Last Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Natural Disasters List May 24, 2012-Four Killed In Landslide In Balikpapan, Indonesia

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Landslide in Balikpapan, Indonesia
    -Four killed and three other injured in a landslide in Balikpapan town of East Kalimantan province of Indonesia.
    -Injured people are being treated in Balikpapan’s Kanudjoso Djatiwibowo Hospital.
    -Another landslide occurred at KM 5 on the Balikpapan-Samarinda route, but without any injuries.
    -Flooding also reported in Timur village in Gunung Samarinda subdistrict, Jl. M.T. Haryono, Simpang 5 Rapak, Gunung Sari, Sepinggan, Balikpapan Baru, Jl. A. Yani, Gunung Guntur, Gunung Pasir, Batakan and Damai subdistrict.
    -Airplane flights from Balikpapan’s Sepinggan Airport was disrupted.
    -Heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslide in this area.
    -Floods and landslide are common and frequent natural disasters in Indonesia during heavy rains.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 6.2 very strong harmless earthquake in Norwegian sea (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 601 km NW of Tromso. Just a weak shaking will have felt in north of Norway.
    22:47 UTC (local time Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM @ epicenter)
    -It was the strongest earthquake in years to hit northwest of Norway.
    -Weak shaking was felt as far away as the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen and Svalbard archipelago.
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Neuquen, Argentina (@ 151 km depth) with epicenter located 57 km NNW of Chos Malal. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Chillán, Nueva Imperial and Temuco of Chile.
    19:18 UTC (local time Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 04:18:55 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 2.7 weak earthquake in Northern Italy (@ 16 km depth) with epicenter located 3 km S San felice sul panaro. Weak shaking will have felt even by the people of Modena.
    09:49 UTC (local time 11:49; 2012/05/24 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.2 weak shallow earthquake in Colorado (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 24 km WSW of Trinidad. People of Raton and Walsenburg of Colorado will have felt a weak shaking.
    05:44 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Atacama, Chile (@ 46 km depth) with epicenter located 80 km NNW of Vallenar. Weak shaking will have experienced by the people of Copiapo too.
    04:51 UTC (local time Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:51 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in Puerto Rico (@ 13 km depth) with epicenter located just 2 km NW from Playita Cortada. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Potala Pastillo, Río Cañas Abajo and Ponce.
    02:31 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 10:31 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow earthquake disaster in Halmahera, Indonesia (@  10 km depth) with epicenter located 89 km NNE from Ternate. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Ternate.
    00:33 UTC (local time Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 09:33 AM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
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Flooding List
  • Flooding in Prince William County, USA
    -Strong storms and heavy rainfall caused flooding in Prince William County of Virginia, USA.
    -Several roads as Little River Road  (Loudoun County Line), Logmill Road (Ingram Drive), Valley View Drive (between Crockett Road and Parkgate Drive), Brentsville Road (Bradley Forest Road), Purcell Road (between Dumfries Road and Hoadly Road), Lucasville Road  (Hidden Spring Drive), Bristow Road (Wright Lane), and Birmingham Drive near Signal Hill Elementary School was closed because of flooding.
    -Heavy rainfall plus flooding also created sinkholes and raised the flooding threat level at the Lake Jackson dam.
    -The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Prince William County through 4:45 a.m. Thursday.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical Storm Bud
    -Bud has developed to a hurricane.
    -It is located 620 km SW of Manzanillo Mexico.
    -A tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from punto san telmo westward to la Fortuna. Click for real time update on tropical storm Bud
  • Typhoon Sanvu
    -Typhoon (TY) 03w (Sanvu) is located approximately 310 nm south-southwest of iwo to, Japan.

Natural Disaster News
  • Earthquake rumor in Bulgaria
    -Rumor of magnitude 7.5 earthquake to hit Bulgaria has panicked people.
    -It is just a rumor, nothing more. since no one in Bulgaria or anyone from the world can do any prediction of earthquakes.
  • Natural Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance to 2020
    While natural disasters tend to generate higher numbers of deaths or injuries in less developed countries that often suffer from weaker infrastructure and less robust medical systems, the developed world remains at risk. The tropical storm Katrina in the United States, and the tsunami and earthquake that struck Japan in 2010 served as wakeup calls.
  • USU Museum of Anthropology: Natural Disasters and Human Impacts
    Natural disasters and how humans affect the environment are the topics of the next “Saturdays at the Museum” activity at Utah State University. The museum invites everyone to learn how, as humans, we affect the environment. Tips for adjusting to natural disasters are also offered at the May 26 activities.

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