Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Natural Disasters List December 26, 2012-Christmas Storm kills three in Southern U.S.

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Tornadoes and Snowstorms across southern United States
    -Several tornadoes reported across southern United States.
    -Tornado touched down in Mobile, Alabama. There were reports of damage to trees and widespread power outages.-At least two person are reported to be killed in different weather-related accidents across southern United States. One was killed in Texas and another in Oklahoma.
    -Following The National Weather Service (NWS), tornadoes also touched down in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana. Tornado in McNeill in southern Mississippi damaged 12 houses and injured eight people.
    -More than 180 flights nationwide were canceled by midday.
    -Following, the storm is expected to evolve into a blizzard from Arkansas to southern Illinois on Tuesday night.
    -More storms are predicted on Christmas day in southern and eastern Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and southwest Georgia (Photo Source: SkyNews).
    -Death toll from the Christmas storm has risen to three.
    -At least 34 tornadoes reported from Texas to Alabama.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Bonin Islands, Japan region (@ 42 km depth) with epicenter located 140 km N of Chichi-shima. It will have faintly felt in coastal region.
    23:36 UTC (local time Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:36 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.5 strong shallow earthquake in Bio-Bio, Chile (@ 11 km depth) with epicenter located 62 km SSW from Concepcion. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Arauco and Curanilahue. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Lota, Coronel, Lebu, Canete, Concepcion, Talcahuano, Los Angeles, Chillan and Temuco.
    13:17 UTC (local time Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.6 light shallow earthquake in Central California (@ 12 km depth) with epicenter located 12 km NW from Parkfield. It will have well felt by the people of Coalinga, Bradley and Paso Robles.
    11:32 UTC (local time Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 03:32 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.9 moderate shallow earthquake in Taiwan (@ 22 km depth) with epicenter located 71 km SW of Yonakuni (Japan). Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Hualian, Su'ao and Yilan.
    02:06 UTC (local time Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM @ 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.
  • Flooding  across Thailand
    -Heavy rainfall caused flooding across Thailand.
    -Floods displaced tens of thousands of people across Thailand.

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 Storm Wukong
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TS Wukong was located 180 nm south-southeast of Manila, Philippines.
    -Tropical storm Wukong struck Philippines at about 00:00 GMT today.

Natural Disaster News
  • In 2011, natural catastrophes claimed more than 27,000 lives worldwide. Following officials of Disaster and Land Information in Philippines, heavy floods, storms and droughts top the list of natural disasters that will pose critical economic and social losses to global communities in the future.

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