Last Updated: Saturday, September 8, 2012

Natural Disasters List September 8, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Landslide in Mu Cang Cha District of Vietnam
    -Twelve killed and six others reported to be missing in a landslide disaster in northern Vietnam.
    -Heavy rainfall caused landslide in which poor farmers of the H'Mong ethnic minority group were buried under hundreds of cubic metres of rock.
    -More than 100 policemen and soldiers are searching the body in disaster zone.

Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.6 moderate aftershocks in Costa Rica (@ 36 km depth) with epicenter located just 11 km ENE of Hojancha. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Hojancha, Nicoya, Nandayure, Samara, Santa Cruz and Canas. People of San Francisco, San Jose, Nueva Guinea, Granada and MasayaSan Francisco, San Jose, Nueva Guinea, Granada and Masaya. Massive 7.6 quake killed two in Costa Rica some days ago.
    20:29 UTC (local time Saturday, September 08, 2012 at 02:29 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.1 light very shallow earthquake in Central Turkey (@ 4 km depth) with epicenter located 21 km ESE of Turkoglu. It will have well felt by the people of Pazarcik, Kahramanmaras and Nurdagi.
    10:01 UTC (local time Saturday, September 08, 2012 at 01:01 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 weak earthquake in Oregon (@ 23 km depth) with epicenter located just 9 km NNW from Scotts Mills. It will have well felt by the people of Aurora, Beaverton, Molalla, Mount Angel, Salem, Portland, Camas and Washougal.
    04:57 UTC (local time Friday, September 07, 2012 at 09:57 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.2 light shallow earthquake in Turkmenistan (@ 13 km depth) with epicenter located 71 km SW of Gyzylarbat. It will have well felt by the people of Gazanjyk, Gumdag and Kalaleh.
    03:17 UTC (local time Saturday, September 08, 2012 at 08:17 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Shikoku, Japan (@ 56 km depth) with epicenter located 24 km SSE of Yanai. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Hikari, Kudamatsu, Iwakuni and Iwakuni.
    01:41 UTC (local time Saturday, September 08, 2012 at 10:41 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).

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.
  • Nicaragua/Apoyeque recent volcanic activity
    -About two dozens of low-intensity volcano-related tremors recorded  near the volcano.
    -The tremors began after a power quake of magnitude 7.6 hit neighboring Costa Rica on Wednesday.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Hurricane Michael
    -As of 15:00 UTC, hurricane Michael was located 1490 km WSW of the Azores.
    Michael is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. No threat to land.
  • Tropical Storm Leslie
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Leslie was located 525 km SSE of Bermuda.
    -A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

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