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Natural Disasters List October 14, 2012-Flood in Behshahr, Iran

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Behshahr, Iran
    -At least 12 people are dead or missing in Behshahr flood.
    -Heavy rainfall caused flood disaster in large sections of Mazandaran province in northern Iran.
    -Following Red Crescent officials, 16 rescue teams are currently engaged in rescue and relief efforts across the flooded region.
    -Great Iran Flood in 1954 killed around 10,000 people.
    -Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. As much as 90 % of the damage related to all natural disasters (excluding droughts) is caused by floods.
    Related natural disaster posts:
    Flash floods in Iran: 7 killed and 10 injured
    Severe flooding in Razavi Khorasan province of Iran: 7 killed

Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.8 moderate shallow earthquake in Yunnan, China (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 16 km WNW of Jinshan. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Longquan, Lianran, Majie, Kunming, Lucheng and Dali.
    23:07 UTC (local time Monday, October 15, 2012 at 07:07 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Kamchatka, Russia (@ 83 km depth) with epicenter located 78 km SW of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy. The populated area is 100+ km far from epicenter.
    19:36 UTC (local time Monday, October 15, 2012 at 08:36 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.9 light earthquake Offshore Northern California (@ 3 km depth) with epicenter located 89 km W from Ferndale. It will have wiel felt by the people of Petrolia, Humboldt Hill and Eureka.
    16:53 UTC (local time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 09:53 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan (@ 54 km depth) with epicenter located 17 km N of Nahrin. Tremor will have felt in Mingora, different areas of Swat, Mansehra and Mardan.
    13:17 UTC (local time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 05:47 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.3 moderate shallow earthquake in Georgia (sak'art'velo) with epicenter located 10 km E of Lagodekhi. Tremors will have felt in Lagodekhi district (Tbilisi, Kakheti region, East Georgia) bordering with Azerbaijan.
    10:13 UTC (local time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 03:13 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.4 light shallow earthquake in Azerbaijan (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located just 4 km SSW of Belokany. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Zaqatala, Qax, T'elavi (Georgia) and Yerevan (Armenia).
    10:08 UTC (local time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 03:08 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.8 moderate harmless earthquake in Kuril Islands (@ 36 km depth) with epicenter located 288 km SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk.
    09:41 UTC (local time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 09:41:59 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 3.9 light shallow earthquake in Dakshin Kannad region of Karnataka, India (@ 5 km depth). Tremor will have well felt by the people of Madikeri town, Somwarpet, Talacauvery and Bhagamandla. Click for list of recent earthquakes in India.
    08:51 UTC (local time 14:21; 2012/10/14 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate shallow earthquake Offshore Libertador O'higgins, Chile (@ 23 km depth) with epicenter located 79 km N of Constitucion. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the peole of Santa Cruz, Curico and Talca.
    03:37 UTC (local time Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM @ epicenter)

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
  • Tropical Storm Rafael
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Rafael was located 275 km NE of San Juan Puerto Rico.
    -Rafael is forecast to become a hurricane by Monday.
    -Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Basseterre, St. Kitts.
    -Areas of both St. Kitts and Nevis are without power.
  • Tropical Storm Paul
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Paul was located 1055 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California.
    - Paul is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph. No threat to land.
  • Typhoon Prapiroon
    -As of 15:00 UTC, Typhoon Prapiroon was located 295 nm southeast of Kadena air base, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Tropical Storm Maria
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Maria was located 425 nm south of iwoto, Japan.

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