Last Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012

Natural Disasters List August 11, 2012-Severe earthquakes in Iran

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Recent Natural Disasters
At least 13 killed and 15 injured when lightning struck a mosque in a remote village in Bangladesh.

Recent Earthquakes

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  • M 6.4 severe earthquake in Northwestern Iran (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 20 km WSW of Ahar. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Tabriz, Mincivan, Meghri, Icari, Hashtrud, Kapan and Ardabil. Click for detail report on this Iranian quake.
    12:23 UTC (local time Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 03:53 PM @ epicenter)
    Helicopters and rescuers are on their way to the affected villages.
  • M 4.5 moderate deep earthquake in Jujuy, Argentina (@ 195 km depth) with epicenter located 43 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres. It will have faintly felt by the people of San Salvador de Jujuy, Palpala and Salta.
    00:16 UTC (local time Friday, August 10, 2012 at 09:16 PM @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (River Tocantins), China (River Mekong, River Yangtze, River Xi Jiang and River Brahmaputra), Colombia (River Japura and River Magdelena), Democratic Republic of the Congo (River Lukaga), Guyana, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand and Sudan (River White Nile).

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.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Gilma
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Gilma was located 1075 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 Depression Seven
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TD Seven was located 590 km E of Barbados and 750 km E of Martinique. Tropical Depression 7 is expected to reach the Windward Islands Today (Saturday).
    -A tropical storm watch is in effect for Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and The Grenadines.
    -The depression is moving toward the west near 24 mph.
    -Two killed other two reported to be missing in Trinidad as a tropical wave lashed the eastern Caribbean with heavy rains and wind.
    -Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar declared Diego Martin a disaster area and said the government has opened two shelters.

Natural Disaster News
  • Tornado in Tylertown, USA
    -Tornado destroyed several building and also caused damage at the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown, State of Mississippi.
  • Storms in Southern New England
    -Storms in southern New England downed trees and power lines and also caused minor street flooding.
    -About 17,000 customers are still without power in Connecticut and 14,000 in southeastern Massachusetts, most in Plymouth County.
  • Wildfire at Arizona-Utah border
    -A lightning-caused wildfire in far northwestern Arizona near the Utah border has burned 1,000 acres.
    -Fire is burning on the Arizona Strip District management area about 8 miles southeast of Fredonia.

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