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Natural Disasters List September 4, 2012-Nine killed in Andhra Pradesh floods

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Recent Natural Disasters
Heavy rainfall caused flooding across Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Flooding in Andhra Pradesh, India
    -Heavy rainfall caused flooding across Andhra Pradesh, India.
    -Nine people reported to be killed. Four people were killed when a wall collapsed on them at Adityanagar, Miyapur. Five other were killed in a similar incident at Balanagar industrial area.
    -Six fishermen are still missing in the Bay of Bengal area.
    -Flood disaster also affected the low-lying areas in Warangal, Adilabad, Nalgonda, Krishna and East Godavari districts.
    -According to local Met office, more heavy rain is forecast over north coastal Andhra and Telangana during the next 48 hours.
    -In 2009, heavy rainfall caused massive scale of floods in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh (File photo 2009 (AP): A woman cries on seeing her submerged house at P.Garlapadu village, about 180 km from Hyderabad, in Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh)
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 3.8 light shallow earthquake in Albania (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km NE Peqin. It will have well felt by the people of Cërrik and Elbasan.
    22:43 UTC (local time Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at 00:43 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.1 moderate shallow earthquake in Taiwan Region (@ 18 km depth) with epicenter located 45 km ENE of Hengchun. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Taitung City, Kaohsiung and Yujing.
    20:00 UTC (local time Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at 04:00 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 3.1 light shallow earthquake in Switzerland (@ 1 km depth) with epicenter located 39 km S Zurich. It will have well felt by the people of Vitznau, Schwyz and Zurich. Earthquake disasters in Switzerland are rare.
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    02:51 UTC (local time  Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 04:51 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.4 light shallow earthquake in Bosnia and Herzegovina (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 11 km NE Zenica. It will have well felt by the people of Kakanj and Zenica.
    02:07 UTC (local time Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 04:07 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.4 moderate shallow aftershocks in Philippine Islands Region (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 93 km ENE of San Isidro. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Guiuan, Placer and Tandag.
    00:50 UTC (local time Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 08:50 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).
  • Flash floods in Hale County, Alabama
    -Multiple roads in hale closed due to flooding, mainly along AL hwy 25 ne of Greensboro.
    -Flash floods warning is in effect for Tuscaloosa and Hale County in West Central Alabama.
    Serious flooding situation across Dallas County including Selma.
  • Flash floods in Bicol, Philippines
    -A shallow low-pressure area (SLPA) off Bicol is expected to bring heavy rainfall along with flash floods.
    -LPA is forecast to become a cyclone (Karen) which will bring flash floods and landslides over parts of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
  • Flash floods in Rukum, Nepal
    -Floods in the Bheri river damaged a house and a school building at Athbiskot VDC.
    -Flood also destroyed hectares of agricultural lands.
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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.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Leslie
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TS Leslie was located 780 km N of the Leeward Islands and 940 km S of Bermuda.
    -Swells generated by Leslie could affect portions of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for another day or so.
  • Tropical Depression John
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TD John was located 500 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California. No threat to land.

Natural Disaster News
  • Lightning in Malta
    -One killed by lightning in Marsascala area of Malta.
    -Heavy rainfall caused flooding across Malta.
    -Malta, officially the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European country.
  • Severe thunderstorms in London
    -Severe thunderstorm watch issued for London, Middlesex County, Strathroy, Komoka and Parkhill.
    -Heavy rainfall along with large hail and damaging winds are possible in the area.
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