Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Natural Disasters List September 27, 2012-Wildfires in Central Java, East Kalimantan of Indonesia


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Wildfires in Central Java, East Kalimantan of Indonesia
    -Fire burned more than 500 hectares of forests in Karanganyar, Central Java. In West Kutai, East Kalimantan fire burned more than 1,500 hectares.
    -Melalan Sendawar Airport cancelled several flights to Samarinda and Balikpapan because of the haze.
    -All hiking routes in Mount Lawu temporarily closed.
    -The fires started in Ngawi district (East Java). The 1997 forest fires in Indonesia spread over some 8 million hectares of land! (Photo source: Antara, Wildfire in Lawu mountain)
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 6.0 very strong shallow earthquake in Solomon Islands (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 111 km SE of Gizo. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Gizo, Buala, Honiara, Tulaghi, Kieta, Arawa and Panguna.
    23:53 UTC (local time Friday, September 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate deep earthquake in Guatemala (@ 229 km depth) with epicenter located just below San Juan Atitan. It will have faintly felt by the people of Huehuetenango, Jacaltenango and Cabrican.
    13:14 UTC (local time Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 07:14 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.0 light shallow earthquake in Gulf of California (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 32 km NNE of La Paz (Mexico). Classes were suspended and thousands of tourists were evacuated after magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit La Paz, Mexico some days ago.
    11:24 UTC (local time Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 05:24 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.7 moderate deep earthquake in Jujuy, Argentina (@ 190 km depth) with epicenter located 99 km W of El Aguilar. Just a weak shaing of MMI II will have felt by the people of Humahuaca and La Quiaca.
    01:36 UTC (local time Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 10:36:29 PM at epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow earthquake in Southern Italy (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located just 2 km N of Montecalvo Irpino. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Ariano Irpino, Pietrelcina and Benevento. People of Campobasso and Montesarchio will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    01:08 UTC (local time Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 03:08 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Northwestern Iran (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 32 km WSW of Ahar. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Tabriz, Marand and Kapan.
    00:56 UTC (local time Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 04:26 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
  • Super Typhoon Jelawat
    -As of 03:00 UTC, Typhoon Jelawat (Lawin) was located 430 nm south-southwest of Kadena air base, Okinawa, Japan.
    -Storm warning signal number 3 issued for the Batanes group of islands in Philippines. Similarly, the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan has issued a sea warning.
  • Tropical Storm Miriam
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TS Miriam was located 615 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California.
    -Miriam is moving toward the north-northwest near 7 mph and weakening fast over cold water.
  • Tropical Storm Nadine
    -As of 03:00 UTC, Ts Nadine was located Tropical Storm Nadine.
    -Nadine is moving toward the southwest near 6 mph. No threat to land.
  • Tropical Storm Ewiniar
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TS Ewiniar was located 345 nm south-southeast of yokosuka, Japan.


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