Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012

Natural Disasters List August 31, 2012-Ten killed, 14 missing in landslide in Southwest China

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Firefighters controlling wildfire on the road between Marbella and Monda in Ojen, Southern Spain
  • Landslide in Liangshan, China
    Ten killed and 14 others missing in a landslide in a hydropower station in southwest China.
    -Liangshan prefecture lies about 1,750 kilometers southwest of Beijing, the capital city of China.
    Related natural disaster post: Recent natural disasters in China
  • Wildfires in Marbella, Spain
    -About 4,000 people evacuated due to wildfire near hills of Marbella city of Southern Spain.
    -Nearly all residents of Ojen were evacuated and given shelter in sports centres in the coastal resort of Marbella.
    -More than 300 firefighters are battling the flames. Fire is expected to be in control by the end of the day.
    -One killed in Marbella fire. The body was found in Ojen, north of Marbella.
    -Two roads near the city were closed because of the fire but authorities said one had been reopened.
    -The fire is horrific, with flames 10 to 15 meters high (Photo Source, Reuters: Firefighters controlling wildfire on the road between Marbella and Monda in Ojen, Southern Spain)
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.9 moderate earthquake in Gulf of Aden (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 153 km NNW of Bereeda (Somalia). Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Qandala, Boosaaso and Al Mukalla (Yemen).
    18:01 UTC (local time Friday, August 31, 2012 at 09:01 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 7.6 very strong quake in Philippine Islands region (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 108 km E from Guiuan. Strong shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Sulangan, Guiuan, Santa Monica, Salcedo and San Benito. Moderate to light shaking will have felt by the people of Pilar, Libertad, Mandaue City, Cebu City, Cagayan de Oro and Mantampay. Tsunami warning is issued. Click for detail report on this powerful quake in Philippines.
    12:57 UTC (local time Friday, August 31, 2012 at 08:47 PM @ epicenter)
    -one house collapsed in southern Cagayan de Oro city.
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Libertador O'higgins, Chile (@ 96 km depth) with epicenter located 44 km E of Machali. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Rancagua, Graneros and Rengo and Santiago.
    07:08 UTC (local time Friday, August 31, 2012 at 03:08 AM @ epicenter)   
  • M 4.4 light earthquake in Guangdong, China (@ 13 km depth) with epicenter located just 6 km NE of Pingling. It will have well felt by the people of Heyuan, Luoyang and Huizhou.
    05:52 UTC (local time Friday, August 31, 2012 at 01:52 PM @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Argentina,Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (River Tocantins), Cameroon (River Benue), Chad, China (River Mekong, River Huang He and River Brahmaputra), Colombia (River Japura, River Rio Negro and River Magdelena), Ethiopia, Guinea, Honduras, India 9River Ganges), Laos (River Mekong), Mali (River Niger), Mexico, Nigeria (River Benue and River Niger), Panama, Senegal, Sudan and Venezuela (River Orinoco).
  • Flash floods and landslides in Mindanao, Philippines
    -Rains in Mindanao is expected to trigger floods and landslides.
    -LPA is expected to bring rainfall in the region which is currently located 280 kilometers southeast of Davao City.

Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Fuego, Villarrica, Stromboli, Erta Ale, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Grozny, Sakurajima, Dukono, Karangetang, Semeru, batu Tara, Manam, Kizimen, Yasur and Kilauea volcano.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Hurricane Ileana
    -As of 15:00 UTC, Ileana was located 575 km W of the southern tip of Baja California.
    -Ileana is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.
    - Ileana is expected to weaken to a tropical storm later today or tonight.
  • Hurricane Kirk
    -As of 15:00 UTC, Kirk was located 1330 km E of Bermuda.
    -Kirk is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.
  • Tropical Storm Leslie
    -As of 15:00 UTC, Leslie was located 1355 km E of the Leeward Islands.
    - Leslie is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph.

Natural Disaster News
  • Natural disasters cause huge loss of property in Humla, Nepal
    Natural disasters in Humla district this year caused loss of property worth Rs 40 million and infrastructures, the Humla District Natural Disaster Relief Committee stated. The committee assessed the damage caused by the natural disasters from the reports and data it received from the police stations at different places in the district.

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