Last Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Natural Disasters List May 23, 2012


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Recent Natural Disasters
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  • Landslide in Hai Phong, Vietnam
    -Nine people killed because of sudden landslide in a quarry at Lai Xuan Commune, Thuy Nguyen District in northern Hai Phong City of Vietnam.
    -They were killed in two different landslide incidents in the interval of six hours.
    -The quarry operations produce limestone for cement factories and construction. All the fatalities were workers.
    -Heavy rainfall caused landslide in that area.
    -One month ago, a landslide at a strip coal mine's dump in Vietnam killed one people.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 5.9 very strong harmless sea quake in Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 1031 km SSW of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
    22:59 UTC (local time Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 07:59 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate aftershocks in Northern Italy (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 34 km N of Bologna Earlier M  5.9 Bologna-Verona Italy Earthquake killed 7 people three days ago.
    21:41 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.1 strong sea quake in Hokkaido, Japan (@ 41 km depth) with epicenter located 69 km E Mutsu. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Misawa, Hachinohe, Shizunai, Hakodate, Aomori and Hirosaki. Weak shaing will have expeienced by the people of Sapporo, Morioka, Akita and Kushiro. No tsunami warning issued. No damage or injury reported.
    15:02 UTC (local time Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:02 AM @ epicenter)
    Update
    -Minor damage reported to schools in Noheji .
    -damage in museum of Noheji.
    -Train service temporarily closed after the quake.
  • M 3.3 light shallow earthquake in Bulgaria (@ 5 km depth) today with epicenter located 4 km E Batanovci. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Radomir and Sofia. It is the aftershocks of yesterday very strong Pernik-Sofia, Bulgaria quake.
    11:41 UTC (local time 14:41; 2012/0523 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate deep earthquake in Ecuador (@ 161 km depth) with epicenter located  46 km SE Puyo. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Riobamba and Quito.
    10:24 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 05:24 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Southern Alaska (@ 69 km depth) with epicenter located 66 km SW from Nanwalek. Light shaking will have felt by the people of Port Graham and Seldovia. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Homer and Anchorage.
    Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough and Anchorage, 64th-largest city in the United States, is a unified home rule municipality in the southcentral part.
    09:35 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 01:35 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.3 light shallow earthquake in Tanzania (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 30 km NE Izazi. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Dodoma.
    05:32 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 08:32 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Greece (@ 12 km depth) with epicenter located just 5 km SW Thesprotikón. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Arta and Ioannina. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Kerkyra and Pátrai.
    01:46 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 04:46 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Southern Peru (@ 101 km depth) with epicenter located 42 km N of Moquegua. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Torata, Yunguyo, Arequipa and Puno.
    01:04 UTC (local time Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 08:04 PM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
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Flooding List
  • Flooding in Ha Noi City of Vietnam
    -Heavy rains from several hours caused flooding in Ha Noi City of Vietnam..
    -Linh Nam, Ngoc Hoi, Nguyen Tuan Streets were flooded causing traffic jams.
    -Heavy rainfall for three to four days more may cause flooding in Hong River system.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical Storm Bud
    -Bud is located 675 km SSW of Manzanillo Mexico.
    -Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Click for real time update on tropical storm Bud
  • Tropical Storm Sanvu
    -Tropical Storm (TS) 03w (Sanvu) is located approximately 475 nm south of iwo to, Japan.

Natural Disaster News
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