Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Natural Disasters List May 31, 2012-Landslide In Sikkim, India- 4,000 Tourists Affected

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Tsongmo lake
  • Landslide in Sikkim, India
    -About 4,000 tourists affected by landslide near Gangtok and Tsongmo Lake.
    -The tourists were stuck after boulders fell on the main Jawaharlal Nehru Road, the link between Gangtok and Tsomgo Lake. This is also the same road that leads to Nathula where the India-China border trade takes place.
    -Tourists are taking shelter provided by the army at their bases.
    -The alternative route via Rongli and Rhenock will be used to evacuate the tourists if the situation become worse.
    -Officials said, M 6.8 Sikkim earthquake (September) could have loosened the ground underneath and continuing rains then resulted in the landslide.
    -Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim, India, some 40 kilometres away from Gangtok.
    Related Post:
    Recent Natural Disasters In India
  • Landslide in Palena and Futaleufu area of Chile
    -About 3,000 people affected by the landslide in towns of Palena and Futaleufu.
    -Landslide occurred during a storm. Power outages and the loss of telephone communications also reported during the storm.
    -Four houses reported to be destroyed (two in the town of Catesby and two in the commune of Panquehue) during a heavy rainfall and storms. Yellow alert issued for the Province of Los Andes and municipality of Cartagena.
    -The front of bad weather is affecting several regions of Chile over the past few days.
  • Tornado in Carteret County, North Carolina
    -Several houses damaged by tornado off Little Kinston Road near the White Oak River.
    -According to the Western Carteret Fire Department Chief Kevin Hunter,  nearly 70 homes in the area has received some degree of damage.
    -The tornado stayed on the ground for about a half mile. Immediately 100 customers lost power in the Little Kinston Road area.

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  • M 5.5 strong earthquake in Antarctica with epicenter located 742 km SW of Mt. Siple. Earthquakes do occur occasionally in Antarctica, but not very often.
    05:07 UTC (local time Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 07:07 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Papua, Indonesia (@ 32 km depth) with epicenter located 101 km W of Manokwari. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Manokwari and Sorong.
    23:01 UTC (local time Friday, June 01, 2012 at 08:01 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.2 light shallow earthquake in Northern Italy (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 4 km NW Mirandola. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Verona and Modena. Aftershocks are continuously hitting Northern Italy .Click here to read a post on Bologna-Verona Italy Earthquake
    19:04 UTC (local time 21:04; 2012/05/31 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.0 light shallow earthquake in Pakistan (@ 14 km depth) with epicenter located just 26 km SE of Karachi. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Thatta, Gadani and as far as Hyderabad. Karachi is the largest city, main seaport and financial centre of Pakistan, as well as the capital of the province of Sindh.
    Earthquakes and active faults in western and northern Pakistan, as well as adjacent parts of Afghanistan, are the result of the India plate moving northwards at a rate of about 40 mm/yr and colliding with the Eurasian plate.
    15:35 UTC (local time Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 08:35 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.6 light earthquake in Channel Islands Region, California (@ 0.5 km depth) with epicenter located 26 km WNW from San Clemente Islands. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster, Santa Ana, Irvine, Long Beach, Torrance, Huntington Beach, Anaheim and Fullerton.
    06:42 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.0 light shallow earthquake in Yemen (@ 16 km depth) with epicenter located 28 km W Damar. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Yarim and Damar.
    05:11 UTC (local time 08:11; 2012/05/31 @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.6 moderate deep earthquake in Central Peru with epicenter located 45 km ESE of Pucallpa. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Pucallpa.
    04:57 UTC (local time Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:57 PM @ epicenter) 

Volcanic Activity List
  • Costa Rica/Rincón de la Vieja, San José and Turrialba recent volcanic activity
    -Increased seismic activity at three Costa Rican volcanoes. A preventive “green alert” declared at these volcanoes.
    -Emissions of gas at Poás Volcano are expected to increase.

Flooding List
  • Flooding in Montreal, Canada
    -Hundreds of works of rare art reported to be damaged at one of Montreal’s main museums by heavy rains and flooding.
    -One line of the subway system was also shut down as water poured into stations.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical cyclone Beryl
    -Beryl is now a Post-tropical cyclone. It is located 65 km WSW of Cape Hatteras North Carolina.
    -Dangerous surf conditions including rip currents are possible along the coasts of North Carolina and southeastern Virginia this evening. Cllick for detail report on this post tropical cyclone Beryl.
  • Cyclone in Eastern Visayas, Philippines
    -According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), as active low-pressure area (ALPA) moves closer to eastern Visayas. It is expected to intensify into a cyclone.
    -Flash flood and landslide warning issued for Visayas and Northeast Mindanao.
    -As of 11 a.m, LPA is estimated at 330 km east of Borongan.

Natural Disaster News
  • M 9.2 mega earthquake on the coast of Chile!
    -There is again another rumor of mega earthquake of 9.2 to hit Chile within 1-2 days (Chile la predicción de terremotos).
    -People in Chile seems panicked with this news.The earthquake is predicted to hit between 05.20 and 07.20 hours.
    -This is not the first time nor in Chile only. Yesterday too, major earthquake was forecast earlier to hit Assam, India BUT as usual the prediction went wrong! IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT EARTHQUAKES. Click here to read yesterday's post, "Assam major earthquake prediction go viral- but no earthquake"
  • Power earthquake to hit Quetta, Pakistan!
    -According to the assistant professor at Geology Department of University of Balochistan, Deen Muhammad Kakar, M 7.5 power earthquake is expected to hit Quetta city of Pakistan.
    -Mountainous areas including Koh Sulman, Koh Kirthar, Quetta and northern areas are in eight-millimeter annual movement to South and due to this movement a great stress is being accumulated under soil. Indication was shown by Global Positioning System machine (GPS) machine installed in these areas.
    -M 7.7, 1935 Balochistan Earthquake at Quetta, Balochistan killed arond 45,000 people.
  • Thunderstorms and lightning in Nepal
    -Six killed by lightning and thundering in Khotang, Udayapur, Dhankuta and Solukhumbu of Nepal. Seven other injured in Udayapur and four in Khotang.
  • Maureen Dowd: A date on a Mayan calendar and other scary stuff
    Worried about those two small asteroids that buzzed the Earth this week, those two big earthquakes in Italy and the countdown to doomsday on Dec. 21, supposedly prophesied in the Mayan calendar. Will Planet X, or Nibiru, collide with the Earth before Christmas? Will a solar flare cause a geomagnetic reversal of the north and south poles? Will a black hole swallow us up?

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