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Natural Disasters List December 16, 2012-India Avalanche kills 6


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Avalanche in Siachen, India
    -Avalanche killed 6 Indian army troopers on Siachen Glacier near line-of control (LoC) in Indian-controlled Kashmir. One Indian army is still missing in snow avalanche.
    -Avalanche rescue teams along with rescue dogs were immediately send to the disaster area.
    -A medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for higher reaches of snow bound areas of Chowkibal, Tangdhar, Machhil, Keran, Jawahar tunnel, Uri and Gulmarg areas.
    -Siachen Glacier is the highest battlefield in the world located at an altitude of 7,000 meters above the sea level in Ladakh division of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.8 moderate earthquake in Antofagasta, Chile (@ 39 km depth) with epicenter located 76 km NNE of Taltal. People of  Antofagasta and Diego de Almagro will have felt weak shaking of MMI II-III.
    11:46 UTC (local time Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 08:46 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.9 moderate shallow earthquake in Southern Xinjiang, China (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located 156 km ENE of Arzak. Weak tremor will have felt by the people of Kashi, Shache and At-Bashi (Kyrgyzstan).
    10:29 UTC (local time Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 06:29 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 2.8 minor earthquake in Germany (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located just 1 km E Wolken. It will have well felt by the people of Mülheim-kärlich and Koblenz.
    05:54 UTC (local time 06:54; 2012/12/16 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate earthquake Offshore Guatemala (@ 72 km depth) with epicenter located 23 km S of Champerico. People of Tocache, Retalhuleu, San Sebastian and Nuevo San Carlos will have felt weak shaking of MMI II-III.
    03:06 UTC (local time Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 09:06:53 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.


Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Evan
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Evan was located 230 nm northeast of Nadi, Fiji.
    -At least four people were killed when Cyclone Evan hit Samoa.
    -Fiji has issued storm and gale warnings across a wide area of Fiji, including the Yasawa and Mamanuca areas.
    -Cyclone Evan is expected to be as devastating as Cyclone Kina, which killed 23 people and left thousands homeless in 1993.


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