Last Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Natural Disasters List August 8, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters

Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.8 very strong sea quake in Fiji (@ 12 km depth) with epicenter located 139 km WNW of Lambasa. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Nadi and Suva.
    10:57 UTC (local time Wednesday, August 08, 2012 at 10:57 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.5 strong deep sea quake in Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan (@ 135 km depth) with epicenter located 122 km NNW of Hirara. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Hirara, Ishigaki, Urasoe, Gushikawa, Chatan, Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha and Taipei (Taiwan).
    07:11 UTC (local time Wednesday, August 08, 2012 at 04:11 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.4 moderate shallow earthquake in Greater Los Angeles Area, California (@ 8 km depth) with epicenter located just 2 km NNE from Yorba Linda. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Chino Hills, Placentia, Los Serranos, Anaheim, Orange, Brea and Santa Ana. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Riverside, Los Angeles, Long Beach and North Glendale.
    06:23 UTC (local time Tuesday, August 07, 2012 at 11:23 PM @ epicenter)
    Another 4.5 moderate earthquake in Los Angeles area after 10 hours with epicenter located just 1 km far from Yorba Linda.
  • M 4.8 moderate earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan (@ 60 km depth) with epicenter located just 5 km NE Shizunai. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Tomakomai and Sapporo.
    01:19 UTC (local time 10:19; 2012/08/08 @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major Flash Floods: Botsawana (Savuti Chanel), Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (River Tocantins), China (River Mekong, River Yangtze, River Xi Jiang and River Brahmaputra), Colombia (River Magdelena, River Rio Negro and River Japura), Ethiopia (River Blue Nile), Honduras, India, Kenya (Tana upstream from Masinga), New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama and Sudan (River Blue Nile).
Recent Flash 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.
Recent volcanic activity

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Hurricane Ernesto
    -As of 01:00 UTC, Hurricane Ernesto was located 105 km E of Chetumal, Mexico.
    -A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Chetumal to Tulum on the East Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel and coast of Belize from Belize City northward to the border of Mexico
    -A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for north of Tulum to Cabo Catoche on the East Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, south of Belize City southward to the border of Guatemala and Celestun southward and westward to Chilitepec along the Gulf Coast of Mexico.
    -About 1,300 tourists evacuated from resorts in Mahuahal, Balacar and other spots to Chetumal. Click for detail update report on Hurricane Ernesto.
    Hurricane Ernesto has made landfall along the southern Yucatan coast with winds of 85 mph.
  • Tropical Storm Haikui
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Haikui was located approximately 135 nm south of Shanghai, China.
    -Haikui made landfall in the province of Zhejiang, about 225 kilometers (140 miles) south of Shanghai.
  • Tropical Storm Gilma
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Gilma was located 965 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California.
  • Tropical Storm Thirteen
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Thirteen was located approximately 730 nm north-northwest of Wake Island

Natural Disaster News
  • Heat wave in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    -A total of 127 heat stroke cases reported at Sharjah’s Kuwaiti Hospital in July.
    -Heat stroke case is large than last year during June and July which were not more than 24.
  • Wildfire in Norman
    -New Wildfire reported at 168th and Alameda streets.
    Related post: Recent Wildfires in the World

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