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Sep
26
2013

Hazard Highlights

Earthquakes around the World

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Recent Earthquakes

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Recent Earthquakes

Check out the map above to see current and recent earthquakes worldwide! Then, take a look below to learn more about two large earthquakes that struck over the past week.

Earthquake in Pakistan

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Shakemap MMI

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Shakemap MMI

The earth shook in all parts of the world this past week. In the Middle East a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Baluchistan province in Pakistan.  21,000 families were affected and 328 people are reported dead, people as far away as India and Oman felt the tremors.  (ECHO)

Below, we visit South America to learn about another destructive earthquake.

Earthquake in Peru

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Shakemap MMI

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Shakemap MMI

A 7-magnitude earthquake hit about 40 km off the coast of Arequipa, Peru.  This earthquake was not nearly as deadly as the earthquake in Pakistan with only 11 reported injuries. (ECHO)

Just remember, if you feel the ground shaking, grab the kids and take cover under a sturdy table or desk and hold on! For more information, visit PDC’s Earthquake Hazard Information page.

Current Hazard Warnings

Drought: Africa (Gulf of Guinea), Haiti, United States

Earthquakes: Pakistan (Awaran), Peru (Acari)

Flood:  Indonesia (West Sulawesi), Laos (Southern), Mexico, Philippines, Thailand, United States (Nebraska)

Severe Weather: Australia (Tasmania), Malaysia

For real-time information on current disasters download PDC’s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to monitor PDC on Twitter, Facebook, and by accessing the Global Hazards Atlas page.