Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Natural Disasters List October 17, 2012-Storm in Mpumalanga, South Africa kills 1


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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 6.0 strong deep harmless seaquake in Celebes Sea (@ 337 km depth) with epicenter located 166 km SW of Sarangani (Philippines). Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Sarangani, Balangonan, Bukid, Baliton, Burias, Pangyan, Koronadal, Manado, Bitung, Davao and Zamboanga.
    04:42 UTC (local time Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:42:31 PM at epicenter) 
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Dominican Republic (@ 13 km depth) with epicenter located just 5 km SW of El Guayabal. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Sabana Yegua, Constanza, Azua de Compostela, Peralta, Santiago and Santo Domingo.
    03:30 UTC (local time Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake Offshore El Salvador (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 111 km SSW from Usulután. Just a weak shaking of MMI III will have felt by the people of Zacatecoluca, San Vicente and San Miguel.
    02:55 UTC (local time Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 08:55 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 54 km depth) with epicenter located 8 km SW of Daigo. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Karasuyama, Omiya and Motegi.
    00:44 UTC (local time Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:44 AM @ 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 Rafael
    -As of 15:00 UTC, hurricane Rafael was located 875 km SSE of Halifax Nova Scotia.
    -Rafael is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
  • Tropical Storm Prapiroon
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Prapiroon was located 130 nm southeast of Kadena air base, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Tropical Storm Maria
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Maria was located 440 nm southeast of Tokyo, Japan.
  • Tropical Cyclone Anais
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TC Anais was located 310 nm north of La Reunion.


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