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Natural Disasters List October 20, 2012-Floods in Lourdes, France

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Lourdes, France
    -More than 500 people evacuated due to flooding in the Roman Catholic shrine town of Lourdes.
    -All hotels situated on the bank of the Gave de Pau River were evacuated.
    -Floods in Lourdes closed various routes to mountain resorts. Roads leading to common Cauterets, Luz-Saint-Sauveur and Pierrefitte Nestalas in Lourdes were also closed. Only the Basilica, located in height, was accessible.
    -It is popular pilgrim area where around 6 million visitors people visit in a year.
    -Flash floods in south-eastern France in June 2010 killed 19 people (Photo AFP / Laurent Dard).
    -It has been raining in Lourdes since Oct. 18. Lourdes is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Midi-Pyrénées region in south-western France.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 6.2 strong earthquake in Vanuatu (@ 36 km depth) with epicenter located 109 km WNW of Sola. Light shaking of MMI IV will have feklt by the peopole of Sola and Port-Olry. People of Luganville and Norsup will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    23:00 UTC (local time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate shallow earthquake in Russia-Mongolia Border Region (@ 17 km depth) with epicenter located 15 km SW of Kosh-Agach. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of OElgiy, Ak-Dovurak and Altay (China).
    22:46 UTC (local time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 05:46 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.8 moderate shallow earthquake South of Panama (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 130 km WNW of Francisco Pizarro. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Tumaco, Valdez and San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas.
    10:56 UTC (local time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 05:56 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.9 moderate earthquake in Taiwan (@ 79 km depth) with epicenter located 69 km ESE of Su'ao. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Yonakuni, Yilan, Hualian and Taipei.
    08:49 UTC (local time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 04:49 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.

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