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Natural Disasters List July 9, 2012

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in Cape Town, South Africa
    Flooded roads across Cape Town; Source EWN
    -More than 30 places across cape Town reported to be flooded including Rondebosch, Bonteheuwel and Crawford.
    -Following Disaster management spokesperson of Cape Town, around 15 vehicles were removed from the flooded area. Four people injured in Mew Way and Spine road in cape Town.
    -Evacuation order issued for the River Club in Observatory lying next to the Liesbeeck River. More than 60 people were evacuated from the flooded area.
    -Heavy thunderstorms are forecast for Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
    -Massive KwaZulu-Natal-South Africa floods in 1995 killed 154 peoples.

Recent Earthquake list
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  • M 2.8 weak shallow earthquake in Nevada (@ 7 km depth) with epicenter located 8 km NNE from Kings Beach. It will have well felt by the people of Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Reno and Tahoe Vista (CA).
    20:40 UTC (Local time Monday, July 09, 2012 at 01:40 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 2.6 weak shallow earthquake in Greater Los Angeles Area, California (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km NW from Mira Loma. It will have well felt by the people of Mira Loma, Glen Avon and Ontario.
    17:30 UTC (local time
    Monday, July 09, 2012 at 10:30 AM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.5 light shallow earthquake in Southern Italy (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 5 km NW Palestrina (Castelli Romani area). It will have well felt by the people of Montecompatri, Colonna and Monte Porzio including Rome. Rome, the capital city of Italy  lies just 18 km far from the epicenter.
    15:13 UTC (local time 17:13; 2012/07/09 @ epicenter)
  • M 5.6 strong earthqake in Eastern Mediterranean Sea (@ 47 km depth) with epicenter located 83 km SSW of Kalkan. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Kas, Archangelos, Lardos, Afantou, Faliraki, Rodos and Fethiye. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Marmaris, Mugla, Bodrum and Antalya. Click for detail report on this earthquake.
    13:55 UTC (local time Monday, July 09, 2012 at 04:55 PM @ epicenter)
    Tremors were felt in Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus and Greece.
  • M 2.9 weak shallow aftershocks in Bulgaria (@ 2 km depth) with epicenter located 2 km SW Batanovci. It will have well felt by the people of Radomir  and Sofia.
    12:49 UTC (local time 15:49; 2012/07/09 @ epicenter)
  • M 4.3 light earthquake in Northern Colombia (@ 41 km depth) with epicenter located 14 km W of Matanza. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Bucaramanga, Giron and Floridablanca.
    09:50 UTC (local time Monday, July 09, 2012 at 04:50 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan (@ 87 km depth) with epicenter located 60 km ESE of Shizunai. Just a weak shaking will have felt by the people of Shizunai , Obihiro, Otofuke and Tomakomai.
    08:30 UTC (local time Monday, July 09, 2012 at 05:30 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Maule, Chile (@ 50 km depth) with epicenter located 34 km ENE of Constitucion. It will have well felt by the people of Talca, San Javier and San Clemente.
    01:44 UTC (local time Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 09:44 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.0 moderate earthquake in Northern California today with epicenter located 4 km NNE from The Geysers. Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Cobb. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the poeple of Hidden Valley Lake, Middletown, Kelseyville, Lower Lake, Cloverdale, Santa Rosa, Vallejo, Antioch, Fairfield, Vacaville, Calistoga, Pope Valley, Sonoma, Carmichael and San Francisco.
    00:01 UTC (local time Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 05:01 PM @ epicenter)

Volcanic Activity List


Flooding List
  • Flooding in Gilgit, Pakistan
    -More than 20 houses destroyed in Ghizer area of Pakistan.
    -The bridge connecting Gilgit district to Chitral in the nullah washed away.
    -Popular Shandoor Festival also affected by floods.
  • Flooding in Russia
    -Death toll from Russian flood has risen to 171.
    -About 159 people killed in and around Krymsk.
    -There was rumor that flooding was caused by overflow of water from nearby dam.
    -Russian President Vladimir Putin declared today (Monday) a national day of mourning.

Tropical Cyclone List
  • Hurricane Daniel
    -As of 00:05 UTC, Hurricane Daniel was lcated 1800 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California.
    -Daniel is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.
  • Tropical Storm Emilia
    -As of 00:05 UTC, TS Emilia was located 910 km SSW of Manzanillo  and about1305 km SSE of the southern tip of Baja California.
    Update 16:00 UTC
    Emilia has strengthened to a Category Two hurricane in the Pacific far off the coast of Mexico but is not posing a threat to land.

Natural Disaster News
  • Colorado's Waldo Canyon fire
    -Colorado fire is now 98% contained.
    -Still two houses on Harbor Pine evacuated due to water damage and gas service issues.
    -A flash flood warning issued for El Paso county.
  • Tornado in Spotsylvania, Virginia
    -Tornado destroyed two houses in Fleming street (Four-Mile Fork area).
    -At least four reported to be injured.
    -Nearly 250 lightning struck at the station on the Fredericksburg campus.
Useful information to read this daily natural disaster list
This natural disaster list contains daily list of recent natural disasters around the world. The page is break down into various parts as Recent Natural Disasters (real time update report on rolling natural disaster around the world), Recent earthquake List  (only earthquakes which are felt by people), Recent Volcanic Activity (active volcanoes), Recent Flooding (ongoing flood event), Tropical Cyclones (active cyclones) and Natural Disaster News (natural disaster news on various topics like Tornado, Tsunami, Wildfire, Drought, Hailstorm, Heat Wave, Hurricane, Epidemic, Famine, Lahar, Limnic Eruption, Mudflow, Solar Flare and other disasters)
The major natural disasters are linked to definite page containing update report on that disaster. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, also called GMT).
The natural disaster data are collected from different sources like USGS, EMSC, GDACS, EDIS..
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