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.

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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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.2 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Following a tsunami warning, the occurrence of sea level disturbance was confirmed by records of the Sarangani sea level monitoring station showing a drop of approximately 30cm and a maximum rise of approximately 10cm wave height relative to normal sea level. Several buildings were damaged and two people injured as panicked residents fled the coast following the tsunami warning.

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5.8 Earthquake hits Valparaiso, Chile.

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.4 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

Two 5.2 Earthquakes hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits Lake Tanganyika.

5.0 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Arlene is centered more than 930 miles west of the Azores in the central Atlantic Ocean, with maximum sustained winds estimated at 50 mph. Arlene is the first tropical storm in April to exist in the Atlantic Basin since Ana in 2003, which also formed on April 20, just a few hours earlier. It’s also the farthest north a tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic so early in the season.

NewsBytes:

Kazakhstan – Heavy floods have hit regions across northern Kazakhstan, destroying hundreds of buildings, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people, and leading to accusations of a botched state response. Residents have linked about six deaths to the recent flooding, while authorities in the Central Asian nation say it has caused no casualties. On April 20, officials in the North Kazakhstan region said the water level in a main reservoir was almost three meters above the allowed maximum, adding to the concerns of residents hit by the flooding that follows snowmelt. Thousands of local residents have been evacuated and tens of thousands of head of livestock were moved to safer districts.

Colombia – The death toll in the floods and landslides in Colombia this week have risen to 16, with a number of people still missing.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Depression One is located about 730 mi…1170 km WSW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…N or 350 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Uganda – Heavy rains that have pounded some parts of the eastern region since mid-March on Monday washed away three bridges on the Mbale-Tirinyi road, leaving one person dead. Hundreds of stranded motorists had to find alternative routes after unseasonable rainfall hit the villages for nearly three hours.

Colombia – Flooding and mudslides in central Colombia have killed at least 11 people, the Red Cross said Wednesday, causing alarm in a country still recovering from recent mudslides that killed hundreds. At least 20 people are missing after torrential rains lashed the city of Manizales, officials said, raising fears the death toll could soar as it did earlier this month in the southern city of Mocoa.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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Colombia – Hours of heavy rains overnight caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding homes with mud in Putumayo province. A torrent of debris surged through the city of Macoa near Colombia’s southern border with Ecuador around midnight, catching many residents off guard asleep in their homes and leaving little time to escape. Many of the city’s streets were left an unrecognizable plane of rocks, wooden planks and mud. The number of people killed in Colombia after a surge of mud and water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city has risen to 203.

Australia – Thousands of residents in Rockhampton are being urged to evacuate as the town braces for its worst flood in almost a century. The Premier has confirmed more than 500 homes have already been left “uninhabitable” in north and central Queensland. The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the Logan River peaked at Waterford last night and that it remains at major flood levels in Eagleby today, although the river has started to ease today as the clean-up effort begins. Significant moderate to major flooding was today occurring along the Logan River downstream of Yarrahapini. The death toll has risen to 3.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the west coast of Colombia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the north coast of Colombia.

5.3 Earthquake hits central Alaska.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

5.0 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

5.3 Earthquake hits Uttaranchal, India.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.