Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Natural Disasters List October 31, 2012-Cyclone Nilam in India

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Recent Natural Disasters 
  • Tropical Cyclone Nilam
    -Tropical Cyclone Nilam made landfall at Mahaballipuram at about 4.30 pm today. Mahaballipuram is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
    -About 3,800 people evacuated in Mahaballipuram. Evacuated people are living in 19 relief camps.
    -Danger signals ranging from seven to five have been issued at Chennai, Ennore, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, and Puducherry ports.
    -A holiday has been declared  for educational institutions in Chittoor and Nellore districts.
    -Sri Lanka on Monday evacuated people from its northern coast. But later on cyclone "Nilam" changed its path towards the south Indian coast of Tamil Nadu.
    -Following weather officials, the sea condition will be rough along and off Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Aandra Pradesh coasts during the next 36 hour. The MET department has predicted extremely heavy rainfall of over 25 cm or more in north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry (Photo Nilam damage on Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai). Click for Cyclone Nilam update report.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Tanzania with epicenter located 22 km SSE of Ikungi. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Puma, Mungaa and Itigi.
    15:15 UTC (local time Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 06:15 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Eastern Honshu, Japan (@ 47 km depth) with epicenter located just 6 km SW of Iwai. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Noda, Kasukabe and Sugito. Weak shaking will have even felt by the people of Saitama and Fixme.
    06:50 UTC (local time Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 03:50 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.2 light shallow earthquake in Iran-Pakistan border region (@ 18 km depth) with epicenter located 87 km SW Saravan. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Iranshahr.
    02:23 UTC (local time 05:53; 2012/10/31 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.8 light earthquake in Philippines with epicenter located 50 kilometres north of Manila. It will have well felt by the people in Makati and Pasay areas. Click for detail report on today's Manila quake

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
  • Tropical Cyclone Nilam
    -As of 09:00 UTC, TC Nilam was located 35 nm south-southwest of chennai, India.
    -Cyclone Nilam made landfall at Mahaballipuram, a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Tropical Storm Rosa
    -As of 09:00 UTC, TS Rosa was located 1215 km SW of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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