Hazard Highlights

April 14, 2016
  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Queensland, Australia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    49 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    49 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Esperance, Western Australia - Australia

    49 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Grafton, New South Wales - Australia

    49 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Katoomba, New South Wales - Australia

    49 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Batemans Bay, New South Wales - Australia

    50 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Birao, Vakaga - Central African Republic

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Malakal, Upper Nile - South Sudan

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Juan Jose Castelli, Chaco - Argentina

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Chos Malal, Neuquén - Argentina

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Pawan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Ambali

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Nebraska City, NE Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Diapaga, Tapoa - Burkina Faso

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Carmi, IL Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Central City--Greenville, KY Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Belna

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - New South Wales, Australia

    9 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Eastern Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Cibitoke Province, Burundi

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Angola

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern Wyoming, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Sierra Nevada, California, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Little Yoho National Park, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Germany

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Southeastern Germany

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Argentina

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Djibouti City, Djibouti

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Bududa, Uganda

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Sironko, Uganda

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cunene Province, Angola

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 164km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Drought - Eastern South Korea

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Southeastern New Zealand

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Central New Zealand

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Park, Canada

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Gunnison and Aspen, Colorado, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northern Utah, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Western Wyoming, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southeastern Idaho, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Valparaiso Municipality, Chile

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Peru

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flooding - Northern Philippines

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South India

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 173km NW of Hihifo, Tonga

    15 hours ago WATCH

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 138km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 128km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 63km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Alaska, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

    1 day ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern New Mexico

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Western and Northern DR Congo

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia and Kenya

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Central Asia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Pakistan

    2 weeks ago ADVISORY

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 months ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    3 days ago WARNING

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

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Republic of the Sudan

    1 week ago ADVISORY

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Hazard Highlights
April 14, 2016

Strong Quakes Shake Japan, Myanmar, and Afghanistan

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PDC Global Hazards Atlas, centered on the Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan, displaying PDC Active Hazards, recent Earthquakes and Magnitudes, and Shaking Intensity (ShakeMap Model) for the 6.2M earthquake southwest of Ueki.

On April 14, a shallow 6.2M earthquake struck seven kilometers southwest of Ueki, Japan, on Kyushu, the most southwesterly of the country’s main islands (USGS). According to media reports, the quake caused hundreds of injuries, damaged several buildings, and left thousands of households without electricity and gas in Kumamoto Prefecture (Reuters/Kyodo News). Initial reports indicate that the town of Mashiki was the most-affected. Response operations there are ongoing due to collapsed buildings and fires.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) issued a “Red Pager” for the earthquake, estimating that extensive damage is probable and the disaster “likely widespread,” resulting in economic losses and shaking-related casualties. USGS estimates that more than 1.2 million people may have been exposed to strong-to-severe shaking in Kumamoto, Uto, Matsubase, Ozu, Ueki, and Tamana (USGS).

Numerous aftershocks have been recorded following the 6.2M earthquake, with a strong 6.0M aftershock occurring within hours of the initial earthquake (JMA, USGS).

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RVA Profile: Japan

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This Week in Hazards:

  • Myanmar was also struck by a strong earthquake this week. Initial assessments report that the 6.9M quake centered near Mawlaik in the Sagaing Region of central Myanmar, which struck on April 13, substantially damaged religious structures near Ka Ni Ta township, but left residences in the area unaffected (USGS, AHA Centre). The quake was felt across parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal, with damage, injuries, and deaths reported in India and Bangladesh (ReliefWeb/AHA Centre, ECHO, Reuters). As of April 14, assessments are ongoing.
  • On April 10, a 6.6M earthquake struck the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan near the sparsely-populated Ashkasham village (USGS, ECHO ). Although no casualties had been reported in Afghanistan (as of April 11), neighboring Pakistan reported at least six earthquake-related deaths in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (UN OCHA/ReliefWeb, ReliefWeb, NDMA).

Current Hazard Warnings

Tropical Cyclone: Fantala (South Indian Ocean)

Flood: Argentina, Uruguay, Bangladesh, United States (Louisiana, Arkansas), Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan

Winter Storm: United States (Colorado, Utah, Alaska)

Earthquake: Japan, Myanmar, Vanuatu

Drought: Micronesia, Melanesia, South/Southeast Asia, Southern Africa (Madagascar), The Americas (United States, Central)

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