Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.1 earthquake hits the Sumba region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake its the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.0 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.6 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits the E’Entrecasteaux Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

5.4 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.4 earthquake hits Vancouver Island, Canada.

5.2 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits western Xizang.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Gonzalo is located about 910 mi…1470 km e of the outhern Windward islands with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eight is located about 405 mi…650 km ese of Port O’connor Texas with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Douglas is located about 1470 mi…2365 km ese of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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China – China has evacuated tens of thousands of people in Anhui and Hubei provinces amid severe flooding and landslides triggered by some of the heaviest rainfall in decades. In eastern Anhui, rescue workers evacuated 16,000 people from the town of Guzen after weeks of torrential rains caused a nearby river to overflow. The flooding inundated 13 villages and cut off electricity to the whole region, it said. In central Hubei province, more than 8,000 people were evacuated after a landslide blocked a river and created a barrier lake that threatened to submerge the city of Enshi and neighbouring villages.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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New Zealand – Roads were blocked and water treatment plants damaged after a storm and torrential rain in New Zealand‘s Northland region on 17 to 18 July. Whangarei District Council reported 8 roads closed due to landslides and 9 closed due to flooding. Whangarei recorded 214.2 mm of rain in 24 hours on 17 July and a further 44 mm the following day. Fire crews were called out to 212 incidents. Civil Defence Northland said houses and businesses around the region were flooded.

China – Heavy rains sent the water level at China’s Yangtze River to a new high, raising the possibility of more seasonal floods after earlier ones left over 140 people dead or missing. The Three Gorges Dam, which was built in Hubei province to generate electricity and mitigate flooding, is under pressure as more rains are expected in coming days, with millions of people already forced from their homes. Chinese state media said a second, and the strongest, wave of floods along the Yangtze River has arrived at the Three Gorges Reservoir and is reaching its peak on Saturday. The rate of inflow into the reservoir rose to 61,000 cubic meters per second, sending the water level to 160.17 meters and exceeding the flood limit by 15 meters.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Fay is located about 30 mi…45 km s of Albany New York with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cristina is located about 565 mi…910 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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China – Flooding in central and eastern provinces of China has worsened over the last few days, with over 14 million people affected across the worst hit provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang. Floodwaters first hit Sichuan, Guizhou and Chongqing in the southwest and Hubei in central China in late June. High river flows have since moved eastwards along the Yangtze river basin. According to China’s Ministry of Water Resources, rivers are above danger levels in over 80 locations. Recent heavy rainfall in the region has swollen rivers and lakes further, as well as causing flash flooding and landslides. Wide areas of eastern China saw between 400 mm and 600 mm of rain in the first 10 days of July.

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Nepal – Further deadly flooding and landslides have struck again in Nepal, where disaster authorities have reported 7 fatalities and 20 missing in the last 2 days. Authorities reported flooding and landslides in 2 locations of Barhabise municipality of Sindhupalchowk district (also Sindhupalchok) of Bagmati Pradesh Province on 09 July. As of 10 July, at least 2 people have died, 20 are still missing and 5 people injured. Sixteen homes have been completely destroyed. According to media reports, the floods and landslides have also damaged the Araniko Highway in several locations. The highway is an important road connecting the country to a border point with China. Meanwhile heavy rain triggered 2 incidents of landslides in Pokharalekhnath Metropolitan City in Kaski District, Gandaki Pradesh Province, on 10 July. Authorities report 5 people have died and 9 injured.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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Brazil – At least nine people died after a cyclone swept through parts of southern Brazil on 30 June. Winds of over 120 km/h were reported in the state of Santa Catarina. The states of Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná were also badly affected. The wild weather has also brought the threat of flooding. Storm surge has prompted warnings for coastal flooding in Santa Catarina. In Rio Grande do Sul, river levels are above flood stage in some areas of after the storm brought rain of over 140mm in 24 hours. Almost 50 cities or municipalities in Santa Catarina state were affected by the cyclone.

Yunnan, China – At least 3 people have died in flash flooding in Yunnan Province, southwest China. Heavy rain from 29 June caused flash flooding in the city of Zhaotong and the counties of Zhenxiong, Yiliang, Weixin and Yanjin. Rainfall of over 225 mm in 24 hours was reported in the area.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 04e (four), located approximately 766 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking southwestward at 03 knots.

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Malaysia – Over 1,000 people have evacuated their homes in Sabah State, Malaysia, after flooding over the last few days. Flooding began on 27 June and has since affected 152 villages across 11 districts.

Wisconsin, USA – On June 28 and 29, parts of St. Croix County received over seven inches of rain causing flooding and washed out roads across the county. The areas experiencing significant flooding are the Municipalities of Kinnickinnic, Pleasant Valley, Rush River, Eau Galle, Warren, Hammond, Baldwin, Springfield, Erin Prairie, Emerald, Glenwood, Cylon, and Forest. At one point over 50 roads were closed in the area due to flooding.

Poland – Further severe weather including storms and heavy rain affected parts of Poland on 29 June. IMGW report that several locations recorded more than 50mm of rain in 24 hours, including Bielany is a district in Warsaw, which saw 56.6 mm. The worst of the storm affected the provinces or voivodeships of Podlaskie, Masovia (which includes the capital Warsaw), Holy Cross Province (Świętokrzyskie) and Lesser Poland (Małopolskie). Over 1,300 homes were damaged by flooding, as were 241 roads.

India – Recent flooding in Assam, north eastern India, has worsened, with disaster authorities reporting that over 900,000 people are now affected. This is the second wave of flooding in the state, which began around 20 June.

China – More flooding has affected parts of Sichuan province, southwestern China, leaving over 20 people dead or missing. Flooding struck in Sichuan’s Mianning county in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture after storms brought heavy rain.

Nigeria – Dozens of buildings have been damaged after more flash flooding in Lagos State, Nigeria. Flooding was caused by a heavy downpour but significantly worsened by blocked drainage channels,

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Xinjiang-Xizang border, China.

5.6 earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.0 earthquake hits the Xinjiang-Xizang border, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the Golf de Venezuela.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Boris), located approximately 1092 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Ivory Coast – At least 5 people have died and one is missing after flash flooding in Abidjan District, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), 25 June 2020 after 240mm of rain fell in a few hours. More heavy rain is forecast over the next 2 days. Civil Protection said several roads have been cut and houses damaged. Images shared on Social Media showed upturned cars that had been dragged through streets and residents taking refuge on roofs or clinging to walls and trees.

China – The flood situation has worsened in Guizhou Province, southwest China, with 74,000 people now affected in 12 counties or cities, including Tongzi and Huishui Counties, Zunyi, Tongren and Qiandongnan. Three fatalities were previously reported in Tongzi. Heavy rain in the area has increased river levels in neighbouring Chongqing municipality, where the Qijiang river reached historic levels. On 22 June, the Qijiang river at Wucha in Jiangjin District, jumped more than 5 metres above flood level, standing at 205.56 metres. The Puhe River in the district was also extremely high, reaching around 0.5 metres above flood level at Shijiaozhen in Qijiang district around the same period. Authorities said a total of 43,725 people were affected and hundreds of houses damaged or destroyed in Qijiang District of Chongqing as of 22 June. Local media reports suggest between 40,000 and 100,000 people have been displaced across Chongqing.

Uruguay – Heavy rain 22 to 24 June caused flash floods, cutting roads and prompting evacuations in Uruguay. Strong winds have downed power lines leaving hundreds without electricity. According to disaster authorities, Montevideo, Lavalleja, Colonia and Canelones were the worst affected departments.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Depression Four is located about 365 mi…590 km s of Halifax Nova Scotia and about 730 mi…1170 km sw of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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China – Further heavy rain and flooding has struck in Guizhou Province, China. Xinhua news agency reports at least 3 people have died and 10,000 have been displaced after flooding in the mountainous area of Tongzi County on 22 June. Around 10 houses were destroyed and over 1,000 houses damaged, along with 715 hectares of crops. Power supply and telecommunications were interrupted.

Nepal – Local media report that days of rainfall triggered a landslide along a section of road near Tansen in Palpa district, central Nepal, on 22 June, 2020. Four vehicles were swept away. The number of passengers in the vehicles swept by the landslide is unconfirmed. As of 22 June, police reported 3 fatalities.

India – According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 16,549 people had been affected in over 50 villages in the districts of in Barpeta, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Jorhat and Sivasagar since 20 June. Over 50 people have evacuated their homes and moved to relief camps in Dhemaji. Almost 3,000 hectares of crops have been damaged. Several rivers in the state are flowing above danger level, including the Brahmaputra in Jorhat, and the Dikhow and Disang in Sivasagar.

Turkey – Flooding struck the Kestel district of Bursa province on 21 June. After initial assessments, the provincial government reported two people had died and four were believed to be missing in the floods. Raging flood water swept through narrow streets of several neighbourhoods in the district, including Dudakli, Narlidere, Aksu and Kayacik.

Malaysia – Over 1,000 people have evacuated their homes in Malaysia‘s Johor State after flooding struck on 21 June. Flooding affected the districts of Pontian, Batu Pahat, Muar, Kluang, and Tangkak. A total of 1,210 people from 288 families were evacuated to 18 relief centres as a result. The worst hit areas was Pontian, where 349 people from 85 families were evacuated. More than 60mm of rain fell in 24 hours in several locations in the state on 20 June. Heavy rain was also reported in the capital, Kuala Lumpur , which recoprded 119.0mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 June.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 02w (nuri), located approximately 126 nm west-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

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China – Rainstorms have killed five more people in a southern Chinese region already reeling from heavy flooding over the past week. The government of Zunyi city, south of the metropolis of Chongqing, said Saturday that five had died and eight others were missing after fresh storms that began late Thursday night. A statement on its website said at least 13,000 people had been evacuated, more than 2,000 homes damaged and multiple sections of roads and three bridges destroyed in the city in Guizhou province. Earlier storms left 13 dead in nearby Hunan province and the Guangxi region.

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