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Natural Disasters List May 20, 2012


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Afghanistan
    -At least 19 reported to be killed and 60 are still missing in flooding disaster in northern Afghanistan.
    -Around 1,000 houses reported to be destroyed. Several houses flooded in capital city of Sar-e-Pul.
    -3,000 animals killed and 1,000 hectares of farm land destroyed in Taloqan and six other districts.
    -According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance, the water rose to 1.5 meters yesterday (Saturday) during the peak of the flooding.
    -21 out of 34 provinces in Afghanistan are vulnerable to floods.
    -About a month ago, flooding in Balkh, Afghanistan killed 16 people.
  • Major earthquake near Bologna, Italy
    -M 5.9 very strong earthquake shakes Bologna, Italy at 04:03 local time. The quake's epicenter was just 36 km NNW of Bologna, Italy. Bologna is the principal city (capital) of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy.
    -Bolonga quake was initially registered at magnitude 6.3.
    -Earthquake tremor was felt even in parts of Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria and France.
    -Atleast four people reported to be killed. Following Italian media, all the fatalities are from rural area of Ferrara. Click for detail update report on Bologna quake

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  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Samar, Philippines (@ 95 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km SE Mabini. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of  Borongan and Tacloban city of Eastern Visayas region.
    12:36 UTC (local time Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 08:36 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 light earthquake in Baja California, Mexico (@ 41 km depth) with epicenter located 16 km SW from Guadalupe Victoria. Weak shaking will have even felt by the people of Mexicali and San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.
    10:21 UTC (local time Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 03:21 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.0 strong shallow sea quake in Honshu, Japan (@ 10 km depth) today with epicenter located 112 km E Miyako. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Miyako and Yamada. Weak shaking will have felt Sendai, Aomori, Yamagata, Fukushima and Kamaishi.
    07:19 UTC (local time Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 05:19 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.4 light earthquake in Tarapaca, Chile (@ 90 km depth) with epicenter located 128 km E of Iquique. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of  Iquique.
    06:44 UTC (local time Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 02:44 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate very shallow earthquake near Christchurch, New Zealand (@ 10 km depth). Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Christchurch and Amberley.
    05:06 UTC (local time Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 05:06 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.3 light deep earthquake in Northern Colombia (@ 158 km depth) with epicenter located just 6 km NW Cepitá. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Piedecuesta and Floridablanca.
    04:59 UTC (Local time Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
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Flooding List
  • Flooding in Afghanistan
    -At least 19 reported to be killed and 60 are still missing in flooding disaster in northern Afghanistan.
    -Around 1,000 houses reported to be destroyed. Several houses flooded in capital city of Sar-e-Pul.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical storm Alberto
    -Alberto is located 160 km SE of Charleston South Carolina.
    -A tropical storm watch is in effect for Savannah River to South Santee River South Carolina.
    -Tropical storm Alberto is moving toward the west-southwest near 6 mph.
    -Dangerous surf conditions are possible along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina through Monday.

Natural Disaster News
  • Heat wave in Odisha, India
    -Four people reported to be killed in in a heat wave in Odisha.
    -Fatalities are from Bolangir, Angul, Jajpur and Subarnapur districts each.
    -46.5 degrees Celsius temperature recorded in Titilagarh town.
  • Earthquake rumor in Romania
    -There is rumor of upcoming strong earthquake in Romania.
    -Many people are searching this blog about strong earthquake to hit Romania today (May 20).
    -No one can predict earthquakes with accuracy not only in Romania but worldwide. So don't run beside these rumors.
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Useful information to read this daily natural disaster list
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).
The natural disaster data are collected from different sources like USGS, EMSC, GDACS, EDIS..
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