Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Natural Disasters List December 15, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Scotland
    -Around 25 people evacuated due to high tides and flooding in Aberdeenshire. Further 30 people were evacuated from properties in the Roanheads area.
    -Heavy storm also damaged fishing boats in Wick.
    -Flood alerts and warnings have been issued in 126 areas across the UK.
  • Wildfire in Valparaiso, Chile
    -The Chilean National Emergency Office (Onemi) has issued a red alert in the Valparaíso region, due to a number of forest fires in Casablanca, Viña del Mar and Villa Alemana.
    -Four fire brigades, two Dromader planes, a helicopter from Conaf, three fire departments, the Chilean police, local emergency staff, and one tanker truck are struggling to control the blaze.

Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 3.7 light shallow earthquake in Southern California (@ 15 km depth) with epicenter located just 3 km SE from El Centro. It will have well felt by the people of Heber, Imperial, El Centro, Calexico and Palm Desert.
    20:13 UTC (local time Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 6.0 strong earthquake in New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea (@ 56 km depth) with epicenter located 29 km SSW of Taron. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Kokopo, Namatanai and Rabaul. People of Kavieng, Kimbe, Kieta, Arawa and Panguna.
    19:30 UTC (local time Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 05:30 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.0 moderate shallow earthquake Off the Coast of El Salvador (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 128 km S of Puerto El Triunfo. People of Usulutan, San Rafael Oriente and Santiago de Maria.
    12:43 UTC (local time Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 06:43 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.9 moderate harmless earthquake near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (@ 30 km depth) with epicenter located 44 km SSW of Shemya Island. Weak tremor will have felt as far as Adak (Alaska).
    04:49 UTC (local time Friday, December 14, 2012 at 06:49 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.2 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan with epicenter located 29 km ESE of Namie. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Iwaki, Funehiki,  Miharu, Aizuwakamatsu, Chiba, Mito, Sendai, Tsuchiura, Yamagata and Tokyo.
    04:27 UTC (local time Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 01:27 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.
  • Flash floods in Bali, Indonesia
    -Heavy rainfall has caused flash floods in at least eight areas in Denpasar.

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.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Evan
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Evan was located 495 nm northeast of Nadi, Fiji.

Natural Disaster News
  • A researcher at Tohoku University, Japan said that the world could see a quake with a magnitude of around 10. No magnitude 10 earthquake has ever been observed. The most powerful quake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5 temblor in Chile in 1960.

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