Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Natural Disasters List August 29, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Landslides in Sankhuwasabha, Nepal
    -Landslides damaged 25 houses and two school buildings at Hatiya village of Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal.
    -About 200 people displaced by the disaster and are taking shelter in makeshift huts.
    Related natural disaster post: Recent natural disasters in Nepal

Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.1 moderate earthquake in California (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located just 3 km NE of Yorba Linda. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Placentia, Villa Park, Chino Hills, Anaheim, Fullerton and Santa Ana. People of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Riverside and North Glendale will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    20:31 UTC (local time Tuesday, August 29, 2012 at 13:31 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.5 moderate earthquake in Japan (@ 54 km depth) with epicenter located 51km E of Ishinomaki. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the of Ishinomaki, Yamoto, Wakuya, Ofunato, Kogota and Shiogama. Weak shaking of MMI III will have felt by the people of Sendai, Yamagata, Fukushima, Morioka and Akita.
    19:05 UTC (local time Tuesday, August 29, 2012 at 04:05 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.3 weak shallow earthquake in California (@ 8 km depth) with epicenter located 21km N of Inyokern. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Ridgecrest, California City and Tehachapi.
    01:34 UTC (local time Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at18:34 @ 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 Charleston, South Carolina
    -A number of downtown colleges have canceled classes due to flooding.
    Related natural disaster post: Recent natural disasters in United States
  • Flash floods in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Higher-level flood warnings issued across Tayside.
    Landslips closed rail lines between Stirling and Dunblane

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
  • Hurricane Isaac
    -As of 01:00 UTC, Hurricane Isaac was located 50 km WSW of the mouth of the Mississippi River and 120 km SSE of New Orleans, Louisiana.
    -Isaac moving slowly northwestward along the coast of southeast Louisiana and dangerous storm surge continues along the northern Gulf Coast.
    -A Hurricane Warning is in effect for east of Morgan City Louisiana to the Mississippi-Alabama border including metropolitan New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. Click for detail report on Hurricane Isaac.

Natural Disaster News

  • Natural Disasters: Is It God vs. Humanity?
    When death confronts us and when disaster strikes, most people don't really even have control over the thoughts that rush through their minds. It is no fun to be reminded that we are not always in control of our own protection and wellbeing. There never has been a welcome natural disaster. There never will be.

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