Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Lac Kivu, Congo.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Three 5.1 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

Five 5.0 Earthquakes hit offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Four 5.0 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Owen Fracture Zone.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

Mexico – The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61, officials say. A huge rescue operation is under way in the worst-hit states of Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas where people are feared trapped under rubble. President Enrique Peña Nieto says at least 200 people have been injured. The 8.1-magnitude quake, which hit late on Thursday, was the strongest to hit the region in a century. One of the worst hit towns was Juchitán, in Oaxaca, where at least 17 deaths have been reported. The town hall and a number of other buildings were destroyed or badly damaged. At least one other person was killed in Guatemala, its president has said.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra. Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bali Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Eight is located about 310 mi…500 km NNE of the southeastern Bahamas and about 545 mi…875 km SW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 335 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression Jova is located about 345 mi…555 km WNW of Socorro island with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 14w (Banyan), located approximately 201 nm northwest of Wake Island, is tracking north-northwestward at 05 knots.

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Nepal – Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 25 people in the last two days across Nepal. Heavy rains have hit more than a dozen districts in the country’s far eastern region as well as some areas in the west since Friday morning. Flooding has occurred across the densely populated lowlands that border India, while some remote districts in the hilly areas of the far east have been hit by landslides triggered by the monsoon rains. Floods triggered by heavy rainfall for the past two days have claimed the lives of nine people in Koshi zone of eastern Nepal. Floodwater inundated the entire Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City. More than 300 houses have been flooded after the water entered into the human settlements in Duhabi and Itahari. A red light has been light up at the Koshi Barrage after increase in water flow in the Saptakoshi River. The river recorded 192,300 cusec/per second water flow.

China – Thunderstorms lashed Beijing on Saturday, disrupting hundreds of flights at one of the world’s largest airports, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week.

Iran – The Friday flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed 12 people in the country’s northeast, Iranian state TV reported Saturday. There are 38 people missing in Khorasan Razavi province.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Emily is located about 235 mi…375 km NE of Cape Canaveral Florida with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 20 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 300 nm west-northwest of Iwo To, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical depression 13w (Nalgae), located approximately 401 nm north of Wake Island, is tracking northeastward at 03 knots.

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China – Over the past week, heavy rains in southern China caused severe floods and landslides affecting over 7.3 million people. A massive landslide in Xinmo village (Sichuan province), left at least 10 people dead and nearly 100 people still missing. The heavy rains of the past few days have led to widespread flooding in southern China, killing over 15 and forcing the evacuation of tens and thousands of people. Meanwhile, thousands are battling floods in various provinces along the Yangtze River. In Hunan province, the Xiangjian River reached a record 39.51 meters on July 3, beating the previous record of 39.18 set by a flood in 1998. Floods have inundated houses, uprooted trees, damaged cars and sabotaged roads in Changsha, capital of Hunan. Around 16,000 people are on high alert for flooding in neighboring Hubei while 28,100 people are battling against floods in eastern Jiangxi Province.

Florida, USA – Many of the streets in Miami Beach were covered in water Tuesday evening as 7 inches of rain caused flooding throughout the area. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Tuesday for central Miami-Dade County, which remains in effect until 7:45 pm. Flood advisories were also issued for Downtown Miami and Coral Gables. There were numerous reports of power outages throughout the city. Miami International Airport was reporting delays and cancelations due to the weather.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Irwin is located about 1060 mi…1700 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…N or 350 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Hilary is located about 940 mi…1510 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 91 nm south of Iwo To, is tracking south-southwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Nesat), located approximately 128 nm west-northwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical storm 12w (Haitang), located approximately 216 nm south-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking north-northeastward at 17 knots.

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China – At least 10 people were killed after a flood hit China’s northwestern Shaanxi province. Heavy rains hit Yulin City in northern Shaanxi from Tuesday night and caused floods in a number of areas. Floods in China. ReutersFloods in China. More than 71,300 people were forced to evacuate, the provincial flood control headquarters said. Power supplies and telecommunications were also disrupted.

Taiwan – Taiwan suffered flooding, widespread power outages and winds of over a hundred miles an hour as it was battered by its first typhoon of the year on Saturday. Much of the island came to a standstill, with most train services suspended and as many as 249,230 households without electricity as Typhoon Nesat (Gorio in the Philippines) — packing gust of up to 180 kilometers (111.8 miles) an hour — blasted across the country. The storm made landfall at 1110 GMT in the eastern Yilan county, whipping up massive waves of over 15 meters (49.2 feet).

Storms and Floods

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 05w (Nanmadol), located approximately 117 nm east-southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 34 knots.

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Japan – Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall near the city of Nagasaki at around 8 a.m. on July 4, and is expected to bring heavy rain across the country. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has warned of landslides, rising rivers, flooding, as well as tidal waves. According to the JMA, extremely strong winds have been blowing over the sea off the coasts of northern and southern Kyushu. The maximum wind velocity in the city of Nagasaki was 41.6 meters per second (approximately 150 kilometers per hour).

China – More than 50 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated as floods swept through parts of central and southern China after days of heavy rain. Over 11 million people have been affected and total economic losses have exceeded 25 billion yuan (US$3.7 billion or HK$29 billion) in 11 provinces, including Hunan and Sichuan and Guangxi. The death toll stands at 56 with more than 22 people missing as of Tuesday morning in those provinces. More rain is expected from Wednesday until Sunday in seven provinces, including Hunan and Sichuan, which have already been badly hit, according to the water resources ministry.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 05w (Nanmadol), located approximately 399 nm southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.

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Pakistan – At least 11 people were killed and scores more were injured in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, officials said Sunday. “Heavy rainfall on Friday triggered flash floods which swept away mud houses Lasbela district of Balochistan causing damage to life and property,” an official said. Poorly built homes across Pakistan, particularly in rural areas, are susceptible to collapse during the annual spring and monsoon rains in July-August, which are often heavy.

Trinidad & Tobago – It took about an hour of midday rainfall yesterday for flash floods to inundate parts of Port of Spain and surrounding hillside communities.

Vermont, USA – Localized flash floods are affecting many areas of the state and have interrupted Amtrak rail service in Vermont on Sunday. Flood waters have since receded in some affected areas. However, some roads have experienced damage and remain closed or restricted.

China – Floods in southern China have killed at least 15 people over the past few days and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands more. In Guangxi region, seven died and three were missing following torrential rains, with more than 23,000 people being evacuated to safer areas. In neighboring Hunan province, more than 300,000 people have been evacuated and eight people have died. More rain is forecast in coming days, according to the China Meteorological administration.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 05w (Nanmadol), located approximately 293 nm south-southwest of Kadena AB, is tracking northwestward at 17 knots.

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China – China is battling floods along the Yangtze River in the south while northern regions, including Beijing, endure a heat wave. The first flood this year of the Yangtze River, the country’s longest, is forming as water levels are rapidly rising in major tributaries in the middle and lower reaches. The Yangtze River Flood Control and Drought Relief headquarters ordered the Three Gorges Reservoir of the Yangtze to reduce the flow of discharging to 18,000 cubic meters per second from 2 p.m. Saturday to relieve the flood pressure downstream. Other upstream reservoirs also joined the flood control efforts. Floods have already hit the Xiangjiang, Yuanjiang and Zishui rivers in central China’s Hunan, the worst-hit province. The rain continues in Changsha, the provincial capital and other cities such as Xiangtan and Huaihua. The level of the Xiangjiang River in Changsha stood at 38.6 meters at 4 p.m. Saturday, well above the warning level of 36 meters and only 57 cm lower than its highest record level.

Assam, India – Over two lakh people are reeling under the impact of floods in eight districts, where the swirling flood waters have overrun several villages. According to a report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 2.68 lakh people have been affected in Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Karimganj, Cachar, Dhemaji, Karbi Anglong and Biswanath districts.The report said that 453 villages are currently under water and over 5,272 hectares of crop area have been damaged.

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Nepal – Incessant rainfall in the hill districts since Friday midnight has triggered floods in various rivers of Saptari district. Floodwaters have overflowed from Khado, Jeeta, Mahuli, Dhudhela along with other rivers, putting over a dozen settlements at risk and inundating about 1,500 houses in the district.The flooded rivers have damaged rods, culverts along with other important infrastructures. At least four persons died in separate landslide and flood incidents in Tehrathum and Saptari districts on Friday and Saturday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific: Post-Tropical Cyclone Dora is located about 320 mi…515 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

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China – China’s flood control authority said on Tuesday that some central and southern provinces are likely to see large floods this year as downpours swell rivers. There is a possibility of flooding along the Pearl and Huaihe rivers as well as the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Provinces including Guangdong, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi have seen water levels in 175 rivers rise beyond their warning levels with five rivers at record-high levels. Flooding has forced more than 170,000 people to relocate in Hunan Province. In Jiangxi Province, 235,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed. More rainfall is forecast for southern and southwestern parts of the country in the next ten days, with precipitation in some regions likely to reach 300 millimeters within 24 hours.

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China – More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m. Officials said one mile of road and a 1.2 mile section of river were buried in the disaster caused by heavy rains.

Michigan, USA – Excessive rainfall overnight has flooded a swath across central Lower Michigan. The heaviest rain fell in an area from Mount Pleasant to Midland to the Bay City area where over 7 inches of rain were recorded.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

A moderate earthquake that struck close to the Earth’s surface killed eight people and injured more than 20 others in far western China on Thursday, the region’s earthquake administration said.

5.4 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Azerbaijan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits central Peru.

5.3 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Krygyzstan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Caucasus, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Maule, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Yunnan, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.