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Recent Natural Disasters List January 17, 2012-Strong Earthquake In Samar, Philippines

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  • M 5.9 strong earthquake at intermediate depth (@ 36 km depth) in Samar, Philippines. About 16,000 people will have felt strong shaking of MMI VI. GDACS has updated data as, "An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 and depth 36km has struck an highly populated area in the Eastern Visayas Province (population: 3 million) in Philippines. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be medium (Orange alert)"
    The earthquake epicenter is 20km from the city of Guiuan. The nearest populated places are Baras (17km), Mercedes (17km). It is a hilly region with a maximum altitude of 838 m

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  • M 5.9 strong earthquake in Samar, Philippines. The epicenter is located just 19 km NE from Guiuan, Samar, Philippines (@ 50 km depth). About 57,000 people will have felt strong shaking of MMI VI. People of Guiuan, Sulangan, Salcedo, Quinapundan, Giporlos and Hernani will have felt moderate shaking of MMI V today. It will have lightly felt in Panalanoy and Ormoc region of Philippines. People of Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Cebu City will have felt weak shaking. The epicenter is just 19 km NE of Guiuan, Samar, Philippines. Albert gerona from Philippines writes, "strong jolt felt in Samar..lasted for secondss"
    12:55 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 08:55 PM @ epicenter)
    Felt Intensities
    Intensity V- Salcedo, Borongan and Guiuan, Eastern Samar
    Intensity IV- Tacloban, Palo and Tolosa, Leyte; Catbalogan, Samar; Dolores and San Policarpo, Eastern Samar
    Intensity III- St. Bernard and Hinunangan, Southern Leyte; Catarman, Northern Samar
    Intensity II- Naval, Biliran
    Intensity I- Cebu City
  • M 5.6 strong shallow earthquake in Coquimbo, Chile with epicenter located just 37 km W of Illapel, Coquimbo, Chile (@ 24 km depth). About 5,000 people will have felt strong saking of MMI VI. People of Illapel will have felt strongest shaking of MMI V, Light shaking will have felt in Salamanca, La Ligua, Ovalle, Monte Patria, Hacienda La Calera region. People of Villa Alemana, Vina del Mar, Quilpue, Valparaiso, Coquimbo Chile will have felt weak shaking. People in Santiago will have experienced weak shaking
    23:21 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 08:21:34 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow Sea quake in Papua, Indonesia with epicenter located 102 km SW Nabire. Weak shaking will have felt in Enarotali and Dobo region of Indonesia
    22:27 UTC (local time Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 07:27 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.6 shallow (@ 2 km depth) earthquake in Lemesos, Cyprus (Akrotiri, Cyprus).  Weak shaking will have felt in Lemesos region
    14:01 UTC (local time 16:01; 2012/1/17 @ epicenter)
    EMSC Felt Reports
    Limassol: we felt the wave approximately 30 minutes after. one wave. our monitors in the office were shaking
  • M 4.5 deep moderate earthquake in Central Peru (@ 145 km depth) with epicenter located 45 km SE of Pucallpa, Peru. Weak shaling will have felt in Pucallpa region
    11:53 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 06:53 AM at epicenter)
  • M 3.4 weak shallow earthquake in Micheldorf, Austria (Forststraße Heuwiesen). It will have felt in Steyr and Linz region of Austria too
    11:41 UTC
    (local time 12:41; 2012/1/17 @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.0 earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines (@ 94 km depth) with epicenter located 77 km SE Davao, Philippines. Weak shaking of MMI III will have felt in Mati and Davao. Davao is populated area with population 1,212,504!
    10:00 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 06:00 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.3 very shallow moderate earthquake in Ferndale, California (@ 3 km depth). About 70,000 people will have felt weak shaking of MMI III. People of Fortuna, Bayview, Ferndale,  Humboldt Hill, Rio Dell, Hydesville, Eureka, Cutten of Northern California will have felt weak shaking
    09:54 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 01:54 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake (@ 57 km depth) in Ashikaga, Honshu, Japan. The epicenter is just 38 km N of Tokyo, Japan where weak shaking will have felt. JMA mentions M 4.7 @ 50 km depth in Ibaraki-ken Nambu region. Max. JMA intensity 3
    03:30 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM @ epicenter)

Recent Volcanic Activity

  • Chile/Puyehue Recent Volcanic Activity
    Flights cancelled for San Carlos de Bariloche
    due to Volcanic ashes

Recent Flood Update

  • Flood advisory issued for Big Islands. Heavy rainfall with flooding predicted in Volcano and Glenwood areas along with Pahoa and Kapoho

Recent Cyclones

  • Tropical Storm "HEIDI-12" with current wind speed 23 m/s is active in Australia. GREEN ALERT for Australia

Other Disasters

  • Cold wave in Hyderabad, India has killed 8 persons. Severe cold prevails in Adilabad, Anantapur, Karimnagar, Kadapa, Medak and Srikakulam
  • Mass-suicide due to drought in Mexico (In fact just a rumor) made the government officials to rush to the disaster area. Local officials earlier reported that dozens of Indian had killed themselves because of famine

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