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Natural Disasters List August 9, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Typhoon Haikui in China
    -Three killed by Typhoon Haikui in eastern China.
    -Authorities moved nearly two million people to safety. At least seven people reported to be injured.
    -Typhoon Haikui made landfall early on Wednesday morning in Zhejiang province south of Shanghai.
    -Typhoon Haiikui is expected to be the worst since 2005, when Typhoon Matsa killed seven people.
    Zhegiang province: More than four million people affected; economic losses of over 10 billion yuan ($1.57 billion); about 4,400 houses destroyed.
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Recent Earthquakes

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  • M 4.3 light shallow earthquake Offshore Northern California (@ 3 km depth) with epicenter located 83 km WNW from Ferndale. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville, Fortuna, Myrtletown, Cutten, Humboldt Hill, Rio Dell, Bayview, Pine Hills and Ferndale.
    15:24 UTC (local time Thursday, August 09, 2012 at 08:24 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate earthquake in Western Xizang (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 58 km NNW from Namche Bazar. Weak tremor will have felt as far as capital city Kathmandu of Nepal. Click for recent earthquakes in Nepal.
    13:12 UTC (local time Thursday, August 09, 2012 at 09:12 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.2 moderate earthquake in Lombok Region, Indonesia (@ 117 km depth) with epicenter located just 1 km NNE of Teruwai. It will have well felt by the people of Praya, Mataram, Karangasem, Denpasar, Kuta, Sumbawa, Tabanan and Ubud.
    11:04 UTC (local time Thursday, August 09, 2012 at 07:04:25 PM at epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate shallow earthquake in Eastern Xizang (@ 31 km depth) with epicenter located 73 km S of Domartang. It will have faintly felt by the people of Qamdo, Along and Pasighat (India).
    05:49 UTC (local time Thursday, August 09, 2012 at 01:49 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia (@ 59 km depth) with epicenter located 58 km SSE of Pagaralam. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Tanjungagung, Lahat and Baturaja.
    01:55 UTC (local time Thursday, August 09, 2012 at 08:55 AM @ 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 Japura), Honduras, India, Kenya (Tana upstream from Masinga), Madagascar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama and Sudan (River White Nile and River Blue Nile).
Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Popocatépetl, Fuego, Etna, Erta Ale, Nyiragongo, Ol Doinyo Lengai, Sakurajima, Shiveluch, Yasurm, Ulawun, Manam, Batu Tara, Semeru, Fuego and Villarrica volcano.
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Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Gilma
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Gilma was located 1120 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California. Gilma remains just below hurricane strength.
    -Gilma is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph.
    -Some strengthening is possible tonight and Gilma could become a hurricane.
  • Tropical Storm Ernesto
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TS Ernesto was located 35 km ENE of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.
    -Ernesto moving slowly westward along the Gulf Coast of the Mexican state of Campeche.
    -A Hurricane Watch is in effect for barra de nautla to Coatzacoalcos and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Celestun to barra de nautla along the Gulf Coast of Mexico.

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