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Bolivia Flood Emergency: 30 killed, 21,000 families displaced

Bolivia government has declared national emergency after floods and landslides claimed lives of 30 people and displaced 21,000 families over the past few weeks.

Fatalities are from La Paz, Beni, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca,Tarija and Potosì areas of Bolivia.

Floods and landslides in Bolivia have affected more than 80 municipalities.

Landslide in Caranavi area, about 180 kilometers from La Paz in Bolivia claimed lives of 16 people in September 2013.

Below is a raw you tube video of Bolivia flood by Associated Press. Video taken in November 2013 shows a military cadet and a soldier being swept away in a flooded river in Bolivia.



Original post: Natural Disasters List January 29, 2014

Landslide in Jombang, Indonesia buries 14

Landslide in Jombang, Indonesia has claimed lives of  at least 7 people, the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said as quoted by The Jakarta Post.

Landslide caused by torrential rainfall has buried at least 14 people. Indonesian Military (TNI) and search and rescue (SAR) personnel are involved in rescue operation.

Flash floods in Kudus district of Central Java have swept away seven houses and seriously damaged four others.

Photo below shows rescuers recovering the body of a landslide victim in Jombang, East Java, Indonesia (AP Photo/Trisnadi).


Indonesian Environment Ministry had declared an ecology disaster after flooding in Jakarta claimed lives of at least 11 people some days ago. According to the national disaster agency, natural disasters in Indonesia have claimed lives of 137 people this month.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 28, 2014

Mudslides in Catamarca, Argentina claim 12 lives, 25 missing

Update 2014/01/27
Death toll from mudslide in Catamarca has risen to 12 with 25 still missing, The Catamarca Emergency Committee said.

Natural Disaster Topics: Earthquake > Flood > Landslide > Latest Disasters

Mudslides in Catamarca, Argentina have claimed lives of at least five people, Buenos Aires Herald reported.

Heavy rainfall caused mudslides in  El Rodeo and Siján areas. Five women and three children are still reported to be missing.

More than 200 people have been living in the evacuation shelters.

Cristina Fernandez, the Argentine President  has ordered the authorities to assist with local rescue and reconstruction efforts.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 25, 2014

Emergency declared after severe earthquake in Greek island of Cephalonia

Emergency has been declared following the severe earthquake in Cephalonia island of Greece.

At least seven people are reported to be injured by the earthquake.

Schools across Cephalonia (Kefalonia) will be closed Monday to inspect the earthquake damage.

Tremors were even felt in parts of Albania (Tirana) and Italy.

Related Post: Natural calamities in Greece



M 6.1 severe earthquake shakes Cephalonia island (Kefalonia) of Greece today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located just 3 km S of Lixourion, Greece. It was 7.7 miles deep.

Several houses have been damage in Lixouri. Dozen of aftershocks have been reported in the area.

13:55 UTC (local time 2014-01-26 15:55 @ epicenter)

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
VII (Very Strong): Argostolion and Lixourion
VI (Strong): Valsamata and Sami
V (Moderate): Poros and Ithaki
IV (Light): Patra and Ioannina
III (Weak): Larisa, Lamia and Vlore


Epicenter Location
3 km (2mi) S of Lix…

Lightning strike in Burundi kills 7 students, injures 51

Lightning strike in Burundi has claimed lives of at least seven students and injured 51 others, international medias reported.

Lightning bolt hit the classroom where the high school students were sheltering from a severe storm.

Heavy rains have destroyed more than 500 houses in the area.

Government officials said it an exceptional disaster.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 25, 2014

Tsunami predictions 2014 for Russia

Tsunami is predicted to hit Russia’s Far East this year, Ria Novosti reported quoting the Emergencies Ministry.

Major earthquake is expected to hit off the southwestern coast of Sakhalin Island creating the Tsunami.

Russia's Tsunami predictions 2014 have been done north of the epicenter of a 2007 quake, the emergency ministry added.

However, the exact time is unknown and it's effect isn't clear.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 25, 2014

Indian Kashmir avalanche kills Swiss skier, injures 2

An avalanche in Indian-controlled Kashmir region has claimed life of a Swiss skier and injured two others.

Avalanche occurred in Gulmarg region located 52 kilometers northwest of Srinagar.

An avalanche warning was issued after heavy snowfall on Wednesday.

Avalanches are common in Kashmir region. Avalanche in Kashmir killed an army jawan some days ago.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 24, 2014

China forest fires kill 5 and injure 7, emergency response issued

Forest fires in China have claimed lives of at least five people and injured seven others, Xinhua reported.

Around 46 forest fires incidents have been recorded in Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangdong Provinces of China.

The State Headquarters for Forest Fire Control has issued a fourth-level emergency response plan.

Photo below shows rescuers putting out a forest fire near a village in Fuquan City of China (Xinhua/Zhang Yong).


A RED ALERT was issued by Beijing authorities for the forest fire in March 2013.

Forest fires in China in 1987 (Black Dragon fire) had claimed lives of 211 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 24, 2014

Light earthquake in Saudi Arabia, 52 km NNE of Jizan

M 4.4 light earthquake shakes Saudi Arabia today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 23 km NE of Sabya. It was 7.4 miles deep.

Tremor has been reported by the people of Sabya, Jizan, Samitah, Abha and surrounding areas.

The Gulf of Aqaba and Jizan comparatively fall under high earthquake risk area. Epicenter of current earthquake in Saudi Arabia lies 52 km NNE of Jizan.

But overall the risk of damage from earthquakes in Saudi Arabia is quite low in most of the areas, Saudi Geological Survey said in its website.

No immediate damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Saudi Arabia today.

15:00 UTC (local time 2014-01-23 18:00 @ epicenter)


Epicenter Location
23 km NE of Sabya, Saudi Arabia
40 km NNW of Abu `Arish, Saudi Arabia
52 km NNE of Jizan, Saudi Arabia
83 km NNW of Samitah, Saudi Arabia
267 km NW of Sanaa, Yemen

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 23, 2014

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New York Snow Storm 2014 prompts emergency, 1 killed

A state of emergency has been declared following a major snow storm in the New York City metropolitan area.

At least one person is reported to be killed in Maryland.

According to the international news agencies, around 25 cm snow has been recorded in New York.

The State Emergency Operations Center has also been activated.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in the New York City.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 22, 2014

Ecology Disaster: Jakarta flooding claims 11 lives

Indonesian Environment Ministry has declared an ecology disaster after flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia claimed lives of at least 11 people.

According to the Indonesian Environment Ministry, natural calamities have occurred  by massive ecology destruction in upstream area of Ciliwung river that runs through the city.

Flooding in Jakarta in 2014 has affected 97 sub-districts displacing more than 63,000 people, The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) reported. Landslides and flooding in Sulwesi, Indonesia claimed lives of at least 16 people and displaced around 4,000 people, local disaster management agency reported some days ago.

Flooding in Jakarta in January 2013 had claimed lives of 47 people.

The combination of the increased loss of vegetation in the upper catchments of rivers and the lack of adequate flood prevention causes frequent flooding disaster in Jakarta.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 21, 2014

East China landslide claims 4 lives, injures 1

Landslide in Zhejiang Province of Eastern China has claimed lives of at least four people Monday afternoon, Xinhua reported.

Landslide disaster occurred near a road construction site in Kaihua county in Quzhou city of China.

One person is currently having treatment at the hospital.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 21, 2014

Recent floods in France kill 2, leave 1 missing

Recent floods in France have claimed lives of at least two people and left third man missing.

Fatalities include a 73-year-old man who died in basement flooding and another person was swept away in his car in French Riviera.

More than 150 people have been evacuated from flood stricken areas, local medias reported.

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will travel to the flood affected area early Monday.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 19, 2014

Earthquake Hungary 2014: Magnitude 4.4 shakes Budapest

M 4.4 moderate earthquake shakes Hungary today, the Seismological Observatory of Hungary (Kövesligethy Radó Szeizmológiai Obszervatórium) reported.

The earthquake was followed by a magnitude 3.4 earthquake after 14 minutes.

Tremor was even felt in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 7 km ESE of Balassagyarmat and 66 km NNE of Budapest. It was 6.2 miles deep.

Minor damages have been reported near the epicenter. However, detail news is yet to come.

01:34 UTC (local time 2014-01-19 02:34 @ epicenter)


Epicenter Location
7 km (4mi) ESE of Balassagyarmat, Hungary
27 km (17mi) WNW of Paszto, Hungary
31 km (19mi) W of Salgotarjan, Hungary
35 km (22mi) NNE of Vac, Hungary
66 km (41mi) NNE of Budapest, Hungary

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 19, 2014

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

Manado, Indonesia Flooding: Calamities in Sulawesi claim 16 lives

Landslides and flooding in Sulwesi, Indonesia have claimed lives of at least 16 people and displaced around 4,000 people, local disaster management agency said.

Fatalities occurred due to floodwaters in Manado and by landslides in Tomohon city and Minahasa district of Indonesia.

Around 2,761 people affected by floods in Jakarta have been taking refuge in 20 temporary shelters, the Jakarta Post reported quoting the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD).

The Police, Armies, National Search and Rescue Agency and the Indonesian Red Cross are engaged in rescue operations.

Photo below shows the situation of flooding in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia on Jan. 16, 2014 (Xinhua/Firman).


Recent flooding and landslides have impacted North Sulawesi, North Minahasa, Tomohon, Minahasa, South Minahasa and Sangihe Islands of Indonesia.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered to take immediate disaster mitigation measures in the natural calamities areas. Meteorological agen…

Earthquake California Today 2014: 4.4 quake strikes near Fontana

M 4.4 moderate earthquake shakes California today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located just 5 km N of Fontana. It was 2.1 miles deep.

Tremor was felt all over the Southern Calfornia.

No major damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Southern California today.

10:35 UTC (local time 2014-01-15 01:35 @ epicenter)

Shaking Responses
Aliso Viejo, Claremont, Corona, Anaheim, Apple Valley, Covina, Azusa, Bloomington, Burbank, Laguna Hills, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Fontana, Fullerton, Hacienda Heights, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Verne, Loma Linda, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Mission Viejo, Moreno Valley, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Ontario, Orange


Shaking Intensity (MMI)
IV (Light): Fontana, Rialto, Muscoy, Bloomington, Rancho Cucamonga and Mira Loma.
III (Weak): Riverside, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Epicenter Location
5 km (3mi) N of Fontana, California
8 km (5mi…

Flooding in Sao Paolo, Brazil claims 10 lives, state of calamity declared

A state of calamity has been declared after floods and mudslides claimed lives of at least ten people and left 10 others missing in southeast Brazil.

According to the Brazil’s Civil Defence Department, five hours of heavy rainfall through the night, Sunday to Monday in Itaoca, Sao Paolo displaced more than 300 people.

Heavy rainfall caused flooding when the Palmital River overflowed its bank in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 14, 2014

Met Dep’t issues flood warning in Brunei

Brunei Meteorological Department has issued flood warning placing the orange code for severe weather, Xinhua reported.

Flood warning in Brunei was issued at 11.55 pm on January 13.

The weather warning also includes a category "Yellow" for high waves across Brunei waters.

Severe flooding in Brunei is quite rare.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 13, 2014

1 killed in Perth, Australia Wildfires

Wildfires in Perth, Australia have claimed lives of at least one people an destroyed around 40 homes, Western Australia state's fire and emergency services department said.

Around 275 firefighters are battling the wildfires in Perth, Australia.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 13, 2014

Minor earthquake in Melbourne today!

Update 05:45 UTC
According to Nicole Goodfellow who is currently in Bayswater, Melbourne, the earthquake was quite loud/strong.


Earthquake was felt in Boronia , Ferntree Gully, Doncaster, Wantirna, Mitcham, Croydon and other surrounding areas. No immediate damage or injuries have been reported.

Update 05:30 UTC
Finally Geoscience Australia is mentioning magnitude 2.7 earthquake near Bayswater, Melbourne. 

Update 05:20 UTC
Geoscience Australia is mentioning magnitude 2.7 earthquake without location and source. If it is the same earthquake in Melbourne which locals are reporting, then it occurred at the depth of 10 km around 04:58 UTC.

Update 05:10 UTC
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake has been recorded lastly in Puerto Rico. This is the latest earthquake which international seismological centers and even Geoscience Australia has reported.

There are reports of minor earthquake felt in Melbourne. If you felt earthquake in Melbourne today, kindly share your experience in the comment section below- Tha…

M 6.5 earthquake in Puerto Rico, 56 km N of Hatillo

Update 04:50 UTC
According to the National Weather Service in San Juan, no tsunami reports and no watches or warnings in effect for Puerto Rico.

M 6.5 very strong earthquake shakes Puerto Rico today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 56 km N of Hatillo and 96 km NW of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was 7.7 miles deep.

No immediate damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Puerto Rico today.

New developing....

04:01 UTC (local time 2014-01-13 00:01 @ epicenter)

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
V (Moderate): San Sebastian
IV (Light): Comerio, Barceloneta, Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Corozal, Cidra and San Juan
III (Weak): Salvaleon de Higuey, La Romana, Hato Mayor del Rey and San Pedro de Macoris

Epicenter Location
56 km (35mi) N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico
58 km (36mi) NNE of Isabela, Puerto Rico
59 km (37mi) NNW of Arecibo, Puerto Rico
67 km (42mi) NNW of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
96 km (60mi) NW of San Juan, P…

Flooding in Mindanao, Philippines claims 12 lives

Flooding in Mindanao region of Philippines has claimed lives of at least 12 people and displaced hundreds of families.

Flash flooding has claimed lives of at least nine people in Davao alone with affecting more than 8,500 families.

Low-pressure area (LPA) caused heavy rainfall and flooding in Mindanao, Philippines.

Landslides and flash flood/flooding

Seven landslides and five flash flood incidents have been reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in its 5 a.m. update, 13 January 2014.

Landslide incident

Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte
New Corella, Davao del Norte:
Tagum City, Davao del Norte
Cateel, Davao Oriental
Brgy. Sumili, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte
Brgy. Nuncia, Lanuza, Suriago del Sur
Magkono, Wilson, San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands

Flash flood/flooding incident

Mambajao, Camiguin
Davao del Norte
Compostela Valley
Veruela and Rosario, Agusan del Sur
Tubod, Surigao del Norte

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 12, 2014

Mozambique lightning strikes: 4 killed, 8 injured in Zambezia

Lightning strikes in Mozambique have claimed lives of four people and injured eight others during storms, All Africa reported quoting the Beira daily paper, "Diario de Mocambique".

The lightning strikes killed people in the Chinde, Gile and Milange districts in Zambezia province of Mozambique.

According to the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC), dozen of shops and houses have been damaged in Lugela.

Heavy rainfall and flooding have washed away roads in several parts of Sofala.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 12, 2014

Shiveluch volcano eruption spews ash to 6.2 km

Shiveluch volcano eruption in Russia has spewed ash to a height of 6.2 km above sea level, The Voice of Russia reported quoting the Emergency Situations' Ministry department for Kamchatka territory.

Shiveluch has been assigned the orange aviation-related colour code, the second-highest danger for airliners by the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT).

No ash falls have been registered in nearby towns and Ust-Kamchatka district.

The Kamchatkan volcano Shiveluch has been periodically spewing ash from three to ten kilometers from May 2009.

Shiveluch is the northernmost hyperactive volcano in Kamchatka Krai, Russia. Klyuchi is the nearest settlement from the volcano located 50 km far.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 12, 2014

Tonga Cyclone Ian kills 1, emergency declared

Severe tropical cyclone Ian has claimed life of at least one person and caused huge damage in Ha'apai islands of Tonga.

Cyclone Ian claimed life of a person on Lifuka island in the central Ha'apai of Tonga, The Australian reported quoting Tonga emergency officer.

Several houses are flattened and power lines are downed in the area.

The extent of the damage is not clear, but Ha'ano and Foa Islands are believed to be badly affected.

A state of emergency has been declared in Vava'u and Ha'apai.

The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Center had issued a hurricane warning for the Vava'u group in Tonga. The government of Tonga also held an emergency meeting and activated the emergency operation centers.

Cyclone Ian which formed on 2 January 2014 affected Fiji and Tonga.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 12, 2014

Avalanche in Kashmir, India kills an army jawan

An avalanche in Kashmir, India has claimed life of an army jawan and left other missing.

The avalanche hit the Army post in Sonapendi Gali of Machil sector in Kupwara district Thursday evening, Times of India reported.

Siachen Glacier avalanche in Kashmir in 2012 had claimed lives of at least 140 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 10, 2014

Lightning strike in Argentina kills 3, injures 22

Lightning strike in Argentina has claimed lives of at least three people and injured 22 others.

Lightning bolt hit Villa Gesell, Argentina on Thursday afternoon and injured 16 adults and six children, Telam state news agency reported.

Many of the injured people are having treatment in hospital for burns.

Villa Gesell is a seaside village in Villa Gesell Partido on the Atlantic coast located around 400 kilometers from Buenos Aires.

Below is a  you tube video of lightning strike in Villa Gesell beach in Argentina.



Original post: Natural Disasters List January 10, 2014

Cuba Earthquake Today: 5.1 Quake Felt in Havana and Key West, Florida

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

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 24 km NNW of Corralillo and 174 km E of Havana. It was 6.2 miles deep.

The quake was well felt in capital Havana (La Habana) where two buildings were temporarily evacuated. It was felt as far away as Key West, Florida.

No immediate damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Cuba today.

According to the U.S.G.S, Only six documented events ranging from M 3.0-5.6 have occurred over the past 75 years within 200 km of the epicenter.

Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas estimates that Cuba, which is located in an area with several active fault systems produce on average about 2000 seismic events each year.

20:57 UTC (local time 2014-01-09 15:57 @ epicenter)

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
IV (Light): Corralillo, Marti, Rancho Veloz, Los Arabos, Cardenas and Varadero
II-III (Weak): Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Havana, Sancti Spiritus a…

Tropical Cyclone Ian prompts hurricane warning in Vava'u, Tonga

A hurricane warning has been issued for the Vava'u group in Tonga following tropical cyclone Ian, the Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Center said in its latest update.

Tropical cyclone Ian updates issued at 4:30 Am Friday morning (January 10, 2014) has kept Ha'apai and Niuafo'ou under gale warning. A storm alert remains in force for the Ha'apai group. Similarly, a tropical cyclone alert remains in force for Tongatapu and 'Eua.

Severe tropical cyclone Ian, a category four storm was located 170 km South-SouthWest of Niuafo'Ou and 295 km NorthWest of Vava'U at 1:00 AM Friday morning.

Following current track, Tropical cyclone Ian is predicted to bring destructive storm force winds to the Vava'U group in the next 12-18 hours followed by a very destructive hurricane force winds in the next 18-24 hours.

The government of Tonga held an emergency meeting and is currently monitoring the cyclone. The Emergency Operation Centres have been activated.

Origina…

Oklahoma Earthquake Today 2014: 3.5 quake strikes near Prague

M 3.5 light earthquake shakes Oklahoma today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 9 km NW of Prague. It was 3.1 miles deep.

Light to weak shaking have been felt by the people of Shawnee, Prague and Tulsa.

No damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Oklahoma today.

03:26 UTC (local time 2014-01-08 21:26 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
9 km (6mi) NW of Prague, Oklahoma
28 km (17mi) NNE of Shawnee, Oklahoma
46 km (29mi) E of Choctaw, Oklahoma
58 km (36mi) E of Midwest City, Oklahoma
69 km (43mi) E of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 8, 2014

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

Nepal cold wave claims 2 lives

Cold wave has claimed lives of two persons in Mahottari and Jhapa districts on Wednesday.

In Mahottari, 52-year-old  Sujandevi Chaudhary of Banauli VDC died by severe cold, national medias reported.

Similarly, cold wave in Arjundhara -9 of Jhapa district claimed life of a 52-year-old Parshuram Darji.

 Dozens of flights from various western Terai districts have been cancelled including the flights from Bhairahawa, Dhangadhi, and Nepalgunj.

Several people in Terai regions are suffering from cough, fever and respiratory problems.

Cold wave has already claimed lives of two people in Siraha and Mahottari each and one in Parsa districts of Nepal this season.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 8, 2014

East Vail avalanche report: 1 killed, 3 injured

An avalanche in the backcountry near Vail has claimed life of a person, Colorado Avalanche Information Center confirmed.

Fatality is said to be a grandson of Peter Seibert Sr., a co-founder of the Vail ski resort.

Others three trapped in the snow have been rescued without major injuries.

The avalanche occurred at around 11:30 am in East Vail Chutes, an area between Vail Mountain and Vail Pass.

According to The Denver Post, the East Vail avalanches have deadly history. Out of the eight East Vail avalanche fatalities since the late 1980s, five of the deaths have occurred in the first two weeks of January.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 7, 2014

Storm in Tanzania hits dhow, 4 killed

At least four people have died after storm hit a dhow on the Indian Ocean in Rufiji District in Tanzania, The Citizen reported.

Fatalities include an infant and a teacher at Kiechuru Primary School in Rufiji.

Storm hit a ferry named MV Nyaulele owned by Unyaulele Cooperative Society at Dimani area. A total of 16 people were on the ferry.

Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) had alerted about the dangerous weather in the area.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 6, 2014

Storms batter Spain, two children seriously injured, one missing

Strong storms and high tides swept Spain on Saturday, seriously injuring two children and leaving at least one person missing.

Winds of at least 110 km/hr hit the country leaving two children injured in Murcia, Think Spain reported. They are having treatment at the Virgen de la Arrixaca hospital in Murcia city.

A fisherman has been missing from the coast of Balieiros beach in Ribeira. Coastguard rescuers are searching the missing person.

More than 500 lightning strikes have been recorded in Galicia. 

Around 96 calls were received by Emergency services in just two hours in Madrid.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 5, 2014

Moderate earthquake in Cali, Colombia today

M 5.3 moderate earthquake shakes Colombia today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 40 km (25mi) W of El Dovio. It was 38.1 miles deep.

People of Andes, Armenia, Bogotá, Buenavista, Cali, Envigado, Itagüí, Pereira and Vista Hermosa have reported light to weak shaking.

No damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Cali, Colombia today.

Santiago de Cali is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department, and the most populous city in western Colombia.

03:36 UTC (local time 2014-01-04 22:36 @ epicenter) 

Epicenter Location
40 km (25mi) W of El Dovio, Colombia
51km (32mi) WNW of Roldanillo, Colombia
55 km (34mi) W of La Union, Colombia
57 km (35mi) W of Toro, Colombia
125 km N of Cali, Colombia
279km (173mi) W of Bogota, Colombia

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 5, 2014

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

Belgium Storm causes havoc at the KV Mechelen soccer stadium, damage estimated over 500,000 euros

Strong storm in Belgium has caused heavy rainfall and flooding leading to extensive damage.

Huge damages have occurred at the KV Mechelen soccer stadium. Storm damage is estimated at over 500,000 euros, Flander News reported.

Mechelen is a city in the province of Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium.

Below is a you tube video which shows the condition of stadium of Belgian football team KV Mechelen after the storm. 



Original post: Natural Disasters List February 4, 2013

Major natural disasters in 2014 plus natural disasters map

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Natural Disasters List January 3, 2014 - Reunion Cyclone Bejisa kills 1

Recent Natural Disasters 2014: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.
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Check Worldwide Natural Disasters List + Detail Report
Recent Natural Disasters
Cyclone Bejisa in Reunion
-Tropical Cyclone Bejisa has claimed life of a person and injured at least 15 others in French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
-The eye of Cyclone Bejisa passed within 15 kilometers of the western side of Reunion Island, Euro News reported. Click for detail report on Reunion cyclone Bejisa.Storm in Santiago del Estero, Argentina
-Heavy storm in Santiago del Estero, north of Argentina has claimed life of a girl.
-Heavy rains and hailstones also hit the area.
Recent Earthquakes
M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in California (@ 11 km depth) with epicenter located 1 km NW of Marina del Rey. It will have well felt by the people of Santa Monica, Culver City and El Segundo.
19:47 UTC (local time 2014-01-03 11:47 …

Reunion Cyclone Bejisa kills 1, injures 15

Tropical Cyclone Bejisa has claimed life of a person and injured at least 15 others in French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

The eye of Cyclone Bejisa passed within 15 kilometers of the western side of Reunion Island, Euro News reported.

The Roland Garros airport located in Sainte-Marie on Réunion was also closed.

According to the Mauritius Meteorological Services, Cyclone Bejisa was located about 275 km to the west south west of Le Morne in the last cyclone bulletin issued at 20H00 on Thursday 2, January 2014.

Reunion Cyclone Dina in 2007 had claimed 15 lives affecting the people of Réunion and Mauritius.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 3, 2014

Natural Disasters List January 2, 2014 - Mine disaster in Nepal

Recent Natural Disasters 2014: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.
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Check Worldwide Natural Disasters List + Detail Report
Recent Natural Disasters
Mine disaster in Nepal
-One miner has been missing after get buried in Sukaura mine in Makwanpur district of Nepal, Ujyaalo Online reported.
-Incident happened in a lime stone mining center while working for Shivam Cement Industry located in Hatiya area of Makwanpur district. Click for detail report on Nepal's mine disaster.
Recent Earthquakes
M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Peru (@ 50 km depth) with epicenter located 9 km WSW of Puerto Supe. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Supe, Barranca and Pativilca.
22:27 UTC (local time 2014-01-02 17:27 @ epicenter)  M 5.5 strong shallow earthquake in Iran (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 47 km S of Lar. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Ge…

Earthquake in Bastak, Iran kills 1, injures 30

M 5.5 strong earthquake in Bastak, Iran has claimed life of a person and injured at least 30 people.

Several houses have been damaged by 10-60 percent due to earthquake, Iranian IRINN TV reported. The Red Crescent is currently evaluating the exact extend of damage.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 47 km S of Lar. It was 6.3 miles deep.

Following USGS Pager Map, light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Gerash, Kish, Bandar-e Lengeh, Bandar 'Abbas, Qeshm, Fasa, Darab, Umm al Qaywayn, Ra's al Khaymah, Firuzabad and Khasab.

03:13 UTC (local time 2014-01-02 06:43 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
47 km (29mi) S of Lar, Iran
53 km (33mi) SSE of Gerash, Iran
87 km (54mi) NNE of Kish, Iran
89 km (55mi) NNW of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran
309 km (192mi) N of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 2, 2014

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1 missing in mine disaster in Nepal

One miner has been missing after get buried in Sukaura mine in Makwanpur district of Nepal, Ujyaalo Online reported.

Incident happened in a lime stone mining center while working for Shivam Cement Industry located in Hatiya area of Makwanpur district.

Nepal is rich in metallic, nonmetallic and industrial minerals. Different gemstones, decorative and dimension stones are widely found in Nepal.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 2, 2014

Flooding in Andean Cusco region of Peru leaves 16,000 homeless, emergency declared

Flooding in Andean Cusco region of Southern Peru has made 16,000 people homeless, Xinhua reported.

The Quillabamba River burst its banks following torrential downpours and caused flooding in the area.

A state of emergency has been declared in the area and rescue teams have been send to help the people in disaster area.

The central government has been asked to send emergency humanitarian aid and machinery to the flood zone immediately.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 1, 2014

Natural Disasters List January 1, 2014 - Winter Storm Hercules keeps New York City under winter storm watch

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January 1: Avalanche east of Steamboat Springs
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Avalanche east of Steamboat Springs claims 1, Colorado Avalanche Information Center confirms

An avalanche east of Steamboat Springs has claimed life of a person, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and the Grand County Sheriff's office confirmed.

At least three snowmobilers caught in Jackson County avalanche.

Avalanche occurred at an elevation of 12,301 in the Rabbit Ears Range.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 1, 2014