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Natural Disasters List October 30, 2012-Superstorm Sandy in America

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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.2 moderate earthquake Off East Coast of the North Island, New Zealand (@ 68 km depth) 40 km ENE of Opotiki. Light to weak shaking will ave felt by the people of Whakatane, Gisborne and Rotorua.
    13:12 UTC (local time Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 01:12 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.2 very strong aftershock in Queen Charlotte Islands Region (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 189 km S of Masset (Canada). Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Prince Rupert and Terrace.
    02:49 UTC (local time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 07:49 PM @ epicenter)

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).
  • Flooding in Sri Lanka
    -Heavy rains and strong winds caused flooding in the Northern, North Eastern and North Central Provinces of Sri Lanka.
    -Evacuation order was issued along the coast from Batticaloa to Jaffna which was later on lifted after cyclone "Nilam" changed its path towards the south Indian coast of Tamil Nadu.
    -Following local meteorological department, deep depression in the Bay of Bengal had caused the cyclone, with wind speeds of up to 80 kilometres (50 miles) an hour.
    According to Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center flood displaced around 4,627 people across the island nation. Two people were killed and 1,000 houses were destroyed.
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Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy
    -As of 09:00 UTC, Sandy was located 24 km E of York Pennsylvania and 145 km W of Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
  • Tropical Storm Rosa
    -As of 09:00 UTC, Rosa was located 1165 km SW of Cabo San Lucas Mexico.
    -Rosa is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph. No threat to land.

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