Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012

Natural Disasters List June 22, 2012


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Recent Natural Disasters

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  • Flooding in Duluth, Minnesota
    -A state of flood emergency declared.
    -Around $100 million damage estimated from Northland flooding.
    -About 200 residents from the Fond du Lac neighborhood in Duluth and 40 from the Thomson, Minnesota area are still displaced.
    -It is believed to be the worst flood since 1972 in the Twin Ports area and along the north shore of Lake Superior.
    -Sinkholes and mudslides were reported across the city.
    -Several animals at Lake Superior Zoo were killed by floods.
    -Heavy rains have caused runoff in the Duluth Harbor and out into Lake Superior (as seen in photo; source: Duluth News Tribune)
    -Duluth is a port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and is the county seat of Saint Louis County. Click for detail report on this Duluth flood.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 3.8 light earthquake in New South Wales Australia (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 22 km N of Boorowa. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of  Young, Goulburn, Cowra, Orange,  Bathurst and Canberra.
    09:16 UTC (local time Friday, June 22, 2012 at 07:16 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Honshu, Japan (@ 19 km depth) with epicenter located 133 km E of Yamada. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Morioka and Miyako, Otsuchi and Kamaishi.
    07:58 UTC (local time Friday, June 22, 2012 at 05:58 PM @ epicenter)  
  • M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in Utah with epicenter located 31 km ENE from Boulder. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Torrey and Escalante.
    05:37 UTC (local time Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:37 PM @ epicenter)Update

    Another weak earthquake in Utah @ 08:26 PM local time with epicenter located 13 km SSE of Washington. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Saint George, Hurricane and Mesquite (Nevada).
  • M 6.0 strong harmless sea quake in Macquarie Island Region (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 24 km NW of Macquarie Island, Australia. The populated residental area is very far to cause any damage.
    04:31 UTC (local time Friday, June 22, 2012 at 03:31:17 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.7 strong harmless sea quake South of the Kermadec Islands (@ 24 km depth) with epicenter located 154 km SSE of L'Esperance Rock. The populated residential area is very far to cause any damage.
    02:20 UTC (local time Friday, June 22, 2012 at 02:20 PM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
  • Iceland/Katla recent volcanic activity
    -Increased seismic activity detected in Mýrdalsjökull glacier under which the volcano Katla lies.
    -Twenty-six minor earthquakes recorded with epicenter within the Katla crater.

Flooding List
  • Flooding in Victoria, Australia
    -At least 30 homes have been evacuated in Koo Wee Rup.
    -Floods also shut down Yallourn power station.
  • Flooding in North-west England
    -A severe weather warning issued for Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire with high risk of flooding.
    -People in Manchester, Liverpool, the Wirral, Cheshire and Lancashire are said to in high alert and prepare for flooding.
    -Heavy rainfall also forecast for central and north Wales.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical Storm Chris
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TS Chris was located 870 km ESE of Cape Race Newfoundland, Canada.

Natural Disaster News
  • Tornado in Long Sutton, England
    -Tornado affected parts of Long Sutton and Lutton.
    -No damage or injury reported.
  • Major quake to hit Mukomuko, Indonesia
    -According to Mukomuko district head Ichwan Yunus, the Mukomuko district of Bengkulu province is likely to have a powerful earthquake and a devastating tsunami any moment.
    -Based on the analysis of experts, an earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale can happen at any moment.
  • Natural disasters leave 1,126 dead, missing in China in 2011
    Natural disasters left 1,126 people dead or missing in China in 2011, a statement released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) said Thursday. Natural disasters affected about 32.47 million hectares of crops.
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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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