Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean : Tropical depression 01e (One), located approximately 1388 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

NewsBytes:

Colombia – The Hidroituango dam on the river Cauca was in the final stages of construction when a blocked tunnel was cleared on Saturday night, causing flooding downstream that swept through a riverside hamlet. Six hundred people were left homeless and two bridges, two schools and a health centre were destroyed. On Wednesday, authorities issued evacuation orders for eight municipalities downstream from the dam amid fears of another wave of flooding as heavy rains continue to batter the megaproject. The total number of inhabitants in the eight municipalities is believed to number up to 120,000. So far no deaths or missing people have been reported.

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Maryland, USA – A surge of rainwater flooded streets and submerged cars in Maryland. Golf-ball size hail and up to six inches of rain fell in about two hours, overwhelming creeks and flooding roads. Several roads in the Frederick area remained closed Wednesday morning as crews monitored receding waters.

Afghanistan – The death toll in the floods in Afghanistan has risen to 60 with 5 people injured. Five people were injured, the agency said in a statement. It did not specify the casualties by province. Some 343 homes were destroyed, while 663 more were partially damaged, by the floods.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Afghanistan – Flash floods caused by heavy rain in the past week have killed at least 34 people in several Afghan provinces and caused serious damage to property and livestock, officials said on Tuesday. The flooding, hitting provinces mainly in the north and center of the country, had caused serious damage to around 900 houses, killed hundreds of cattle and damaged agricultural land.

Washington, Montana, British Columbia – Temperatures have warmed considerably in recent weeks in the Northwest, and that’s causing big problems for several waterways as snowmelt has sent rivers rising to dangerous levels. This has created problems for parts of Washington, western Montana and British Columbia, where evacuations are ongoing and emergencies have been declared. In some areas, rivers are expected to remain above flood stage for days, if not weeks, as the snowmelt continues. In central Washington, residents are preparing to evacuate in Leavenworth as a dam appears to be threatened.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.6 earthquake hits the Rota region, North Mariana Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits Leyte, in the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

6.3 earthquake hits the south-east Indian Ridge.

5.9 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kashmir-India border.

5.0 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone “Carlos” (04S) turned southwards over the south-west Indian Ocean. Its centre is located approximately 364 km south-west of La Reunion (France).

Newsbytes:

Afghanistan – The death toll from avalanches and freezing weather conditions across Afghanistan has risen to 191, officials said Friday, as rescue operations were underway in the worst-affected areas. Twenty-two provinces in Afghanistan have been blanketed by days of heavy snowfall, triggering avalanches, destroying buildings and leaving many trapped in their snowbound homes. The worst-hit province is northeastern Nuristan where at least 68 people have been killed. More than 300 people have been injured while more than 500 were rescued in various parts of the country.

Idaho, USA – Much of southern Idaho is in a state of flood warnings and advisories after heavy rain. A number of houses in Elmore Country were flooded due to a swollen creek. Many homeowners resorted to sandbagging their homes. Several raids in the area were closed or blocked by floodwaters.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada.

5.4 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Macquarie Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Pakistan.