Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Natural Disasters List November 17, 2012-Monster storm in Australia

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Monster storm in Queensland, Australia
    -Huge storm in Queensland, Australia caused heavy damage.
    -More than 4000 lightning strikes within 80km of Brisbane in one hour.
    -Brisbane, Redlands, North Stradbroke and parts of the Gold Coast Logan and Moreton Bay were worst affected by storms.
    -About six-thousand homes and businesses in Brisbane are without power.
    -Severe weather warning has been issued just after 8pm (AEDT) on Saturday for people living in the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands and parts of the North West Slopes and Plains.
    -Very heavy rain and flash flooding, large hail, damaging winds gusts and occasionally tornadoes are common during Supercells (Photo: Damage caused by Brisbane storm; Westside news).
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 6.1 very strong Sea quake in Tonga region (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 174 km ENE of Neiafu. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Neiafu, Pangai, Alofi, Nuku`alofa and Havelu.
    05:12 UTC (local time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 06:12 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in Oklahoma (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter 20 km W of Perry. It will have well felt by the people of Enid, Guthrie, Stillwater, Harrah, Tonkawa and Oklahoma City.
    04:49 UTC (local time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate deep earthquake in Costa Rica (@ 172 km depth) with epicenter located 15 km ESE of Upala. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of San Jose, San Carlos and Canas.
    04:35 UTC (local time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.7 moderate earthquake in Vanuatu (@ 128 km depth) with epicenter located 35 km E of Port-Olry. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Port-Olry, Norsup and Luganville. People of Sola will have weak shaking of MMI III.
    02:51 UTC (local time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 01:51 PM @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Afghanistan (Amu Darya), Australia (Darling), Brazil (Rio Paranaiba, Juruena, Purus and Tocantins), Chad (N Djamena), China (Mekong and Huang He), Colombia (Putamayo and Rio Negro), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ubangi), Guatemala, Indonesia, Iraq (Euphrates and Tigris), Kenya (Bohoni and Turo), Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, Sudan (Blue Nile), Taiwan, Tanzania (Mwanza Shinyango road), Uganda (White Nile) and United States (Rio Grande, North America).

Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Propocatepetl, Fuego, Reventador, Villarrica, Stromboli, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Erta Ale, Marapi, Semeru, Paluweh, Gamalama, Lokon-Empung, Sakurajima, Ulawun, Yasur, Ambrym, Kizimen, Shiveluch and Kilauea volcano.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
There are no tropical storm activity today.

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