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Natural Disasters List October 5, 2012-Flooding in Delta state of Nigeria


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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Gulf Of California (@ 1 km depth) with epicenter located 115 km ENE of San Jose del Cabo.  Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Cabo San Lucas, El Dorado and Navolato (Mexico).
    20:02 UTC (local time Friday, October 05, 2012 at 02:02 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.4 moderate shallow earthquake Offshore Guatemala (@ 7 km depth) with epicenter located 84 km SW San josé. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu, Escuintla, Quezaltenango and Guatemala City.
    18:22 UTC (local time Friday, October 05, 2012 at 12:22 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.2 light earthquake in Virgin Islands (@ 86 km depth) with epicenter located 85 km NNE from Settlement. It will have faintly felt by the people of  West End, Spanish Town and Road Town.
    11:23 UTC (local time Friday, October 05, 2012 at 07:23 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.4 light shallow earthquake in Central Turkey (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located just 9 km E of Kaman. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Kirsehir, Keskin and Sereflikochisar.
    10:25 UTC (local time Friday, October 05, 2012 at 01:25 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.0 moderate deep earthquake in Northeast of Taiwan (@ 155 km depth) with epicenter located 158 km N of Hirara. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Ishigaki, Naha-shi, Itoman and Okinawa (Japan).
    08:13 UTC (local time Friday, October 05, 2012 at 05:13 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 light shallow earthquake in Central California (@ 1 km depth) with epicenter located 27 km ESE from Coso Junction. It will have well felt by the people of Searles Valley, Trona and Ridgecrest.
    01:17 UTC (local time Thursday, October 04, 2012 at 06:17 PM @ epicenter)


Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Argentina (Parana), Australia (Murray), Bolivia (Guapore and Madre de Dios), Brazil (Purus, Rio Juruena, Rio Teles Pires, Rio Paranaiba, Rio Negro and Tocantins), Cambodia, Cameroon (Benue), Chad, China (Mekong, Brahmaputra and Huang He), Colombia (Japura and Magdelena), Ethiopia (Blue Nile), Ghana, India (Brahmaputra), Kenya (Nyando and Muhoroni), Mali, Myanmar (Irrawaddy), New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria (Niger and Benue), Pakistan (indus), Peru (Purus), Senegal, Sudan (Nile) and United States (Mississippi).


Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Fuego, Villarrica, Stromboli, Erta Ale, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Sakurajima, Marapi, Gamalama, Bagana, Dukono, Semeru, Batu Tara, Yasur, Ulawun, Kizimen and Kilauea volcano.
  • Sicily (Italy)/Etna recent volcanic activity
    -A slight increase in volcanic shaking reported at Etna volcano.


Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Gaemi
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Gaemi was located 425 nm east-southeast of hue, Vietnam.
  • Tropical storm Oscar
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Oscar was located 1635 km NW of the Cape Verde Islands. No threat to land.
    Update
    Oscar is no longer a tropical cyclone.


Natural Disaster News
  • Snowstorms in Manitoba, Canada
    -Heavy snowstorms reported in Manitoba province of Canada.
    -About 1,300 homes in Transcona are without power.
    -However the snow gives relief to Manitoba firefighters. The wildfires destroyed four homes Tuesday in and around Vita, Man.
    Related natural disaster post: Current natural disasters in Canada
  • Wildfire in Mason County, Washington
    -About 25 homes are near to fire burning area. Several people in Rainbow Lake evacuated.
    -The wildfire is burning through forests and brush near Rainbow Lake in Mason County.
    Related natural disaster post: Recent Wildfires in the World

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