Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012

Natural Disasters List July 22, 2012


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Beijing, China
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    Soldiers evacuating students in Fangshan District of Beijing; Source Xinhua
    -At least 14 people reported to be killed due to flash floods in northern and southwestern China in last two days.
    -More than 5,000 people were evacuated to the safer place. About 350 students and 40 teachers were rescued in Fangshan district. A river in Fangshan overflowed its banks.
    -It is believed to be the heaviest rain in 61 years in Beijing.
    -More than 500 flights were cancelled due to heavy rainfall in Beijing.
    -Orange rainstorm alert warning issued. Rain is forecast to last over 20 hours.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Nicaragua (@ 49 km depth) with epicenter located 71 km W of Masachapa. WEak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of San Rafael del Sur, Corinto and Leon.
    18:02 UTC (local time Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Honduras (@ 43 km depth) with epicenter located just 10 km NE of Sinuapa. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Copan, Esquipulas (Guatemala) and Metapan (El Salvador).
    10:36 UTC (local time Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 04:36 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Western Iran (@ 27 km depth) with epicenter located 55 km SSW of Fereydunshahr. It will have well felt by the people of Farsan, Masjed Soleyman and Khvansar.
    10:16 UTC (local time Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 01:46 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Central Turkey (@ 8 km depth) with epicenter located 10 km SW of Andirin. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Kadirli, Kozan and Bahce.
    09:26 UTC (local time Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.3 weak earthquake in Iraq (@ 7 km depth) with epicenter located 18 km N Al-mawsil. It will have well felt by the people of Tall kayf and Al-mawsil.
    04:52 UTC (local time 08:52; 2012/07/22 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan Region 9@ 58 km depth) with epicenter located 131 km WSW from Kushiro. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Obihiro, Sapporo and Asahikawa.
    04:41 UTC (local time Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 01:41 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.2 weak shallow earthquake in Southern California (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located just 4 km SSE from Yucca Valley. It will have well felt by the people of Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, Twentynine Palms, Desert Hot Springs and San Diego.
    03:00 UTC (local time Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 08:00 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.2 moderate earthquake in Myanmar (@ 15 km depth) with epicenter located 106 km WSW of Myitkyina. Weak shaking will have felt by the people living in India-Myanmar border region.
    02:11 UTC (local time Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 08:41 AM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List
There are no recent volcanic activity/eruption at this time. Check back later or use search box to find earlier updates.


Flooding List
  • Flooding in British Columbia, Canada
    -A state of emergency declared in Quesnel B.C due to flash floods.
    -Landslide diaster reported in Baker Creek.
  • Flooding in Hickory, North Carolina
    -Heavy rainfall and thunderstorm reported in Icard, Longview and Hickory area.
    -Flash floods caused in Hickory, Connelly Springs, Granite Falls, Icard, Longview, Rutherford College and St. Stephens.
  • Flooding in Naji, Fiji
    -Heavy rainfall along with flash floods expected in Nadi area today and tomorrow.
    -Two fisherman are reported to be missing in Beqa.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical Storm Vicente
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TS Vicente was located  180 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong.
    -Tropical storm Vicente is forecast to strike China at about 12:00 GMT on 23 July.

Natural Disaster News
  • Wildfire in Norden and Springview, Nebraska
    -Several people evacuated from Norden and Springview in Nebraska.
    -At least four or five structures in the town of Norden were destroyed.
  • Dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona
    -Heavy dust storms reported in Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Apache Junction, Santan Valley, Chandler, Casa Grande and downtown Phoenix area.
  • Wildfire in Bailey, Colorado
    -New wildfire reported near Bailey in Park County.
    -Fire has burned four acres so far.
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