Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Natural Disasters List July 31, 2012-Typhoon Saola in Philippines


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Typhoon Saola in Philippines
    A boy amongst the debris caused by Typhoon Saola in Philippines
    A boy swims amongst the debris as he tries to salvage belongings from destroyed homes
    hit after two barges smashed into an informal settler area in Manila; Source: AFP
    -Death toll from Typhoon Saola has risen to seven. Floods displaced more than 20,000 people.
    -Still many parts of Manila and outlying provinces were without power.
    -According to weather bureau in Manila, the storm is expected to blow toward Taiwan later this week.
    -High wind with scale 7-8 and gust up to scale 9-11 is forecast to happen in Bashi Channel, Balintang Channel, Taiwan Straits, eastern and southern South China Sea, southern East China Sea, Taiwan coast, and coastal Fujian.
    -Saola is the seventh of 20 storms and typhoons to hit the Philippines this year which is named after a rare mammal found in Vietnam and Laos.

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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.1 light shallow earthquake in Eastern Turkey (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located just 37 km NNW from Van. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Karakose (Agri) and Hakkari.
    23:12 UTC (local time Wednesday, August 01, 2012 at 02:12 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake near the Coast of Central Peru (@ 33 km depth) with epicenter located 41 km SW of Santiago. It will have well felt by the people of Ica, Villa Tupac Amaru and Pisco.
    22:34 UTC (local time Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 05:34 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 2.9 weak shallow earthquake in Oklahoma (@ 3 km depth) with epicenter located 4 km WNW of Prague. It will have well felt by the people of Shawnee, Choctaw and Midwest City.
    16:03 UTC (local time Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:03:39 AM @ epicenter)
    Read more: Recent earthquakes in Oklahoma
  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Nepal (@60 km depth) with epicenter located 56 km SE Jumla. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Narayan, Bahraich and Lakhnau.
    11:58 UTC (local time 17:43; 2012/07/31 @ epicenter)
    Read more: Recent earthquakes in Nepal
  • M 3.6 light shallow earthquake in Utah (@ 1 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km WNW from Emery. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Mayfield, Ferron, Richfield, Price, Ephraim, Nephi, Provo and Salt Lake City.
    10:27 UTC (local time Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 04:27 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Colombia (@ 53 km depth) with epicenter located 4 km NE of Obando. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of La Victoria, Toro, Cartago, Armenia, Manizales, Pereira, Calarcá, Cali and Bogotá.
    01:26 UTC (local time Monday, July 30, 2012 at 08:26 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.3 weak shallow earthquake in Bulgaria (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located just 3 km SW Pernik. It will have well felt by the people of Batanovci, Pernik and Sofia.
    00:10 UTC (local time 03:10; 2012/07/31 @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major Flash Floods: Afghanistan (River Amu Darya), Australia (River Darling), Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (River Tocantins), China (River Mekong and River Huang), Ethiopia, Honduras, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mali, Nicaragua (River San Juan), Nigeria (Benue), Pakistan (River Indus), Philippines, Sudan (River Blue Nile), Tanzania (River White Nile) and United States (River Rio Grande).
  • Flash floods in Central Equatoria State, Sudan
    -Flooding on river Kor Jamus and Lamu washed away several roads.
    -Floods deatroyed Kajo-Keji-Juba road too which links six counties to the state and national capital, Juba.

Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Erebus, Kilauea, Erta Ale, Tungurahua, Popocatépetl, Etna, Nyiragongo, Ol Doinyo Lengai, Semeru, Tungurahua and Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano.

Read more: Japan/Sakurajima recent volcanic activity


Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Saola
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Saola was located approximately 285 nm south-southeast of Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Tropical Storm Damrey
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Damrey was located approximately 205 nm north-northwest of iwo to, Japan.

Natural Disaster News
  • Wildfire in Rabbit Lake mine, Canada
    -More than 300 people evacuated after wildfire in Rabbit Lake mine, Canada.
    -Rabbit Lake mine is the longest operating uranium mine in North America, and the second-largest uranium mill in the world.
  • Wildfire in Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri
    -Wildfire in Mark Twain National Forest of Missouri burned 400 acres.
  • Solar storm expected to hit Earth Today (Tuesday)
    -The M6-class solar flare is expected to hit Earth today.
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Solar Flares 2012: M Class Solar Storm to reach Earth Today
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