Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012

Natural Disasters List October 12, 2012-Philippine flash flood kills 3

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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Costa Rica (@ 45 km depth) with epicenter located just 7 km NNE of Parrita. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Alajuela, Jacó, Heredia, Grecia, Granadilla, Escazú, Concepción, Cartago, Palmar, Mercedes, Quepos, Sabanilla, San Antonio, San José, San Pedro, San Ramón and Santo Domingo.
    19:24 UTC (local time Friday, October 12, 2012 at 01:24 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.9 moderate shallow earthquake in Gulf of Paria, Venezuela (@ 12 km depth) with epicenter located just 6 km SSE of Yaguaraparo. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Carupano, Gueiria, Maturin and Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago).
    12:16 UTC (local time Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 10 km NW of Yokaichiba. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of  Narita, Sawara, Katori-shi, Chuo and Tokyo. Weak shaking will have even felt by the people of Yokosuka and Yokohama city.
    04:57 UTC (local time Friday, October 12, 2012 at 01:57 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.7 strong shallow earthquake near the South Coast of Papua, Indonesia (@ 25 km depth) with epicenter located 103 km N of Dobo. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Tual and Nabire.
    00:31 UTC (local time Friday, October 12, 2012 at 09:31 AM @ epicenter)
    -Local  meteorology agency building of Dobo region has been seriously damaged.
    -Weak shaking was felt as far as Darwin, Northern Territory region of Australia.

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Argentina, Australia (Murray), Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (Purus, Japura, Rio Juruena, Rio Teles Pires, Amazon, and Tocantins), Cambodia, Cameroon (Benue), Chad, China (Mekong and Huang He), Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ubangi), Honduras, Indonesia, Nigeria (Niger and Benue), Pakistan (Indus), People's Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Sudan (White Nile), United States (Mississippi) and Uruguay.

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

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Typhoon Prapiroon
    -As of 09:00 UTC, Typhoon Prapiroon was located 380 nm south of Kadena air base, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Tropical Storm Patty
    -As of 09:00 UTC, TS Patty was located 375 km ENE of the central Bahamas.

Natural Disaster News
  • Giant wave off Portugal, Spain
    -Two sailors from Essex killed after giant wave hit their yacht.
  • Official in Niger says recent floods have killed 91 people in the country. Flood affected all eight regions, including the large regions of Tillabery, Dosso and Niamey.
  • Following official data, Natural disasters killed 1,263 Chinese across China in the first three quarters of 2012.

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