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Recent Natural Disasters


Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 3.7 light shallow earthquake in Oklahoma (@ 11 km depth) with epicenter located just 7 km SW of Boley. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Boley, Prague and Okemah. People of Seminole, Wewoka, Paden, Wetumka, Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Tulsa and Broken Arrow.
    01:59 UTC; January 4, 2012 (local time Thursday, January 03, 2013 at 07:59 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 3.4 light shallow earthquake in Central California (@ 9 km depth) with epicenter located just 7 km ENE  from Pinnacles. It will have well felt by the people of Soledad, Greenfield, King City, San Jose City Hall, Atascadero, Carmel, Paicines, Santa Cruz and Watsonville.
    21:04 UTC (local time Thursday, January 03, 2013 at 01:04 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.8 moderate shallow earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan Region (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 52 km (32 miles) S of Makubetsu. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Wakkanai, Nayoro and Rumoi.
    11:14 UTC (local time Thursday, January 03, 2013 at 08:14 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.3 weak shallow earthquake n Romania (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 7 km NW Toplita. Weak tremor will have felt as far as Târgu-mures.
    02:52 UTC (local time 04:52; 2013/01/03 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.4 moderate earthquake in Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia (@ 28 km depth) with epicenter located 39 km SW of Laiwui. It will have faintly felt by the peole of Ambon, Amahai and Kota Ternate.
    02:16 UTC (local time Thursday, January 03, 2013 at 09:02 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 in Singida, Tanzania
    -Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Singida region of Tanzania.
    -Vehicles travelling northward to Mwanza and those heading for Dodoma, Morogoro and Dar es Salaam are stranded.
  • Flooding in Yorkshire, England
    -A bridge collapsed in northern Yorkshire region of England.
    -Two rescued people were carried to James Cook University Hospitalby air ambulance.


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.
  • Volcanologists expects new sub marine volcano emerging off Turkey's west coast in the Marmaris Sea between the mainland and the Greek Island of Simi near Rhodes.


Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Dumile
    -As of 01:00 UTC, TC Dumlie was located 200 nm north of La Reunion.
    -Tropical storm Dumile is forecast to strike Reunion as a tropical cyclone today at about 18:00 GMT.
    Update
    - A Red alert is issued by the officials on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
  • Tropical Depression Auring
    -Tropical depression caused heavy rainfall and flooding in dipolog region of Philippines.
    -At least 90 families evacuated due to flooding in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.
    -Auring is forecast to make a landfall in southern Palawan, and expected to affect the areas of Brook’s Point, Narra, Bataraza, Quezon, Rizal and Paborlan.
  • One man was killed and another was missing after Cyclone Freda hit New Caledonia. Multiples roads were blocked by landslides and flooding.


Natural Disaster News
  • Twister in Mayfield, New Zealand
    -A twister hit the Mayfield Golf Course near Ashburton, New Zealand.
  • Western Australia floods which hit the region before Christmas have officially been declared a natural disaster. Dozens of homes and business were flooded when storms caused 211mm of rain at Yourdamung and 157mm at Collie between December 11 and 13, 2012.

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