Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Bolivia – At least 10 thousand hectares of banana plantations were flooded in the Cochabamba tropic, causing millions in losses to the community and producers. More than 7 500 families were affected by the floods.

Argentina – Intense rainfall in Northeast Argentina has caused devastating floods, amplifying the economic burdens of the country’s record inflation. About 3,500 people have evacuated the region, and millions of hectares of crops have been sent underwater. The flooded region, which extends into Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil, has received about five times more rain than expected since the beginning of the year. Some areas received a whole year’s worth of rainfall in the first 15 days of the calendar year. 2.4 million hectares of soybeans are flooded. The greatest losses come from the Pampa Húmeda region, one of the main food producers in the world. Other crops like corn and cotton, along with livestock have been wiped out across the Northeast. Just last year, Argentina was plagued with severe drought, the worst that had hit the country in half a century. This drought crushed the country’s agricultural sector and strained the country’s economy. It’s blamed in part for the current run on Argentine currency.

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California, USA – Heavy rain, snow and wind pummeled much of California Thursday, causing at least five deaths, leaving thousands without power and forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes. Southern California authorities concerned with rising streams and excessive runoff ordered evacuations in parts of Malibu and other areas scarred by wildfires. Malibu schools canceled classes. In harder hit Northern California, authorities warned of imminent floods and debris flows in the wildfire-ravished city of Paradise and the surrounding region denuded of protective trees and vegetation, telling residents to prepare to flee their homes on a moment’s notice.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.1 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

6.4 earthquake hits the Anatahan Region, North Mariana Islands.

5.7 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Timor, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

5.0 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia.

This was one of the most powerful quakes on record in Bolivia, but there was no damage because it was so deep (346 miles beneath the surface).

5.9 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.4 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.1 earthquake hit southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the south-west Indian Ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.6 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Australia – The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra has cancelled all classes and events for Monday after a storm triggered flash flooding in parts of the city on Sunday and forced several roads to close. Some parts of the city received more than February’s average rainfall in just a few hours. The city recorded 66.2mm, compared with the average rainfall for February of 51.2mm. Several adjacent suburbs were also flooded, local media said, with much of the floodwaters carried by Sullivans Creek, which runs through the middle of the campus.

Ontario, Canada – A state of emergency and flood warnings remain in place in southwestern Ontario, though officials say damage from a local river appears to be less than expected. The Thames River, swollen by days of heavy rains and melted snow, is reaching its peak in most areas covered by the state of emergency.

Bolivia – The Bolivian government is mulling whether to declare a “national disaster” due to severe flooding that has driven 85,000 people from their homes across the country. After touring flood-ravaged areas in Guanay, a town in north of La Paz department, Defense Minister Zabaleta told reporters in the capital that the heavy rains sparked by the La Nina weather phenomenon have claimed eight lives, washed away thousands of homes, and damaged cropland, bridges and roadways.

Midwest USA – Flooding that prompted evacuations in parts of the Midwest persisted Friday in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio and was expected to last through the weekend in areas that have been swamped by high water from heavy rains and melting snow. Waters receded in South Bend and Goshen, Indiana, but flooding remained there and elsewhere. The National Weather Service said a number of Michigan rivers could see record levels in the coming days. In Ohio, water swamped more roadways and basements and forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region’s deadly 1997 floods. Restaurants and other business and recreation spots from Cincinnati for miles east along the river closed, as water cut off roadways and swamped parks. Forecasters warned people living along rivers, streams and creeks in southern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky to be especially cautious and prepared for rapid rises.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm 02w (Two), located approximately 92 nm east-southeast of Koror, Palau, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 122 nm south-southeast of Niue, is tracking southwestward at 07 knots.

Newsbytes:

Bolivia – Intense rains continue to fall across much of Bolivia. The rain and floods over the past nine days have left at least three people dead, including a minor. Six others have been reported as missing, according to Reuters, and at least 20 municipalities have been left in a state of disaster.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 1083 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southward at 08 knots.

Newsbytes:

Bolivia – In Bolivia six people have been killed due to heavy rains and flooding. One person drowned in a crested river and five others were killed in a vehicle accident caused by the rains in the department of Potosi in the country’s southern region where rains have been strongest. Additionally, over 3,100 families are now displaced due to floods in the department of Beni, alongside the border with Brazil, says the minister of defense, Javier Zavaleta. The Rural and Land Development Minister Cesar Cacaric says that around 2,180 hectares of crops have been taken out so far due to the excess of water.

Albania – Heavy rains flooded riverbanks and led to the death of a power company worker Sunday, the Adriatic country’s government said. A government statement said the worker was killed while repairing an electric line in northern Albania. Many roads were temporarily blocked by water or mudslides, ports were temporarily closed and hundreds of soldiers and police officers were sent into threatened areas.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.6 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Santa Cruz, Bolivia.