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Natural Disasters List March 24, 2012

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Recent World Disasters

A tornado touched down in eastern Jefferson County
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Recent Felt Earthquakes
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  • M 4.9 moderate earthquake in Island of Hawaii, Hawaii (@ 44 km depth) with epicenter located just below Honomu. About 70,000 people will have felt light shaking of MMI IV. Light shaking will have felt by the people of Papa'ikou, Wainaku, Hilo and Pepeekeo. People of Mountain View, Kea'au, Kailua-Kona, Kalaoa and Kihei will have experienced weak shaking of MMI III.
    20:47 UTC (local time Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10:47 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate deep earthquake in Southern Peru (@ 158 km depth) with epicenter located 49 km W of Juliaca. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Juliaca and Puno, Peru.
    14:39 UTC (local time Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 09:39 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Metropolitana region, Chile (@ 67 km depth) with epicenter located 37 km SW of Los Andes. People of Llaillay will have felt moderate shaking of MMI V. Light shaking will have felt in Santiago.
    ONEMI mentions M 5.3 moderate earthquake located 43 km northeast of Casablanca. This Chilean earthquake was felt in the regions of Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, O'Higgins and Maule. Click for detail report on March 24, Moderate earthquake shakes Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
    07:28 UTC (local time Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 03:28 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Crete, Greece (@ 49 km depth) with epicenter located 47 km N Khanía. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Iráklion.
    05:55 UTC (local time Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 07:55 AM  @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 earthquake in Northern Algeria (@ 40 km depth) with epicenter located 39 km NW Abu al-hassan. Just weak shaking will have felt in Aattiyah, Algeria.
    05:50 UTC (local time 06:50; 2012/03/24 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.9 moderate shallow earthquake in Iran-Iraq Border Region (@ 16 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km SW Dehloran. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt as far as Al-Amarah.
    05:25 UTC (local time Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 08:25 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate shallow earthquake in Namibia (@ 14 km depth) with epicenter located 71 km NW Khorixas. The populated area Windhoek is 395 km far where just weak shaking will have felt.
    04:43 UTC (local time Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 06:43 AM @ epicenter)
    Following Geological Survey of Namibia, this earthquake is the second biggest in Namibia after the 2009 tremor. Last strong earthquake in Namibia was of magnitude 5.6 which took place at nearby Uis north of Khorixas
    Tremor was well felt in Fransfontein and Khorixas area. However, no damage or injury reported.
  • M 4.8 moderate shallow aftershocks in Oaxaca, Mexico (@ 20 km depth) today with epicenter located 7 km SE Zacatepec. Light shaking will have felt in Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico. Weak shaking will have experienced as far as Mexico city. Two people died due to M 7.2 very strong earthquake in Mexcio.
    01:58 UTC (local time Friday, March 23, 2012 at 07:58 PM @ epicenter)

Recent Volcanic Activity
  • Montserrat/Soufriere Hills recent volcanic activity
    -Zone C area near the Soufriere Hills volcano closed due to increase seismic activity
    -Two volcano-tectonic swarms on the March 22 and 23 vented mild ash at Soufriere Hills volcano

Recent Flood Update
  • Flooding in New Brunswick, Canada
    -Evacuation order issued for residents living in low-lying areas close to the St. John River. The river was at 77.46 metres on Friday.
    -Two major ice jams being monitored in Drummond and Woodstock
    -Several roads along Woodstock, Hartland, Perth-Andover and Plaster Rock area closed
    -A Canadian Forces Cormorant helicopter rescued three people yesterday from flooding area of Bathurst (Middle river area)
    The regional office of the Department of Social Development in Perth-Andover closed due to flooding.

Recent Cyclones

Other Disasters
  • Weak tremor was felt in Sabya governorate in Jizan region – Mashlaha, Al-Hayja and Al-Wajeeh of Saudi Arabia. Earthquake < M 3.5 was felt within 100 km radius. People were seen rushing out of their home. No damage or injury so far.

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