Natural Disasters List January 7, 2013-Sulawesi floods kill 8

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Recent Natural Disasters
  • Flooding in South Sulawesi, Indonesia
    -At least five people killed due to flooding disaster in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi.
    -Victims were swept away by floodwaters in the South Sulawesi regencies of Gowa, Jeneponto and Pangkep.
    -Flooding and landslides also disrupted travel along highways, including the Maros-Bone route.
    -Following National Search and Rescue Agency, floods caused damages to thousands of houses and public facilities.
    -The 2010 floods in eastern Indonesian province of West Papua killed around 148 people (Photo: A flash flood in Wasior, Indonesia's Papua province in 2010; AFP).
    -Death toll from floods in South Sulawesi province, Indonesia has risen to 8.
    -Three people died in Gowa, two in Pangkep, two in Jeneponto and one in Barru.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.2 moderate earthquake in Taiwan (@ 73 km depth) with epicenter located 108 km E from Su-ao. People of Taipei, Hua-lien and Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    06:49 UTC (local time Monday, January 07, 2013 at 02:49 PM @ epicenter)
  • M 4.1 light shallow earthquake in France (@ 5 km depth) with epicenter located 2 km W Arvieux. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Briançon and Turin.
    04:20 UTC (local time 05:20; 2013/01/07 @ 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 Rukungiri, Uganda
    -Floods displaced 500 people in Rwenshama fishing village in Bwambara sub-county, Rukungiri district of Uganda.
    -Displaced people are currently living at Rwenshama Primary School and Rwenshama Health Centre.
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  • Flooding in South Cotabato, Philippines
    -Overflow of river caused flooding in Esperanza, Poblacion, Lapuz, Liberty, San Jose, Simsiman and Matapol villages of Cotabato, Philippines.
    -Floods caused damage to agriculture and to a bridge and other properties in Norala town in South Cotabato.
    -More flash floods and landslides is forecast in parts of Mindanao due to rain from a low-pressure area.
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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 Storm Sonamu
    -As of 08:00 UTC, TS Sonamu was located 250 nm south-southeast of Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
    -Kuantan, Pekan and Rompin in Pahang, Malaysia are expected to be flooded due to Sonamu storm.
    -Sonamu is predicted to hit Pahang between Jan 9 and 10 with winds speed of up to 40 km per hour.

Natural Disaster News
  • Mercury has fallen below zero in capital Kathmandu of Nepal for first time in five years. Following Nepal Meteorological officials, the minimum temperature today morning was recorded -0.2 degree Celsius in Kathmandu.

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