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Recent Natural Disasters List April 1, 2020 — Flash floods in Afghanistan

Recent Natural Disasters 2020: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.
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Major Natural Disasters Today Deadly flash floods in Afghanistan
-Recent flash floods in Afghanistan have claimed lives of 11 people and injured 15 others.
-According to the Ministry of State for Natural Disaster and Humanitarian, flood water have totally destroyed around 288 houses.
-The government has allocated 1,615 million Afs to combat the natural disaster and provide humanitarian’s aid for the citizens. Click for detail report on the Afghanistan floodsFlooding in Indonesia
-Flooding has claimed life of a person, affected 56,000 people and inundated at least 9,285 houses in six districts of Bandung regency, West Java.
-A 70-year-old resident of Bojong Soang village died after slipping in floodwater, the West Java Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) c…

What was the magnitude of the Northridge earthquake in 1994?

Q: What was the magnitude of the Northridge earthquake in 1994?
A: The magnitude of the Northridge earthquake in 1994 was 6.7. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994, at 4:30 a.m. PST in the San Fernando Valley region of the County of Los Angeles. 
The Northridge earthquake in 1994 killed 57 people and injured more than 8,700 others. The earthquake damage was estimated to be $13–50 billion making it one of the costliest natural disasters in the United States.
The Northridge earthquake also caused the outbreak of coccidioidomycosis in Ventura County.

Flooding in Siaya, Kenya kills 1

March 30, 2020: A 67-year-old man died after being swept away by flash floods in Rarieda, Siaya County of Kenya.
The most affected areas are Budalang’i in Busia, Nyando in Kisumu, Nyatike in Migori and West Ugenya and parts of Rarieda in Siaya County.
Number of bridges have been swept away in Bunyala North.

Did hurricane Katrina make landfall before or after the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami?

Q: Did hurricane Katrina make landfall before or after the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami?
A: Hurricane Katrina made landfall before the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Hurricane Katrina was the costliest tropical cyclone on record which formed in August 2005 causing $125 billion damage. Hurricane Katrina claimed lives of 1,200 people.
Fatalities were reported from Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina formed as Tropical Depression Twelve over the southeastern Bahamas on August 23, 2005.
The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami was of a magnitude 9.0 which occurred undersea off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan.
The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami killed 15,899 and injured around 6,157 people. It is the costliest natural disaster in history with economic cost of US$235 billion.

29 April 2020 ko kya hone wala hai prithvi par?

Q: 29 April 2020 mein kya hone wala hai prithvi par?
लोगों का दावा  -29 अप्रैल 2020 को होगा दुनिया का खात्मा ! -सोशल मीडिया पर चर्चा है कि 29 अप्रैल 2020 को दुनियाका विनाश हो जाएगा ! -29 अप्रैल को एक छोटा ग्रह पृथ्वी से टकराएगा और दुनिया खत्म हो जाएगी ! -NASA से खबर आई 29 अप्रैल 2020 को दुनियाका विनाश हो जाएगा !
A: यह सभी दावे गलत है !
Darne ki kohi baat nahi! 29 April 2020 ko daawe jaisa kuch bhi nahi hone wala hai prithvi par

It's totally fake. And don't worry, it won't even come close to hitting us. NASA hasn't announced any asteroid hitting Earth.
However, its true that a large asteroid is poised to fly by Earth at that time. Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 will make a close approach to Earth on April 29, 2020. But it won't hit earth.
Recommended Post: Truth behind Apophis Asteroid hitting earth on 29 April 2029

‘God of Chaos’ Apophis asteroid will pass on April 29, 2029: NASA

Q: What will happen with ‘The Colossal God of Chaos’ Apophis Asteroid on April 29, 2029 according to NASA?
A: Apophis Asteroid which stretches about 1,100 feet (340 meters) across and will pass within 19,000 miles (31,000 kilometers) of Earth's surface on April 29, 2029.
There is rumor of ‘God of Chaos’ Apophis Asteroid hitting earth on 29 April 2029. But scientists are confident that it won't hit Earth. Instead, it's a once-in-a-lifetime chance for scientists to truly understand asteroids near Earth.
NASA is keeping a watchful eye on the Apophis asteroid trajectory.
Initial observations in December 2004 indicated a probability of up to 2.7% that it would hit Earth on April 13, 2029. Two years later, a study showed that Apophis would pass through a gravitational keyhole that would set up a future impact exactly seven years later on April 13, 2036. 
There is a high chance, as the date approaches, there would be lots of rumours circulating around. In most of the cases, peopl…

Earthquake in Montreal, Canada today: March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020: Magnitude 3.6 light earthquake has been felt in Montreal today at 03:21 am local time. 
According to the Canadian National Seismic Network, the earthquake's epicenter was located around 39 km NNE of Montreal, QC. The earthquake occurred at 18 km depth.
Tremor was felt by the people of Saint-Roch-de-lʿAchigan, LʿÉpiphanie, Lac-Lapierre, Saint-Jacques, Verchères and Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Québec, Canada.
No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported from the earthquake in Montreal, Canada today.

No earthquake in Nigeria — It's an explosion in Akure

March 28, 2020: People claimed of an earthquake in Akure, Nigeria today! The news went viral on social medias claiming tremor and sound heard in Akure.
But the tremor was from an explosion in Akure around 12:30 am on Saturday morning.
The explosion was heard in Akure, Owo, Ondo and neighboring areas. The explosion was strong enough to destroy a church and a school in the area.
Nigeria is not located within the major seismic zones of the world
People also shared an Asteroid hitting the Akure. It was linked with the April 29, 2020. No Asteroid hitting Earth on April 29, 2020: NASA
A large asteroid is poised to fly by Earth at that time. Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 will make a close approach to Earth on April 29, 2020. 
The news is, the earth will be destroyed by Asteroid on April 29, 2020. It is said to be the end of the world. It's totally fake. And don't worry, it won't even come close to hitting us. NASA hasn't announced any asteroid hitting Earth.

M4.4 earthquake tremor rattles Rawalpindi and Islamabad

Update 09:15 UTC
Magnitude 4.4 light earthquake has been recorded in the area. According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the epicenter of the earthquake was near Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Pakistan border.
The earthquake occurred at a greater depth of 176 km. This is the reason the tremor was felt in the wider areas.
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March 28, 2020: We have received earthquake felt report from Rawalpindi and Islamabad areas of Pakistan today.
We are working to get details of this earthquake. If you felt any earthquake tremor in these areas of Pakistan, kindly share your experiences in the comment section below.

Indonesia: Mt. Merapi volcano eruption spews massive ash cloud

March 27, 2020: Mount Merapi, the Indonesia's most active volcano erupted today shooting a column of ash some 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) into the air.
According to the national disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agus Wibowo, there has been no reports of damage from the volcano eruption. However, the people are urged to stay calm and not to panic.
Authorities haven't raised the alert level for Mount Merapi volcano.
The Mt. Merapi volcano, which is near the historic city of Yogyakarta, had another big eruption earlier this month. Mt. Merapi volcano had sent ash into the air at 20,000 feet.
Mount Merapi's last major volcanic eruption was in 2010. Mount Merapi volcanic eruption killed more than 300 people and forced the evacuation of 280,000 residents.
Indonesia is made up of a series of islands with over 120 active volcanoes.

Mild earthquake rattles Chamba, Himachal Pradesh today

March 27, 2020: Magnitude 3.6 mild earthquake has been recorded in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh today.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the earthquake's epicenter was located 18 km N of Chamba, India.

The tremor was felt at 5:11 pm local time.
No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported by today's earthquake in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.

Mentone, Texas earthquake today becomes strongest in 30 years

March 26, 2020: Magnitude 5.0 moderate earthquake has been recorded near Mentone, Texas today at 10:16 am local time.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake's epicenter was located around 40 km west of Mentone, Texas. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 8.5km.
This is believed to be one of the strongest quakes in the last 30 years.
Weak tremor of MMI III has been felt by the people of Pecos, Mentone, Salt Flat, Loving and Van Horn, Carisbad. The tremor was felt as far as Artesia and El Paso.

At least five smaller earthquakes had been registered near Mentone, Texas, over the past four days.
According to the USGS, the March 26, 2020 M 5.0 Mentone, Texas earthquake occurred as the result of shallow normal faulting about 40 km west of the town of Mentone, Texas. The earthquake occurred within the interior of the North America plate, far from any plate boundaries. The preliminary focal mechanism solution for the earthquake indicates rupture o…

Bolide observed in western Nepal: NASO

March 26, 2020: The object seen in the Nepali sky Thursday evening is probably a fireball or a bolide, The Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) said.
Meanwhile, NASO has urged Gandaki province residents to share any evidence of the object observed entering the atmosphere. 
A bright object was seen in western Nepal mainly reported from Pokhara, Syanga and Baglung with loud crashing sound heard around 8pm.
A bolide is an extremely bright meteor, especially one that explodes in the atmosphere.

Tornado damage reported in Mississippi and Alabama

March 24, 2020: A large tornado ripped across northeastern Mississippi and northwestern Alabama causing injuries and damage in the town of Tishomingo, Mississippi, near the Alabama state line.
According to the Weather Channel, a Dollar General store was destroyed in Tishomingo.
The National Weather Service in Memphis confirmed the tornado moved through shortly after 5:30 p.m. local time.

YEMEN: Severe flooding in Aden kills 2

March 25, 2020: Severe flooding triggered by heavy rainfall has claimed lives of at least two people in Aden, the temporary capital of Yemen.
Power outage has also been reported in Aden.
Heavy rainfall is predicted for coming Thursday in Aden coming from the Arabian Sea.

Michigan statewide tornado drill today: March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020: As a part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the state of Michigan is conducting its statewide tornado drill today afternoon at 1 PM.
Apart from the sirens, the alerts will also be send on the weather radio and other devices that receive emergency alerts.  
According to Michigan State Police, many counties have canceled their tests for tornado drill today.
Many counties aren't testing its emergency alert system due to the ongoing state of emergency in the community. Due to the concerns and anxiety with COVID-19, the counties have cancelled plans to test the tornado drill scheduled for today.

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattles Dhading, Nepal

March 25, 2020: Magnitude 4.0 light earthquake has been recorded in Nepal today at 06:36 pm local time.
According to the Nepal Seismological Center, the earthquake's epicenter was located in Dhading.

Last week, tremor was felt in capital Kathmandu as well. However, the magnitude 6.2 earthquake had its epicenter in neighbouring China.
No damage or injuries is expected from this earthquake.

Floods in Iran kill 11 as country battle coronavirus crisis

March 24, 2020: Floods in Iran have killed at least 11 people at a time when the emergency services battle coronavirus in the country.
Fatalities have been reported in the Fars Province and Kangan in the coastal province of Bushehr. 
Heavy rainfalls created flash floods and swollen rivers in several Iranian provinces, including Fars, Bushehr, Hormozgan, Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan in the southern parts of the country.

M7.5 earthquake hits Kuril Islands — Tsunami watch cancelled for Hawaii

Update 04:20 UTC

The tsunami watch has been cancelled for Hawaii.

Update 03:35 UTC

The United States Geological Survey has revised the magnitude to 7.5. The epicenter was located around 456 km far from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia.

The earthquake occurred at 56.7 km depth.

The tsunami watch is in effect for state of Hawaii. The estimated tsunami arrival time is 10:39 p.m. H.S.T.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that tsunami waves are forecast to be less than 0.3 meters (0.98 feet) above the tide level for the coasts of Hawaiʻi, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Midway Island, Northern Marianas, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Russia and Wake Island.

Update 03:25 UTC
A tsunami watch has been issued for the state of Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC).
According to the the PTWC, if tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave on March 24, 2020 at 10:39 p.m. H.S.T. 
The Kuril-Kamchatka Arc is one of the most s…

Flood in Fiji kills three

March 22, 2020: Flooding triggered by heavy rainfall has claimed lives of at least three people.
Hundreds of people were stranded in Nausori, Central Division, on the island of Viti Levu.
Damaging floods have been reported in Navua and capital Suva.
Heavy downpours also triggered mudslides at a quarry in Mau, Namosi.
The Fiji Meteorological Service has issued a flood warning for the Rakiraki town river.

4.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Chhattisgarh — Epicenter near Jagdalpur

March 21, 2020: An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 has been recorded in Chhattisgarh today at 11:14 am.
The epicenter of the earthquake has been recorded around 34 km far from Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. The earthquake occurred at 10 km depth.
Moderate tremor have been reported by the people of Bastar and Sukma district of India.

No preliminary damage or injures have been reported from this earthquake.

What will happen on 29 April 2020 according to NASA?

Q: What will happen on 29 April 2020 according to NASA?
A: A large asteroid is poised to fly by Earth at that time. Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 will make a close approach to Earth on April 29, 2020. 
The news is, the earth will be destroyed on April 29, 2020. It is said to be the end of the world. It's totally fake. And don't worry, it won't even come close to hitting us causing any natural calamities. NASA hasn't announced any asteroid hitting Earth.
According to the Space, Asteroid 1998 OR2, which orbits the sun in between the orbits of Earth and Mars, won't fly by Earth again until May 18, 2031.

Apophis Asteroid hitting earth on April 29, 2029?
There is rumor of ‘God of Chaos’ Apophis Asteroid hitting earth on 29 April 2029. But scientists are confident that it won't hit Earth. Instead, it's a once-in-a-lifetime chance for scientists to truly understand asteroids near Earth.

NASA is keeping a watchful eye on the Apophis asteroid trajectory.

Apophis Asteroi…

9.0 Cascadia subduction zone earthquake prediction

Q: When will the next magnitude 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone earthquake happen?
A: There is currently no way to reliably predict when magnitude 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone earthquake will happen. According to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Oregon has the potential for a 9.0+ magnitude earthquake caused by the Cascadia Subduction Zone and a resulting tsunami of up to 100 feet in height that will impact the coastal area.
However, scientists are predicting that there is about a 37% chance that a megathrust earthquake of 7.1+ magnitude in this fault zone will occur in the next 50 years. This event will be felt throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a 600-mile fault that runs from northern California up to British Columbia.

Magna, Utah Earthquake: Buildings damaged, dozens of aftershocks recorded

March 18, 2020: A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States today, with an epicenter located 6 km north-northeast of Magna, Utah.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake today in Magna, Utah occurred at 11.9 km depth.
Over than 50 aftershocks have been recorded within two hours of the main earthquake.
The earthquake caused power outages near Salt Lake City International Airport. The control tower was immediately evacuated and passengers in terminals were moved onto buses.
Utah Emergency Management said that no serious damage is expected from the Magna earthquake. The minor damage has been occurred to historic Rio Grande Depot and St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral. Also dozens of mobiles homes have been damaged in West Valley City.
The earthquake took place during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States.The earthquake also disrupted some of the government work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to…

Herold Cyclone Update: Mauritius on cyclone warning class II

March 17, 2020: A cyclone warning Class II is in force in Mauritius following Tropical Cyclone Herold.

At 4:00 p.m., Tropical Cyclone Herold was centered approximately 190 km west southwest of Rodrigues. Tropical cyclone Herold will continue to track towards the South East at about 35 km/h.

The Mauritius Meteorological Services has issued a class III cyclone warning for Rodrigues.

Tropical Cyclone Herold caused severe flooding in Madagascar. In Maroantsetra, more than 3 095 people were affected by the recent flooding.

Tropical Cyclone Current Location
Distance from Mauritius: 400 km E
Distance from Rodrigues: 190 km WSW
Distance from St Brandon: 500 km SSE
Distance from Agalega: 1245 km SSE

Tropical Cyclone Herold formed in the Indian Ocean near the coast of Madagascar on March 13, 2020.

M5.0 earthquake in Pokhara today — Epicenter near Lumle, Dhamphus

March 15, 2020: A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.0 has been recorded in Pokhara today at 08:45 pm, the country''s  National Seismological Center (NSC) reported.
According to the NSC, the epicenter was located in between Lumle and Dhampus.
People rushed out from their houses during the earthquake. However, no preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.
Lumle and Dhampus are the popular tourist destination of Kaski district.
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people.

Iran: Qom earthquake measures 4.0 in magnitude

March 15, 2020: Magnitude 4.0 light earthquake has been recorded in Qom Province today, the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of the University of Tehran reported.
The earthquake's epicenter was located 19 km of Qom.
No major damage or injuries is expected from this earthquake in Qom today.
The 2003 Bam earthquake of magnitude 6.6 in magnitude killed at least 26,271 people and injured around 30,000 people in Iran.

Egypt flood 2020: Worst weather in decades kills 20

March 13, 2020: Heavy rains and flooding in Egypt have claimed lives of around 20 people leading to one of the worst weather in several decades.
According to the Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, "Egypt has not experienced such weather conditions for nearly 35 or 40 years."
Five people died in Zaraib, south of Cairo, when their homes were swept away. Two people were electrocuted and killed in Cairo. 
Two people died in the southern province of Qena. A man died in  southern Sohag province.  
Authorities have shut down Luxor International Airport. Also three seaports, the Mediterranean port of Alexandria and the Red Sea ports of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada have been closed.

Kenya: 4.9 magnitude earthquake felt in Mombasa today

March 13, 2020: Magnitude 4.9 earthquake in Tanzania has caused tremor in Mombasa, Kenya today at 09:37 pm.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake's epicenter was located 19 km NNW of Maramba, Tanzania.
The earthquake occurred at 13 km depth.
No damage or injuries have been reported due to the earthquake in Mombasa today.

Floods and landslides in Rwanda kill 60

March 11, 2020: Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed lives of atleast 60 people and damaged more than 1 000 homes since January, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) reported.

The Rwanda Meteorological Agency has predicted the heavy rainfall to continue until May.

Flash floods and landslides kill 24 in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

March 4, 2020: At least 23 people have been killed and more than 30 others are missing due to flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil
At least 18 people died in Sao Paulo, the worst affected area.
Rescuers are still searching for 25 people who have been missing in the cities of Guaruja, Santos and Sao Vicente.
Landslides have washes away several ouses and displaced around 200 people in Guaruja Muniipality.
The flooding and landslides in Brazil in January this year killed around 70 people. The worst natural calamities occurred in the states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro.

Strong storm in Vietnam kills 5, damages 6800 houses

March 5, 2020: Strong storm in Vietnam has claimed lives of five people and damaged around 6,800 houses.
Tornadoes, heavy rainfall and thunderstorms have been reported in northern Vietnam.
According to the the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA), storm has affected Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Cao Bang and Son La provinces of Vietnam.

Severe weather in Pakistan kills 27, injures 5 others

March 9, 2020: Heavy rainfall, strong winds and thunderstorm have claimed lives of at least 27 people and injured 56 others across across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
The government has declared a week-long Extreme Weather Emergency.
Mardan district is worst affected by the recent weather disaster claiming lives of six people including four children. Other fatalities are from Swat district,Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda.
On other hand, Shangla district received heavy snowfall, causing road closures for the first time in the month of March.

5.5 magnitude earthquake felt in Yuma, AZ today

March 6, 2020: An earthquake of 5.5 in magnitude has been felt in Yuma, Arizona today.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred in the town of Doctor Alberto Oviedo Mota in Baja, California.
The quake's epicenter was located about 67 miles south of Yuma in the Mexican state of Baja California.
The Yuma Fire Department tweeted that there is no damage caused by the today's earthquake.

March 3, 2020: Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattles Zamboanga city today

March 3, 2020: A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattles Zamboanga city today evening.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the quake's epicenter was located 16 km far from Siocon, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines.  The temblor was recorded at 10:55 p.m.
Phivolcs said the quake was tectonic in origin and occurred at 34 kilometers depth.
No damage or injuries have been recorded from earthquake in Zamboanga today.