Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013

Natural Disasters List February 22, 2013-Floods in Athens kill 1

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Floods in Athens, Greece
    -Floods in Athens have killed one. A 23-year-old has been found dead on a flooded road on the border of Halandri and Maroussi.
    -The rivers of Ilissos and Pivrodafni broke their banks. Flood water in Chalandri washed away several vehicles.
    -Heavy rain has flooded the Athens-Corinth national highway at the Skaramanga junction and parts of Piraeus, Drapetsona and Kalamaki.
    -Power outages were also caused in several districts of Attica.

    -It is believed to be one of the worst thunderstorm disaster since 1961.
    Weather in the greater Athens area is expected to improve in the afternoon.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.3 moderate shallow earthquake in Southern Peru (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located just 5 km W of Huarancante. People of Arequipa, Ayaviri and Atuncolla will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    21:01 UTC (local time Friday, February 22, 2013 at 04:01 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Northern Algeria (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 24 km NE of Bejaia. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Amizour, Barbacha and El Kseur.
    12:30 UTC (local time Friday, February 22, 2013 at 01:30 PM @ epicenter)   
  • M 6.1 strong deep earthquake in Santiago Del Estero, Argentina (@ 586 km depth) with epicenter located 28 km E of Suncho Corral. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have by the people of Suncho Corral, Anatuya, Quimili, Beltran, Villa Atamisqui, Colonia Dora, Santiago del Estero, General Pinedo, Termas de Rio Hondo, Alderetes, Recreo and as far as Cascavel, Brazil.
    12:01 UTC (local time Friday, February 22, 2013 at 09:01 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Guangdong, China (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 11 km ESE of Xichang. Light to weak will have felt by the people of Heyuan, Luoyang, Huizhou, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Pingshan, Hong Kong, Sha Tin and Wan Chai.
    03:34 UTC (local time Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:34 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.2 weak shallow earthquake in Northern California (@ 7 km depth) with epicenter located 8 km NE from San Martin. It will have well felt by the people of Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister, San Jose City Hall, San Martin, San Jose and Santa Cruz.
    00:55 UTC (local time Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 04:55 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 Catania, Italy
    -Flooding in Catania in Sicily, Italy has injured one person.
    -About 4 inches of rainfall is forecast in parts of north Georgia and all of central Georgia today.
  • Flooding in Byron, Australia
    -Torrential rainfall has caused flooding in Byron, New South Wales region of Australia.
    -Flooding and landslips closed several roads including Mullumbimby Road.
  • The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii.

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 Haruna
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Haruna was located 300 nm southwest of Antananarivo, Madagascar.
    -Tropical cyclone Haruna is forecast to struck Madagascar at about 00:00 GMT on 22 February, 2013.
    Cyclone Haruna landed 50 kilometers from Morombe at around 03:00 GMT ( three hours earlier than predicted).
    -Cyclone Haruna killed one in Morombe.
    -Haruna is currently moving towards the southeast of the country at 10 km/hr/ It is expected to leave Madagascar on Saturday.
    Cyclone Giovanna in Madagascar in 2012 killed several people.

Natural Disaster News
  • Tornado has blown roofs of several houses in Clayton, Concordia Parish of Louisiana, USA. However tornado in Clayton city didn't cause injuries.
  • The ice storms in Arkansas, USA have caused power outage in Independence, Baxter, Carroll, Pope and Stone counties. Midwest Snowstorm has killed two people. Some 320 flights have been canceled in St. Louis.
  • A new research published in the February 2013 issue of the journal Earthquake Spectra predicts that catastrophic earthquake deaths will reach 3.5 Million by 2100.

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