Hazard Highlights

April 14, 2016
  • Floods - Central, United States

    8 minutes ago WARNING

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

    12 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Miami, FL Region, United States

    38 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    51 minutes ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    43 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Harlan, KY Region, United States

    58 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Victoria, TX Region, United States

    58 minutes ago WARNING

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

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Champoton, Campeche - Mexico

    54 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero - Mexico

    54 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    1 hour 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

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Caruthersville, MO Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    4 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

    5 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 - Columbia, SC Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern, United States

    6 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

    7 hours ago WARNING

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

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

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

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    20 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

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    22 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
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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