Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Greenland Sea.

5.6 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.5 earthquake hit northern Colombia.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.3 earthquake case the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.1 earthquake hits Colombia.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Global Warming

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia’s glaciers

Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia’s mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government has said. The surface area of its six glaciers has shrunk from 45 square kilometers in 2010 to 37 square kilometers in 2017, for a decline of 18 per cent, the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies said.

It blamed the glacier loss on “extreme events associated with natural phenomena and climate change.” If things go on like this the snow and ice covering atop Santa Isabel, a volcano in the Cordillera Central mountains could vanish over the next 10 years, said Omar Franco, the head of the institute.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 earthquake hits near the East Coast of Kamchatka.

5.2 earthquake hits off the coast of northern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits Colombia.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mayotte region.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean : Tropical depression 01e (One), located approximately 1388 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

NewsBytes:

Colombia – The Hidroituango dam on the river Cauca was in the final stages of construction when a blocked tunnel was cleared on Saturday night, causing flooding downstream that swept through a riverside hamlet. Six hundred people were left homeless and two bridges, two schools and a health centre were destroyed. On Wednesday, authorities issued evacuation orders for eight municipalities downstream from the dam amid fears of another wave of flooding as heavy rains continue to batter the megaproject. The total number of inhabitants in the eight municipalities is believed to number up to 120,000. So far no deaths or missing people have been reported.

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Maryland, USA – A surge of rainwater flooded streets and submerged cars in Maryland. Golf-ball size hail and up to six inches of rain fell in about two hours, overwhelming creeks and flooding roads. Several roads in the Frederick area remained closed Wednesday morning as crews monitored receding waters.

Afghanistan – The death toll in the floods in Afghanistan has risen to 60 with 5 people injured. Five people were injured, the agency said in a statement. It did not specify the casualties by province. Some 343 homes were destroyed, while 663 more were partially damaged, by the floods.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Colombia.

5.2 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

Turkish officials say dozens were slightly injured after the earthquake in southeastern Turkey. Of those injured, 35 were still receiving treatment. The regional governor said the injuries were caused as people fled their homes in panic.

5.0 earthquake hit the southern East Pacific rise.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Rina is located about 360 mi…580 km E of Cape Race Newfoundland and about 1480 mi…2385 km SW of Reykjavik Iceland with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…NE or 35 degrees at 40 mph…65 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 30w (Haikui), located approximately 51 nm south-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

Newsbytes:

Colombia – Families and rescuers searched desperately on Wednesday (November 8) through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding after a mudslide in Colombia killed nine, with 19 still missing, according to police reports. River La Paila burst its banks near the southeastern municipality of Corinto in the Cauca department at 18:40 local time (23:40 GMT) on Tuesday (November 7), sending water, mud and debris crashing down streets and into houses. Troops and police helped residents in the rescue operation and heavy machinery was being used to clear mud from the devastated area.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.7 Earthquake hits off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part of China’s southwestern province of Sichuan, killing 19 people, including eight tourists, and injuring 247. The quake hit a sparsely populated area 200 km (120 miles) northwest of the city of Guangyuan late on Tuesday at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was also close to the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve, a tourist destination.

6.1 Earthquake hits the Sichuan-Gansu border region, China.

Two 5.3 Earthquakes hit the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.2 Earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Colombia.