Last Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012

Natural Disasters List October 1, 2012-Nepal Landslide kills 6


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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 6.2 very strong shallow earthquake Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 97 km ENE of Miyako. Moderate to light shaking will have felt by the people of Miyako, Yamada, Otsuchi, Kamaishi, Tono, Ofunato and Morioka. People of Aomori, Akita, Sendai and Yamagata will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    22:21 UTC (local time Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 08:21 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.2 light earthquake in Romania (@ 80 km depth) with epicenter located 4 km W Paltin. It will have well felt by the people of Covasna and Focsani.
    17:26 UTC (local time 20:26; 2012/10/01 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in Islands of Hawaii (@ 7 km depth) with epicenter located 7 km S from Honaunau-Napoopoo. It will have welll felt by the pople of Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Hilo and Kealakekua.
    13:23 UTC (local time Monday, October 01, 2012 at 03:23 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate shallow earthquake in Turkmenistan (@ 23 km depth) with epicenter located 76 km SW from Gyzylarbat. It will have well felt by the people of Balkanabat (Nebitdag), Bojnurd and Ashgabat.
    08:43 UTC (local time Monday, October 01, 2012 at 01:43 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Coquimbo, Chile (@ 54 km depth) with epicenter located 21 km S of Ovalle. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Monte Patria, Coquimbo and  Illapel.
    08:06 UTC (local time Monday, October 01, 2012 at 04:06 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 42 km depth) with epicenter located 53 km ENE of Hasaki. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Kashima-shi, Omigawa and Asahi.
    05:17 UTC (local time Monday, October 01, 2012 at 02:17 PM @ epicenter)


Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Argentina (Parana), Australia (Murray), Bolivia (Guapore and Madre de Dios), Brazil (Purus, Rio Juruena, Rio Teles Pires, Rio Paranaiba, Rio Negro and Tocantins), Cambodia, Cameroon (Benue), Chad, China (Mekong, Brahmaputra and Huang He), Colombia (Japura and Magdelena), Ethiopia (Blue Nile), Ghana, India (Brahmaputra), Kenya (Nyando and Muhoroni), Mali, Myanmar (Irrawaddy), New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria (Niger and Benue), Pakistan (indus), Peru (Purus), Senegal, Sudan (Nile) and United States (Mississippi).


Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Fuego, Villarrica, Stromboli, Erta Ale, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Sakurajima, Marapi, Gamalama, Bagana, Dukono, Semeru, Batu Tara, Yasur, Ulawun, Kizimen and Kilauea volcano.


Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Jelawat
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Jelawat was located 105 nm south of Misawa, Japan.
    -TS Jelawat killed two and injured 145 others in Japan.
    -Heavy rainfall caused blackouts and disrupted traffic in the southern and western parts of Tokyo.
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  • Tropical Storm Nadine
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Nadine was located 1110 km W of the Azores.
    -A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Azores.
    -Nadine is moving toward the south-southeast near 5 mph.


Natural Disaster News
  • Saudi Arabia To Build More Dams To Prevent Disastrous Floods In Jeddah
    -Saudi Arabia plans to build new dams north of Jeddah, to complement five dams to prevent disastrous floods during rainy season.
    -Flooding in 2009 in Jeddah killed 500 people.

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