Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.5 earthquake hits Broken ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.2 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Carlsberg ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.8 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.2 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.4 earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Two 5.1 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Dorian is located about 40 mi…70 km ne of Freeport Grand Bahama island andabout 110 mi…175 km ene of West Palm Beach Florida with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven is located about 200 mi…320 km e of La Pesca Mexico and about 225 mi…360 km ene of Tampico Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 260 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Juliette is located about 25 mi…40 km se of Clarion island Mexico and about 440 mi…710 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 15w (Lingling), located approximately 396 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, Japan is tracking northward at 09 knots.

Tropical depression 14w (Fourteen), located approximately 1601 nm southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

Tropical depression 16w (Kajiki), located approximately 21 nm north-northwest of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking east- northeastward at 09 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Central African Republic – The city of Paoua and Poumadji village experienced floods overnight from 19 to 20 August 2019. These floods caused significant material and human damage. One death and five injuries have been recorded. Nearly 295 houses were destroyed.

Caribbean – Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful hurricane to hit the Bahamas in recorded history, has slowed to a crawl and is pounding the island of Grand Bahama with catastrophic winds and torrential rainfall. The beast of a storm has weakened slightly and is currently packing maximum sustained winds of 155 mph ( 250 km/h). The devastating Category 4 storm has been slowly passing over the main island in the Bahamas, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) east of West Palm Beach, Florida, and is moving toward the west at a sluggish 1 mph (2 km/h).

Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary. At least five deaths were blamed on the storm. The fearsome Category 4 storm slowed almost to a standstill as it shredded roofs, hurled cars and forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passed. A radio station received more than 2,000 distress messages, including reports of a 5-month-old baby stranded on a roof and a grandmother with six grandchildren who cut a hole in a roof to escape rising floodwaters.

Afghanistan – Flash floods in the central province of Parwan on Sunday evening left one dead and two others injured, local officials said. The flash floods happened in Tajikan area in Jabal Saraj district near the Salang Pass.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.8 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Auckland Islands off New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the Batan Islands in the Philippines.

5.7 earthquake hits the Batan Islands in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits the Batan Islands in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits the Pacific Antarctic ridge.

5.3 earthquake hits the Batan Islands in the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.2 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Afghanistan – The most recent rain storms started on Thursday and have hit large areas of Afghanistan, including the capital, Kabul. Floods have swamped communities where people had already been displaced by winter flooding. At least 24 people have died and 11 have been injured as a result of the most recent floods. Heavy snowfall during the winter has added to the recent flooding. More than 100 people have died in the last few months.

Oklahoma, USA – Officials on Saturday warned some Tulsa residents to prepare to head to higher ground because old levees holding back the swollen Arkansas River are stressed and more rain is expected for the flood-weary region. The river was four feet above flood stage on Friday and was already causing flooding in parts of Oklahoma’s second-largest city, including in south Tulsa where the murky brown water had inundated low-lying neighborhoods. Levees were built in the 1940s and haven’t had to hold back this much water since 1986. Officials also said they don’t expect the river to recede in Tulsa until Wednesday at the earliest.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Afghanistan – Afghan officials say at least five more people have been killed and 17 are missing as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding swept across the country’s western Herat province. The country’s disaster ministry says heavy rains and flooding have hit 16 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces in the past 24 hours, and that the floods have also destroyed and damaged houses and swept away livestock. Heavy snowfall across Afghanistan this winter had cut off many areas. So far this year, more than 110 people have died as heavy rains and flooding swept away their homes.