Tag Archive | Africa

MAGNITUDE 4.8 MADAGASCAR #earthquake #madagascar #africa


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 154 km S of Antananarivo, Madagascar / pop: 1,392,000 / local time: 22:02:29.6 2020-05-13

28 km E of Fandriana, Madagascar / pop: 31,500 / local time: 22:02:29.6 2020-05-13

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Over 200,000 Displaced by Floods in Somalia #Floods #Somalia

Severe Flood Warning

Over 200,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in Somalia, according to the United Nations, with more rain expected in the Juba and Shabelle river basins.

In a report of 11 May, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 16 people have died, 546,103 affected and 216,895 displaced since the Gu’ rains started in early April.

OCHA said; “At least 27 districts are inundated; the worst being Belet Weyne in Hiran Region where riverine flooding has displaced more than 115,000 people, according to the district flood taskforce. This includes about 91,000 people who have been displaced from the four sections of the town and 23,220 people from 23 riverine villages. The flooding resulted from a sharp rise in the level of the Shabelle river following heavy rains in Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands. According to the taskforce, more people were fleeing their homes as river levels rise.”

In Jowhar district, further down river Shabelle in Lower Shabelle region, more than 17,300 people were affected by floods after a river embankment broke. OCHA said an estimated 50,000 people people have been affected by floods in Lower Shabelle region and some 83,000 people in Bay region.

Eight people died in flash floods in Qardho town in Puntland on 27 April. Over 22,000 were displaced and a total of 48,000 affected.

In Galmudug Region, flooding on 02 May displaced around 12,000 in Hobyo district. Two people died and 25 were injured.

Flooding from the Dawa river has damaged hundreds of farms in Gedo Region.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

https://tinyurl.com/y8cv9w6u

Thousands Affected by Floods in Western Region, Uganda #Floods #Uganda #Africa

Severe Flood Warning

As many as 100,000 people have been displaced by massive flooding in western Uganda.

The government of Uganda said “All the rivers in Kasese and Bundibugyo Districts burst their banks due to heavy rainfall on the night of 05 May, 2020.

Local media, quoting district officials, said 120,000 people have been affected in Kasese district, with 100,000 believed to have moved from their homes to stay in temporary shelters set up in local schools, churches and other public buildings.

Flooding in the district has also damaged or destroyed roads and bridges and electricity supply has been interrupted. Schools and a hospital have also been severely damaged.

Uganda Red Cross report that flooding caused massive destruction in Bundibugyo District, also in Western Uganda, after the Lamia river broke its banks.

Red Cross said that 1 person died and over 3,000 people were affected. Some flooding was also reported in neighbouring Ntoroko district.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

https://tinyurl.com/y9bk5vxk

12 Killed in Landslide Triggered by Heavy Rain in Ethiopia #Landslide #Ethiopia #Africa

Landslide Danger Alert

As many as 12 people are thought to have died in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Ethiopia.

Local media said the landslide struck in Ale Special Woreda in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNP). Six houses were completely destroyed and several families displaced. Seven bodies have been found, with 5 still missing. Search operations were continuing but has been hindered by unstable terrain.

Heavy rain, floods and landslides have affected SNNP since mid-April. Eight people died in Gamo zone in a period 11 to 18 April. Flooding in Jinka town on 25 April damaged infrastructure and livestock.

Other areas of the country have also seen heavy rain since late April. Flash floods on 24 April left at least 4 people dead in Dire Dawa.

In a report of 06 May, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that flooding had affected 219,000 people in areas of Somali, Afar, SNNP, Dire Dawa and Harari. As many as 107,000 people have been displaced, mostly in Somali region after flash floods on 25 April affected 34,507 households and displaced 15,195 households in Erer, Sitti, Nogob and Korahe zones.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

https://tinyurl.com/yb868cor

MAGNITUDE 4.1 TANZANIA #earthquake #Tanzania #Africa


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 230 km SW of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of / pop: 2,699,000 / local time: 05:27:41.8 2020-05-09

201 km NW of Lindi, Tanzania, United Republic of / pop: 42,000 / local time: 05:27:41.8 2020-05-09
89 km SW of Utete, Tanzania, United Republic of / pop: 11,900 / local time: 05:27:41.8 2020-05-09

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MAGNITUDE 3.5 MOROCCO #earthquake #Morocco #Africa


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Depth: 8 km

Distances: 221 km SE of Gibraltar, Gibraltar / pop: 26,600 / local time: 04:39:45.6 2020-05-06

67 km S of Al Hoceïma, Morocco / pop: 866,000 / local time: 02:39:45.6 2020-05-06
55 km S of Imzoûrene, Morocco / pop: 26,700 / local time: 02:39:45.6 2020-05-06

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MAGNITUDE 4.5 MOZAMBIQUE CHANNEL, AFRICA #earthquake #Mozambique #Africa


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 826 km W of Antananarivo, Madagascar / pop: 1,392,000 / local time: 06:52:13.0 2020-04-25

414 km SE of Quelimane, Mozambique / pop: 189,000 / local time: 05:52:13.0 2020-04-25

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MAGNITUDE 3.1 BOTSWANA #earthquake #Botswana #Africa


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 263 km NW of Gaborone, Botswana / pop: 209,000 / local time: 16:56:23.0 2020-04-23

216 km NW of Molepolole, Botswana / pop: 63,300 / local time: 16:56:23.0 2020-04-23
127 km NW of Khudumelapye, Botswana / pop: 2,100 / local time: 16:56:23.0 2020-04-23

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MAGNITUDE 3.6 MOROCCO #earthquake #Morocco #Africa


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Depth: 13 km

Distances: 139 km NE of Rabat, Morocco / pop: 1,656,000 / local time: 08:46:53.7 2020-04-18

101 km N of Meknès, Morocco / pop: 546,000 / local time: 08:46:53.7 2020-04-18
7 km W of Ouazzane, Morocco / pop: 58,700 / local time: 08:46:53.7 2020-04-18

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MAGNITUDE 4.5 ZAMBIA, AFRICA #earthquake #Zambia #Africa


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 463 km E of Lubumbashi, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the / pop: 1,374,000 / local time: 01:23:55.5 2020-04-16

42 km SE of Kasama, Zambia / pop: 91,100 / local time: 01:23:55.5 2020-04-16
29 km SE of Mungwi, Zambia / pop: 6,900 / local time: 01:23:55.5 2020-04-16

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