Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka.

5.2 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.2 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits Cuba.

As yet, there have been no reports of any damage or injuries inflicted by the tremor.

5.5 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits northern Colombia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 earthquake hits Atacama, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits Region Metropolitana, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Halamhera, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Crete.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 20s (Ferdinand), located approximately 342 nm north of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 02 knots.

NewsBytes:

South America – Heavy downpours have continued to batter parts of South America. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the northern provinces of Argentina last Thursday due to widespread flooding. Meanwhile, intense thunderstorms accompanied by hail and at least one tornado hit the province of Cordoba on the previous Sunday. The same system went on to affect Brazil and Paraguay, resulting in landslides and flash-flooding which caused widespread destruction.

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UK – An emergency evacuation took place as rising waters on the River Severn “overwhelmed” a town’s flood defences. Buckled barriers at Ironbridge, Shropshire, meant water seeped underneath, resulting in police evacuating part of the town. Residents were earlier evacuated from their homes in Bewdley, Worcestershire. There, water came over the top of some of the town’s flood defences. The barriers in both areas have been trying to keep a swollen River Severn from residents’ doors.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Gulf of Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.9 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Two 5.3 earthquakes hit the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern Turkey,

5.1 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.1 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Esami), located approximately 890 nm east-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 10 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 10s (Diane), located approximately 171 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 16 knots.

NewsBytes:

Argentina – Flooding caused by a storm and heavy rainfall has caused the evacuation of more than 200 people in Tucuman province of northwest Argentina.

Peru – Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have affected the departments of Arequipa and Huanuco in Peru, damaging more than 80 homes.

Spain – The death toll from Storm Gloria in Spain rose to 13 people on Friday while four people were still missing as freak weather continued to batter the east of the country. The Balearic Islands and eastern regions including Catalonia and Valencia have borne the brunt of the storm now entering its fifth day. Winds of more than 140 km per hour, waves reaching more than 10 metres and heavy snow and rainfall have unleashed chaos, crippling transport and destroying infrastructure. Seawater has caused devastation as it smashed into and entered coastal towns while the heavy downpour has also prompted fear that swollen rivers could burst out of their beds and flood major cities including Girona. Elsewhere, such as in parts of Valencia, more than 80 cm of snow has accumulated.