Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Natural Disasters List April 12, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Very strong earthquakes in Gulf of California
    -Two very strong earthquake strike Gulf of California.
    -M 6.2 earthquake was located 142 km NE of Guerrero Negro and another M 6.9 133 km NE of Guerrero Negro, Baja Calif. Sur, Mexico.
    -People of Santa Isabel will have felt very strong shaking of MMI VII. Strong shaking will have by the people of Bahia Kino, San Luis and Providencia. People of Heroica Caborca and Puerto Penasco, a moderate shaking and in Empalme, Hermosillo, Heroica Nogales, Cananea and Guaymas, light shaking of MMI IV will have experienced. Click for detail report on this earthquake
  • Sandstorm in Dubai
    -Sandstorm in dubai with strong winds and thick dust.
    -Damage to some buildings. Detail report yet to come
    -Following the National Centre of Meteorology Seismology (NCMS) in Dubai, "There is no permanent sand storm and the current weather conditions will probably change soon."
    -Following the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology in Abu Dhabi, the unstable weather conditions will continue until Sunday.
    -Tomorrow the weather will remain partly cloudy to cloudy.
    -Tri Yas triathlon and Red Bull X-Fighters Dubai event will be as per schedule.

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  • M 3.5 light shallow earthquake in Southern Greece (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 4 km E Kalamáta.  Weak shaking will have felt as far as Pátrai.
    20:07 UTC (local time 23:07; 2012/04/12 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 weak shallow earthquake in Southern California (@ 6 km depth) with epicenter located 21 km ESE from Anza. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Thousand Palms, Bermuda Dunes, Mexicali, San Bernardino, Riverside and Chula VistaSan Diego.
    18:53 UTC (local time Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11:53:01 AM at epicenter)
  • M 5.6 strong shallow earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 23 km depth) with epicenter located 81 km (50 miles) NE of Iwaki. About 157,000 people will have felt moderate shaking of MMI V. People of Kakuda, Iwaki, Funehiki, Okawara, Yamoto, Hobara, Sendai, Fukushima and Yamagata will have experienced light shaking of MMI IV.
    14:50 UTC (local time Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11:50 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.1 weak shallow earthquake in Oklahoma (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 23 km NE of Shawnee. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Prague, Sparks and Shawnee of Oklahoma. Click for recent earthquakes in Oklahoma
    12:10 UTC (local time Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 07:10 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.1 moderate deep earthquake in Tajikistan (@ 163 km depth) with epicenter located 40 km (24 miles) E of Khorugh. Weak shaking will have experienced as far as Dushanbe and Chitral (Pakistan).
    08:56 UTC (local time Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 01:56 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.9 light shallow earthquake in Poland (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km SW Belchatów. Light shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Czestochowa.
    07:33 UTC (local time 09:33 @ epicenter) 
  • M 3.6 weak shallow earthquake in Mona Passage, Puerto Rico (@ 17 km depth) with epicenter located 21 km SW from Stella. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Aguada, Puerto Real, Rincón, Cabo Rojo, Isabela, Rincon and Mayaguez.
    05:34 UTC (local time Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 01:34 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.3 moderate shallow earthquake in Utah (@ 1 km depth) with epicenter located 21 km N from Tropic. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Panguitch, Kanab, Parowan and Cedar City of Utah.
    03:29 UTC (local time Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 09:29 PM @ epicenter)
  • Continuous aftershocks in Sumatra, Indonesia. Click for detail update on M 8.7 massive earthquake in Indonesia

Volcanic Activity List
  • Ecuador/Tungurahua recent volcanic activity
    -Two explosions occurred at Tungurahua yesterday which threw steam with high content of dark ash.
    -A column of steam that came to 1 000 meters above the crater was seen.
  • Sicily (Italy)/Mount Etna recent volcanic activity
    -Activity recorded in Etna with lava and plumes of smoke and ash.
    -Near to Mount Etna is Fontanarossa airport, which is fully operational.
    -Etna is the largest volcano in Europe and among the most active volcanoes in the world.
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Flooding List
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Tropical Cyclone List
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Natural Disaster News
  • Hailstorm in Jiangxi and Guizhou province of China
    -Three killed and at least 25 injured.
    -About 700 people evacuated.
    -900 houses damaged and 2,700 hectares of crops destroyed.
    -Hailstones were as large as 3.5cm in diameter and weighed 18g on average.
  • Wildfire in Burlington County, USA
    -Wildfire in Burlington County burned 300 acres at military base.
    -By the afternoon of April 10, fire was about 80 percent contained.
    -The fire danger level is listed as extreme in Burlington, Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, Monmouth and Ocean counties, as well as Middlesex County south of the Raritan River.
    -There were no reports of injuries or property damage by this wildfire

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