Last Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Natural Disasters List August 15, 2012

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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.2 moderate earthquake in El Salvador (@ 73 km depth) today with epicenter located 27 km SSE of La Libertad. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Zaragoza, Santo Tomas, San Marcos, Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Rosario, La Libertad, Mejicanos, Nueva San Salvador and San Salvador. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Aguilares, Ahuachapán, Santa Ana, Villa Nueva and Antigua Guatemala.
    23:45 UTC (local time Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 05:45 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.3 moderate shallow aftershocks in Northwestern Iran (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 21 km NW Ahar. M 6.4 quake killed more than 306 people in Iran. Click for detail report on Iran quake.
    17:49 UTC (local time 21:18; 2012/08/15 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate deep earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan (@ 150 km depth) with epicenter located 43 km NW of Kizukuri. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Goshogawara, Namioka and Aomori-shi.
    04:12 UTC (local time Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 01:12 PM @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Australia (River Murray), Botsawana (Savuti channel), Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (River Tocantins and River Amazon), Burkina Faso, China (River Mekong, River Huang He and River Brahmaputra), Colombia (River Rio Negro and River Magdelena), Ethiopio, India, Kenya (Tana upstream from Masings), Lesotho (River Orange), Mauritania, New Zealand, Pakistan (River Indus), Senegal and USA.

Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Popocatepetl, Fuego, Tungurahua, Villarrica, Etna, Erta Ale, Nyiragongo, Ol Doinyo Lengai, Sakurajima, Semeru, Batu Tara, Dukono, Manam, Ulawun, Yasur, Ambrym, Kilauea and Kizimen volcano.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Hector
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Hector was located 470 km WSW of Socorro island and 835 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California.
    -Hector has been moving erratically toward the west near 2 mph.
  • Tropical Storm Kai-Tak
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Kai-Tak was located approximately 210 nm north-northeast of Manila, Philippines.
    -Kai-Tak made landfall in northeastern Isabela province with maximum winds of 100 kilometers per hour and higher gusts.

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