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Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Natural Disasters List December 27, 2012-Baghdad worst flooding in 30 years kills four


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Baghdad, Iraq
    -Four killed in worst flooding in 30 years in Baghdad.
    -Several hospitals in the city including Fatima al-Zahra hospital in Sadr City was also flooded.
    -Government has declared national holiday today.
    -Following  Iraqi Meteorological Organization, about 6.75 centimeters (2.56 inches) of rain fell in Baghdad on Wednesday.
  • Flooding across Malaysia
    -Floods triggered by torrential rains in Malaysia killed two people.
    -More than 20,000 people are currently living in evacuation centers.
    -Recent flood in Malaysia is expected to be worst since 1971!
    -Floods have affected Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang area of Malaysia.
    -More rain on the Malaysian east coast is forecast over the coming days (Photo: Floods in Rantau Panjang, Malaysia; Reuters).
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.1 light shallow earthquake in Greece (@ 13 km depth) with epicenter located 12 km SE of Ano Kastritsion. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Aigion, Patrai, Paralia and Nafpaktos.
    23:20 UTC (local time Friday, December 28, 2012 at 01:20 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Masbate Region, Philippines (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located just 1 km NE of Barra. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Masbate, Bulan, Irosin, Aroroy and Guinobatan.
    13:41 UTC (local time Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:41 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in San Juan, Argentina (@ 81 km depth) with epicenter located 22 km NNE of Albardon. People of Chimbas, Villa Paula de Sarmiento and San Martin will have felt weak shaking of MMI II.
    11:37 UTC (local time Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 08:37 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 3.9 light shallow earthquake in San Juan Islands Region, Washington (@ 61 km depth) with epicenter located 21 km NW from Friday Harbor. It will have well felt by the people of Saanich, Anacortes, Blaine, Sidney, Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    06:36 UTC (local time Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.1 moderate shallow earthquake Offshore Maule, Chile (@ 22 km depth) with epicenter located 88 km WNW of Cauquenes. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Constitucion, Tome, Talcahuano, Chillán, Concepcion, Yungay and Los Angeles.
    00:37 UTC (local time Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 09:37 PM @ epicenter)


Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Afghanistan (Amu Darya), Australia (Darling), Bolivia (Madre de Dios), Brazil (Tocantins), Chad (N Djamena), China (Mekong and Huang He), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ubangi), Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq (Shatt al Arab and Tigris), Kenya (Tana), Philippines, Sudan (Blue Nile, White Nile), Syria (Euphrates), Tanzania.


Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Fuego, Santiago, Poas, Reventador, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Raung, Erta Ale, Paluweh, Gamalama, Batu Tara, Sakurajima, Manam, Ulawun, Tolbachik and Kilauea volcano.
  • Nicaragua/San Cristóbal recent volcanic activity
    -Around 300 families in the province of Chinandega evacuated due to recent volcanic activity in San Cristóbal volcano.
    -Nicaragua’s government officials has issued a yellow (preventive) alert for five sq km around the San Cristóbal volcano.
    -Ash columns from San Cristóbal volcano reached up to 500 meters high and affected Tonala, Morazán, Puerto Corinto and Chichigalpa town.
    -The Nicaraguan army has sent rescue teams to the area.
    -Volcán San Cristóbal is the highest volcano in Nicaragua.
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Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Storm Wukong
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TS Wukong (Quinta) was located 285 nm south-southwest of Manila, Philippines.
    -Nine killed and four others are reported to be missing. The death toll from Wukong (Quinta) included 3 in Eastern Samar, 2 in Iloilo, 2 in Capiz and 1 each in Aklan and Catanduanes.
    -Quinta hit Leyte on Christmas Day with peak winds of 65 kilometers per hour and a rainfall span of 350 km from the center. In Cebu, the town of San Francisco on Camotes Island was the hardest hit by Quinta.
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