Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.


Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 33w (Thirty-three), located approximately 679 nm east=southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 04s (Bouchra) has re-formed, located approximately 674 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 10 knots.


Vietnam – Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 12 people in central Vietnam as hundreds of troops were dispatched to clean up destroyed villages and washed out roads. Heavy rains have pounded the central Khanh Hoa province over the past few days as tropical depression Toraji blew in from the South China Sea, triggering landslides that wiped out houses and destroyed a small reservoir.


Wildfires – Australia

A bushfire which was burning out of control on the Yorke Peninsula has been downgraded after a mass response from Country Fire Service volunteers. The fire was burning towards Maitland, Warawurlie, Yorke Valley, Spencer Highway and Port Victoria Road. Eleven CFS units from across the Yorke Peninsula responded to the fire, supported by bulk water carriers. Four waterbombers were also called to protect the town.