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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Guam.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.6 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.5 Earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 01b (One), located approximately 697 nm southwest of Chittagong, is tracking northeastward at 04 knots.

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India – Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in Barak Valley in Assam have claimed the lives of at least 10 people.

Florida, USA – Tornado in Vero Beach in Florida has damaged 20 homes on Tuesday afternoon. The heavy storm also damaged cars and toppled tress.

Afghanistan – At least 20 people were killed in flash floods that hit the northern Afghan province of Sari Pul. The floods hit the district of Kohistanat in the remote south of Sari Pul in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The floodwaters swept away and destroyed several houses. Around 22 people were wounded in the disaster, which happened as people slept.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Afghanistan – Flash floods in Badakhshan province of Afghanistan have claimed the lives of at least six people and injured five others.

Indonesia – Parts of the Indonesian port city of Semarang remained underwater Saturday, after high seasonal tides flooded coastal areas of Central Java province. For the past week, residents of Semarang say they have fought an ongoing battle to stop the water — known locally as “the Rob” — from rising. Soaked and exhausted in the 33 degrees midday heat, they struggle with sandbags, furniture and plastic bags as their possessions become consumed.

Kenya – At least 700 people are stranded in their villages in Isiolo County after heavy rains cut off roads. Among those threatened with starvation and disease because they cannot get food, and they cannot go to hospital are 620 children who are under five years and 48 expectant and lactating mothers.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Fantala), located approximately 414 nm north of Port Louis, Mauritius, and is tracking southeastward at 01 knot.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 20p (Amos), located approximately 383 nm west-northwest of Pago Pago, American Samoa, and is tracking eastward at 06 knots.

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Afghanistan – A landslide in Maimana, the capital of northwestern Faryab province in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of two children and injured one other.

Houston, Texas, USA – More rain has drenched the Houston area with eight people now reported to have died. More than 1 100 homes have been substantially damaged in the floods. Schools and businesses have been closed. The Governor has declared a state of disaster.

Argentina – Floods have swamped much of Argentina’s soy crop, causing heavy losses to one of the world’s top grains suppliers. Rains stemming from El Nino weather phenomenon have hit farmers in the grain belt of northeastern Argentina particularly hard. Some farmers have opted to stop the harvesting of soy while fields dry out. Grains are the backbone of Argentina’s economy. The South American country is the world’s third-biggest exporter of soy and a major supplier of corn and wheat. The Argentine Red Cross estimates more than 2,000 people have been evacuated and more 30,000 people have been affected after the rains swelled rivers, swamping fields and towns nationwide.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Fantala), located approximately 478 nm north-northwest of Port Louis, Mauritius, and is tracking east-southeastward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 20p (Amos), located approximately 507 nm west of Pago Pago, American Samoa, and is tracking southeastward at 04 knots.

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Afghanistan – More flooding, this time in the central Bamyan province in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of at least five people and damaged about 350 houses.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Fantala), located approximately 774 nm northwest of Port Louis, Mauritius, and is tracking east-southeastward at 04 knots.

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Texas, USA – At least five people were killed and hundreds more were evacuated from their homes in Houston, TX, as torrential rains and flooding prompted prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency across the city on Monday. Thousands of homes and local businesses were left without power.

Indonesia – Rain-triggered floods and landslides left six villagers missing in West Papua in eastern Indonesia.

Afghanistan – At least 38 people have lost their lives due to heavy rains accompanied by flash floods in northern parts of Afghanistan. Afghan officials said on Monday that the deaths were reported in the country’s northern provinces of Takhar, Badghis and Samangan during flash floods that began Sunday night.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Anatahan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.3 Earthquake hits the central, Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits Fiji.

Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit the central Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit the central Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.