu and Samba districts, Free Press Kashmir reported.

Flash flood washed away a newly married couple in Gool area of Ramban district of India. They were returning their home in Sangaldan from Mahore area.

A landslide near Panthal in Ramban district injured two Army men. They are having treatment at Military Hospital in Srinagar, Great Kashmir said.

Floods also washed away several bridges over Nallah Sindh in Kangan district.

Weather is expected to improve from Thursday, The Meteorological Department said.

The 2010 Ladakh floods (also Jammu and Kashmir floods) claimed lives of at least 255 people. Jammu and Kashmir floods damage was Rs. 133 Crore.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 14, 2013

Quake rocks Eyre Peninsula

Light earthquake rocks Eyre Peninsula overnight, Geo Science Australia says.

Earthquake of magnitude 3.1 was located 24 km north east of Cleve. It was at 12 km depth.

Eyre Peninsula earthquake was felt as far away as Kadina.

There are no reports of damages or injuries.

Eyre Peninsula is a triangular peninsula in South Australia.

11:39 UTC (local time 21:39; 2013/08/14 @ epicenter)

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 14, 2013

Lahore flood kills 8, injures 6

Landslides and flooding caused by torrential rains have claimed lives of at least eight people and injured six, Pakistan based The Nation reported.

Injured people are having treatment at District Headquarters hospital (DHQ).

Landslide buried a house in Sangpura at Swala Showk. Four persons were buried under debris.

Rainfall also collapsed roof of a house in the area of Karak at Bannu.

Flash flooding have been reported in Mughalpura, aji Camp, Empress Road and Qaddhafi Stadium.

Flood emergency was declared in June 2013. According to the emergency management officials, Lahore flood claimed at least four lives.

Flooding is the most devastating natural calamities in Pakistan.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 14, 2013

Lightning strikes kill 5 women in Uttar Pradesh, India

Five women were killed after being struck by lightning in separate incidents in Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Two were killed in Jafarpur Mahava and Chak Guraini villages in Manjhanpur area whereas two others were hit by lightning in Lohkatia and Saidpur Ali villages, IBN Live reported.

Lightning in Lodhaur village claimed life of a 12 years old girl.

Earlier in May 2013, lightning in Uttar Pradesh had claimed lives of eight people. India lacks proper lightning protection systems.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 14, 2013

Lightning in Rolpa claims 2

Lightning in Rolpa district of Nepal has claimed lives of two people, The Himalayan Times reported.

Lightning hit two women working in their field in Jelbang, the eastern part of Rolpa Tuesday evening.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 14, 2013

Cascade pass landslide traps 65 hikers

Floods, landslides in North Cascades National Park, U.S. have trapped at least 65 hikers.

According to the Seattle Times, heavy flooding has been reported at the point where Cascade River Road and Boston Creek intersect, 1.5 miles below the Cascade Pass Trailhead.

Eight different landslides have been reported in parts of Highway 20.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 13, 2013

Very strong earthquake hits Panama/Colombia border

Update 16:15 UTC
According to the USGS, earthquake had its epicenter 102 km WSW of Mutis, Colombia.

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
Light (IV): Nuqui, Mutis, Pizarro, Bellavista, Pie de Pato and Vigia del Fuerte.
Weak (II-III): Medellin, Pereira, Manizales, Cali and Neiva.



At 11:42 am EDT a 6.7 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of the Panama/Colombia border.

No widespread tsunami threat from the 6.7 quake but a local tsunami is possible for Pacific Coast of Panama and Colombia. News to follow....

Epicenter location:
95 km (59mi) WSW of Mutis, Colombia
171 km (106mi) W of Quibdo, Colombia
186 km (116mi) WNW of Istmina, Colombia
194 km (121mi) WNW of Tado, Colombia
371 km (231mi) SSE of Panama, Panama

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 13, 2013

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

Mont Blanc Avalanche News: 4 climbers killed

Two separate avalanche on Mont Blanc have claimed lives of four climbers and left one missing.

According to The Local, an avalanche on Mont Blanc du Tacul claimed lives of two Italian climbers and injured another one.

The injured Italian climber is having treatment at a hospital in nearby Annecy, 25 miles south of Geneva, Switzerland

Another avalanche in French Alps claimed lives of two French alpinists.

Firefighters and mountain rescue guides are involved in rescue operations.

Mont Blanc avalanche in 2012 claimed live of eleven climbers, including three Britons.

Mont Blanc is the highest peak in western Europe and one of the world's deadliest mountains.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 13, 2013

Ramechhap, Nepal landslides kill 7

Landslides at different places in Khimti VDC of Ramechhap district of Nepal have claimed lives of at least seven people, local medias reported.

Landslides around 2 am Tuesday morning at Khimti-4 and Khimti-3 claimed four lives including three of a single family, The Himalayan Times reported.

Another three died in another landslide and flooding in Katunje village. Two others are reported to be missing.

Altogether six people have gone missing, Republica said.

Below is a photo of rescue works at the landslide site in Khimti VDC of Ramechhap, Nepal (Source: Ramesh Khatiwada/Manju Upreti; Nagarik News).



According to Nepal News, Army and police teams have reached the landslide zone to carry out rescue and rehabilitation works.

Yesterday landslide in Rukum district of Nepal buried at least five houses and displaced around 49 families.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 13, 2013

Federal Emergency Management Agency: Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy

A total of $5.5 billion federal assistance has been made to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy till now, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in its news release on August 12, 2013.

According to FEMA, total of $3.5 billion National Flood Insurance Program payments have been made till date. Other includes FEMA grants, SBA disaster loans and FEMA Public Assistance grants.

Within this period, 261,883 people have contacted FEMA for help or information.

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have encourage all businesses to prepare for future severe weather events.

Hurricane Sandy in 2012 had claimed lives of at least 286 people. Hurricane Sandy was the second-costliest hurricane in US history.

News Source: www.fema.gov

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 12, 2013

Rukum, Nepal landslide buries 5 houses, displaces 49 families

Landslide in Rukum district of Nepal has buried at least five houses and displaced around 49 families, local medias reported.

According to The Himalayan Times, landslide triggered by heavy rainfall destroyed five houses at Bairagithati bazaar of Rukum. Landslide has also blocked Salyan-Rukum road.

Landslide which swept away five houses and 13 sheds at Bairagi Thanti Bazaar has completely displaced 49 families.

Properties worth nine million rupees have been destroyed in the landslide, Republica has written quoting the Natural Disaster Rescue Committee of the district.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 12, 2013

Nigeria Flood News: Kano flooding destroys 408 homes

Flooding in Kano, Nigeria have destroyed about 408 homes, State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency said today.

Seven members of a single family were rescued Sunday. Floods have also blocked several roads in Kano.

The 2012 Nigeria floods had claimed lives of 363 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 12, 2013

Cambodia flooding 2013 claim 7 lives

Cambodia flooding 2013 have claimed seven lives so far, National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said today.

Flooding in Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom provinces have displaced some 450 families, Xinhua reported.

According to The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), Cambodia flooding 2013 have damaged some 230 houses and submerged around 3,000 hectares of rice paddy.

The 2011 Cambodia flooding had claimed lives of at least 250 people. Cambodia flooding damage was US$ 100-161 Million.

Flooding is one of the main natural disaster in Cambodia as 80 percent of the Cambodia’s territory lies within the Mekong River. Cambodia floods claim lives of about 100 people annually and cause agricultural losses of 100 to 170 million USD each year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 12, 2013

Darwin shook by strong earthquake in Indonesia

M 6.5 strong earthquake hits Maluku Islands in Indonesia today, the  Indonesia Seismological Agency (BMKG) reported.

The quake's epicenter was located in Banda Sea, 189 km WNW of Saumlaki. It was 121 km deep.

Following USGS Pager Map, weak shaking of MMI III will have felt by the people of Tual and Lospalos.

People of Darwin, Australia also reported weak shaking. Darwin is located about 600 km far from the epicenter area.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

00:53 UTC (local time 2013-08-12 09:53 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
189 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
362 km WSW of Tual, Indonesia
419 km SSE of Ambon, Indonesia
430 km SSE of Amahai, Indonesia
493 km ENE of Dili, East Timor

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 12, 2013

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

Perseid Meteor shower 2013

The Perseid Meteor shower 2013 will peak in the late overnight hours of Sunday and Monday (Aug. 11 and 12)

Perseid rates can get as high as 100 per hour, with many fireballs visible in the night sky, NASA said.

No special equipment is needed to view Perseid Meteor shower, all you need is your eyes.

According to the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office, the best time to see Perseid Meteor shower east coast 2013 will be right before dawn.

Meteors are the result of small particles entering the Earth's atmosphere at high speed.

More than 500 people from along the Atlantic coast ranging from Maine to North Carolina had reported a bright meteor in east of United States in March 2013, according to the American Meteor Society.

Very few meteors actually reach the ground as 99.99% completely disintegrate in the atmosphere.
In February 2013, meteorite injured 500 people in Russia. It was the largest recorded object to strike the Earth in more than a century.

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Typhoon Utor/Labuyo (updates, pictures, videos)

Utor is the eleventh named storm and the second typhoon of the 2013 Pacific typhoon season. Typhoon Utor is expected to be strongest storm to make landfall in Philippines this year. Below are updates
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Update 23:05 UTC
Death toll from Typhoor Utor in Southern China has risen to three, Xinhua said. Five people are still reported to be missing.

Update 2013/08/15; 12:40 UTC

Typhoon Utor in China has claimed lives of at least one people and left five others missing, Xinhua reported.
Dam of hydropower station in Gaozhou, Guangdong province of China also collapsed.
Local farmers affected by Typhoon Utor in Hongkong are said to be get registered with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) from tomorrow (August 16) to August 26 for assistance from an emergency relief fund.

Update 10:15 UTC

The rescue teams fro…

Bududa landslide in Uganda kills 1, injures 17

Flooding and landslide in Bududa, Uganda have claimed life of a four-year-old child and injured seventeen others, local medias reported.

According to New Vision Uganda, injured people are having treatment at Bududa Hospital.

River Manafwa burst its banks and caused flooding in the nearby areas. Bukigai- Nalwanza bridge has been swept away.

Widespread hail damage has been reported.

Bududa landslide in Uganda in 2010 had claimed lives of at least 100 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 10, 2013

Paluweh volcano eruption 2013 kills 5

Paluweh volcano eruption 2013 has claimed lives of five people including two children, National Disaster Management Agency confirmed.

Fatalities from Paluweh volcano eruption includes three adults and two children.

Some reports are mentioning six casualties but it is yet to be officially verified.

Paluweh volcano erupted at 4:27 am local time Saturday, spewing ash up to 2,000 metres high, Xinhua reported quoting Volcanology Agency.

Nearly 3,000 people were evacuated from the area on Palue island, located north of Flores island.

Related post: Indonesia natural calamities 2013

Mobile photo below taken from the Maurole district of East Nusa Tenggara province shows Mount Rokatenda volcano spewing a huge column of hot ash- AFP



The biggest Paluweh volcano eruption occurred due to the tsunami and earthquake in 1928.

Paluweh, also known as Rokatenda has been rumbling since October 2012.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 10, 2013

Mudslide, flash flooding in Colorado Springs kills 1, injures 3

Update 17:05 UTC
At least one person is dead and three are missing in mudslide and flash flooding in Manitou Springs, Colorado. According to the KUSA who has quoted the Manitou Springs Fire Department, a body was found in flash flooding debris along U.S. 24.

Mudslide, flash flooding have injured at least three people and stranded several cars in Colorado, Manitou Springs police said.

The mudslide also closed U.S. 24 between Cascade and Manitou Springs.

About 15 people are living at an evacuation shelter set up by the American Red Cross, Fox News reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 10, 2013

Freetown, Sierra Leone landslide kills 6

Landslid in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone has claimed lives of at least six people local medias reported.

Heavy rainfall caused landslide at King Jimmy along Wallace Johnson Street. All of them were homeless people sleeping under the bridge when landslide collapsed it.

President Koroma visited the landslide area in Freetown, Sierra Leon.

Sierra Leone Police, the RSLAF and the National Fire Force are engaged in rescue operations.

Landslide at Sierra Leone gold mine in 2010 had claimed lives of at least 200 people.

Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa bordered by Guinea, Liberia and the Atlantic Ocean.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 9, 2013

China hailstorm 2013 leaves 6 dead

Hailstorms in eastern China have claimed lives of at least six people and injured three, Xinhua News reported.

Hailstorm hit Dangshan and Xiaoxian counties in Anhui province of China Friday morning.

Severe hail damage has been reported in Anhui with disruption of power supply and road closures.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 9, 2013

Floods in Iwate, Japan claim 2 lives

Floods in Iwate prefecture of Japan have claimed lives of at least two people and left five others missing, local medias reported.

Mudslide in Hanamaki, Iwate prefecture of Japan buried 91-year-old woman. Swollen river in Nichiwaga in Iwate swept away another 62-year-old man, Kyodo news agency reported.

Floods in Akita Prefecture have injured three people and left five others missing.

An evacuation order has been issued for 1,120 households in Kazuno.

According to Japan Times, bullet train services on the Akita Shinkansen Line were partially suspended.

More heavy rain is predicted in Hokkaido and the northern Tohoku region.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 9, 2013

8 killed as boat capsizes in Pakistan floodwater

At least eight people including two children have drowned as boat capsizes in floodwater in Pakistan, local news reported.

Two other people managed to swim to safety. Boat carrying ten people was on a fishing trip.

Incident took place at Ebrahim Shah village in the Tando Allah Yar town in Sindh province of Pakistan.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 8, 2013

Missouri flooding 2013 claims at least 3 lives

Flooding in Missouri, United States has claimed lives of at least three people including a child and his mother.

Flood water swept away their car in Missouri. Another woman was swept away by overflowing creek outside of Jane, in the southwestern region of Missouri, NBC News reported.

More than 100 people were evacuated to safer place Thursday night.

According to Fox2Now, more than 40 roads throughout the state, mostly in central Missouri, remain closed due to flooding.

Flash flood warnings were also in effect in parts of Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

More than 50 houses were flooded in Waynesville some days ago.

The National Weather Service has predicted more thunderstorms till Saturday morning. Southern and central Missouri and southeast Kansas are under a flash flood watch through Saturday.

Missouri flooding in 1993 (also called The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 or Great Flood of 1993) had claimed lives of 50 people. Missouri flood damage was around…

Sardinia, Italy forest fire injures 4

Forest fire in Sardinia, Italy has injured at least four people, L'Unione Sarda reported.

A farmer was burned while trying to rescue his livestock near Oristano. Other three including a firefighter was hospitalized due to burns or smoke inhalation, Xinhua said.

At least 2,000 hectares of vegetation have been burned in Sardinia fire causing the evacuations of around 100 people.

Relayed post: Forest fires Italy 2013

Below is a photo of forest fire in Nurallao, Sardinia in Cagliari province of Italy taken by Joseph Loddo of L'Unione Sarda.



People of the fire brigade, forestry corps and volunteers of civil protection are struggling to control the forest fire in Sardinia, Italy.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 8, 2013

Southern California fires today: Silver fire south of Banning burns 10,000 acres, injures 3

Wildfire in Southern California today has burned 10,000 acres, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) said. 

The so-called Silver Fire has injured three persons (2 firefighters, 1 civilian) and was 0 percent contained as of Thursday morning.

Fire started August 7, 2013 2:05 pm at Poppet Flats Rd near Hwy 243, south of Banning, Riverside County, Southern California.

Related post: Southern California wildfires 2013

Below is a photo of  fire damage in Southern California (Source NBC Southern California).



Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the communities of Vista Grande, Mt. Edna, Poppet Flats, Twin Pines and Silent Valley, according to Cal Fire.

Different agencies are struggling to control the Southern California fires today including American Medical Response, American Red Cross, Bureau of Land Management,  Riverside County Fire Department and Riverside County Fire Office Of Emergency Services.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 8, 2013

7.8 magnitude earthquake today in Japan turns out to be 2.3!

It was just before 5 p.m. Japan time when Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued an earthquake alert of magnitude 7.8. Loud alarms rang from cellphones and TVs and residents throughout Japan were said to prepare for a jolt. But JMA was wrong this time, it turned out to be only a mild shake.

Yes it happened today in western Japan. After few minutes, an earthquake was reported of magnitude 2.3 centered in Wakayama prefecture, in western Japan.

According to the Earthquake Report, Japan earthquake early warning system even stopped the bullet train at some parts. Bullet train between Odawara and Shin-Osaka was resumed about 10 minutes later.

Mobile phone lines were also jammed for about 15 minutes in the Kansai, Shikoku and Chugoku regions in western Japan.

The agency blamed electronic noise on the ocean floor for triggering the apparently false alarm, NHK reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 8, 2013

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

Switzerland storm 2013 kills 1, more than 29,000 lightning strikes recorded

Heavy storm in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland has claimed life of a man.

Around 29,155 lightning flashes hit within four hours, the Local reported quoting the television weather service SRF Meteo.

Storm damages have been reported in Zurich region and eastern Switzerland.

Winds of more than 100 km/hr hit the Zurich and St Gallen areas.

Railway services have been also affected including Lausanne-Geneva rail line.

Lightning storm in Germany

Lightning storm in Bavaria, Germany killed 250 piglets, The local reported. A house in Chemnitz was also damaged by lightning strike.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 7, 2013

Greece earthquake today causes damage

M 5.1 moderate earthquake shakes Athens, Greece today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of Greece earthquake today was located 6 km SW of Kainouryion and 125 km NW of capital Athens. It was 9.7 miles deep.

According to Earthquake Report, earthquake has collapsed chimneys and cracked walls in Amfikleia.

The Police Department of Lamia has reported rockfall in the hills near the epicenter.

Below is a picture of the earthquake damage in the village of Drimea (Source: ethnos.gr).



Tremor was felt in Amaroúsion, Athens, Larissa, Lékhaion, Néa Ionía, Sperkhiás and Vólos cities of Greece. No injuries have been reported from Greece earthquake today.

09:06 UTC (local time 2013-08-07 12:06 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
6 km SW of Kainouryion, Greece
25 km SE of Lamia, Greece
39 km NNW of Levadeia, Greece
64 km SSE of Farsala, Greece
125 km NW of Athens, Greece

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 7, 2013

In collaboration with e…

Emergency declared in flooded Russian Amur region

A state of emergency has been declared today in flooded eastern Amur region by the Russia's Ministry for Emergency Situations.

Emergency was declared after Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov inspect the flood damage, Radio Free Europe reported.

Recent floods have damaged more than 300 homes causing the evacuations of some 1,500 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 7, 2013

Federal Emergency Management Agency: Federal aid accepted for the Falls Fire in Riverside County

A request submitted by the state of California for federal aid regarding the Falls Fire in Riverside County has been approved, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said.

Currents FEMA Funding means that 75 percent of firefighting costs are eligible for reimbursement through FEMA.

The state of California had submitted a request for a fire management assistance declaration for the Falls Fire two days ago.

News Source: http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2013/08/06/california-receive-fema-funding-falls-fire-riverside-county

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 7, 2013

Missouri flooding 2013 kills child

Flooding in south-central Missouri has claimed life of a child aged between 4 and 6 years, local medias reported.

Body of the child was found near Mitchell Creek on the west side of Waynesville.

More than 50 houses are flooded in Waynesville, ABC News reported.

According to the National Weather Service, more than 7 inches of rainfall has been recorded at Fort Leonard Wood, near Waynesville in 12 hours.

The U.S. Army personnel from Fort Leonard Wood are on standby.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 6, 2013

Firefighters battle forest fire in Lebanon

Firefighters are battling forest fire in Lebanon, The Daily Star reported.

Fire is burning on a hill between the villages of al-Bira and Sendyaneh.

Lebanon forest fire has already burned an SUV belonging to the Municipality of al-Bira.

History biggest forest fire in Lebanon's Akkar region hit in July 2013.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 6, 2013

Strong storm hits Czech Republic, state of emergency declared

Strong storm in Czech Republic has left some ten thousand homes without power, Czech national power company said.

According to Xinhua News, the state of emergency was temporarily declared for the Central Bohemia and Pardubice regions.

Strong winds and storms first hit southern and western Bohemia and moved to Moravia.

No injuries have been reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 6, 2013

Karymsky volcano spews ash, local emergencies services says

Karymsky volcano in Russia has spewed ash to a height of 4 miles into the sky early Tuesday, local emergencies services said.

The current Karymsky eruption poses no immediate threat to nearby settlements.

However the clouds of volcanic ash could pose threat to air traffic, emergency service said.

Karymsky is the most active volcano of Kamchatka’s eastern volcanic zone.

Shiveluch volcano in Russia had also spewed ash up to 5 km two days ago.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 6, 2013

Tornado in North Coogee, Australia injures 10

Tornado in North Coogee, Australia has injured at least ten people, local medias reported.

According to Perth Now, a water spout hit the Orsino Boulevard work site and injured ten workers.

Injured people are having treatment at Royal Perth and Fremantle Hospital.

Tornado in Kingston, Australia had damaged at least 25 houses two days ago.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 6, 2013

Kerala landslide kills 9, emergency cabinet meeting called

Landslide triggered by heavy downpour in Kerala, India has claimed lives of at least nine people, local medias reported.

An emergency cabinet meeting has been called by the CM to review the situation and start the disaster relief operations.

Landslide occurred in Chiyyapara on Adimaly - Munnar route in Idukki district of Kerala.

The Cochin International Airport was temporary closed.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 5, 2013

Wildfire near Athens, Greece burns 2 houses

Wildfire near Athens, Greece has burned at least two houses.

Around 60 firefighters are struggling to control the fire.

 No injuries have been reported.

The fire broke out today at Avra near Marathon located 50 kilometers far from Athens.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 5, 2013

Kansas flooding prompts disaster declaration in Hutchinson, Reno County

Heavy rain has caused flooding in parts of Kansas prompting a local disaster in Reno County.

At least 150 people at Elm Grove Estates in northwest Hutchinson have been evacuated, Kansas.Com reported. Evacuated people are taken to Hutchinson Regional Medical Facility and Guadalupe Catholic Church in south Hutchinson.

Emergency Management officials have urged locals to limit travel as much as possible to essential trips in an emergency preparedness statement.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 5, 2013

Afghanistan Flood 2013 kills 69, National Disaster Management says

Heavy rains and flooding in Afghanistan have claimed lives of sixty nine people over the weekend, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today.

Floods have destroyed hundreds of houses and injured 11 others.

Floods hit nine eastern and southeastern provinces of Afghanistan including Kabul, Ghazni, Wardak, Kapisa and Khost provinces, deputy to country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Mohammad Aslam Sayad told Xinhua News.

Afghanistan lies under the multi hazard high risk zone.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 5, 2013

Flooding in Kamala River in Sindhuli claims 7 lives

Flooding in Kamala River in Sindhuli district of Nepal has claimed lives of at least seven people Monday morning, local medias reported.

They were on their way to worship Madhu Ganga Mahadev at Hatpate in the Sindhuli district, eKantipur reported.

The locals, police and Army personnel rescued other thirteen pilgrims.

Fatalities are believed to be from Sarlahi district and Surand in India.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 5, 2013

Maharashtra Flood 2013: At least 20 killed in Chandrapur flooding

Recent floods in Chandrapur district in Maharashtra, India have claimed lives of at least 20 people.

Maharashtra Flood has displaced around 3,000 people in Chandrapur district alone, NDTV reported. More than 15,000 houses have been damaged in six districts of east Vidarbha, including Chandrapur. 

Flood victims pelted stones at Maharashtra minister's car on Sunday demanding speedy disaster relief materials.

According to the IBNLive, more than 50 % of crops have been destroyed in around 1.50 lakh hectares of farm land in the district. 

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is continuously engaged in flood relief work.

The 2005 Maharashtra floods had claimed lives of at least 5,000 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 5, 2013