Natural Disasters List November 16, 2012-Extreme weather in Algarve, Portugal

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  • Extreme weather in Algarve, Portugal
    -Extreme weather and strong wind caused heavy damage in Algarve, Portugal.
    -Algarve tornado injured thirteen people.
    -Lagoa and Silves were the worst hit areas. Most of those injured were pulled out of overturned vehicles.
    -Tornadoes aren't common in Europe but do occur occasionally in the northwest and south of the continent (Photo: Damaged cars in Lagoa, in the Algarve; EPA).
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 6.4 strong earthquake in Kuril Islands (@ 29 km depth) with epicenter located 12 km SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Severo-Kuril'sk. Wak shaking will have felt as far as Vilyuchinsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski and Yelizovo.
    18:12 UTC (local time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 05:12 AM at epicenter)
  • M 5.3 moderate earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 59 km SSE of Hasaki, Japan. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Ohara, Asahi, Yokaichiba, Chiba-shi, Choshi-shi, Kawasaki-shi, Miho-mura, Ota, Tsukuba, Yokosuka-shi and Tokyo.
    08:25 UTC (local time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 05:25 PM @ epicenter)   
  • M 4.0 light earthquake in Benguet, Philippines (@ 21 km depth) with epicenter located 4 km southwest of Tuba, Benguet. Weak shaking of MMI III will have felt by the people of Baguio city.
  • M 4.9 moderate shallow earthquake in Northwestern Iran (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 30 km W of Ahar. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Tabriz, Marand and Kapan (Armenia).
    03:58 UTC (local time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 07:28 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Antofagasta, Chile (@ 56 km depth) with epicenter 103 km NE of Tocopilla. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Calama, Iquique and Antofagasta.
    00:38 UTC (local time Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 09:38 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.7 moderate earthquake near the coast of Central Peru (@ 48 km depth) with epicenter located 25 km SSW of San Vicente de Canete. Just a weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Imperial, Nuevo Imperial, Chincha Alta, Huanza, Ica, Pisco, Pueblo Nuevo, San Borja and Lima.
    00:21 UTC (local time Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 07:21 PM @ epicenter)

Recent Flash Floods
Ongoing Major River Floods (Based on Satellite observation): Afghanistan (Amu Darya), Australia (Darling), Brazil (Rio Paranaiba, Juruena, Purus and Tocantins), Chad (N Djamena), China (Mekong and Huang He), Colombia (Putamayo and Rio Negro), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ubangi), Guatemala, Indonesia, Iraq (Euphrates and Tigris), Kenya (Bohoni and Turo), Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, Sudan (Blue Nile), Taiwan, Tanzania (Mwanza Shinyango road), Uganda (White Nile) and United States (Rio Grande, North America).

Recent Volcanic Activity
Erupting Volcanoes: Propocatepetl, Fuego, Reventador, Villarrica, Stromboli, Nyiragongo, Ol Doniyo Lengai, Erta Ale, Marapi, Semeru, Paluweh, Gamalama, Lokon-Empung, Sakurajima, Ulawun, Yasur, Ambrym, Kizimen, Shiveluch and Kilauea volcano.
  • New Zealand/Mount Ruapehu recent volcanic activity
    -The aviation alert level around the central North Island has been raised to yellow. Following GNS Science, the pressure was building under Mt Ruapehu and there was an chance it will erupt.
    -Eruptions are more likely predicted in the coming weeks to months.
    -Climbers and hikers are urged to stay away from the summit of Mt Ruapehu.

Recent Tropical Cyclones
There are no tropical storm activity today.

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