Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012

Natural Disasters List July 23, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Beijing, China
    Soldiers evacuating students in Fangshan District of Beijing; Source Xinhua
    -Death toll from Beijing floods has risen to 37.
    -More than 50,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Beijing, China.
    -Landslides killed three in Fangshan region of Beijing.
    -About 500 outbound flights were cancelled and at least 80,000 passengers stranded.
    -It is the heaviest rainstorm in six decades in Beijing. Flooding has caused 10 billion economic loss and affected area of ​​16,000 km2 so far.
  • Wildfire in Spain
    Firefighters battling the blaze close to the Spanish-French border; Source
    -Three killed and about 100 injured in wildfire in northeastern Spain.
    -Fire that broke out near the town of La Jonquera just across the border with France has spread about 17,000 acres.
    -About 80 firefighting brigades from Spain and France are currently fighting the wildfire.
    -Death toll from Spain wildfire has risen to 4.
    -The fire is burning close to the border with France and includes the Costa Brava which is one of the most popular beach destinations in Spain.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 4.8 moderate earthquake in Uzbekistan (@ 6 km depth) with epicenter located just 14 km SW Samarkand. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Charxin  and Samarkand.
    18:32 UTC (local time 23:32; 2012/07/23 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.2 moderate shallow earthquake near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 94 km N of Nabire. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Manokwari, Tual and Sorong.
    00:22 UTC (local time Monday, July 23, 2012 at 09:22 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 Yavatmal, India
    -More than 30 villages affected by continuous rainstorm in Yavatmal, Maharashtra.
    -People from eight villages have been shifted to the safer places.
    -The bridge between Yavatmal and Arni at Yeola village also reported to be destroyed. 
  • Flooding in North Islands, New Zealand
    -Floodwaters cut off State Highway 2 to the west and south of Waihi.
    -Local Met Service has issued severe weather watch for Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay.
    -People living near Piako, Waihou and Waitoa rivers are on high alert.
  • Flooding in Las Vegas, United States
    -Minor flooding reported in the southeast part of the Las Vegas.
    -Flooding reported near Sam Boyd Stadium as well as areas in Henderson.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Tropical Storm Vicente
    -As of 01:00 UTC, Tropical storm 09w (Vicente) was located approximately 175 nm south of Hong Kong.
    -Vicente is expected to become a category 1 cyclone by early tomorrow (Tuesday).
    -At least seven people reported to be injured due to T.S. Vicente.
    -As of 13:50 UTC, Vicente was moving at the speed of 20 km/hr toward the southern Chinese coast and is expected to pass 100 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong overnight.
    -Typhoon warning level raised to eight, two below the most severe level.

Natural Disaster News
  • Tornado in Smeaton, Canada
    -Tornado reported about five miles south of Smeaton, Canada.
    -Tornado also destroyed some houses in the area.

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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)
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