Storms and Floods

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NewsBytes:

USA – Flooding Hits Coastal Areas of New Jersey, New York. Coastal flooding caused by Tuesday’s nor’easter is ravaging some neighbourhoods around New York and New Jersey, and the National Weather Service has issued warnings for particularly vulnerable areas. In Brooklyn’s Red Hook, water bubbled up from the sewers, flooding streets before disappearing back into storm drains. In Sea Bright, New Jersey, the storm sent up to 17 inches of ocean water flooding onto Church Street. Flooding had also hit Sea Bright’s Ocean Avenue. In Stone Harbour, New Jersey, streets were deluged with floodwaters that almost covered street benches and fire hydrants. And in Atlantic City, there were reports of people needing to be rescued as water levels rose during high tide. Over in the Point Beach area of Milford, Connecticut, floodwaters were pouring down some streets.

Argentina – Illegal Canals Flood Pampas

It was not just the heavy rains that left the streets of the Argentine town of Pozo del Molle flooded for three months last year.

Nearby farmers built small canals without authorization to drain their fields of surface water, redirecting flows toward urban areas and worsening the impact of flooding, said Carlos Salvatico, the mayor of the 7,500-person town in the key agricultural province of Cordoba.

So-called clandestine canals built by farmers to protect their crops are often blamed for exacerbating devastation across Argentina’s naturally flood-prone pampas grains and cattle belt.

Flooding this summer has prompted evacuations and left 2 million hectares (4.9 million acres) of highly productive land either underwater or cut off from markets because roads are flooded.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Falcon, Venezuela.

5.2 Earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits Liberator O’Higgins, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Norwegian Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits La Rioja, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Atacama, Chile.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Chaipas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Bio-Bio, Chile.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Prince Edward Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Gulf of California.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

Remote communities across the South Island have been left damaged, cut off and without power or telephone communication by yesterday’s early morning 7.8-magnitude earthquake. More than 400 aftershocks have hit the Island with major aftershocks of 6.2 and 5.8. At least two people were killed and a tsunami of up to 2 metres high forced residents to flee to higher elevations.

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6.2 Earthquake hits La Rioja, Argentina.

5.8 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

Two 5.6 Earthquakes hit South Island, New Zealand.

5.6 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.4 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.3 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Five 5.2 Earthquakes hit the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits off the east coast of South island, New Zealand.

Two 5.2 Earthquakes hit South Island, New Zealand.

Three 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5.1 Earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit South Island, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

Three 5.0 Earthquakes hit South Island, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.8 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

NZ Earthquake

A tsunami with 2.5m high waves was triggered by the earthquake, arriving about 2 hours later. People living along the coast have been warned to ‘move to higher ground’ – with the first wave already hitting the north east coast of South Island.

The quake struck in darkness in the early hours of Monday morning in Christchurch which was reduced to rubble by a 6.3 earthquake just five years ago. The tsunami threat is for the east coast of all New Zealand including Christchurch, Wellington and the Chatham islands.

Initial reports of widespread damage to buildings and property.

6.3 Earthquake hits the Philippines.

6.2 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

Two 5.8 Earthquakes hit South Island, New Zealand.

5.7 Earthquake hits Catamarca, Argentina.

5.5 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits Alaska.

5.2 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.2 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits the Macquarie Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits Cordoba, Argentina.

5.3 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.3 Earthquake hits the China-North Korea border.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrava region, Russia.

5.8 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.3 Earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrava region, Russia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

6.0 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.2 Earthquake hits southwestern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 Earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.3 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.