Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013

Natural Disasters List April 12, 2013-Awaji Island, Japan earthquake injures 23


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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Very strong earthquake in Sumoto, Honshu, Japan
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    -Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit
    Sumoto, Honshu, Japan.
    -Based on USGS PAGER MAP,
    Strong shaking of MMI VI will have felt by the people of Sumoto and Fukura. Moderate shaking will have felt by the people of Naruto, Akashi, Kobe-shi, Shimminatocho and Wakayama-shi. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Tokushima-shi, Osaka-shi, Iwakuni, Takamatsu-shi and Okayama-shi.
    -JMA mentions magnitude 6.0 at 10 km shallow depth.
    -No tsunami alert has been issued.
    Update 4
    -At least 23 people are reported to be injured in Fukui, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama and Tokushima area. Japanese TV news footage shows collapsed walls (picture aside; AP).
    -The Government of Japan has opened a crisis center after the earthquake in western Japan.
    Update 3
    -At least six people are reported to be injured.
    Update 2
    -Kansai airport in Osaka Bay is temporarily closed.
    -Local train services has been suspended to check safety.
    Update 1

    -Earthquake occurred on Awaji Island in the Seto Inland Sea between the the islands of Honshu and Shikoku.
    -Earthquake injured two people in Himeji.

  • Forest fire in Gulmi, Nepal
    -Forest fire in Gulmi, Nepal has burned 800 hectares.
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    The Gulmi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has called Tamghas market banda to bring forest fire under control. Click for detail report on Gulmi forest fire.


Recent Earthquakes 
  • M 5.8 very strong earthquake in near S. Coast of Western Honshu, Japan (@ 14 km depth) with epicenter located 9 km NW of Sumoto. Strong shaking of MMI VI will have felt by the people of Sumoto and Fukura. Moderate shaking will have felt by the people of Naruto, Akashi, Kobe-shi, Shimminatocho and Wakayama-shi. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Tokushima-shi, Osaka-shi, Iwakuni, Takamatsu-shi and Okayama-shi.
    20:33 UTC (local time Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 05:33 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate deep earthquake in Tajikistan (@ 106 km depth) with epicenter located 100 km E of Vanj. Just a weak shaking of MMI II will have felt by the people of Murghob, Khorugh and Ishkashim.
    17:28 UTC (local time Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:28 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 2.6 weak shallow earthquake in Bosnia and Herzegovina (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 4 km SW of Kakanj. Weak tremor will have felt as far as Sarajevo.
    09:58 UTC (local time 11:58; 2013/04/12 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.2 moderate earthquake in Guerrero, Mexico (@ 54 km depth) with epicenter located 29 km SE of Tres Palos. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Ixtapa, Altamirano, Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Mexico City. Click for detail report on Guerrero, Mexico earthquake.
    03:45 UTC (local time Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10:45 PM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 70 km depth) with epicenter located just 5 km SE of Kawaguchi. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Katsuura, Tateyama and Ohara.
    00:28 UTC (local time Friday, April 12, 2013 at 09:28 AM @ epicenter)


Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation):
Afghanistan (Amu Darya), Angola (Cotundo), Australia, Bolivia, Botswana (Selinda), Brazil (Rio Juruena, Araquaia, Purus, Tocantins), China (Mekong, Xi Jiang, Brahmaputra, Yangtze, Indus), Colombia (Rio Negro), Honduras, Iraq (Shatt al Arab), Kenya, Mozambique (Chire), Pakistan (Indus), Peru (Ucayali, Rio Maraon), Philippines, Sudan (Blue Nile), United States (Mississippi, Arkansas), Vietnam, Zambia (Zambezi, Likando).



Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Fuego, Reventador, Etna, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Erta Ale, Barren Island, Raung, Paluweh, Gamalama, Sakurajima, Kakar, Tinakula, Yasur, Tolbachik and Kilauea.
  • Mount Etna Volcano in Italy has spewed lava during an eruption today.


Recent Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclone Imelda
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Imelda was located 465 nm north-northeast of La Reunion.
    -High Wave Warning is in force in Mauritius. Click for detail report on Cyclone Imelda.
  • Tropical Cyclone Victoria
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Victoria was located 445 nm west of Learmonth, Australia.


Natural Disaster News
  • The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC) has launched forest fire detection and monitoring system in Nepal. It claims to provide near real-time detection of forest fires in Nepal.
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