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Natural Disasters List September 22, 2012-Flooding in Nigeria kills 19

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Kogi and Jigawa, Nigeria
    -At least 19 people reported to be killed in Koto-Karfe area of Kogi and some parts of Jigawa state of Nigeria.
    -Floods destroyed more than 36,000 houses in Jigawa. Part of Lokoja-Abuja highway was also washed away by flood water.
    -Two relief camps established at St. Luke Anglican school, Adankolo and Anglican Primary School, Felele.
    -Flood disaster has so far killed more than 200 people across Nigeria. Fourteen out of Twenty five local government areas of the state are worse hit by the floods (Photo source vanguardngr).
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Myanmar (@ 37 km depth) with epicenter located 74 km W of Myitkyina. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Bhamo, Khonsa and Tuensang (India).
    20:42 UTC (local time Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 03:12 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.4 moderate earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico (@ 36 km depth) with epicenter located 12 km SSE of San Pedro Amuzgos. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Ometepec, Putla and Santa Maria Asuncion Tlaxiaco. People of Oaxaca, Mexico City and Atlixco will have felt weak shakng of MMI II-III.
    12:30 UTC (local time Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 07:30 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.6 strong harmless earthquake in Tonga (@ 11 km depth) with epicenter located 98 km NE of `Ohonua. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Nuku`alofa, Pangai, Havelu and Vaini.
    06:58 UTC (local time Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 07:58 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Greece (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km SSE of Kiriakion. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Kiriakion, Ayia Trias, Stirion, Levadeia, Ayios Yeoryios and Korini. People of Corinth, Amfissa, Chalkida, Lamia and Nafplio will have felt light to weak shaking. Click for detail report on Greece earthquake.
    03:52 UTC (local time Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 06:52 AM @ epicenter) 

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Argentina, Australia (Murray and Darling), Brazil (Paraguay, Xingu, Rio Teles Pires, Rio Paranaiba, Madeira and Tocantins), Cameroon (Benue), Chad, China (Mekong and Huang He), Colombia (Japura and Magdelena), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Lukaga), Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria (Niger and Benue), Pakistan, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania and Venezuela (Orinoco).

Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Fuego, Reventador, Villarrica, Stromboli, Erta Ale, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Sakurajima, Dukono, Semeru, Batu Tara, Manam, Ulawun, Kizimen, Karymsky and Kilauea volcano.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Miriam
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Miriam was located 1025 km SSE of the southern tip of Baja California.
    -Miriam is moving toward the west-northwest near 5 mp. No threat to land.
    -Miriam is forecast to become a hurricane by Monday.
  • Tropical Storm Jelawat
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TS Jelawat was located 565 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines.
  • Post-Tropical Cyclone Nadine
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TC Nadine was located 680 km S of the Azores. No threat to land.

Natural Disaster News
  • Wildfire in Round Hill area, Virginia
    -Wildfire burned about 2 acres near Elks Point Road in the Round Hill area of Virginia, United States.
    -As of 10:00 UTC, fire is burning between Sewer Plant Road and Elks Point Road. No evacuation order issued.
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  • 23 Nuclear Plants in Tsunami Risk Zones
    A recent study led by European researchers found Fukushima is not alone, as 22 other plants around the world may be similarly susceptible to destructive tsunami waves, with most of them in east and southeast regions of Asia.
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