Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012

Natural Disasters List April 28, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
Somali refugees in Dollo Ado; Source UNHCR
  • Flooding in Ethiopia and Kenya
    -Following the UN refugee agency, heavy rainfall caused flooding in Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya.
    -Worst affected is Dollo Ado in Southern Ethiopia. A week before about 700 refugee tents were damaged by heavy rainfall in Dollo Ado.
    -Several roads including Hilaweyn (way to camps) is flooded.
    -Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya is also affected by heavy rainfall. About 460,000 refugees are currently living in Dadaab refugee complex. There is chance of spreading Malaria. So, 220,000 nets will be distributed to those living in Dadaab's Ifo, Dagahaley and Hagadera camps.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 4.1 strong very shallow earthquake in Baja California, Mexico (@ 0.2 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km SW from Guadalupe Victoria. Light shaking will have felt by the people of Alberto Oviedo Mota, Guadalupe Victoria and Delta. People of Estacion Coahuila, Puebla, Hermosillo, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexicali, Calexico, El Centro and Yuma will have felt a weak shaking.
    21:25 UTC (local time Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 02:25 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.7 moderate sea quake in New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea (@ 48 km depth) with epicenter located 125 km S of Rabaul. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Kokopo and Rabaul. People of Namatanai will have experienced a weak shaking.
    19:21 UTC (local time Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 05:21 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.1 weak very shallow earthquake in Spain (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located just below Sils. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Blanes, Mataró and Barcelona.
    15:24 UTC (local time 17:24; 2012/04/28 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.1 moderate shallow earthquake in Southern California (@ 10 km depth) today with epicenter located 3 km NW from Devore. Light shaking will have felt by the people of Muscoy. People of Crestline, Rialto, Fontana, San Bernardino, Bloomington, Riverside, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Long Beach and Los Angeles will have felt weak shaking of MMI II-III. Click for detail report on this quake
    15:07 UTC (local time Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 08:07 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.4 strong deep sea quake in Tonga (@ 129 km depth) with epicenter located 78 km W of Neiafu. Moderate shaking willl have felt by the people of Neiafu. People of Pangai, Nuku`alofa, Havelu and Vaini will have experienced light shaking of MMI IV. No Tsunami warning issued.
    10:08 UTC (local time Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Vancouver Island, Canada Region (@ 16 km depth) with epicenter located 166 km W of Port Hardy. Just a weak shaking will have felt as far as Gibsons city of British Columbia region.
    03:42 UTC (local time Friday, April 27, 2012 at 08:42 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow earthquake in Eastern Turkey (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 59 km SSE of Bingol. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Lice. Weak shaking will have felt in Batman, Bingol and Mus region of Turkey.
    03:17 UTC (local time Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 06:17 AM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
  • Kamchatka/Karymsky recent volcanic activity
    -Explosive activity at Karymsky volcano continues.
    -Ash explosions up to 19,700 ft (6 km) ASL could occur at any time.
    -Activity of the volcano could affect low-flying aircraft.
    -Karymsky which is the most active volcano of Kamchatka's eastern volcanic zone has current aviation color code Orange.

Flooding List
  • Flooding in British Colombia, Canada
    -People in the Indian Rock area near Naramata forced to leave after flooding in the South interior of B.C.
    -The dam on Chute Lake overflowed.

Tropical Cyclone List
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Natural Disaster News
  • Severe weather in Australia
    -Strong winds and heavy rainfall forecast in the Fiordland, Westland, Otago and Canterbury lakes.
    -Severe windstorms predicted tomorrow in Canterbury, Marlborough, Wellington and southern Wairarapa.
  • 2012 Insurance rates rise after natural disasters
    Natural disasters has affected the insurance rates because of the number of claims.The state approved across the board increases of up to 9.6% for insurance premiums.

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