Last Updated: Monday, September 3, 2012

Natural Disasters List September 3, 2012-Twenty killed in Algeria storms


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Rescuers clearing the landslide section in Shuifu County, southwest China's Yunnan ProvinceRecent Natural Disasters
  • Heavy storms in Algeria
    -At least 20 killed and 56 other injured in heavy storms in Algeria.
    -Most of the fatalities were due to severe storms and frequent lightnings.
    -Tebessa, Tlemcen, Blida and Msila reported to be worse affected by the disaster.
  • Mudslide in Yunnan province of China
    -Five killed in a mudslide in Baliu Township of Mojiang Hani Autonomous County of China.
    -A group of eight villagers were affected by the disasters whereas three are reported to be safe.
    -In August 2012, at least 14 were killed after heavy rains and mudslides in Yunnan province of China (File Photo Xinhua: Rescuers clearing the landslide section in Shuifu County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 7, 2012).
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 6.4 very strong earthquake South of Java, Indonesia (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 244 km S of Sidorukun. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Muncar, Gambiran,  Srono, Genteng and Kuta. People of Singojuruh, Denpasar, Jember, Singaraja, Malang and Mataram.
    18:23 UTC (local time Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 02:23 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.3 light earthquake in Greater Los Angeles Area, California (@ 1 km depth) with epicenter located just 1 km ENE from Beverly Hills. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Beverly Hills, Westwood, West Hollywood and Culver City. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Ladera Heights, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Long Beach, Santa Ana and Riverside. Click for detail report on this Los Angeles quake.
    10:26 UTC (local time Monday, September 03, 2012 at 03:26 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.9 strong earthquake in Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 92 km SWfrom Cotabato. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Bantogon, Kalamansig, Limulan and Sangay. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Taguisa, Kulaman, Cotabato, Mantampay, Zamboanga, Davao and Cagayan de Oro.
    06:49 UTC (local time Monday, September 03, 2012 at 02:49 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Philippine Islands Region (@ 35 km depth) today with epicenter located 53 km NE of San Isidro. Just aweak shaking will have felt by the people of Guiuan, Placer and Surigao. More than 350 aftershocks have been recorded since a magnitude-7.6 quake hit Philippines last Friday.
    02:14 UTC (local time Monday, September 03, 2012 at 10:14 AM @ epicenter)


Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Argentina,Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (River Tocantins), Cameroon (River Benue), Chad, China (River Mekong, River Huang He and River Brahmaputra), Colombia (River Japura, River Rio Negro and River Magdelena), Ethiopia, Guinea, Honduras, India 9River Ganges), Laos (River Mekong), Mali (River Niger), Mexico, Nigeria (River Benue and River Niger), Panama, Senegal, Sudan and Venezuela (River Orinoco).
  • Flooding and landslide in Mumbai, India
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    Heaviest rainfall of the season caused flooding in Kalyan, Dombivli, Vasai, Virar, Palghar, Dahanu of Thane.
    -All flights were delayed by 15-20 minutes at the Mumbai airport.
    -Heavy rainfall flooded rail tracks in Kurla, Mazgaon, Vidyavihar and Sion.
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    There is also report of landslide in the Chembur area. Mumbai traffic police has issued an alert asking people to avoid unnecessary travel. Click for detail report on Mumbai floods.
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  • Flash floods in Auckland, New Zealand
    -Flooding in Warkworth, north of Auckland affects 20 homes.
    -According to Auckland Airport, four flights were delayed or canceled.
    -Firefighters are at a house on McKinley Road and the medical centre on Morrison Drive.


Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Fuego, Villarrica, Stromboli, Erta Ale, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Grozny, Sakurajima, Dukono, Karangetang, Semeru, batu Tara, Manam, Kizimen, Yasur and Kilauea volcano.
  • Alaska/Little Sitkin recent volcanic activity
    -Seismic activity still continues at a remote volcano in western Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
    -The volcano is far from any populated areas. However, no eruption has been detected from the latest activity at the volcano.


Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Leslie
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TS Leslie was located 700 km N of the Leeward Islands.
    -Leslie is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph.
    -Swells generated by Leslie could affect portions of the Leeward Islands for the next day or so.
    Update
    Tropical Storm Leslie is expected to hit Bermuda Sat. Cape Cod to Atlantic Canada should be watching Leslie too.
  • Post-Tropical Cyclone Kirk
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TC Kirk was located 1550 km ENE of Cape Race Newfoundland.
    - The Post-tropical cyclone is racing northeastward at 47 mph. No threat to land.
  • Typhoon Bolaven in North Korea
    -Latest reports from North Korea has shown that Typhoon Bolaven killed 48 people and left 21,000 homeless.
    -More than 6,700 houses were damaged. Bolaven also damaged at least 50,000 hectares of farmland.


Natural Disaster News
  • Landslide in Cebu city, Philippines
    -More than 65 people displaced due to a landslide in a mountain barangay in Talisay.
    -However no injury reported.
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  • Wildfire in Bali, Indonesia
    -Wildfire burned 200 hectares of pine forest in the forest on Mt. Agung in Karangasem.
    -Fire affected eastern part of mountain of Bankubu and Jungutan villages.
    -Fire is predicted to be caused by the current dry season. It is a volcano mountain area.
  • Wildfire in Angeles National Forest, California
    -Fire in Angeles National Forest has grown to 1000 acres.
    -More than 1200 people evacuated.
    -About 200 firefighters with four water-dropping helicopters and nine air tankers are struggling to control the blaze.
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  • Storms in Perth, Australia
    -Gusts of up 89 km/h recorded in the metropolitan area of Australia.
    -Heavy rain and other storms forecast between Geraldton to Narrogin to Albany.
    -A severe weather warning is in place for WA's southwest from Denham to Hopetoun, including Geraldton, Northampton, Kalbarri, Dalwallinu, Jurien Bay, Perth, York, Mandurah, Narrogin, Bunbury, Busselton, Bridgetown, Margaret River, Katanning, Albany, and surrounding areas.
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