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Earthquake in Iran today shakes buildings in Dubai

M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Iran today shakes buildings in Dubai, officials at UAE’s National Center of Meteorology & Seismology (NCMS) confirmed.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 156 km northeast of Dubai and 273 km northeast of Abu Dhabi. It was 6.2 miles deep.

Many buildings were evacuated in Dubai. No damage or injuries have been reported.

05:44 UTC (local time 2014-05-27 10:14 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
66 km (41mi) SW of Qeshm, Iran
70 km (43mi) NW of Khasab, Oman
84 km (52mi) SW of Bandar 'Abbas, Iran
84 km (52mi) E of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran
273 km (170mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 27, 2014

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

3 missing in massive mudslide in western Colorado

At least three people have been missing in the massive mudslide that struck near the small mountain town of Colbran at around 6:15 p.m. local time Sunday.

The three missing men have been identified as Clancy Nichols, his son Danny Nichols, and Wes Hawkins, USA Today reported.

The area is part of the Piceance Basin, one of Colorado's largest natural gas producing areas. 

The western Colorado mudslide is estimated to be 2 miles wide, 4 miles long and up to 250 feet deep in places, The Weather Channel has mentioned quoting the Mesa County Sheriff's Department.



Original post: Natural Disasters List May 27, 2014

South China floods kill 19, emergency response system activated

Heavy flooding in South China has claimed lives of at least 19 people and left 7 others missing, Xinhua News reported.

Guangzhou, Zhaoqing and Qingyuan cities have been flooded, the provincial flood contorl and civil affairs authorities said.

Recent flooding has affected more than 140,000 people and collapsed around 1,143 houses, flood control department added.

An emergency response system has been activated in Guangdong and disaster relief materials have been dispatched in the natural calamities sites.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 25, 2014

3 killed in avalanche on Kanchenjunga, the world's third tallest peak

Mount Kanchenjunga avalanche in Nepal has claimed lives of three people including one from India.

According to the Nepalese officials, the three were swept away by an avalanche and were believed to be dead.

They scaled Kanchenjunga on Sunday and were attempting to climb Yalung Kang, a sister peak.

The deceased have been identified as Temba Sherpa and Dawa Wangju Sherpa of Taamku VDC-5, Taplejung, Nepal and Chanda Gayen of West Bengal, India. Gayen is known as the first civilian woman from West Bengal to climb Mount Everest.

The single deadliest avalanche ever on the world's highest peak, Mount Everest had claimed lives of at least 15 people a few weeks ago.

At least five mountaineers were killed in an avalanche while returning from the peak of Mt Kanchenjunga a year ago. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world located in Nepal.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 23, 2014

Violent storm crash in New Mexico kills 6

A violent storm system in New Mexico has claimed lives of six people in the collision.

Vehicles crash occurred in Hidalgo County near the New Mexico-Arizona border in United States.

The Lordsburg Regional Airport recorded gusts up to 30 mph about an hour before, AccuWeather reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 23, 2014

NOAA publishes 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook on March 22.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts three to six hurricanes developing between June 1 and the end of November.

The Atlantic hurricane region includes the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

Next week, May 25-31, is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. NOAA will be offering hurricane preparedness tips, along with video and audio public service announcements in both English and Spanish.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 22, 2014

Violent storms in France claim 2 lives

Violent storms in France have claimed lives of at least two people and left tens of thousands without electricity, The Local reported.

Fatalities are from Aveyron and the town of Bozouls.

The sixty-old woman was killed in the Dordogne town of Bira, when the roof of a barn collapsed. A passenger in the campervan was killed when a tree was blown over in gale force winds in the town of Bozouls, The Local added quoting the Europe1 radio.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 22, 2014

Bay of Bengal earthquake shakes Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Delhi – 1 killed, 50 injured

Update 2014/05/22, 02:10 UTC
According to the MBC TV, earthquake has claimed life of an old man and injured 50 others in Bhubaneswar. Injured people are having treatment at the Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Update 22:15 UTC
Some houses are reported to be collapsed in the area, 10 km away from Bhubaneshwar.

M  6.0 strong earthquake in Bay of Bengal shakes Kolkata, Delhi-NCR and north India.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 275 km SE of Paradip Garh. It was 24.8 miles deep.

Tremors were even felt in Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Cuttack, Puri, Gaya and Chennai.

16:21 UTC (local time 2014-05-21 22:21 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
275 km (171mi) SE of Paradip Garh, India\
275 km (171mi) SE of Konarka, India
290 km (180mi) SE of Puri, India
295 km (183mi) SE of Nimaparha, India
650 km (404mi) SSW of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 21, 2014

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

Worst flooding in 120 years in Bosnia and Serbia kill 20

Record flooding in the Balkans has claimed lives of at least 20 people in Serbia and Bosnia and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes.

It is believed to be the worst flooding since records began 120 years ago, The Associated Press has reported quoting Goran Mihajlovic from Serbia’s Weather Center.

Flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina claimed lives of 12 people. In Serbia, more than 15,000 people have been evacuated from the flood-hit regions. At least 8 people died in Serbia.

The Sava river burst its banks in towns to the west of Belgrade, the capital and largest city of Serbia.

European Union countries have sent equipment and emergency crews in flood disaster areas.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 17, 2014

Rain-triggered landslide in Hunan, China kills 1

Rain-triggered landslide in Jinwutang Township in Hunan province of China has claimed life of a person, Xinhua News Agency reported.

According to the Sanghai Daily, the rainstorms have also disrupted traffic, power and telecommunications in 10 townships. 

Heavy rains started to hit Suining County at 3 a.m. Saturday, with precipitation in one township hitting 186 mm by noon. Flooding led the evacuations of around 1000 people, Xinhua added.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 11, 2014

Flash flooding in Afghanistan kills 3, washes away hundreds of houses

Flash flooding in Afghanistan has claimed lives of at least three people, Pajhwok Afghan News reported.

Fatalities are from  Baghlan, Bamyan and Badakhshan provinces of Afghanistan.

Flash floods washed away hundreds of houses in three different provinces. Disaster relief aid have been send to the area, Pajhwok Afghan News reported quoting The Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA).

According to the Governor of Badakhshan, more than 2,500 people were killed and more than 300 homes were buried under rocks and mud due to a landslide in northern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan some days earlier.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 8, 2014

Thailand earthquake 2014 recorded as strongest so far!

Update 22:45 UTC
This is what Xinhua News Agency has written:
"Suchatvee Suvansavat, head of the Engineering Institute of Thailand, announced on Tuesday that the 6.3-magnitude earthquake with a seven-kilometer-deep epicenter in Phan district of the Thai northernmost province of Chiang Rai was the country's strongest tremor."
Update 2014/05/06; 05:10 UTC
-According to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, an 83-year-old woman died when the brick walls of her house collapsed onto her in Chiang Rai's Mae Lao district of Thailand.
-Approximately one hundred repeated shocks have been reported within 24 hours by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center.

Magnitude 6.0, the strongest earthquake in 100 years hits Thailand today, Earthquake Report mentioned quoting the Thai sources.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 9 km S of Mae Lao. It was 4.6 miles deep.

The Seismological Bureau of the Meteorological Department and …

Afghanistan landslide 2014 kills 2,500, buries more than 300 homes

Update 17:40 UTC
This is what TOLOnews is reporting:
"According to the Governor of Badakhshan, more than 2,500 people have been killed and more than 300 homes are buried under rocks and mud due to a landslide in northern Badakhshan province."

Related Post: Natural Calamities in Afghanistan

Major landslide in Afghanistan has claimed lives of at least 350 people and left more than 2,000 people missing, USA Today reported quoting the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

Landslide occurred in Hobo Bank in Agro district in Badakhshan province of Afghanistan on Friday.

According to the Khaama Press (Afghan News Agency), Afghan secuirty forces and rescue teams have been deployed to the area to assist the local residents.

US President Barack Obama has offered condolence to victims of Badakhshan landslides.

According to the national disaster management authority, flash floods in northern Afghanistan had claimed lives more than 100 people five days ago.

Original post: Natu…