Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012

Natural Disasters List October 15, 2012-Delta flood kills 1

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  • M 5.2 moderate shallow earthquake Offshore Coquimbo, Chile (@ 20 km depth) with epicenter located 62 km WSW of Illapel. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Salamanca,  La Ligua and  Hacienda La Calera.
    21:04 UTC (local time Monday, October 15, 2012 at 06:04 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.5 moderate earthquake in Guatemala (@ 77 km depth) with epicenter located just 9 km NE of La Gomera. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of San Miguel Duenas, Antigua Guatemala, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Vieja, Santa Maria de Jesus, Santa Catarina Barahona, Mixco, Villa Nueva and Guatemala City. People of San Salvador and Soyapango will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    17:52 UTC (local time Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:52 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.0 minor earthquake in Yellowstone national park, Wyoming (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km WSW of Old Faithful Geyser. The park is 96 percent in Wyoming, 3 percent in Montana and 1 percent in Idaho.Click for detail report on multiple earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park.
    04:02 UTC (local time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.4 light earthquake in Dominican Republic Region (@ 61 km depth) with epicenter located 23 km N of Miches. It will have well felt by the people of Samaná, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Santo Domingo and Las Terrenas.
    02:46 UTC (local time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM @ epicenter)   
  • M 5.6 strong earthquake Off the East Coast of Kamchatka, Russia (@ 22 km depth) with epicenter located 136 km (84 miles) SSE of Vilyuchinsk. Just a weak shaking of MMI III will have felt by the people of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Vilyuchinsk and Paratunka.
    01:19 UTC (local time Monday, October 15, 2012 at 01:19:03 PM at 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
  • Hurricane Paul
    -As of 15:00 UTC, hurricane Paul was located 850 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California.
    -Paul is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.
  • Tropical Storm Rafael
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Rafael was located 465 km N of San Juan Puerto Rico.
    -A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda.
    -Rafael is expected to become a hurricane late today.
  • Typhoon Prapiroon
    -As of 15:00 UTC, Typhoon Prapiroon was located 305 nm southeast of Kadena air base, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Tropical Storm Maria
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Maria was located  120 nm south of iwoto, Japan.

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