Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.2 Earthquake hits Greece.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Carlsberg ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits northeastern Iran.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

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

5.4 Earthquake hits Leyte in the Philippines.

5.4 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

Ecuador – Three people have been killed and at least 47 injured after the 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador’s Pacific coast early on Monday morning. All three victims apparently suffered heart attacks. More than 700 families were forced to evacuate their homes as emergency services moved in to deal with the incident. There were around 15 aftershocks too which caused further damage to the affected resort towns, with the largest measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the West Pacific: Tropical Depression 29w (Tokage), located approximately 242 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking southwestward at 17 knots.

Newsbytes:

Italy, Update = The rain across northern Italy has finally eased, a great relief to those living close to the banks of the River Po, the country’s longest. More than two and a half months worth of rain fell in less than three days, swelling the Po and its tributary, the Tanaro. The Po overflowed in Turin, causing widespread flooding. At one point the Po was more than one metre above its danger level and most bridges in the city had been closed because of safety concerns. It is reported that the floods claimed the lives of two people.

Greece – Fire officials in Greece say a 32-year-old man drowned on the island of Zakynthos after flash floods hit the island early Sunday. Heavy rains drenched both Zakynthos and the Greek capital of Athens late Saturday and early Sunday, resulting in 470 emergency calls. Several major roads in Athens became impassable.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits Greece,

5.0 Earthquake hits the Moluccan Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands on the Turkish border.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Greece.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Almagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Greece

Nearly 300 firefighters, volunteers and soldiers are striving to contain large forest fires on the northern Greek island of Thassos, which has damaged homes and forced the evacuation of a village.

The fire department says the blazes are believed to have been started by lightning strikes during a heavy storm, and broke out at four different spots across the island late Friday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific: Invest 91E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

Newsbytes:

Greece – In Greece, four people have died and one other is missing after heavy downpours caused flash flooding from Thessaloniki in the North East, all the way to Sparta in the South. In the North West, a Romanian woman and her two children were rescued.

Niger – At least 38 people have been killed and more than 92,000 left homeless since June in disastrous floods in Niger. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the deaths, up from a previous government toll of 14, followed torrential rains in August. More than 26,000 livestock have been lost and more than 9,000 homes destroyed, the UN said, citing government figures.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Greece

Greece’s fire service says a fire has been raging in a mountainous part of the island of Evia in central Greece for the second day in a row, burning well over 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) of forest and forcing authorities to evacuate a village, a monastery and a hotel.

The service says the hot, dry and windy weather is helping the fire expand and making it difficult for the five planes, five helicopters and hundreds of firefighters on the ground to contain it. Firefighting help from the air ceases at sundown.

The agency says the Evia fire is the largest of the 59 wildfires that broke out between 6 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday. Other fires on the islands of Crete and Kea are also still expanding.

Wildfires – USA

CALIFORNIA

Fire officials say a wildfire burning near California’s dramatic Big Sur coast has destroyed 57 homes and is threatening 2,000 more. The week-old blaze has also scared away tourists who are cancelling bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep, forested ridges just to the north for another month. The blaze has grown to 52 square miles.More than 5,000 firefighters are battling the wildfire that officials expect to linger until the end of August.

WYOMING

A new fire in southwest Wyoming has destroyed eight rural homes and forced the evacuation of about 140 others. The fire in Uinta County was detected Thursday and grew quickly, burning about 3 square miles in a matter of hours.

Elsewhere in Wyoming, favourable weather allowed firefighters to take the offensive against a wildfire threatening hundreds of seasonal homes. The fire in Shoshone National Forest has burned about 19 square miles.

NEVADA

Two hundred firefighters with air support turned back the immediate threat to homes north of Reno where a series of lightning-sparked wildfires prompted voluntary evacuations Friday. But more fire crews were on the way as evening thunderstorms moved into the area packing potential for more trouble.

The biggest blaze has burned about 2 square miles in the Red Rock area east of U.S. Highway 395. But it is 50 percent contained and should be fully contained by Monday night. No structures have been damaged or injuries reported.

About 40 homes were threatened earlier Friday in the dry, high desert of the Sierra Nevada where temperatures exceeded 100 degrees about 30 miles north of Reno. But voluntary evacuations were lifted later in the day, and no homes faced any imminent danger by Friday evening.

WASHINGTON

A fire burning northeast of Moses Lake near the town of Marlin is estimated to have grown to be over 20,000 acres as of Sunday afternoon, down from the 28,000 acres previously estimated.

The Black Rock Fire was estimated to be 23,600 acres and approximately 40 percent contained. Fire crews, aided by a single engine tanker plane and citizens with farming equipment, were able to stop a flare-up and spread of the fire Sunday. The fire had threatened 25 residences, crops and livestock. Grant County officials said since the fire wasn’t growing at a rapid pace, evacuation orders were lifted Sunday. The fire started Saturday afternoon and grew from 3,000 acres to 11,000 acres in a matter of hours. Fire crews say strong winds fuelled the fire.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.2 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Nepal.

5.0 Earthquake hits Greece.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits Greece.

The earthquake hit the Greek Island of Lefkada. Initial reports of one fatality and damage to roads and buildings.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Greece.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Typhoon Champi is located approximately 619 nm north of Saipan, and is tracking east-northeastward at 14 knots.

Hurricane Olaf is located about 660 mi…1065 km ESE of Hilo Hawaii and about 870 mi…1405 km ESE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Patricia is located about 145 mi…235 km SW of Manzanillo Mexico and about 215 mi…345 km S of Cabo Corrientes Mexico with maximum sustained winds…200 mph…325 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 345 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Hazards affecting land: Rainfall: Patricia is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches, over the Mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero through Saturday. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

Tropical depression 26w (twenty-six), located approximately 759 nm northwest of Wake Island, and is tracking northeastward at 19 knots.

NewsBytes:

Greece – Emergency rescue workers and firefighters were searching parts of northern and western Athens on Thursday night after flash floods in the capital left at least one person dead. The weather, which included gale-force winds, caused difficulties in other parts of Greece as well.

Philippines – After bearing the brunt of Typhoon Koppu, the Philippines is now suffering floods in the northern islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.9 (Initial 8.3) Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

Thousands of residents of this small city in northern Chile were sleeping outside Thursday after a powerful earthquake destroyed their homes, a tremor that also forced more than 1 million to evacuate and killed eight people in the quake-prone South American nation.

Several coastal towns were flooded from small tsunami waves set off by the late Wednesday quake, which shook the Earth so strongly that rumbles were felt across South America.

The magnitude-8.3 quake that hit off northern Chile on Wednesday night lasted for three minutes, causing buildings to sway in the capital, Santiago, and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the Andean nation’s entire Pacific coast. People sought safety in the streets of inland cities, while others along the shore took to their cars to race to higher ground.

Tsunami advisories were in effect for Hawaii and parts of California. Tsunami warnings in Chile were lifted early Thursday.

The tremor was so strong that people in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the other side of the continent, felt it. People in Peru and Brazil also reported feeling the shakes. No injuries were reported outside of Chile.

6.3 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

6.2 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

6.1 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.8 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.7 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.6 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

6.3 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.7 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

7.0 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

6.2 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.4 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.9 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

6.4 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.5 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.9 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

6.5 Earthquake hits Maranhao, Brazil.

5.6 Earthquake hits San Luis, Argentina.

5.2 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.