Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits the North Atlantic Ocean.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Region Metropolitana, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.


Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Emily is located about 235 mi…375 km NE of Cape Canaveral Florida with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 20 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 300 nm west-northwest of Iwo To, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical depression 13w (Nalgae), located approximately 401 nm north of Wake Island, is tracking northeastward at 03 knots.


China – Over the past week, heavy rains in southern China caused severe floods and landslides affecting over 7.3 million people. A massive landslide in Xinmo village (Sichuan province), left at least 10 people dead and nearly 100 people still missing. The heavy rains of the past few days have led to widespread flooding in southern China, killing over 15 and forcing the evacuation of tens and thousands of people. Meanwhile, thousands are battling floods in various provinces along the Yangtze River. In Hunan province, the Xiangjian River reached a record 39.51 meters on July 3, beating the previous record of 39.18 set by a flood in 1998. Floods have inundated houses, uprooted trees, damaged cars and sabotaged roads in Changsha, capital of Hunan. Around 16,000 people are on high alert for flooding in neighboring Hubei while 28,100 people are battling against floods in eastern Jiangxi Province.

Florida, USA – Many of the streets in Miami Beach were covered in water Tuesday evening as 7 inches of rain caused flooding throughout the area. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Tuesday for central Miami-Dade County, which remains in effect until 7:45 pm. Flood advisories were also issued for Downtown Miami and Coral Gables. There were numerous reports of power outages throughout the city. Miami International Airport was reporting delays and cancelations due to the weather.

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