Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

6.3 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

Two 5.4 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits new Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

Five 5.1 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Five 5.0 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5,1 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction.

5.5 earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction.

5.5 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Florence is located about 125 mi…200 km wsw of Roanoke Virginia and about 145 mi…230 km wnw of Greensboro North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Depression Joyce is located about 285 mi…460 km ssw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (One), located approximately 592 nm northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

NewsBytes:

East Coast, USA – As the death toll from Florence grew to 15 and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina braced for catastrophic, widespread river flooding that could be the next stage of a mounting disaster. Weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday after blowing ashore as a hurricane with 90 mph winds on Friday, Florence was still spinning slowly atop the Carolinas as it pulled warm water from the ocean and hurled it onshore. About 740,000 homes and businesses remained without power in the Carolinas, and utilities said some could be out for weeks. Inland rivers swelled toward record levels, forecasters said, and thousands of people were ordered to evacuate for fear that the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina history.

Hong Kong, China – Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau after killing at least 65 people in the northern Philippines. The world’s biggest storm this year felled trees and sent skyscrapers swaying in high-rise Hong Kong, injuring more than 200 people there before making landfall on the coast of Jiangmen city, in southern China’s Guangdong province. Provincial authorities said they evacuated a total of 2.37 million people and ordered tens of thousands of fishing boats back to port before the arrival of what Chinese media has dubbed the “King of Storms”. State-run China Central Television (CCTV) reported the typhoon had killed two people in Guangdong.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.7 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits Yunnan, China.

5.6 earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Florence is located about 895 mi…1440 km wnw of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven is located about 5 mi…5 km w of Key Largo Florida and about 35 mi…60 km e of Cape Sable Florida with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Norman is located about 1335 mi…2150 km e of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

Tropical Storm Olivia is located about 490 mi…785 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 25w (Jebi), located approximately 257 nm east-northeast of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 11 knots.

NewsBytes:

China – Five people have died and another 16 have gone missing as a result of a flood in the Chinese southeastern county of Malipo that hit the region on Sunday, local authorities said. The floods were caused by torrential rains that started in the county on Saturday night. According to the authorities, another five people have been injured during the floods. As a result of the disaster, electricity supplies and road traffic were disrupted, a number of houses collapsed and roads subsided.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

6.1 earthquake hits Costa Rica.

5.5 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands, Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 98L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that had the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 19w (Leepi), located approximately 274 nm south-southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.

Tropical storm 20w (Bebinca), located approximately 83 nm south-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 02 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Hector is located about 250 mi…400 km sw of Midway island with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Suden – July Floods – Flooding has affected over 45,000 people, led to 23 human deaths and 61 injuries. In addition, more than 8,900 families have been rendered homeless and are currently putting up in temporary sites in their neighbours and relative’s houses. These rains have caused significant damage to key infrastructure such as bridges and roads as well as amenities like schools, latrines and local dispensaries. In addition, livelihoods have been significantly affected as farms were submerged in water and livestock washed away. Power outages occur severally due to collapsing of power lines.

China – Heavy floods have continued to sweep through China leaving numerous cities battling with dangerous driving conditions and causing flight delays in the country.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits northern Alaska.

6.0 earthquake hits northern Alaska.

5.6 earthquake hits south-east of Easter Island.

5.5 earthquake hits northern Alaska.

5.4 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Yunnan, China.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit northern Alaska.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 97L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 17w (Shanshan), located approximately 328 nm north-northeast of Agrihan, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Hector is located about 1360 mi…2190 km e of South Point Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eleven-E is located about 190 mi…305 km s of Puerto Angel Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Invest 94E is an area of disturbed weather in the Eastern Pacific Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

Invest 95E is an area of disturbed weather in the Eastern Pacific Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

NewsBytes:

China – Floods caused by heavy rainfall in the northwestern Chinese Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region left 20 people dead and eight more missing, local authorities said on Friday. According to the local authorities, more than 5,500 residents were evacuated to safe places. The Hami prefecture-level city in the northeastern part of Xinjiang was the most affected by the disaster, which ruined 8,700 buildings and damaged roads and railways in the area. The floods also damaged a dam of a local water reservoir.

India – A fresh wave of flooding in the north east Indian state of Assam began on 02 August, 2018. This follows an earlier wave of flooding that began in June which left over 30 people dead and 200,000 displaced. Around 90,000 people have been affected in 9 districts since 02 August, with 3 people dead and around 25,000 displaced. The Dhansiri river in Golaghat district has exceeded its previous highest ever flood level by almost 30 cm. As of 03 August, flooding was reported in Golaghat, Sivasagar, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Darrang and Charaideo. Flooding affected Biswanath and Udalguri districts on 02 August but has since subsided. By far the worst hit district is Golaghat, where flooding has affected 67,724 people in 99 villages. Four hundred homes have been damaged or destroyed by flooding in the district.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Bismarck Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 11w (Eleven), Tropical storm (ts) 11w (Son-Tinh), located approximately 173 nm southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam is tracking westward at 12 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 12w (Twelve), located approximately 439 nm south of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 04 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Invest 91L is an area of disturbed weather in the central Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

NewsBytes:

Vietnam – Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least seven people and left 12 others missing in northern Vietnam. In the worst-hit province of Lai Chau, five people were killed and authorities have been mobilising forces to search for the 12 missing, the provincial government said in a statement on Monday.

Massachusetts, USA – Thunderstorms have caused flights to be delayed and knocked out power in some parts of Massachusetts. Floods have been reported on many streets in Worcester and Oxford. Some towns, like North Grafton, received more than three inches of rain.

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Mongolia – Between 3 July to 5 July 2018, heavy rainfall of unprecedented intensity caused flash flooding in several parts of Mongolia affecting more than 792 households across the country.

China – Update – Heavy and continuous rainfall since 7 July 2018 has caused flooding in most parts of Sichuan and the southeast region of Gansu Province. In some areas of North Central Sichuan, there have been heavy rainstorms and torrential rains for four consecutive days. These were also compounded by the effects of two weather systems in the area; Typhoon Prapiroon, and Typhoon Maria. According to reports from National Disaster Reduction Commission, as of 13 July 2018, floods have affected 1,381,000 people, where 3 persons have died; 222,000 have taken emergency resettlement; 22,000 needed emergency relief in Sichuan prefectures of Deyang, Mianyang, Guangyuan (that includes 15 cities and 70 counties); more than 900 houses have collapsed, and 29,000 houses have been damaged. A total of 36,900 hectares of crops have been affected by the floods and 5,200 hectares will have no harvests this year. Gansu province was hit even harder, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. A heavy rainstorm occurred in Southeast Gansu from 10 to 11 July 2018. The provinces of Tianshui, Zhangye, Pingliang (including 10 cities and 46 counties) are flooded, and have affected 1,519,000 people where 12 have died; four are missing; and 30,000 were evacuated. More than 2,300 houses collapsed, and 19,000 were damaged to varying degrees.