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Natural Disasters List January 19, 2013-Glencoe, Scotland Avalanche kills 4


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  • Avalanche in Glencoe, Scotland
    -Three climbers are reported to be missing in Scotland avalanche disaster.
    -Avalanche hit Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe, Scotland at about 14:00.
    -Two other climbers were rescued  who are currently having treatment in Belford hospital in Fort William.
    -Glencoe and Lochaber mountain rescue teams along with police search and rescue dogs are searching the missing climbers.
    -The 2009 Buachaille Etive Mor avalanche on Buachaille Etive Mòr in Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands, UK killed three climbers (Photo: Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team at the foot of Bidean Nam Bian; PA).
    Update
    -Four people are confirmed dead in Glencoe, Scotland Avalanche.
    -Avalanche in Scotland killed two men and two women.
    -Avalanche warning was issued an hour earlier by the SportsScotland Avalanche Information Service.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 3.7 light shallow earthquake in Fyr of Macedonia (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located just 8 km SW Capari. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of  Resen, Elbasan,  Bukovo and Bitola.
    21:49 UTC (local time 22:49; 2013/01/19 @ epicenter)
  • M 3.8 light shallow earthquake in Portugal (@ 15 km depth) with epicenter located 7 km SE São teotónio. It will have well felt by the people of Silves, Setúbal and Olhao.
    17:53 UTC (local time 17:53; 2013/01/19 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.4 moderate earthquake in Samar, Philippines (@ 81 km depth) with epicenter located 17 km NNE of Lawa-an. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Borongan, Panalanoy, Tacloban, Calbayog, Catbalogan, Tanauan and Cebu.
    13:48 UTC (local time Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 09:48 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.3 light shallow earthquake in  South Island of New Zealand (@ 18 km depth) with epicenter located just 9 km WSW of Christchurch. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Kaiapoi and Christchurch. People of Timaru, Oamaru and Wellington will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    08:15 UTC (local time Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 09:15 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.
  • Flooding in Kruger National Park, Africa
    -Flooding has mainly affected the eastern entrance to Kruger National Park.
    -The river near the Malelane gate has swollen and flooded Kruger National Park.
    -The Crocodile bridge has also flooded.
    -Heavy rains have also flooded Carltonville, Johannesburg area.
    -In January 2012, Kruger National Park was hit by worst flooding in ten years. Several tourists trapped in South Africa's Kruger National Park after torrential rains and flooding were rescued then.
    -The 2000 Kruger National Park flood is described as an ‘once-in-one-hundred-years' flood.
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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.
  • Deadliest volcano eruptions are now listed in online database. Volcano database by an international team from the University of Bristol with colleagues from the United Kingdom, United States, Colombia and Japan will provides free access to large volcanic events of magnitude 4 and greater. There are nearly 3,000 volcanoes and more than 1,800 eruptions in the database.


Recent Tropical Cyclones
There are no tropical storms activity today.


Natural Disaster News
  • Mudslide in VV Puram, Bangalore, India killed a construction worker. 
  • The United States government has provided $4 million aid for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo". Philippines typhoon Pablo (Bopha) killed thousands of people.

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