Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2012

Natural Disasters List May 27, 2012


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Recent Natural Disasters
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  • Extreme Drought in North Korea
    -This May is the driest month in 50 years in western coastal areas. Just 2mm rainfall on the capital Pyongyang in the past 30 days.
    -The western region of Korea is particularly badly affected by lack of rain. . Drinking water shortage has been reported.
    -Rice and corn planting is badly affected leading to shortage of food in several parts.
    -After the North’s latest rocket launch this April, the US has also suspended a plan to deliver 240,000 tonnes of food. due to this food shortage, more than 2mn children are expected to go hungry in North Korea.
    -Prime Minister Choe Yong-Rim has visited the area of the disaster.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • Earthquake in Swaziland !
    Currently many people online on this blog from Mbabane, Hhohho,Swaziland. Think earthquake tremor has well felt in Swaziland. However, no any earthquake reported by any seismological centers yet. Click for detail report on this Swaziland quake.
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Hebei, China (@ 39 km depth) with epicenter located 30 km W Changli. Modearte to light shaking will have felt by the people of Tangshan, Linxi , Qinhuangdao and Tianjin. Weak shaking will have felt as far as capital Beijing. click for detail report on this quake 02:22 UTC (local time Monday, May 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate very shallow earthquake in Western Xizang (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 289 km from Pokhara and 390 km from Kathmandu, Nepal. Lakhnau (India) is 528 km far from epicenter.
    20:50 UTC (local time Monday, May 28, 2012 at 04:50 AM @ epicenter )
  • M 4.1 moderate shallow aftershocks in Northern Italy (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km NE San felice sul panaro. light shaking will have felt as far as Modena. Earlier M  5.9 Bologna-Verona Italy Earthquake killed 7 people some days ago.
    18:18 UTC (local time 20:18; 2012/05/27 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico (@ 72 km depth) with epicenter located 33 km W Tehuantepec. Light to weak shaking will have felt as far as Salina Cruz, Puerto Angel and Oaxaca, Mexico.
    18:05 UTC (local time Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 01:05 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Assam, India (@ 18 km depth) with epicenter close to Kamrup. Earthquake will have well felt by the people of Guwahati and various parts of Assam. Click for recent earthquakes in India
  • M 3.8 light earthquake in Southern California (@ 0.9 km depth) with epicenter 30 km ENE from Barstow. Light to weak earthquake will have felt by the people of Lenwood, Goldstone Lake and Los Angeles Civic Center, CA. Click here if you felt
    13:05 UTC (local time Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 06:05 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Central Peru (@ 42 km depth) with epicenter located 18 km N Oxapampa. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of San ramón and Huanuco, Peru.
    10:10 UTC (local time Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 05:10 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.3 light shallow earthquake in Virgin Islands region (@ 4 km depth) with epicenter located 25 km S from Anna's Retreat, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Cruz Bay, Saint John, Charlotte Amalie, Charlotte Amalie East, Annaʿs Retreat and Road Town (British Virgin Islands).
    07:45 UTC (local time Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 03:45 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake near the Coast of Central Peru (@ 62 km depth) with epicenter located 24 km S of Chincha Alta. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Pisco and ica.
    05:21 UTC (local time Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 12:21 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.1 weak earthquake in Puerto Rico (@ 84 km depth) with epicenter located just 3 km NNW  from Hato Candal. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Río Grande, Palmer, Carolina and San Juan.
    05:00 UTC (local time Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 01:00 AM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
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Flooding List
  • Senate acts to extend flood insurance program 60 days
    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to extend the life of the National Flood Insurance Program for 60 days, giving lawmakers time to work on a long-term extension that would seek to restore fiscal solvency to the debt-ridden plan.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical Storm Beryl
    -Beryl is currently (03:06 UTC) located 345 km se of Charleston South Carolina and 435 km E of Jacksonville Florida.
    -A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Volusia/Brevard County line Florida to Edisto Beach South Carolina.
    -On the forecast track the center of Beryl is expected to approach the southeastern coast of the United States on Sunday and then make landfall Sunday night or Monday. Click for detail update report on tropical storm Beryl
  • Tropical Storm Sanvu
    -Tropical storm 03w (Sanvu) is located approximately 245 nm east of chichi jima, Japan.

Natural Disaster News
  •  Adverse weather in Lukla, Nepal
    -Over 900 tourists stranded in Lukla due to adverse weather condition
    -Private helicopters rescued around 250 tourists from Lukla on Saturday.
    -Zero visibility reported at the airport.
  • Natural disasters: Comprehensive survey to be conducted in nine districts
    LAHORE: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) will conduct a detailed study of settlements located within 10 kilometers of major rivers in nine districts.
  • Over 600m allocated to remove consequences of natural disasters
    The Azerbaijani leadership allocates additional funds to remove consequences of natural disasters in Azerbaijan. Thus, in order to eliminate the consequences which occurred in 2012 in northern part of Azerbaijan as a result of a series of devastating earthquakes, floods in 2010 in the Kur and Araz rivers and other natural disasters.

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