Last Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Natural Disasters List September 6, 2012


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flash floods in West Bengal, India
    -A bus carrying 50 passengers washed away in Bankura in West Bengal.
    -Five people are still reported to be missing. Other 45 were immediately rescued.
    -Flash floods caused by heavy rainfall washed away the bus which was going from Jhargram in West Midnapore district to Durgapur in Burdwan.


Recent Earthquakes
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(Live Updates) Massive earthquake in San Jose, Costa Rica: 2 killed
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in southern Iran (@ 40 km depth) with epicenter located 55 km SSW of Gerash. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Lar, Kish and Bandar-e Lengeh.
    01:57 UTC (local time Thursday, September 06, 2012 at 05:27 AM @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Argentina, Australia (River Darling), Brazil (River Rio Paranaiba, River Madeira and River Tocantins), Cameroon (River Benue), Chad, China (River Mekong and River Huang He), Colombia (River Magdelena), Democratic Republic of the Congo (River Ubangi), Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya (Ahero Bridge), Laos (River Mekong), Madagascar, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria (River Benue), Paraguay (River parana), Panama, Peru (River Ucayali), Senegal, United States (River Colorado and River Ohio) and Venezuela (River Orinoco).
  • Flash floods in Massachusetts, United States
    -Heavy rain and a high tide caused flooding in Fall River of Massachusetts.
    -More than 40 people were rescued.
  • Flash floods in Fiji
    -Heavy rainfall caused localized flooding in Viti Levu, Yasawa and the Mamanuca Group of Fiji.


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
  • Hurricane Leslie
    -As of 15:00 UTC, Hurricane Leslie was located 695 km SSE of Bermuda.
    -Leslie is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.
    -Swells generated by Leslie will continue to affect Bermuda the U.S. East Coast from central Florida northward, the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for the next
    several days.
  • Hurricane Michael
    -As of 15:00 UTC, Hurricane Michael was located 1580 km WSW of the Azores.
    - Michael is a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. No threat to land.


Natural Disaster News
  • Hailstorms in Johannesburg, South Africa
    -Heavy hailstorms caused accidents in Johannesburg of South Africa.
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