2012 saw many natural disasters across the globe. Hurricane Sandy was one of the most prominent disasters of the year in the U.S. which killed at least 125 people and caused damage of $62 billions. Most of the United States was hit by extreme weather. Researchers say that the 2012 drought is the worst since 1988. Major earthquakes struck in Italy, the Philippines, Iran, and Afghanistan. The Philippines were also slammed by Typhoon Bopha, which killed more than 1,000 people.Recent Natural Disasters 2012: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.
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Recent Natural Disasters
- Flooding in Phattalung, Thailand
-More than 3,500 families in five different districts of Phatthalung over the Gulf of Thailand have been affected by recent floods.
-Floods destroyed a bridge leading to Moo 10 village in tambon Khao Jiak in Muang district of Thailand.
-People of Pa Bon, Tamot, Kong Ra, Si Nakharin and Si Banphot are said to stay in a high alert. More floods and mudslides are expected in coming days.
-Phatthalung governor Winyu Tongsakul has instructed district chiefs in the affected areas to immediately assess damage and report the findings (Photo: Bangkokpost).
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- M 4.9 moderate earthquake near the Coast of Central Peru (@ 70 km depth) with epicenter located 15 km SE of Huacho. It will have well felt by the people of Hualmay, Huaura, Huaral, Ancon, Antioquia, Callao, Chaclacayo, La Molina, Lima, Miraflores, San Borja and Santiago de Surco.
08:46 UTC (local time Monday, December 31, 2012 at 03:46 AM @ epicenter)
- M 5.0 moderate deep earthquake in Chiapas, Mexico (@ 114 km depth) with epicenter located 8 km NNE of Cacahoatan. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Malacatan, San Pablo, Tapachula, San Gabriel and Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
01:15 UTC (local time Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 07:15 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 Freda
-As of 12:00 UTC, TC Freda was located 390 nm northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia.
-On January 3, 2013 the cyclone is expected to lie to the west of New Caledonia.
Natural Disaster News
- Avalanches in Are, Sweden
- A ski resort in Are, Sweden was hit by four avalanches.
-Level 3 (out of 5) avalanche alerts were issued earlier for Are, Bydalen and Ramundberget.
-A helicopter, mountain rescue personnel and search dogs were sent to the resort. However no injury reported.
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Useful information to read this daily natural disaster list
This natural disaster list contains daily list of recent natural disasters around the world. The page is break down into various parts as Recent Natural Disasters (real time update report on rolling natural disaster around the world), Recent Earthquakes (only earthquakes which are felt by people), Recent Volcanic Activity (erupting volcanoes), Recent Flash Floods (ongoing flood event), Recent Tropical Cyclones (active cyclones) and Natural Disaster News (natural disaster news on various topics like Tornado, Tsunami, Wildfire, Drought, Hailstorm, Heat Wave, Hurricane, Epidemic, Famine, Lahar, Limnic Eruption, Mudflow, Solar Flare and other disasters)
The major natural disasters are linked to definite page containing update report on that disaster.
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