Hazard Highlights

November 12, 2015
  • Flood - Miami, FL Region, United States

    9 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    22 minutes ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    14 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Harlan, KY Region, United States

    29 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Victoria, TX Region, United States

    29 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    21 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 10km SW of Kakching, India

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Champoton, Campeche - Mexico

    25 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero - Mexico

    25 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    48 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Kansas City, MO WFO Region, US

    50 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    59 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    58 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Pecan Acres, TX Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Greenville, TX Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Osceola, AR Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Flood - Spencer, IA Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Huron, SD Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NE of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Caruthersville, MO Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Baton Rouge, LA Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - St. Louis, MO--IL Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Louisiana, MO Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Camden, AR Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Terre Haute, IN Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Round Lake Beach--McHenry--Grayslake, IL--WI Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Columbia, SC Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tonganoxie, KS Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Grand Rapids, MI Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Defiance, OH Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ligonier, IN Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - South Bend, IN--MI Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Three Rivers, MI Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Trinity, TX Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - South Lyon--Howell, MI Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 29km WNW of Foxton, New Zealand

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 205km NNE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 205km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 125km SW of Mapastepec, Mexico

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Mid-Indian Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Storms - Thailand

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Pakistan

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Australia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Brazil

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - DR Congo

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guatemala

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Java, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Yellow Fever - Nigeria

    5 months ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

    11 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kenya

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Ethiopia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Africa

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Yemen

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Measles Outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    4 months ago INFORMATION

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Hazard Highlights
November 12, 2015

Millions in the Pacific Affected by Strong El Niño 

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PDC Global Hazards Atlas, centered on Pacific islands, displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall over the last seven days.

The 2015/2016 El Niño is expected to strengthen further before the end of the year, becoming one of the “strongest El Niño events in the past twenty years” (WMO). What this means for as many as 4.7 million people in 11 Pacific countries is that persistent drought conditions will continue to increase the risk of water shortages, food insecurity, and disease (ReliefWeb/UN OCHA).

Drought conditions continue to impact Papua New Guinea, where (as of November 9) an estimated 2.4 million people have been affected (ReliefWeb/UN OCHA). According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, frost and drought have impacted economic and agricultural activities, as well as access to education and health services. As of the end of October, the National Disaster Centre reported concern over the drop in water levels at the Yonki dam, which generates electricity for seven provinces: Eastern Highlands, Enga, Chimbu, Southern Highlands, Western Highlands, Madang, and Morobe (NDC Situation Report #8).

In Vanuatu, an estimated 90,000 people in areas still recovering from impact by Tropical Cyclone Pam are expected to receive food distributions; while in Tonga, it is expected that 80% of locally-grown taro will be damaged by this year’s El Niño (ReliefWeb/UN OCHA).

RVA Country Profile: Papua New Guinea

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This Week in Hazards

  • According to reports, ongoing wildfire activity (since June) has burned through 2.1 million hectares of land in Indonesia, and resultant smoke and haze has affected more than 43 million people (ReliefWeb/UN OCHA). Rainfall earlier this month has helped improve air quality and decrease the number of fires, but the potential for wildfires remains—below-normal rainfall is forecast over the next three months (ECHO, BNPB).
  • Heavy rainfall led to flooding, landslides, and river overflows, which have been affecting western Colombia over the last week. (ECHO Daily Flash 10 November 2015). As of November 10, flooding has been reported in 10 departments, mostly in Cauca, Cordoba, Bolivar, Caldas, and Norte de Santander. Over 7,000 people have been affected in the Cauca towns of Timbiqui and Guapi since November 4.

Current Hazard Warnings

Flood: United States (Texas, South Carolina, Florida), Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, England, Scotland, India, Colombia

Winter Storm: Canada (Nunavut)

Drought: Puerto Rico, United States (Western), Indonesia, Pacific Islands

Earthquake: Chile

Biomedical: West Africa

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