Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Gansu-Qinghai border, China.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Alaska.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Indian Ocean triple junction.

5.1 earthquake hits the Sichuan-Chongqing border region, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Lekima is located approximately 232 nm north-northwest of Shanghai, China is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

Tropical Storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 121 nm southwest of Iwo To, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

NewsBytes:

China – The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 30 on Sunday, with 18 people missing, as the country braced for more travel disruptions as the storm moved further north up the coast. Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on Saturday in the eastern province of Zhejiang with winds gusting to 187 km (116 miles) per hour, causing travel chaos with thousands of flights cancelled and rail operations suspended. The typhoon damaged more than 173,000 hectares of crops and 34,000 homes in Zhejiang, Lekima, China’s ninth typhoon of this year, is expected to make a second landing along the coastline in Shandong province, prompting more flight cancellations and the closure of some expressways.

Scotland – Heavy rain and tumultuous weather conditions are causing travel chaos as train operators have been forced to shut lines, including the one connecting Scotland to England. Network rail Scotland have said the West Coast mainline between Scotland and England has been closed due to flooding on the tracks between Carlisle and Lockerbie. The train operator said water levels were about a foot above the rails. Passengers on five trains are currently trapped or blocked due to the high volumes of water on the tracks.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon Lekima is located approximately 79 nm nsouthwest of Shanghai, China is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

Typhoon 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 115 nm south of Iwo To, is tracking west-northwestward at 05 knots.

NewsBytes:

China – At least 13 people have been killed and more than a million forced from their homes as Typhoon Lekima hit China. Sixteen people were also missing after a landslide was triggered by the storm. Lekima made landfall in the early hours of Saturday in Wenling, between Taiwan and China’s financial capital Shanghai. The storm was initially designated a “super typhoon”, but weakened slightly before landfall – when it still had winds of 187km/h (116mph).

India – At least 28 people have died in Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some areas, authorities said on Friday. More than 64,000 people were evacuated and Cochin International Airport, the busiest airport in a state popular with tourists, was closed. In the latest flooding, several dozen people were feared to have been trapped after landslides in Wayanad and Malappuram districts. Kerala received 155 mm (6.1 inches) of rain on Friday, ten times more than average, weather department data showed.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Three is located about 40 mi…70 km ene of West Palm Beach Florida and about 55 mi…90 km nw of Freeport Grand Bahama island with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Dailila is located about 585 mi…945 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

NewsBytes:

China – Rain-triggered floods killed four tourists in east China’s Jiangxi province, official media reported early on Monday. The heavy rains started on Sunday afternoon in a mountainous area in Yichun city. Flooding caused by the downpour trapped 285 hikers from three tourist groups. Meanwhile, in neighbouring Fujian province, torrential rain also battered Sanming city, with more than 100mm rainfall within three hours on Sunday evening.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Barry is located about 95 mi…155 km sw of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 125 mi…205 km sse of Morgan City Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

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NewsBytes:

China – The heaviest average rainfall to lash a swathe of southern and eastern China in more than half a century brought torrential rain and floods, destroying houses, damaging crops and forcing the evacuation of nearly 80,000 people, state media said.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – Torrential downpours turned roads into rivers and triggered landslides on Thursday, blocking access to a hospital for several hours and forcing the evacuation of a preschool when a sinkhole opened up.

Bangladesh – The monsoon floods in Cox’s Bazar this week are threatening the already precarious existence of the refugees seeking shelter there. undreds of makeshift homes have already collapsed after landslides occurred on the muddy hillsides around the camps. About 4,000 families have been affected, many of whom have been moved to temporary shelters.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cosme is located about 690 mi…1110 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

NewsBytes:

China – Heavy rain has wreaked havoc in Nanping city in eastern China’s Fujian province, causing massive floods, turning roads to small rivers and trapping many locals in their homes. After two hours of torrential rain on Saturday, parts of Nanping were overwhelmed by significant flooding. Video footage filmed by locals showed high, muddy water pushing down the streets, washing away vehicles and demolishing small sheds. The fast-moving floodwaters prompted a rescue operation, with some 3,000 people evacuated to safety. No casualties were reported.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

China – Rain-triggered floods killed three people and left three missing in southwest China’s Guizhou Province as of 4 p.m. Sunday. The heavy downpours that started Friday have caused floods in 17 counties and districts of Guizhou, affecting a total of about 455,700 residents, according to local emergency management authorities.

Turkey – Another body was discovered yesterday, five days after severe floods hit a town in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, bringing the death toll to eight. Search and rescue crews are still searching for two people missing after the disaster in Araklı town. The Çamlıktepe and Yeşilyurt neighborhoods of Trabzon were inundated by flash floods after heavy rainfall on June 18. It also triggered landslides in the neighborhoods where a river overflowed its banks.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits northern California.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.4 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the Sichuan-Guizou border, China.

Twelve people have died and 125 others have been injured following the earthquake according to local reports.

5.6 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.5 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit eastern Sichuan, China.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 248 nm south- southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

NewsBytes:

China – At least 61 people have now been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central China this week, Chinese rescue authorities said. In a notice published late on Thursday, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said 9,300 homes have collapsed and 3.71 million hectares of farmland damaged during the floods.

Indonesia – Indonesian authorities warned of more flash floods and landslides after days of flooding forced the evacuation of more than 5,000 people from Central and Southeast Sulawesi, the nation’s main nickel ore producing region. Heavy rainfall may continue to lash Southeast Sulawesi and many other provinces until Saturday, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency said on its website. Authorities evacuated 5,703 people until Tuesday after hundreds of hectares of paddy and corn fields were inundated and several houses damaged.