Natural Disasters List December 13, 2012- Samoa Cyclone 'Evan' kills 4

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Tropical Cyclone Evan in Samoa
    -Tropical Cyclone Evan killed two people in Samoa.
    -Samoa Cyclone Evan, a category-two storm made landfall in Apia on Thursday.
    -A state of disaster has been declared in the Pacific nation.
    -Evan caused flash flooding across Apia and also affected Apia airport.
    -The Fiji Met Service expects the cyclone to intensify to a category 2 as it changes direction and moves away from Samoa today. Cyclone Evan will arrive Fiji on Sunday.
    -Evan is one of the most powerful cyclone to hit the Pacific nation in 20 years (Photo: Tiavi area, Cross Island road, Samoa;
    -Death toll from Samoa cyclone Evan has risen to 4.
    -A state of disaster has already been declared in Samoa.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Albania (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 7 km NNE of Peqin. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Cerrik, Lushnje,  Kavaje, Elbasan, Farkë and Tirana.
    21:39 UTC (local time Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:39 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.5 moderate shallow earthquake Offshore El Salvador (@ 13 km depth) with epicenter located 49 km SSW of Acajutla. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Acajutla, San Antonio del Monte, Guaymango, Sonsonate, Sonzacate and Izalco. People of Soyapango, San Salvador, Guatemala City, Villa Nueva and Mixco.
    21:26 UTC (local time Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 03:26 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Costa Rica (@ 37 km depth) with epicenter located 37 km SSE of Quepos. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of San Isidro, Daniel Flores, Tejar, Bahia Ballena, Pavas, San Jose and San Pedro.
    17:16 UTC (local time Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:16 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Honshu, Japan (@ 63 km depth) with epicenter located 7 km ESE of Chiba-shi. It will have well felt by the people of Yotsukaido, Ichihara, Oami, Zushi, Tsuchiura, Fuchu-shi, Chiba-shi and Tokyo.
    11:56 UTC (local time Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 08:56 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 3.4 light shallow earthquake in Northern California (@ 4 km depth) with epicenter located just 3 km NNE from The Geysers.  People of Cobb, Anderson Springs, Santa Rosa, Calistoga, napa, Healdsburg, Kelseyville, Middletown, Hidden Valley Lake and San Francisco will have felt weak shaking of MMI II-III.
    05:17 UTC (local time Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 09:17 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 5.5 moderate earthquake in Kermadec Islands, New Zealand (@ 65 km depth) with epicenter located 83 km NE of L'Esperance Rock. Weak tremor will have felt in coastal area.
    00:53 UTC (local time Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 12:53:32 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 San Diego, California
    -San Diego flood and mudslide caused a number of traffic incidents.
    -Flood water flowed in the Midway District at the intersection of Midway Drive and Rosecrans Street.
    -The California Highway Patrol reported a mudslide on south Interstate 5 at Balboa Avenue.
    -Water also flooded an area in Ocean Beach at Abbott Street and Newport Avenue.
    -Rescue teams are deployed in the flooded area.
    -The Hatfield San Diego Flood of 1916 destroyed the Sweetwater and Lower Otay Dams, and caused 22 deaths and $4.5 million in damages.
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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 Evan
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Evan was located 65 nm west-northwest of Pago Pago, American Samoa.
    -Tropical Cyclone Evan killed two people in Samao.
  • Tropical Cyclone Claudia
    -As of 12:00 UTC, TC Claudia was located 1215 nm south of Diego Garcia.

Natural Disaster News
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated three counties in Tennessee as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought and excessive heat that occurred April 1 – Aug. 31, 2012. Primary natural disaster counties are Putnam, Van Buren and White.

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