Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013

Natural Disasters List January 10, 2013-Cold wave in Nepal kills 60

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Cold wave in Nepal
    -Cold wave in Nepal has killed so far 60 people this winter season.
    -Most of the victims are from the Terai districts of Nepal.
    -Seven people died of cold in Bara and Rautahat districts yesterday night (Wednesday). Six were killed in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts and two others were killed in Jhapa yesterday only.
    -Strong winds also destroyed 13 houses at Khunde in Ward No. 4 and 5 of Khumjung VDC in Solukhumbu (gateway to Mount Everest).  
    -Injured people are having treatment in local Khunde Hospital, Khumjung. Solukhumbu storm caused damage of more than Rs 10 million.
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  • Avalanche in Kazbegi mountain, Georgia
    -Three Russian climbers reported to be killed in an avalanche disaster in Kazbegi mountains in Georgia.
    -A child who came along with the group was rescued and send to hospital with frostbite.
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  • Tornado in Batam, Indonesia
    -Tornado in Riau Islands city of Batam injured 200 people. Tornado seriously injured a 10-year-old boy.
    -Tornado in Batam also destroyed two mosques, a government office and a gas station.
    -The tornado caused estimated losses of Rp 509 million ($52,000).
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Honduras (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 176 km N La ceiba. Weak tremor will have felt as far as Sonaguera.
    13:52 UTC (local time 07:52; 2013/01/10 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.8 moderate earthquake in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 91 km SSW of Banda Aceh. Banda Aceh, Sigli, Meulaboh, Sabang, Reuleuet and Bireun will have felt light shaking of MMI IV.
    13:47 UTC (local time Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 08:47 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.9 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 53 km depth) with epicenter located 25 km ENE of Namie. People of Hitachi, Iwaki, Mito, Narita, Sendai, Utsunomiya, Marumori, Kakuda and Funehiki will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    12:48 UTC (local time Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 09:48 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.
  • New strombolian activity recorded at Bocca Nuova, one of the main crater of the volcano Etna (Sicily, Italy).

Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Narelle
    -As of 03:00 UTC, TC Narelle was located 475 nm north-northeast of Learmonth, Australia.
    -Tropical Cyclone Narelle is the second TC that has formed in the Indian Ocean this cyclone season.
    -TC Narelle which is moving  in a SW direction parallel to the northwestern WA coast north of Dampier is predicted to become a category 4 storm. Click to follow live updates on TC Narelle.

Natural Disaster News
  • Tornado in Kaikoura, New Zealand
    -A tornado in Beach Rd, Kaikoura damaged several houses.
    -Twister cut power to around 250 Kaikoura homes.
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  • Wildfire in Viña del Mar, Chile
    -A wildfire burned 150 hectares of the botanical garden in Viña del Mar region of Chile.
    -The National Emergency Office of the Interior Ministry (Onemi), together with Conaf have issued a red alert for the city of Viña del Mar.
    -Wildfire burned nearly 150 hectares of meadows and brushes.
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  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 31 counties in Missouri as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought

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