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Natural Disasters List November 9, 2012- Indonesian flooding kills 13

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Sulawesi, Indonesia
    -Death toll from Sulawesi, Indonesia flood has risen to 13. Four people are still missing.
    -Landslide blocked a river in Batanguru and caused it to burst over its banks and wash away seven houses.
    -Personnel and relief assistance from West Sulawesi disaster mitigation together with officials from the provincial social affairs office are in the disaster area.
    -Some days ago, flooding hit Deli Serdang, Serdang Bedagai and Mandailing Natal Deli districts of Northern Sumatra. In Aceh the floods hit Bireun district.
    -The 2010 floods in eastern Indonesian province of West Papua killed around 148 people (Photo: A flash flood in Wasior, Indonesia's Papua province in 2010; AFP)
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  • Tornado in Tasmania, Australia
    -A tornado touched down in Hobart, Tasmania. Strong winds and heavy rain reported in New Norfolk, Hobart, Richmond, Ross, Swansea and Orford.
    -Hailstorm also hit western Sydney. Storm even affected Newcastle, Gosford, Cessnock, Maitland, Liverpool, Penrith and Parramatta.
    -Sheffield Shield match between Tasmania and Queensland was also delayed.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.3 moderate shallow earthquake in Nias Region, Indonesia (@ 4 km depth) with epicenter located 172 km SW of Sibolga. Weak shaking will have felt as far as Padangsidempuan,  Sinabang and Kabanjahe.
    19:59 UTC (local time Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 02:59 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 3.2 weak shallow earthquake in Greater Los Angeles Area, California with epicenter located 6 km SE from Newhall. It will have well felt by the people of San Fernando, Pacoima, Santa Clarita, Canoga Park, Northridge, Reseda, Simi Valley, Granada Hills and Valencia.
    11:39 UTC (loca time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 03:39 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.2 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 40 km depth) with epicenter located 48 km SE of Iwaki. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Kitaibaraki, Takahagi, Hitachi, Iwaki, Mito, Sendai, Saitama, Narita and Tokyo.
    03:51 UTC (local time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:51 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).

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.

Natural Disaster News
  • Heat wave in Buenos Aires City of Argentina
    -Yellow Alert is in effect due to high temperatures in Buenos Aires.
    -Heat wave caused a massive blackout in Buenos Aires with an estimated three million people suffering lack of power.
  • The American Red Cross’s Hurricane App has ranked in the top three downloads in the Apple App Store (along with YouTube and Flashlight by iHandy). It had 400,000 downloads during the week Hurricane Sandy swept the East Coast of the US.
  • According to climate scientists, temperature will rise eight degrees Fahrenheit by 2100, resulting in higher seas, disappearing coastlines and more severe droughts, floods and other destructive weather and hazards.
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