Natural Disasters List January 9, 2013-Flash Flood in Palestine kills 2

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Recent Natural Disasters 
  • Flash Flood in Palestine
    -Two killed in flash floods in West Bank of Jenin, Palestine.
    -Two Palestinian women bodies were swept away by surging waters.
    -Storms have also cut electricity in thousands of home across Gaza.
    -It is beleived to be the fiercest storm to hit the area in a decade.
    -Heavy snowfall blocked all streets in Jordan's capital, Amman.
    -Yesterday stormy weather in Israel injured 10 people (Photo: A Palestinian woman passing keys to a person on the other side of a flooded road in the West Bank of Jenin, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013; AFP).
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  • Avalanche on Vancouver Island, Canada
    -An avalanche disaster on Vancouver Island injured 18-year-old skier. Four other skier were rescued immediately.
    -The avalanche occurred near Moat and Circlet Lakesin the backcountry of Strathcona Provincial Park, outside the boundaries of Mount Washington Ski Resort.
    -The Metro Vancouver area has predicted to get at least 30 mm of rain by early today (Wednesday).
    -A travel advisory has been issued for the Coquihalla Highway. Further high avalanche warning is issued for the North, the Columbia, Monashee and Selkirks region and the South Columbia region.
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Recent Earthquakes
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  • M 5.0 moderate earthquake in Nepal (@ 34 km depth) with epicenter located 67 km NW from Jumla. It will have well felt by the people of Mahendranagar,  Dailekh, Darchula, and Dadeldhura region of Nepal. Click for list of recent earthquakes in Nepal.
    07:44 UTC (local time Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 01:29 PM @ epicenter)
    Nepal seismological center mentions magnitude 5.5 in northern part of Bajura district. As earlier, NSC mentions different data (more magnitude) than international seismological agency. NSC is more reliable as it is local and has GPS station in Jumla (western Nepal, 67 km far from epicenter).
  • M 3.6 light shallow earthquake in Spain (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located just 7 km W Tabernas. It will have well felt by the people of Huércal de almería and Almería.
    07:27 UTC (local time 08:27; 2013/091/09 @ epicenter) 
  • M 4.7 moderate shallow aftershocks in  Southeastern Alaska (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 115 km W of Craig. People of Petersburg, Craig, Metlakatla and Ketchikan will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.
    04:21 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 07:12 PM @ epicenter)
    Another magnitude 3.5 light earthquake hit Spain (@ 21 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km W of Montillana. It will have well felt by the people of Baeza, Monachil, Alcala la Real, Illora and Pinos Puente.
    23:27 UTC (local time Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM @ epicenter) 
  • M 5.8 moderate earthquake in Myanmar (@ 91 km depth) with epicenter located 59 km SE of Phek (India). People of Imphal, Thoubal, Yairipok, Kohima, Mayang Imphal, Phek and Dimapur will have felt light shaking of MMI IV. Weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Jorhat, Diphu, Sibsagar and Itanagar. Click for detail report on this India-Myanmar earthquake.
    01:41 UTC (local time Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 07:11 AM @ epicenter)
    Tremor was felt in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya.
  • M 3.0 weak shallow earthquake in Northern California (@ 3 km depth) with epicenter located 7 km ESE from Kelseyville. It will have well felt by the people of Clearlake Oaks, Ukiah, Lower Lake and Kelseyville.
    00:31 UTC (local time Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 04:31 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.
  • The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch effective until Thursday morning across south central and southwest Louisiana. All St. Martin and St. Mary Parish public schools will be closed today due to fear of flash floods.

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.
  • Ryukyu University professor, Masaki Kimura has warned that Mt Fuji may erupt by 2015. Mount Fuji, located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan.
    Masaki Kimura who is also a co-author of “Fujisan No Funka Wa Hajimatteiru!” (The Eruption of Mt Fuji Has Begun!), a book released in June last year, as well as author of 2011’s “Fujisan Dai Funka! Bukimina Itsutsu No Choko” (Mt Fuji’s Big Eruption! Five Eerie Signs) further says:
    “Magma is rising from beneath Mt Fuji. Cracks in the crust have been growing. Some things hanging above have been falling. No one is pointing it out, but I think there is a possibility.”

Recent Tropical Cyclones

Natural Disaster News
  • Following National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012 was the warmest year on record for U.S. and second worst for extreme weather. The nation suffered through 11 weather disasters that caused $1 billion in damage, including hurricanes Sandy and Isaac and tornado outbreaks in the Great Plains, Texas and Ohio Valley.
  • A disaster zone was declared due to drought in northern province of Phichit, Thailand. Drought disaster zone was issued for the droughthit districts of Muang, Saklek, Dong Charoen and Wangsai Poon.

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