Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Natural Disasters List August 25, 2012


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Recent Natural Disasters

Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.4 light shallow earthquake in Southern Iran (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 113 km WSW of Gerash. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Kish, Lar and Jahrom.
    08:36 UTC (local time Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 12:06 PM @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Argentina, Australia (River Murray), Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (River Tocantins), Burkina Faso, Cameroon (River Benue), Chad, China (River Mekong, River Huang He and River Brahmaputra), Democratic Republic of the Congo (River Ubangi), Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria (River Benue), Peru (River Ucayali, River Putamayo), Sudan (River Blue Nile), Uruguay, Venezuela (River Orinoco) and Zimbabwe (River Zambezi). 
  • Flash floods in Myanmar
    -Recent floods in Myanmar displaced at least 85,000 people.
    -Displaced people are taking shelters at 219 emergency relief centers set up at schools and monasteries.
  • Flash floods in Punjab, Pakistan
    -Flash floods reported in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area of Pakistan.
    -Met Office has forecast heavy rains in the next two days. Following Meteorological Department, the three rivers of Punjab, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum are facing flood threat.

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 12:00 UTC, TS Isaac was located 150 km ESE of Guantanamo Cuba and 170 km SSW of Great Inagua Island.
    -Tropical Storm Isaac makes landfall in Haiti.
    -A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Florida Keys including the Dry Tortugas, the West Coast of Florida from Bonita Beach southward and Florida Bay.
    -Isaac is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph.
  • Typhoon Tembin
    -As of 12:00 UTC, Typhoon Tembin was located 265 nm southwest of Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Typhoon Bolaven
    -As of 12:00 UTC, Typhoon Bolaven was located 235 nm southeast of Kadena AB, Japan.

Natural Disaster News
  • Wildfire in Dry Creek, Alaska
    -Fire near Fairbanks burned 42,000 acres. Air quality advisories issued.
    Related post: Recent Wildfires in the World
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