Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.7 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

5.6 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.5 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 07s (Cilida), located approximately 532 nm southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southeastward at 12 knots.

NewsBytes:

Indonesia – The unt for survivors continues as the Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280. More than 1 000 people were injured and the death toll is expected to rise further. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave that left a tangled mess of corrugated steel roofing, timber and rubble at Carita beach, a popular spot for day-trippers on the west coast of Java.

Sri Lanka – Over 45,000 people and 13,646 families have been affected by the recent floods in the Northern Province due to heavy rains and winds. Around 8,539 people have been given shelter at 52 relief camps and all the necessary food and medicinal supplies have been provided. One hundred and fifty-one houses have been partially damaged by the adverse weather. The affected areas had received a rainfall exceeding 350 mm causing flash floods in many places.