Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Natural Disasters List August 22, 2012-At least 10 killed in flash floods in Jaipur, India

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flash floods in Jaipur, India
    -At least 10 reported to be killed in flash floods in Jaipur, India.
    -The district administration announced a holiday for all government and private schools Wednesday.
    -Markets in the walled city and the slum areas in Jawahar Nagar, Shashtri Nagar and Sodala were the worst-affected.
    -Heavy rains since Tuesday night have also led to water logging in many parts of the city, especially the low-lying areas.
    -The state capital of Rajasthan received 160 mm rainfall on Wednesday morning.
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  • Wildfire in Manton, Northern California
    Wildfire destroyed 50 buildings in Manton, N. California-Wildfire destroyed 50 buildings in Manton, N. California.
    -Nearly 1,900 firefighters are struggling to control the blaze.
    -The fire forced the closure of Highway 44 and other roads, and prompted the declaration of an emergency in Shasta County.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.3 moderate earthquake in Eastern New Guinea Reg, Papua New Guinea (@ 87 km depth) with epicenter located 74 km NNE of Lae. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Kainantu, Goroka, Bulolo, Wau and Madang.
    11:38 UTC (local time Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 09:38 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan Region (@ 53 km depth) with epicenter located 50 km E of Shizunai. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Obihiro, Otofuke, Tomakomai, Kitami and Hachinohe.
    01:33 UTC (local time Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:33 AM @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Argentina, Australia, Botsawana (Savuti channel), Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (River Tocantins), Chad, China (River Mekong, River Huang He and River Brahmaputra), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Mali, New Zealand, Peru (River Rio Maranon), Sudan, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela (River Orinoco).
  • Flash floods in Nowshera, Pakistan
    -At least three people killed and 11 other reported to be injured in floods in Nowshera, Pakistan.
    -Following Flood Warning Cell, heavy rain will hit during the next 48 hours in the cities of Kohat, Bannu, Peshawar, Mardan and Hazara divisions.
    -Heavy rain is expected to cause flash flooding in Kabul, Kurram, Gambela and Swat rivers.
  • Flooding in Phuket, Thailand
    Heavy rainfall flooded Phuket, causing a 30-minute delay in the departure of a Thai Airways International flight.-Heavy rainfall flooded Phuket, causing a 30-minute delay in the departure of a Thai Airways International flight.
    -Heavily hit by the flood was Thepkasatri road, particularly at Satri Phuket School and Sam Kong intersections.
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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 Isaac
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TS Isaac was located 625 km E of Guadeloupe.
    -Isaac continues westward toward the Leeward Islands and tropical storm warnings are issued for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
    -The storm is expected to intensify into a hurricane Thursday or Friday in the Caribbean.
    Rainfall amounts of 6-12 inches (150-300mm) are possible over Haiti with the passage of TS Isaac on Friday.
  • Typhoon Tembin
    -As of 03:00 UTC, Typhoon Tembin was located 225 nm southeast of Taipei, Taiwan.
    -China Meteorological Center (NMC) has issued a blue alert for typhoon Tembin. Click for update report on Typhoon Tembin.
  • Typhoon Bolaven
    -As of 03:00 UTC, Typhoon Bolaven was located 730 nm southeast of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan.
    -Bolaven, which is named after a highland region in Laos, will be called "Julian" in the Philippines.

Natural Disaster News
  • Wildfire in Clinton, Canada
    -About 50 residents asked to leave their homes in the Cariboo region due to a large wildfire which has burned 100 hectares.
    -People living along Big Bar Road to the Jesmond Road Crossing are being told to leave the area immediately.
    -The fire is currently burning about 40 km west of Clinton in the Big Bar Creek area, which is halfway between Prince George and Vancouver.
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  • Heat wave in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    -State of emergency declared around a northeast town in Bosnia.
    -Several citizens and tourists were evacuated from Boracko Lake as wildfires reached the houses and tourist camps in the area.
  • A new study has shown that the river deltas of Kolkata in West Bengal, India, are one of the most vulnerable to serious flooding. A study conducted by a team of researchers from the Netherlands and the University of Leeds has revealed that Calcutta in India and Manila in the Philippines are highly vulnerable to floods because of their large populations and degree of expose to storms.

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