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Natural Disasters List October 8, 2012-Switzerland flooding kills 2

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Alpine stream, Switzerland
    -Two people reported to be killed by a sudden flood in an Alpine stream in Switzerland. Belgian guide and a German woman are among the dead.
    -Five others were rescued and taken to hospital with light injuries.
    -At least 18 tourists and three guides were killed in similar tragedy in 1999 in a brook in central Switzerland.
    Related natural disaster posts: Moderate earthquake jolts Zurich, Switzerland: No damage reported

Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.0 moderate shallow earthquake in Kashmir, Xizang border region (@ 40 km depth) with epicenter located 207 km NE Shimla. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Uttarkashi and  Ludhiana (India). Click for list of recent earthquakes in India.
    17:46 utc (Local time 23:16; 2012/10/08 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.4 light shallow earthquake in Bosnia And Herzegovina (@ 12 km depth) with epicenter located 17 km SSE of Sipovo. It will have well felt by the people of Bugojno,  Mrkonjic Grad and Livno.
    12:18 UTC (local time Monday, October 08, 2012 at 02:18 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.3 strong earthquake in Banda sea (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 112 km SSE of Saparua. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Amahai and Ambon.
    11:43 UTC (local time Monday, October 08, 2012 at 08:43 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Northwestern Iran (@ 11 km depth) with epicenter located 36 km ENE from Tabriz. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Ardabil, Khvoy and Yerevan.
    08:25 UTC (local time Monday, October 08, 2012 at 11:55 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.0 very strong earthquake in Gulf of California (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 92 km SW of Los Mochis. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Topolobampo, Higuera de Zaragoza, Bagojo, Los Mochis, Ahome, General Juan Jose Rios, La Paz, Guasave and Guamuchil. Click for detail report on this California earthquake.
    06:26 UTC (local time Monday, October 08, 2012 at 12:26 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.8 strong deep earthquake in Antofagasta, Chile (@ 115 km depth) with epicenter located 103 km NE of Calama. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Calama and San Pedro de Atacama. People of Tocopilla, Uyuni, Colchani and Iquique will have felt weak shaking of MMI IIII.
    01:50 UTC October 08 (local time Sunday, October 07, 2012 at 09:50:25 PM at epicenter)
  • M 4.2 light shallow earthquake in Southern California (@ 8 km depth) with epicenter located 22 km SW from Ocotillo Wells. It will have well felt by the people of Borrego Springs, Julian, Salton City, Pine Valley, Ramona, Poway, Mexicali, Chula Vista, Tijuana, Oceanside and San Diego.
    00:39 UTC October 08, 2012 (local time Sunday, October 07, 2012 at 05:39 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.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Olivia
    -As of 15:00 UTC, TS Olivia was located 1375 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California.
    -Olivia is moving toward the north-northwest near 3 mph. No threat to land.
    -Olivia is forecast to become a tropical depression by Tuesday night.
  • Tropical Storm Prapiroon
    -As of 15:00 UTC, Ts Prapiroon (local name Nina) was located 595 nm southeast of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan.

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