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Natural Disasters List August 6, 2012-Flooding in Nguru, Nigeria

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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Central California (@ 12 km depth) with epicenter located just 8 km NW from Parkfield. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Coalinga and San Miguel. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Avenal, Shandon, Lake Nacimiento, Paso Robles, Hanford, Tulare, Visalia, Fresno and Salinas. Click for detail report on Central California's quake.
    07:35 UTC (local time Monday, August 06, 2012 at 12:35 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 2.9 weak shallow earthquake in Oklahoma (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 4 km SSW of Boley. It will have well felt by the people of Shawnee, Wewoka, Okmulgee and Sapulpa. Click for recent earthquakes in Oklahoma.
    05:24 UTC (local time Monday, August 06, 2012 at 12:24 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.4 light earthquake in Denmark (@ 6 km depth) with epicenter located 51 km SW of Falkenberg (Sweden). Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Hoganas, Halmstad, Varberg and Copenhagen. Click for detail report on this Denmark's quake.
    02:57 UTC (local time Monday, August 06, 2012 at 04:57 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 56 km depth) with epicenter located 34 km ENE of Ohara. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Mobara, Togane and Naruto.
    02:34 UTC (local time Monday, August 06, 2012 at 11:34 AM @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major Flash Floods: Botsawana (Savuti Chanel), Botswana (Selinda,  Channel), Brazil (River Tocantins), China (River Mekong, River Yangtze, River Xi Jiang and River Brahmaputra), Colombia (River Magdelena, River River Rio Negro and River Japura), Democratic Republic of the Congo (River Ubangi), Ethiopia, Kenya (Tana upstream from Masinga), Mali (River Niger), Myanmar (River Irrawaddy), Namibia (Linyanti), New Zealand, Nigeria (River Benue) and Sudan (River White Nile and River Blue Nile). 
  • Flash floods in North Korea
    Death toll from North Korea flood has risen to 169. Still 400 people are reported to be missing.
    -Floods destroyed crops in an area of 65,000 hectares.
    -According to UN officials, about two-thirds of the population in North Korea are facing shortage of food and pure water.
  • Flash floods in Bardiya, Nepal
    -More than 200 houses affected by floods in Bardiya, Nepal.
    -High alert issued for Bhimmapur VDC, Guptipur village of Daulatpur VDC, Rajapur settlement of Rajapur VDC, Gulariya and Ashapur of Gulariya municipality, Lalpur and Dudhata villages of Mohammapur VDC.
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    Floods and Landslides in Nepal
    Recent natural disasters in Nepal
  • Flash floods in Johnson City, Tennessee
    -At least 10 people rescued by boat in Johnson City. No injury or deaths reported.
    -Evacuation shelters opened at schools in Unicoi and Jonesborough.
  • Flash floods in George Town, Malaysia
    -Continuous rainfall caused flash floods in Jalan Perak, part of Jalan Masjid Negeri, part of Jalan Logan, Jalan Makloom, Kampung Makam, Jalan Sungai Pinang, Jalan Anson and Jalan Patani.
    -More than 300 families affected by recent natural tragedy in George Town.
    Read more: Recent natural disasters in Malaysia
  • Flash floods in Metro Manila, Philippines
    -Flash flood alert issued for Quirino Avenue, Pedro Gil, Rizal Avenue, Taft Rotonda, P. Tuazon, España and Maceda in Manila and EDSA Aurora tunnel in Quezon City.
    -A heavy to intense (7.5 to 25.0 mm/hr) rainfall was observed over Manila today morning.
    Pagasa upgrades rainfall warning from green to red in Metro Manila. Click for detail report on this Metro Manila floods.

Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Fuego, Reventador, Sangay, Villarrica, Etna, Erta Ale, Nyiragongo, Ol Doinyo Lengai, Sakurajima, Dukono, Batu Tara, Semeru and Manam volcano.
  • Mount Tongariro/New Zealand recent volcanic activity
    -Mt. Tongariro spewed volcanic ashes from the Te Mari craters, near Ketetahi hot springs, on the northern side of the mountain.
    -The alert level for Mt Tongariro raised from 1 to 2.
    -Several people left their houses on the southern shores of Lake Rotoaira.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Ernesto
    -As of 01:00 UTC , TS Ernesto was located 395 km E of Cabo Gracias a Dios on nic/Hon border.
    -A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Jamaica and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Grand Cayman and the coast of Honduras from the Honduras/Nicaragua border westward to Punta Castilla.
  • Tropical Storm Florence
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Florence was located 1355 km W of the Cape Verde Islands.

Natural Disaster News
  • High Tide in Caldera, Costa Rica
    -Around 250 people evacuated after high tide in Puntarenas.
    -At least 35 homes were flooded in the area of Caldera de Esparza, in the province of Puntarenas.
    -Heavy flooding closed off the Ruta 27 in Caldera, Puntarenas.
  • Wildfire near Chelan, Washington
    -Wildfire burned 1,000 acres near Chelan.
    -Two air tankers and three helicopters are used to control the blaze.
    Read more: Recent Wildfires in the World

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