Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.3 earthquake hits Crete.

5.3 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 earthquake hits Crete.

5.1 earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.1 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Laura is located about 315 mi…510 km sse of Lake Charles Louisiana and about 335 mi…540 km se of Galveston Texas with maximum sustained winds…110 mph…175 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 13e (Thirteen), located approximately 1079 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north- northeastward at 04 knots.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 09w (Bavi), located approximately 2176 nm northwest of Kunsan AFB, is tracking northward at 12 knots.

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Afghanistan – Afhanistan‘s National Disaster management Agency (ANDMA) reports flooding has affected eastern provinces of the country after heavy rainfall from 25 August 2020. At least 35 people have died in the floods.

Pakistan – Heavy monsoon rainfall has caused flooding and landslides in Sindh Province, Pakistan, including the provincial capital, Karachi. According the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) in a report of 25 August, heavy rainfall and ensuing flooding affected the districts of Mirpur Khas, Tharparkar, Karachi, Badin, Thatta, Hyderabad, Chhor and Tando Jam from 24 August 2020. Local media report around 300 were evacuated in Dadu and over 1,000 in Karachi district.

Kenya – At least 1,000 families have been displaced by flooding from Lake Turkana in northwestern Kenya. Meanwhile the Turkwel Dam is expected to overflow, with over 300,000 people facing evacuation. Recent water inflow into the lake has surged to unprecedented levels from 500m to 800m claiming the once dry beaches, hotels, homes, government offices and displacement of more than 1,000 households.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 45 mi…75 km ene of Fort Lauderdale Florida and about 45 mi…75 km se of west Palm Beach Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Remnants of Ten are located about 250 mi…405 km nnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 04w (Sinlaku), located approximately 78 nm south of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical Storm 03w (Hagupit), located approximately 264 nm southwest of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

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Sudan – Khartoum was hit by heavy rains on Friday (31 July) and Saturday (01 August 2020). Floods covered large parts of East Nile locality in Khartoum North. A number of houses collapsed.

Afghanistan – Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said that 100 homes were damaged or destroyed after heavy rain triggered flash flooding in Kuz Kunar district on 31 July. ADMA reported 14 people have died as a result, with 6 people injured. Flooding was also reported in Parwan Province where homes and roads were damaged or destroyed in areas of the provincial capital, Charikar.

South Korea – At least 5 people have died and 7 others are missing after heavy rains triggered mudslides and flooding in central South Korea on 02 August, 2020. Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) reported rainfall of more than 290mm in 24 hours from 01 to 02 August in areas of Gyeonggi and North Chungcheong provinces. North Chungcheong Province is the worst affected. Homes have been damaged, roads closed and train services suspended. Floods and mudslides caused fatalities in Chungju (1), Eumseong (2) and Jecheon (1).

Georgia – According to local authorities, flooding affected several villages in Oni municipality, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region. Roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed, leaving around 2,000 people cut off. Power and drinking water supply was interrupted. Flooding was also reported in Guria Region, where roads and crops were damaged, and in Imereti Region, in particular in Tskaltubo municipality where the Rioni River broke its banks. Meanwhile mudflows have blocked roads in Tskhinvali region.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.5 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.2 earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Chagos Archipelago.

5.1 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Guam.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 24s (Irondro), located approximately 401 nm south-southwest of Diego Garcia, is tracking southeastward at 04 knots.

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Afghanistan – Flash floods in Afghanistan have claimed the lives of 11 people and injured 15 others. According to the Ministry of State for Natural Disaster and Humanitarian, flood waters have totally destroyed around 288 houses.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Afghanistan – At least 21 people have died in avalanches in the Daykundi province in Afghanistan. Another 10 people have been injured. About 50 houses have been destroyed by the avalanches.

Indonesia – At least 422 residents of Penajam district in North Penajam Paser regency – the planned location of Indonesia’s new capital in East Kalimantan – have been affected by floods that hit the area on Tuesday morning.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Afghanistan – Severe weather in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of 13 people and injured forty others. According to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), around 655 houses have been partially damaged, 30 houses are completely destroyed and 322 families have been displaced. Heavy snowfall, flooding and a large number of avalanches were reported in different parts of Afghanistan between 12 -15 January 2020.

Australia – Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia’s east coast on Monday after “apocalyptic” dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country. Violent hail storms pelted the capital Canberra on Monday, with footage showing the storm ripping branches off trees. Dramatic images captured over the weekend from western New South Wales show a massive wall of dust rolling through outback towns. Locals reported being cast into darkness in the middle of the day.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 07s (Claudia), located approximately about 449 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia. Claudia is moving southwestward at 12 knots.

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Pakistan, Afghanistan – Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, leaving others stranded by heavy snowfall, officials said on Tuesday. At least 93 people died and 76 were injured across Pakistan – with several still missing – while a further 39 were killed in Afghanistan, according to officials in both countries. Forecasts suggest more harsh weather is on the way.

Australia – Heavy rain, flash floods and severe thunderstorms have swept over Melbourne and rain is forecast to hit bushfire-affected parts of New South Wales and Victoria later this week. In just 30 minutes, 44mm of rain fell at Avalon on Wednesday afternoon, and wind gusts reached 110km/h as wild weather hit the state’s south and moved north.

Mississippi, USA – Flooding left roads in Mississippi underwater on Jan. 14. Authorities in Mississippi urged residents to evacuate in the northern part of the state Tuesday after heavy rains spawned a flash-flood emergency and put a dam at “imminent” risk of failing. A flash flood emergency was issued in Oktibbeha County, located in the east-central portion of the state. Oktibbeha County Lake Dam is in imminent danger of failing.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 07s (Claudia), located approximately 270 nm northwest of Port Hedland, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 18 knots.

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Afghanistan – Heavy snowfall has claimed lives of at least 16 people in Herat and Kandahar regions of Afghanistan. The death toll from the snowfall is expected to further rise in the coming days.

Dubai – The National UAE reports that rain fell throughout Friday and the early hours of Saturday. As a result, many roads were heavily waterlogged. Readings show that Dubai received 150mm of rain every hour for two-and-a-half hours. This is extremely out of the ordinary for Dubai as an average January experiences only 10mm of rain over the full month. Since Saturday, the third busiest airport in the world has had to deal with delayed, diverted and canceled flights as heavy rains have led to intense flooding. Dubai International Airport is scrambling to cope with the extreme weather, working to get its operations back to normal.

Venice, Italy – Just weeks after serious flooding caused widespread damage, the famous canals of Venice have been left almost completely dry due to exceptionally low tides. Two months ago the high tide in Venice peaked at 187cm (6.14ft), leaving around 70% of the lagoon city centre under salt water. But at high tide on Saturday the city was a very different sight, with its famous gondolas and boats almost beached at the bottom of canals.

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