Last Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Natural Disasters List May 19, 2012

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  • M 5.9 strong shallow sea quake in Antofagasta, Chile
    M 5.9 strong shallow sea quake in Antofagasta, Chile (@ 25 km depth) with  epicenter located 54 km SW of Taltal. People of Diego de Almagro and Taltal will have felt moderate shaking of MMI V. Just a weak shaking of MMI III will have experienced by the people of Antofagasta and Copiapo.
    Since 1900, numerous magnitude 8 or greater earthquakes have occurred on the interface between the Nazca and South America plates, including the 1960 M 9.5 earthquake in Southern Chile, the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake in the world.
    08:35 UTC (local time Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 04:35 AM @ epicenter)
    Related Post: Recent Natural Disasters In Chile

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  • M 4.2 light shallow earthquake in Northern Italy (@ 6 km depth) with epicenter located 52 km N of Bologna. Light to weak shaking will have experienced by the people of Modena, Savignano sul Rubicone, Padova, Lumezzane, Florence, Finale Emilia, Bolonga, Verona, Parma and Bastiglia.
    23:13 UTC (local time Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 01:13 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.9 moderate very shallow sea quake in Honshu, Japan (@ 5 km depth) today with epicenter located 169 km ESE of Hachinohe. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Miyako, Yamada, Otsuchi, Kamaishi, Ofunato, Tono, Hachinohe and Misawa.
    19:05 UTC (local time Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 05:05 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.2 moderate shallow earthquake in Dodecanese Islands, Greece (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 70 km WSW of Mugla (Turkey). Weak shaking will have felt as far as Aydin and İzmir.
    12:21 UTC (local time Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 03:21 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.0 light shallow earthquake in Western Xizang (@ 15 km depth) with epicenter located 348 km ENE of Lumaringbo, Xizang (Tibet), China. Weak shaking will have around epicenter.
    Bidur (Nepal) 703 and Patna (India) is 949 km far from epicenter.
    09:57 UTC (local time Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 05:57 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.3 light deep earthquake in New Guinea, Papua New Guinea (@ 118 km depth) with epicenter located 74 km NE Laiagam. Just a weak shaking will have felt around epicenter area.
    02:05 UTC (local time Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
  • Guatemala/Fuego recent volcanic activity
    -Lava and ash spewed by Fuego volcano today morning (saturday).
    -Fuego volcano erupted about 2:45 a.m. (0745 GMT), spewing a column of ash up to 16,400 feet above the crater.
    -Airplane advisory issued and sections of highway closed. However, The La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City remains open.

Flooding List
  • Flooding in Pakistan
    -12 districts in Pakistan are at risk of flooding during this year’s monsoon.
    -Following The National Disaster Management, this year’s monsoon could affect up to 29 million people in Sindh.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical Depression Aletta
    -As of 2:00 am PDT (May 19, 2012), Aletta was located 970 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California.
    - The depression is moving toward the east near 2 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Natural Disaster News
  • Solar flare to hit Earth today
    -Solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CME) produced by an enormous sun spot named AR 1476.
    -According to the joint U.S. Air Force / NOAA report of Solar and Geophysical Activity, solar activity is expected to be at low levels with a slight chance for an M-class flare all three days (19 - 21 May).
    -The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels with isolated active periods on day 1 (19 May) due to a possible shock arrival from the 17 May CME.  Quiet to unsettled conditions are expected on day 2 (20 May).  Mostly quiet conditions are expected on day 3 (21 May). There is a slight chance for shock enhancement of the greater than 10 MeV protons above 10 pfu on day 1.
    -A solar flare is a sudden brightening observed over the Sun's surface or the solar limb, which is interpreted as a large energy release of up to 6 × 1025 joules of energy. Solar flares were first observed on the Sun by Richard Christopher Carrington and independently by Richard Hodgson in 1859.
  • How To Prepare Your Pet For A Natural Disaster
    Living here in the Mountain State, you may not think you need to be prepared for natural disasters, since we don't have quite as many as other parts of the country. But things like floods and snowstorms do happen, sometimes when you least expect it. That's why it's important to always keep your family safe and that includes your pets.

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This natural disaster list contains daily list of recent natural disasters around the world. The page is break down into various parts as Recent Natural Disasters (real time update report on rolling natural disaster around the world), Recent earthquake List  (only earthquakes which are felt by people), Recent Volcanic Activity (active volcanoes), Recent Flooding (ongoing flood event), Tropical Cyclones (active cyclones) and Natural Disaster News (natural disaster news on various topics like Tornado, Tsunami, Wildfire, Drought, Hailstorm, Heat Wave, Hurricane, Epidemic, Famine, Lahar, Limnic Eruption, Mudflow, Solar Flare and other disasters)
The major natural disasters are linked to definite page containing update report on that disaster. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, also called GMT).
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