Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Natural Disasters List May 22, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Very strong earthquake near Sofia, Bulgaria
    -M 5.8 very strong earthquake shakes Sofia, Bulgaria at local time 03:00 AM. The quake's epicenter was just 24 km (14 miles) W of Sofia.
    -The church "St. Ivan Rilski" in the center of Pernik was cracked by the earthquake.
    -Several houses reported to be collapsed in street of Byala Slatina.
    -The roof of the Mining Department also reported to be damaged.
    -Earthquake tremor was felt in parts of Serbia and Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Macedonia too.
    -According to Dikov, chief architect of Sofia, buildings in Sofia are so designed that must withstand an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 to 7.5 on the Richter scale.
    -Sofia pronounced is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 15th largest city in the European Union. Click for detail report on this Bulgaria quake
  • Deadly rainstorm in Nancy, Eastern France
    -One killed and three other injured in a deadly rainstorm in eastern France. Today morning, a dead body of elderly woman was found in the basement of her home.
    -Floodwater reached two metres (6.6ft) in some areas.
    -Several houses reported to be closed.
    -The mayor of Nancy is planning to declare the storm a natural catastrophe.
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  • M 4.0 light shallow earthquake in Southern California (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located located 14 km S from Seeley. Light shaking will have felt in Progreso, Heber, Seeley and El Centro and weak shaking will have felt by the people of Calexico, Imperial, San Diego and Mexicali. Click for detail update report on this quake
    15: 06 UTC (local time Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 08:06 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.3 weak shallow earthquake in Poland (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 21 km NW Legnica. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Legnica and Chojnów.
    14:52 UTC (local time 16:52; 2012/05/22 @ epicenter)
  • M 2.9 weak very shallow earthquake in Hawaii Islands (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 9 km WSW from Volcano. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt around epicenter.
    11:09 UTC (local time Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 01:09 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.8 light shallow earthquake in Northern Italy (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 30 km W Ferrara. It is the aftershocks of earlier M 5.9 Bologna-Verona Italy Earthquake.
    09:31 UTC (local time 11:31; 2012/05/22 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Molucca Sea (@ 69 km depth) with epicenter located 189 km NNW of Ternate. Just a weak shaking will have felt in Ternate.
    02:38 UTC (local time Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
There are no recent volcanic eruptions at this time. Check back later or use search box to find earlier.
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Flooding List
  • Flooding in Buncombe, North Carolina
    -Minor flooding reported in Buncombe. Mudslide also reported in northern part of the county.
    -About 30 people evacuated. However no damage or injury reported.
    -Following The National Weather Service, more heavy rain is possible in Buncombe County Tuesday afternoon and evening.
  • Thailand's economy expands on post-flood recovery
    Thailand's economy expanded in the first quarter as factories resumed production and domestic consumption revived after last year's floods.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical storm Two-E
    -Currently Two-E is just a tropical depression but t is expected to become a tropical storm late today (Tuesday) and a a hurricane on Wednesday.
    -It is located 815 km SSW of Acapulco Mexico. Click for detail update report on Tropical Storm Bud
  • Tropical Storm Sanvu
    -Tropical Storm (TS) 03w (Sanvu) is located approximately 45 nm west of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
    -By late Wednesday, it is forecast to weaken to just a tropical depression.
  • Tropical storm Alberto
    -Alberto has weaken to a tropical depression.
    -It is located 390 km ESE of Charleston South Carolina.
    -Alberto is expected to lose its tropical characteristics by Tuesday night or Wednesday.
    -Following National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Historical Hurricane Tracks database, Alberto tied an unnamed tropical storm that formed in the Caribbean in 1940 as the 11th-earliest Atlantic tropical storm on record.

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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).
The natural disaster data are collected from different sources like USGS, EMSC, GDACS, EDIS..
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