Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Natural Disasters List October 18, 2012-Peru landslide kills 11

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  • M 3.8 light earthquake in Cyprus region (@ 40 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km SW Agia napa. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the peopeof Paralimni, Nicosia and Bayrut.
    06:46 UTC (local time 09:46; 2012/10/18 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Libertador O'higgins, Chile (@ 43 km depth) with epicenter located 89 km NNW from Talca. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Santiago and Valparaiso.
    05:23 UTC (local time Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 02:23 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 3.6 light shallow earthquake in Nebraska (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 30 km NW of Hyannis. It will have well felt by the people of Rushville, Hay Springs, Gordon, Chadron, Bridgeport, Alliance, Merriman, Wounded Knee and Pine Ridge.
    05:21 UTC (local time Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Madhya Pradesh, India (@ 15 km depth) with epicenter located 19 km NNW of Jaisinghnagar. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Beohari, Barhi, Umaria, Satna and as far as Singrauli and Jabalpur.Click for detail report on Madhya Pradesh earthquake.
    02:33 UTC (local time Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 08:03 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
  • Tropical Storm Prapiroon
    -As of 09:00 UTC, TS Prapiroon was located 505 nm SW of yokosuka, Japan.
    -All flights at local airports on the Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan cancelled.
  • Tropical Storm Maria
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Maria was located 700 nm east of Tokyo, Japan.

Natural Disaster News
  • Wildfire in Painted Cave area, California
    -At least 40 people evacuated due to wildfire in Painted Cave area of California.
    -One firefighter suffered a minor leg injury.
  • Wildfire in Crookston area of Nebraska
    -Several people evacuated due to wildfire in town of Crookston.
    -Firefighters closed the highway west of Valentine.
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  • Hailstorms in Los Alamos, New Mexico-Hail storm damaged several planes at Los Alamos airport in State of New Mexico, USA.

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