Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012

Natural Disasters List August 10, 2012

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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Greece (@ 22 km depth) with epicenter located 13 km SSE of Paramythia. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Ioannina, Arta and Preveza.
    19:07 UTC (local time Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.2 very strong sea quake in Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (@ 13 km depth) with epicenter located 97 km ESE of Nikolski. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Unalaska.
    18:37 UTC (local time Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 weak shallow earthquake in Central California (@ 14 km depth) with epicenter located just 4 km S from Bishop. It will have well felt by the people of West Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, Selma, Reedley, Sanger, Dinuba, Parlier, Kingsburg, Orange Cove and Orosi.
    08:05 UTC (local time Friday, August 10, 2012 at 01:05 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in Bosnia and Herzegovina (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 3 km E Zenica. It will have well felt by the people of Kakanj and Zenica.
    03:31 UTC (local time 05:31; 2012/08/10 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow sea quake in Mozambique channel (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 318 km W of Morondava. It will have faintly felt in coastal area.
    00:30 UTC (local time Friday, August 10, 2012 at 03:30 AM @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Botsawana (Savuti Chanel), Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (River Tocantins and River Rio Negro), Chad, China (River Mekong, River Yangtze, River Xi Jiang and River Brahmaputra), Colombia (River Japura and River Magdelena), Democratic Republic of the Congo (River Lukaga), Honduras, Kenya (Tana upstream from Masinga), Madagascar, Myanmar (Irrawaddy), New Zealand, Niger (River Niger), Panama, Sudan and Taiwan.

Recent Volcanic Activity
 Erupting Volcanoes: Popocatépetl, Fuego, Etna, Erta Ale, Nyiragongo, Ol Doinyo Lengai, Sakurajima, Shiveluch, Yasurm, Ulawun, Manam, Batu Tara, Semeru, Fuego and Villarrica volcano.
  • Volcanic rocks found off New Zealand coast
    -Mass of small volcanic rocks has been discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand.
    -Golf ball-sized pumice rocks are expected to spewed up in an eruption by an underwater volcano.
    Mount Tongariro/New Zealand recent volcanic activity
    Mount Tongariro spewed ash and rocks for about 30 minutes.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Ernesto
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Ernesto was located 135 km SSW of Veracruz, Mexico and 125 km N of Oaxaca, Mexico.
    -Storms killed three people and destroyed about 100 houses. Ernesto is moving toward the west near 14 mph.
    -Ernesto is expected to dissipate on Friday as the cyclone continues to move inland over the high terrain of southern Mexico.
  • Tropical Storm Gilma-As of 01:00 UTC, TS Gilma was located 1115 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California.
    -Gilma is moving toward the north-northwest near 5 mph.
    -There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
  • Tropical wave Invest 93L
    -Invest 93L is located off the W coast of Africa. It has a 30% chance of cyclonic development next 48 hours.

Natural Disaster News
  • Heavy storms in North Carolinas
    -Heavy storms caused damage along the Pelham Road corridor.
    -Several trees knocked down powerlines along Rolling Green Circle in Greenville County.
  • Tornado Warning for White County in Indiana
    -Tornado Warning issued for southwestern White County in Northwest Indiana until 9:15 PM EDT/8:15 PM CDT.
    -National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm with strong rotation 3 miles southeast of Remington or 15 miles south of Rensselaer and moving southeast at 30 mph.

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