Last Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2012

Natural Disasters List June 17, 2012


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Heavy rainfall and Flooding in Taiwan
    -Heavy rainfall caused by a strong weather front in northern Taiwan. Taipei’s Wenshan, Daan and Zhongshan districts to be worst hit.
    -Hundreds of area reported to be flooded in Wenshan, Zhongshan and Shihlin Districts in Taipei.
    -Agricultural losses estimated NT$500 million (US$16.7 million) caused by heavy rainfall and flooding in Taiwan.
    -Latest map by National Fire Agency shows the areas of Taiwan at high risk of earthquakes, mudslides and other geological disasters.
    -Typhoon Guchol is forecast to cause heavy rainfall and massive flooding in central and southern Taiwan from June 19-22.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 6.4 very strong earthquake in Honshu, Japan (@ 32 km depth) with  epicenter located 16 km SE Ofunato. People of Ofunato and Kamaishi will have felt strong shaking of MMI VI. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Otsuchi, Tono, Yamada, Ichinoseki, Morioka and Sendai. Light shaking will have felt in Yamagata, Fukushima and Akitaregion.
    20:32 UTC (local time Monday, June 18, 2012 at 05:32 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Greece (@ 14 km depth) with epicenter located 56 km SSE of Bitola. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Korce, Ptolemaís and Thessaloníki.
    19:20 UTC (local time Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.1 light aftershocks in Taiwan (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 12 km SE Fenglin. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Hualian and Taichung. Click here to report how tremors were felt around you.
    18:52 UTC (local time 02:52; 2012/06/18 @ epicenter)
  • M 2.7 weak earthquake in Seattle-Tacoma Urban Area, Washington (@ 24 km depth) with epicenter located 3 km NNE  from Federal Way. It will have well felt by the people of Federal Way, Lakeland North, Des Moines, Tacoma and Seattle. Click here to report how tremors were felt around you.
    18:47 UTC (local time Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 11:47:34 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 light shallow earthquake in Poland with epicenter located 12 km E Glogów. It will have even felt by the people of Legnica.
    15:40 UTC (local time 17:40; 2012/06/17 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.3 weak shallow earthquake in Tennessee (@ 8 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km NW from Tiptonville. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Tiptonville, Hayward, Marston, Ridgely, Fulton and Portageville.
    13:40 UTC (local time Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 08:40 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 3.1 weak shallow earthquake in France (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 2 km S Choisy. It will have well felt by the people of Annecy and Geneva.
    11:20 UTC (local time 13:20; 2012/06/17 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.0 moderate very shallow earthquake in Taiwan (@ 10 km depth) today with epicenter located just 33 km S from Hua-lien. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Fenglin, Hualian, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Su-ao.
    09:01 UTC (local time Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 05:01 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthqukae in Honshu, Japan (@ 53 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km NW Shimotsuma. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Tsukuba, Saitama, Utsunomiya, Mito, Yokohama and Tokyo.
    07:13 UTC (local time Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 04:13 PM at epicenter)
  • M 5.7 strong earthquake in Solomon Islands (@ 54 km depth) with epicenter located 45 km NW of Auki. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Auki, Tulaghi, Buala and Honiara. Luckily the populated area is very far to cause any damage.
    03:43 UTC (local time Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 02:43:11 PM at epicenter)
  • M 3.1 weak shallow earthquake in Albania (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located just 5 km NE Patos. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Elbasan.
    01:55 UTC (Local time 03:55; 2012/06/17 @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
  • Sumatra/Mount Marapi recent volcanic activity
    -Volcanic ash spewed up to 500 meters into the sky. The volcano spewed volcanic ash for about 10 minutes.
    -Marapi volcano last erupted in 2005.

Flooding List
  • Flooding in Cannon Falls
    -Heavy rainfall caused Cannon river to overflow.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Super Typhoon Guchol
    -As of 03:00 UTC, Super Typhoon (STY) 05w (Guchol) was located approximately 550 nm south of Kadena AB, Okinawa.
    -Guchol is still not expected to make landfall anywhere in the Philippines.
    -Typhoon Guchol is forecast to strike Japan at about 18:00 GMT on 19 June.
    -By Sunday morning, Guchol (Butchoy) is expected to be 590 kilometers southeast of Casiguran, Aurora, and 500 kilometers east southeast of Basco, Batanes, by Monday morning.
    -Typhoon Guchol is expected to bring wave of rainfall to Southern Taiwan June 19-22. Click to read impacts of Guchol in Philippines, Taiwan and Japan.
  • Post-Tropical Cyclone Carlotta
    -Carlotta now a remnant low over the high terrain of Mexico but Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides possible for several more day.
    -As of 03:00 UTC, it was located 145 km ENE of Zihuatanejo Mexico.

Natural Disaster News
  • Wildfire in Keratea, Greece
    -Two firefighters injured in a forest fire in Keratea, 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Athens.
  • Avalanche on Mount McKinley, Alaska
    -Four Japanese killed in a avalanche on Mount McKinley.
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Useful information to read this daily natural disaster list
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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