Myanmar – Earthquake (ECHO, GDACS, USGS, AP, UNOCHA, Local Media)
- A 6.8M earthquake at a depth of 9.8km struck in northern Myanmar, 53 km NNE of the city of Shwebo (pop. 88,000) at 01:12 UTC on 11 November 2012. USGS PAGER indicates up to "severe" shaking for 31,000 people near the epicentre. Several aftershock were recorded in the same area.
- Casualties and damage were reported in a number of towns near the epicentre, in the provinces of Sagaing and Mandalay. As of late on 12 November (UTC) around 12 people were reported dead by local media (7 as of late on 11 November according to UNOCHA), 4 missing and tens of others injured.
- Worse hit were the towns of Shwebo, Khin-U and Kanbalu in Sagaing Division, and Singu and Thabeikkyin of Mandalay Division with damage reported to at least a hundred houses as well as public buildings and infrastructure. A bridge under construction at Kyauk Myaung collapsed killing a number of workers. Damage and casualties are also reported in a number of mines in the area.
- ECHO is in contact with partners present in the area and with the relief and resettlement department of the Min of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
- ECHO staff stands ready to reach the affected areas should more consolidated information on impact for humanitarian needs in the disaster affected areas become available. So far this is not the case.
Guatemala – Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, CONRED, Local Media)
- A 6.5M earthquake at a depth of 27 km struck off the SW coast of Guatemala, on 11 November at 22:15 UTC. It is considered an aftershock of the 7.4M earthquake of 7 November that caused significant damage and 52 deaths in the departments of San Marcos and Quetzaltenango. USGS indicates up to “strong” shaking for 121,000 people in the area of Champerico. No new damage or casualties have been reported by this earthquake as of early on 12 November.
- The latest damage toll (as of 11 November) of the 7.4M earthquake of 7 November, is 9,414 houses damaged (2,637 of them severely) and 6,697 people are housed in 61 shelters.
Haiti – Floods (AFP, Haiti government)
- Heavy rains early on 9 November caused floods that heavily affected the departments of Nord and Nippes, less than two weeks after the heavy damage caused by Tropical Cyclone SANDY. As of late on 9 November (UTC), according to the Haitian Civil Protection, there were 10 people dead in the city of Cap-Haitien and hundreds of houses are reported flooded or destroyed, roads damaged and rivers in overflow in 6 communities in Nippes and another 3 in Nord. 1573 people were housed in 14 shelters as of same date. Media reports on 11 November raise the number of dead to 16.
Italy – Severe weather (Media)
- Heavy rains in the last 24h caused floods and evacuations in central-northern Italy, mainly in the regions of Toscana, Liguria and Veneto. As of early on 12 November, 200 people are reported evacuated and another 5,000 affected in the province of Massa Carrara. Flooded streets and power cuts were reported in the city of Pisa in Toscana as well as in a number of communities in Liguria.
- Heavy rain in southern Austria, western Slovenia and Alicante and Valencia in Spain – Red Alert
- Heavy rain in central Austria, SE Spain, central Slovenia, NW Croatia, NE Italy – Orange Alert
- Thunderstorms in central Italy and Sardinia – Orange Alert
- Low visibility in northern Montenegro – Orange Alert
EFAS flood risk
- SI: River levels in the Drava are still high (critical discharge is exceeded) and the flood wave is travelling downstream through Croatia.
- FI: Ongoing high discharges and water levels in various rivers in southern Finland.
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