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Natural Disasters List October 26, 2012-Hurricane Sandy kills 21 across Caribbean

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  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Greece (@ 17 km depth) with epicenter located 9 km E of Pelasyia. People of Lamia,  Volos and Levadeia will have felt just a weak shaking of MMI II-III.
    23:16 UTC (local time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 02:16 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Northwestern Iran (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 34 km SW of Ahar. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Tabriz, Marand and Hashtrud.
    22:31 UTC (local time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 02:01 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan Region (@ 60 km depth) with epicenter located 86 km ENE of Misawa. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Hachinohe, Mutsu and Ichinohe.
    00:33 UTC (local time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 09:33 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.3 strong very shallow earthquake in Southern Italy (@ 4 km depth) with epicenter located just 5 km W of Morano Calabro. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Castrovillari, Alessandria del Carretto, Cassano al Ionio, Scalea, Morano Calabro, Mormanno, Rotonda and Cosenza. People of Capaccio, Naples, Palermo, Taranto and Voghera will have felt light to weak shaking.
    23:05 UTC, October 25, 2012 (local time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 01:05 AM @ epicenter)
    Earthquake occurred north of Cosenza in the Pollino mountains area on the border of the southern regions of Calabria and Basilicata. A hospital in Mormanno was evacuated immediately.

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Afghanistan (Amu Darya), Argentina, Australia (Murray and Darling), Brazil (Tocantins and Ana Doce Ponte Nova), Chad (N Djamena), China (Mekong, Xi Jiang and Huang He), Colombia (Japura), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Lualaba), Ethiopia, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq (Tigris), Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria (Niger and Benue), Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan (White Nile and Blue Nile), Tajikistan, United States (Mississippi) and Venezuela (Orinoco).

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Hurricane Sandy
    -As of 09:00 UTC, hurricane Sandy was located 25 km E of Great Abaco Island and 770 km SSE of Charleston South Carolina.
    -A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas except Andros Island.
    -Sandy is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.
    -Hurricane Sandy killed 21 people in the Caribbean, including 11 people in eastern Cuba. Click for detail report on hurricane Sandy.
  • Tropical Storm Son-tinh
    -As of 09:00 UTC, TS Son-tinh (local name Ofel) was located 415 nm east- southeast of hue, Vietnam.
    -Tropical Storm Son-tinh killed six people in Philippines. Other 10 were injured in the disaster.
    -It also caused landslide in San Juan, a town in Northern Philippine province of Batangas.
    More than 4,474 people are currently living in 37 evacuation centers.
  • Tropical Cyclone Murjan
    -As of 09:00 UTC, TC Murjan was located 140 nm south-southwest of cape guardafui, Somalia.

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