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Apr
03
2014

Hazard Highlights

Earthquakes Hit South America, Tropical Depression in the West Pacific 8.2 Earthquake in Chile On April 1, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck Chile at 8:46 pm local time, located 95 km northwest of Iquique. As of April 3, six people were reported killed and 2,000 houses damaged. A series of aftershocks occurred following the earthquake, …

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Jan
16
2014

Hazard Highlights

Severe Weather in Southeast Asia Flooding and Landslides in the Philippines A low pressure system moved over southern Philippines last weekend causing floods and landslides across Mindanao. As shown in the image above, over the last week, parts of the area received over 40 inches of rain. 200,000 people were evacuated and 22 people killed …

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Nov
21
2013

Hazard Highlights

Tropical Cyclones and Flooding In the image above, PDC’s Global Hazards Atlas displays Sea Surface Elevation in meters.  The Sea Surface Elevation layer allows users to see how sea surface elevation varies around the world.  To access this layer, expand the “Ocean Observations” sub-folder, located inside the “Observations and Forecasts” folder in the Layer’s palette, …

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Nov
14
2013

Hazard Highlights

Super Typhoon Haiyan In the image above, you can see the accumulated rainfall associated with Super Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines). Below we will look a little more closely at the impacts of the Typhoon in both the Philippines and Vietnam. First, take a look at the same Atlas screenshot with the rainfall …

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Nov
08
2013

Hazard Highlights

Super Typhoon Haiyan Check out the image above to see PDC Active Hazards and Rainfall 7-Day Accumulation (inches) centered on Super Typhoon Haiyan, then look below for more information on Haiyan and potential impacts. Pacific Disaster Center is supporting response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, which is currently impacting Southeast …

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