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Natural Disasters List February 27, 2014 – Freak hailstorm in Marathwada, India

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Hailstorm hit Marathwada, India
-At least four people have been killed when heavy rains accompanied with hailstorm and winds hit several parts of Marathwada region of India.
-Fatalities are from Jalna, Osmanabad, Beed and Aurangabad districts. Click for detail report on Marathwada hailstorm.Forest fires in Caiyun Town, China
-Forest fires have been reported in Caiyun Town of Lufeng County in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture of China.
-According to the Xinhua, around 1,270 people have been mobilized to put out the fire.
Recent Earthquakes
M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in Washington (@ 24 km depth) with epicenter 3 km SSE of Seabeck. It will have well felt by the people of Silverdale, Bremerton and Port Orchard.
15:48 UTC (local …

Four killed as freak hailstorm rains hit Marathwada, India

At least four people have been killed when heavy rains accompanied with hailstorm and winds hit several parts of Marathwada region of India.

Fatalities are from Jalna, Osmanabad, Beed and Aurangabad districts.

Twelve school students from Soygaon tehsil's Jamthi village have also been injured while returning from school to Rachala village, Web India News reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 27, 2014

Natural Disasters List February 26, 2014

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State of Emergency in Riau, Indonesia
-Indonesia’s Riau province has declared State of Emergency over haze.
-At least seven of Riau’s 12 districts have been affected by the haze.
-Around 20,000 people have been suffered from respiratory problems due to thick smog from the recent forest fires. Click for detail report on Riau  forest fires.
Landslide near Damascus, Oregon, United States
-Landslide near Damascus has shut down Oregon 224 in both directions.
Recent Earthquakes
M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Manipur, India (@ 73 km depth) with epicenter located 8 km SW of Moirāng. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Imphal.
20:58 UTC (local time 02:28:56.0 2014-02-27@ epicenter)M 2.6 weak shallow earthquake in California (@ 2 km depth)…

$7.5 million FEMA preparedness grants awarded to fire departments

More than $7.5 million preparedness grants have been awarded to the fire departments in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Federal Emergency Management Agency grants will be used by fire departments to boost hiring efforts for firefighters and for recruitment and retention, FEMA news release mentioned.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 26, 2014

Natural Disasters List February 25, 2014

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Recent Earthquakes
M 3.8 light earthquake in Montana (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 59 km S of Plentywood. People of Brockton and Froid will have felt light to weak shaking.
22:45 UTC (local time 2014-02-25 15:45 @ epicenter)M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Kodiak Island region, Alaska (@ 58  km depth).M 3.2 weak shallow earthquake in Spain (@ 8 km depth) with epicenter located 9 km S of Alicante.
15:13 UTC (local time 16:13 2014-02-25 @ epicenter)M 4.5 moderate earthquake in China (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located in Xinjiang-Qinghai border region.

Recent Flash Floods
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Recent Volcanic Activity
Poas volcano eruption in Costa Rica
-A dark cloud has exploded about 1,000 feet in the air from Poas volcano eruption.
-The Poas…

Poas volcano eruption 2014

A dark cloud has exploded about 1,000 feet in the air from Poas volcano eruption, NY Daily News reported quoting the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI).

The Poas volcano in Costa Rica erupted just after noon Tuesday in Poas Volcano National Park.

At least two phreatic eruptions were recorded at the Poas volcano in August 2013.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 25, 2014

Natural Disasters List February 24, 2014 – Severe weather in Putnam County, Florida

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Avalanche in Kootenay Pass area, Canada
-An avalanche in Kootenay Pass area of Canada has claimed life of a person and seriously injured a woman, CBC News reported.
-Avalanche occurred at Twin Lakes near Stagleap Provincial Park. Click for detail report on Koontenay Pass avalanche.Forest fires in Riau, Indonesia
-At least 20,000 people in Riau province of Indonesia have suffered respiratory problems due to thick smog from the recent forest fires, Xinhua reported.
-Satellite has detected some 1,234 hot spots in the forests as of Monday, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) agency said. Click for detail report on Riau forest fires.
Severe weather in Putnam County, Florida
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Heavy storm damaged a house in Hollister in Putnam County, F…

Forest fires in Riau, Indonesia affect 20,000 – Haze drops visibility to 50 meters, emergency declared

At least 20,000 people in Riau province of Indonesia have suffered respiratory problems due to thick smog from the recent forest fires, Xinhua reported.

Satellite has detected some 1,234 hot spots in the forests as of Monday, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) agency said.

Forest fires in Riau Province has reduced the visibility to about only 50 meters.

The thick smog has also caused delay of flights in the Sultan Syarif Kasim airport.

Forest fires have burned four houses and half of a school building in Bukit Batu subdistrict.

Riaus disaster mitigation office has declared a state of emergency in the districts of Pelalawan, Bengkalis, Dumai city, and Meranti islands.

A large-scale air quality disaster caused by continued uncontrolled burning from plantation cultivation in Indonesia hit Singapore and Malaysia in 2013. However, the current haze from the Riau Province in Sumatra won't disperse to Singapore and Malaysia, Antara News reported quoting the local Meteorology, Climatology a…

Kootenay Pass Avalanche kills 1

An avalanche in Kootenay Pass area of Canada has claimed life of a person and seriously injured a woman, CBC News reported.

Avalanche occurred at Twin Lakes near Stagleap Provincial Park.

Kootenay Pass avalanche conditions were observed by a team of about 26 search and rescue members.

The Canadian Avalanche Centre had issued a special avalanche warning for BC.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 24, 2014

Natural Disasters List February 23, 2014 – Jayapura landslide claims 11 lives

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Flooding and landslide in Jayapura, Indonesia
-Flooding and landslide in Jayapura, Indonesia has claimed lives of at least 11 people and left two others missing, Xinhua reported quoting national disaster mitigation agency.
-Three rivers burst their banks and caused flash flooding in the area. Flooding and landslides have left 15 houses badly damaged and 40 houses lightly damaged.
-Heavy rainfall caused landslides in several parts of Jayapura. Floodwater swept away houses when the Anafri River burst its banks in Kloofkamp. Click for detail report on Jayapura landslide.
Landslide in the French Alps
-Landslide in the French Alps claimed lives of at least two people.
-Others two people were rescued by the emergency officers.Click f…

Jayapura landslide kills 11, two missing

Landslide in Jayapura, Indonesia has claimed lives of at least 11 people and left two others missing, Xinhua reported quoting national disaster mitigation agency.

Three rivers burst their banks and caused flash flooding in the area. Flooding and landslides have left 15 houses badly damaged and 40 houses lightly damaged.

Heavy rainfall caused landslides in several parts of Jayapura. Floodwater swept away houses when the Anafri River burst its banks in Kloofkamp.

State-owned electricity company PT PLN has been asked to suspend the electricity supply in the city to avoid accidents.

Rescue teams have been evacuating residents in the flooded areas, Jakarta Post reported quoting the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Landslides and flooding in Sulwesi, Indonesia had claimed lives of at least 16 people in January 2014.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 23, 2014

Recent Natural Disasters In Algeria-الكوارث الطبيعية الأخيرة في الجزائر

Recent Natural Disasters In Algeria
الكوارث الطبيعيةالأخيرة في الجزائر

This list contains all major natural hazards in Algeria with detail report.
هذه القائمة تحتوي علىجميع الكوارثالطبيعيةالكبرىفي الجزائرمعالتقريربالتفصيل.

The most recent natural disasters are at the top of the list.
الكوارثالطبيعية هيأحدثفي الجزء العلوي منالقائمة.

If certain natural disasters/hazards around your area aren't listed, kindly report through contact form
Topics: Earthquake, Flood, Volcanic Eruption, Tornado, Tsunami, Wildfire, Drought, Hailstorm, Heat Wave, Hurricane, Epidemic, Famine, Lahar, Limnic Eruption, Mudflow, Solar Flare and other disasters.

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Natural Disasters In Afghanistan 2014

This list contains all major natural disasters in Afghanistan in 2014 with detail report.

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June 2014
June 8: 100 dead, around 100 injured in Afghanistan floods
Heavy rains and floods have claimed lives of more than 100 people and injured around 100 others in Gazargah-e-Noor district of the northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.May 2014
May 8: Flash flooding in Afghanistan kills 3
Flash flooding in Afghanistan has claimed lives of at least three people.April 2014
April 27: Flash floods in Afghanistan claim 100 plus lives
Flash floods in northern Afghanistan have claimed lives more than 100 people, the national disaster management authority told AFP.March 2014
March 20: Avalanche in Bamyan, Afghanistan claims 5
Avalanche in Bamyan province of Afghanistan has claimed lives of at least five people.

Heavy snow in Japan claims 10 lives

Heavy snowfalls in Japan have claimed lives of at least 10 people and injured nearly a thousand.

According to the Xinhua News Service, record snowfalls have been observed at 15 locations in Japan’s Kanto and Koshinersu regions.

Around 600 flights in Tokyo International Airport have been cancelled.

About 49 cm of snow has been recorded in Kofu City in Yamanashi Prefecture, an amount not seen in 120 years.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 16, 2014

South Carolina earthquake 2014 causes slight damage in Edgefield

M 4.1 moderate earthquake shakes South Carolina today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 12 km WNW of Edgefield. It was 3.0 miles deep.

The tremors were also felt in much of northern Georgia and even in southeastern Tennessee.

Slight damage has been reported in the floor of Edgefield County Hospital.

According to The Christian Science Monitor, South Carolina earthquake 2014 may have been caused by the subterranean breakdown of the ancient Appalachian Mountains.

The largest-ever inland South Carolina earthquake occurred in 1916 measuring 5.1 in magnitude.

03:23 UTC (Local time 2014-02-14 22:23 @ epicenter)


Shaking Intensity (MMI)
IV (Light): McCormick, Edgefield, Johnston, Murphys Estates, Saluda, Abbeville, Augusta
III (Weak): Columbia, Greenville, Athens, Rock Hill

Epicenter Location
12 km (7mi) WNW of Edgefield, South Carolina
31 km (19mi) NNE of Evans, Georgia
32 km (20mi) N of Martinez, Georgia
35 …

Java's Kelud volcano eruption kills 3, some 200,000 told to evacuate

Mount Kelud volcano eruption in Java, Indonesia has claimed lives of at least three people and forced evacuation of some 200,000 people.

According to the Indonesia's disaster agency, Mount Kelud eruption could be heard up to 125 miles away.

Java's Kelud volcano eruption also closed airports of Yogyakarta, Surakarta and Surabaya. 

The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation expects little chance of another eruption and the National Search and Rescue Agency has warned residents not to return home as lava was still flowing through some villages.

Below is a photo of ash covered roofs of houses in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from Kelud volcano eruption 2014 (Xinhua/Veri Sanovri). Mount Kelud eruption also caused the closure of a stupa of the Borobudur Temple.


Kelud (Kelut) volcano, known for large explosive eruptions throughout its history, is located in East Java on Java in Indonesia.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 14, 2014

Torndao hits Roscommon, Ireland

Tornado in county Roscommon of Ireland has caused extensive damage to cars and houses.

More than 10,000 homes have been left without power with Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Clare as worst affected areas, The Irish Times reported.

Met Éireann has issued status red severe wind weather warning to Leinster, Connacht and Munster.

Storm has caused the suspension of all trains in and out of Heuston Station.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 12, 2014

Local tornado ‘ipo-ipo’ in Zamboanga, Philippines injures 1

A tornado in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines has injured one person and destroyed a warehouse late Monday afternoon.

According to the PhilStar. Com, a twister locally known as ‘ipo-ipo’ hit an open field. Ipo-ipo is regarded as the first true Filipino comic book superhero.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 11, 2014

Burundi floods, landslides kill 60

Flooding and landslides in Burundi have claimed lives of at least 60 people, the Burundi Red Cross officials said.

The natural disaster in Burundi, which started Sunday, has injured over 100 people and destroyed more than 400 houses.

Flooding and landslides have caused huge damage in capital Bujumbura and neighboring provinces of Cibitoke and Bubanza.

According to the Xinhua News Service, the whole city of Bujumbura has suffered from blackout. Burundi's Security Minister Gabriel Nizigama said the government will provide the homeless with food and money for burial and new house construction.

Photo below shows landslide destruction in Bujumbura, Burundi (AFP Photo/Esdras Ndikumana).


Lightning strike in Burundi claimed lives of seven students and injured 51 others in January. Lightning bolt hit the classroom where the high school students were sheltering from a severe storm.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 11, 2014

Baku Earthquake 2014: Seismologist says more aftershocks possible in Azerbaijan

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

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 20 km S of Marazy and 84 km W of Baku. It was 30.4 miles deep.

Tremor was well felt by the people of Baku  and Sumgait. Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan.

Local medias are reporting aftershocks possible quoting officials at seismology and geodynamics department of Seismological Service at the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

Earthquake-Report.Com says local press is spreading rumors for big quake to come. The website further adds
"At this level of science NOBODY IN THE WORLD can predict an earthquake in time and magnitude. Be prepared for it at all time" The 2000 Baku earthquake had claimed lives of 26 people. 

12:06 UTC (local time 2014-02-10 16:06 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
20 km (12mi) S of Marazy, Azerbaijan
34 km (21mi) N of Aja Kabul, Azerbaijan
38 km (24mi) SE of Shamakhi,…

Bolivia landslide claims 4 lives, 9 missing

Landslide in Bolivia has claimed lives of four people and left nine others missing.

Landslide also buried houses of 15 families in the Quechua community of Chuypakasa, The Associated Press reported.

Bolivia government had declared national emergency after floods and landslides claimed lives of 30 people and displaced 21,000 families in January.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 10, 2014

Tokyo Snow Storm 2014 marked as the heaviest snowfall in 20 years!

Heavy snow storm in 20 years in Tokyo, Japan has claimed lives of five people and injured more than six hundred others, Xinhua reported.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, around 25 centimeters of snow has been recorded in Tokyo by Saturday night. The Japan Meteorological Agency has also issued the first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years.

Snow storm in Tokyo has even disrupted domestic flights and bullet trains.

AccuWeather.com has described Tokyo snow storm 2014 as a rare event.
Tokyo is a difficult place for snow due to the high peak of Mount Fuji, just to the west of the city. It blocks a lot of the storms moving in from the west, and most storms coming in from the south and east are too warm. Below is you tube footage of Tokyo Snow Storm 2014.



Original post: Natural Disasters List February 9, 2014

Quebec, Canada earthquake shakes Hemmingford and Sherington

M 3.1 earthquake shakes Quebec region, Natural Resource Canada reported.

According to the Natural Resource Canada, the quake's epicenter was located 43 km ESE of Valleyfield and 46 km S of Montreal, QC.

Earthquake was felt at Hemmingford and Sherington, QC. There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected, Natural Resource Canada mentioned in its website.

Magnitude 2.6 earthquake hit around the same region two weeks ago.

15:45 UTC (local time 2014-02-07 10:45 @ epicenter)


Epicenter Location (USGS)
20 km (12mi) S of Saint-Remi, Canada
26 km (16mi) SSE of Mercier, Canada
30 km (19mi) SSE of Beauharnois, Canada
32 km (20mi) SSW of Saint-Constant, Canada
126 km (78mi) NW of Montpelier, Vermont

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 7, 2014

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Mystery earth tremor shakes Ocean City, Maryland

A mystery earth tremor shook Ocean City, Maryland on Thursday morning.

Tremors have been reported across Ocean City and the lower Delmarva Peninsula.

However, no earthquakes in Ocean City, Maryland have been recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey even. According to the Maryland Geological Survey, the last earthquake in Ocean City occurred in 1928.

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency expects it to be a sonic boom caused by the Navy test flights. Some seismologist even claimed it to be frost quake caused when frozen soil, rocks or water violently crack.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 7, 2014

2.4 earthquake triggers fire in South Africa, 8 killed

Fire triggered by magnitude 2.4 earthquake at the Doornkop gold mine west of Johannesburg, South Africa has claimed lives of eight people.

Nine mineworkers were missing earlier after the fire broke out on Tuesday night which damaged electric cables, triggering the blaze, Xinhua reported quoting the National Union of Mineworkers. One body is yet to be recovered.

The tremor also triggered a rockfall about 1.7 kilometres underground at the Doornkop mine, west of Johannesburg.

Almost 50% of the world's gold reserves are located in South Africa.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 6, 2014

Landslide in Tinjomoyo, Indonesia claims 1

Landslide in Tinjomoyo, Banyumanik district of Indonesia has claimed life of a person, The Jakarta Post reported.

Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding and landslide displacing thousands of people in Sawah Besar, Gayamsari districts.

The floods have displaced 30,000 people in Pati, 8,000 in Kudus and 50 in Jepara as of Tuesday, The Jakarta post added quoting Central Java Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD).

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 5, 2014

Landslides, floods triggered by tropical storm Kajiki kill 6 in Philippines

Landslides and floods triggered by tropical storm Kajiki (local name: Basyang) have claimed lives of at least six people and left five others missing, The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

Fatalities are from Cebu and Southern Leyte. Five persons are still missing in Cebu including a 25 years old Korean citizen.

The NDRRMC said  tropical storm Kajiki affected a total of 42,987 people in nine different provinces of Philippines. Around 5,646 displaced people are currently living in 32 evacuation centers.

The NDRRMC also said all ports have resumed operations, and power was restored in parts of Cebu on Sunday.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 3, 2014

Lixourion, Greece Earthquake 2014: Second strong earthquake in a week

M 6.1 very strong earthquake shakes Lixourion, Greece today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located just 12 km NW of Lixourion. It was 8.5 miles deep.

Earthquake has caused serious damages in Lixouri, Greek radio said quoting Kefalonia Mayor Alexandros Parisis. Seismologists have urged people on the island to leave their houses temporarily.

This earthquake occurred just over a week after a similar quake damaged several buildings. Emergency was declared following severe earthquake in Greek island of Cephalonia some days ago.

03:08 UTC (local time 2014-02-03 05:08 @ epicenter)

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


Epicenter Location
12 km (7mi) NW of Lixourion, Greece
74 km (46mi) NW of Zakynthos, Greece
81 km (50mi) SSW of Preveza, Greece
95 km (59mi) W of Mesolongi, Greec…

China Forest Fire Management issues red alert

A red alert has been issued by China Forest Fire Management (CFFM) following the forest fire in southern areas of the country.

Extremely dangerous situation is predicted in Jiangxi, southeastern areas of Hunan, southwestern part of Fujian and Sichuan, northern Guangdong and northwestern Yunnan in the next two to three days., Xinhua reported quoting China Forest Fire Management (CFFM) Center.

Forest fires in China claimed lives of at least five people and injured seven others in January 2014. The State Headquarters for Forest Fire Control had issued a fourth-level emergency response plan.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 2, 2014

Mount Sinabung Volcano Eruption 2014 kills 14

Mount Sinabung volcano eruption in Indonesia has claimed lives of at least 14 people and injured three others, Xinhua reported quoting the national disaster agency.

Fatalities include four school children.

Deadly Mount Sinabung volcano eruption occurred after the authorities on Friday allowed nearly 14,000 villagers to return home after they fled following previous eruptions.

Mount Sinabung volcano eruption 2014 will resume on Sunday, February 2, AFP reported quoting National Disaster Management Agency.

Multiple eruptions of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province sent lava and pyroclastic flows down the southern slopes up to 4.5 kilometers away, National Disaster Mitigation Agency added.

Below is a photo of Mounth Sinabung spewing volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 01 February 2014 (Photo by Chairaly/EPA).



Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra's Karo district has been erupting since September. An emergency response period was declared by the Karo regency administ…

Malaysia Earthquake Today: 4.7 earthquake strikes near Ranau

M 4.7 moderate earthquake shakes Malaysia today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 23 km NNW of Ranau. It was 10.8 miles deep.