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Colombia Tremor 2012: Powerful but luckily deep!

Disaster Report: M 7.4 massive earthquake shakes Colombia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported..
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Original post: Natural Disasters List September 30, 2012
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Update 17:20 UTC
Earthquake is very strong but luckily it is deep (@ 150 km). The earthquake struck in the Andes mountains of south-west Colombia.

Update 17:15 UTC
The tremor was also felt in the Ecuadorian cities of Quito, Guayaquil, Montreal, Ottawa, and Blanket Bay.
In 1999 earthquake in this area killed 1,185 people. It was of magnitude 6.1.

Update 17:09 UTC
USGS estimates the maximum shaking of MMI V (moderate) in San Agustin, Isnos, Saladoblanco, …

Natural Disasters List September 30, 2012-Japan Typhoon kills one

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Typhoon Jelawat in Japan
-Typhoon Jelawat made landfall over eastern Aichi Prefecture of Japan at 7 p.m on Sunday night.
-Japanese Authorities have ordered 56,000 people in Nagoya and 2,000 in Mie to evacuate as rivers flooded their banks. Authorities forecast waves of up to 10 meters for the Tokai region.
-Typhoon Jelawat has injured at least 140 people in eight prefectures of Japan and caused extensive blackouts (Photo: newsonjapan.com).
Update
-Japan Typhoon Jelawat killed one and injured 140 people in eight prefectures.
-More than 500 flights, mainly in western Japan cancelled. Shinkansen bullet train services across the country also suspended.
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Two earthquakes shake Northern Texas-Many felt reports

Disaster Report: M 3.4 light earthquake shakes Northern Texas, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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Felt reports as received by Disaster-Report.Com through felt report form, More felt reports below

Shanita Johnson from Coppell, TX:
"My family and I were watching the Alabama vs. Ole Miss game and felt the house move a little. We didn't know what it was. We have just relocated to this area from Killeen TX, and my mother from Alabama and no one has ever felt an earthquake before. It was very scary to even think of the ground shaking so hard you coul…

10 killed in southern Spain floods

Disaster Report: Flash floods have killed 10 people in southern Spain.
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Death toll from Southern Spain floods has risen to 10. Two people in Malaga and Almeria are still reported to be missing.
At least 600 people had to be evacuated from their homes in the Andalusia region.
Heavy rain continued to fall across the Andalucia region on Saturday too.
Following state weather agency AEMET, 245 litres of water per square metre had fallen in the area in the morning alone.
Murcia decreed three days of official mourning for the victims of the storm. At least 35 people injured in tornado in Gandia ci…

Japan Typhoon "Jelawat" injures 50

Disaster Report: A NASA advisory said the Jelawat was comparable to a category 3 hurricane.
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Original post: Natural Disasters list september 29, 2012
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Update
-Typhoon Jelawat injured more than 50 people and caused extensive blackouts in Okinawa.
-It is expected to make landfall later Sunday in the Tokai region in central Japan.
-Over 360 flights mainly in western Japan are likely to be canceled Sunday.

-Following Japan Meteorological Agency, Jelawat is a "very strong" storm with maximum sustained winds near the center of just over 100 mph (165 km/h).
-A NASA advisory said the cyclone was comparable to a category 3 hurricane. Jelawat is a large and powerful storm that has been bringing very…

Natural Disasters List September 29, 2012-Valencia tornado injures 35

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Tornado in Valencia, Spain
-At least 35 people injured in tornado in Gandia city of Valencia, Spain.
-Fifteen of the 35 hurt were seriously injured.
-Local Police closed traffic to the plaza del Prado, the streets Villalonga, Vallier, Vicente Ferrer Foundation Pari and Raval Mosque because of the damage caused by the storm.
-Flooding killed eight people across Spain which includes four people in the province of Murcia, three in Almeria and one in Malaga.
-A red alert was issued in Málaga and Almería of Spain.
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Malaga Spain Floods 2012: Eight killed, Red Alert issued

Disaster Report: A red alert issued in Málaga and Almería of Spain .
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Original post: Natural Disasters List September 28, 2012
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Update
-At least 35 people injured in tornado in Gandia city of Valencia, Spain.
-Fifteen of the 35 hurt were seriously injured.
-Local Police closed traffic to the plaza del Prado, the streets Villalonga, Vallier, Vicente Ferrer Foundation Pari and Raval Mosque because of the damage caused by the storm.

Update
-Death toll from Spain floods has risen to eight.
-Four of the victims were in the coastal provinces of Malaga and Almeria.

-A red alert issued in Málaga and Almería. Orange alert i…

Natural Disasters List September 28, 2012-Flooding in Malaga, Spain kills 1 (Red Alert)

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Flooding in Malaga province of Spain
-Excessive rain caused flooding in Malaga province of Spain.
-One person reported to be killed in El Puente, Alora.
-A red alert issued in Málaga and Almería.
Orange alert: Castilla-La Mancha and Valencia.
Yellow alert: Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Toledo
-Around 9,000 people evacuated from the flooded town including Cártama and Villanueva del Rosario.
-A flight with a destination Málaga has been diverted to Sevilla.
-Landslide closed the road section between Fuente de Piedra and Antequera Santa Ana (Photo: EFE, Vehicles washed away by rain on a street in the town of Villanueva del Rosario, Malaga). Click for detail report on Malaga flood 2012 (Pho…

York Flooding 2012: The worst flooding in 12 years on the River Ouse

Disaster Report: The worst flooding in 12 years on the River Ouse affects York, England.
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-York is suffering one of its worst ever floods, with the River Ouse at its second highest level.
- The water level peaked in York at 5.06m above the normal level. It is further expected to peak mid-morning in Cawood and Selby.
-Floods affects riverside roads at Acaster Malbis and Nether Poppleton , the route to Naburn from York, Terry Avenue and Fordlands Road. The transport network across North Yorkshire has been badly affected by flooding.
-York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse an…

Natural Disasters List September 27, 2012-Wildfires in Central Java, East Kalimantan of Indonesia

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Wildfires in Central Java, East Kalimantan of Indonesia
-Fire burned more than 500 hectares of forests in Karanganyar, Central Java. In West Kutai, East Kalimantan fire burned more than 1,500 hectares.
-Melalan Sendawar Airport cancelled several flights to Samarinda and Balikpapan because of the haze.
-All hiking routes in Mount Lawu temporarily closed.
-The fires started in Ngawi district (East Java). The 1997 forest fires in Indonesia spread over some 8 million hectares of land! (Photo source: Antara, Wildfire in Lawu mountain)
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Natural Disasters List September 26, 2012-Flooding across United Kingdom

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Flooding across United Kingdom
-Hundreds of people across UK evacuated due to flooding caused after heavy rainfall.
-Floods affected more than 300 houses in Morpeth, Durham, Chester-le-Street and Stockton on Tees.
-About 91 flood warnings are still in effect across United Kingdom.
-Yesterday flood alert was issued for 50 areas in England and Wales.
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-The A66 near Darlington remained closed today due to flooding.
-It is believed to be worst September storm in 30 years. Click for detail report on York floods 2012.
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Classes suspended, tourists evacuated after M 6.2 quake in La Paz, Mexico

Disaster Report: M 6.2 very strong earthquake shakes Gulf of California off Mexico's Baja Peninsula, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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Update
More than 1,000 tourists were evacuated from  their hotels in the resort town of Los Cabos. However no damage or injury reported.

Update
Following Ivan Calderon, a Baja California Sur state civil protection official, classes in all the state of South Baja California has been suspended to check the possible damages.

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Aftershocks
M 4.8 @ 06:17 local time ; 38 km (23 miles) N of La Paz
M 4.6 @ 06:05 local time ; 52 km (32 miles) N of La Paz

M 6.2 very strong earthquake shakes Gulf of California off Mexico's Baja Peninsula, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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Natural Disasters List September 25, 2012-San Diego (Shockey) wildfire kills one

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Wildfire in San Diego, California
-Wildfire near San Diego killed one and destroyed 20 homes. The man, who ignored evacuation orders, was found dead in a home on Tierra del Sol Road near Campo.
-Fire has burned 2451 acres near Shockey Truck Trail and Hwy 94 on the Campo Indian Reservation, east of Campo.
-Fire closed Jewel Valley Road at Highway 80, and Shasta Way and Tierra del Sol Road at SR-94.
-The Red Cross has opened an evacuation shelter at the Mountain Empire High School in Pine Valley.
-Fire which started on September 23 is now 40% contained (Photo of Shockey Fire taken Sunday by News 8).
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