Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.4 Earthquake hits Madagascar.

5.3 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian 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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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.3 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits papua, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.0 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Simeulue, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits the Moluccan Sea.

6.1 Earthquake hits offshore Jalisco, Mexico.

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore Jalisco, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.

Wildfires

Wildfires – USA

Firefighters are spending the weekend battling several wildfires in California, New Mexico and Arizona.

A wildfire is burning nearly 12 square miles in the San Mateo Mountains near Magdalena, which is about 100 miles southwest of Albuquerque. The fire was caused by lightning and is 20 percent contained.

In Arizona, firefighters are battling a much larger blaze. The Juniper Fire just south of the town of Young is now burning on over 28 square miles in the Tonto National Forest. That fire is also 20 percent contained and was caused by lightning.

Brush fires fed by a heat wave and tinder-dry conditions tore through the suburban hills north of Los Angeles on Saturday night, chasing hundreds of residents from their homes. Fire crews fought at least two blazes separated by only a few miles in West Hills and Calabasas, two suburbs above the San Fernando Valley.

Wildfires – Guatemala

Guatemala’s government on Saturday declared a state of catastrophe in the northern province of Peten, the cradle of Mayan civilization and one of the last green lungs of the Americas, due to wildfires that have destroyed 8,000 hectares (31 sq. miles) and put an additional 200,000 hectares (772 sq. miles) at risk.

At least 100 forest fires have been detected in Peten, a province with an area of 35,854 sq. kilometres (13,840 sq. miles) that borders Mexico and Belize

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

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

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.0 Earthquake hits the northern east Pacific rise.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Israel.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Guatemala – Landslide triggered by heavy rainfall has claimed the lives of two people and left 20 others missing in a Guatemalan landfill Wednesday afternoon.

Mississippi Gulf Coast, USA – The Mississippi Gulf Coast was inundated with flood waters Thursday morning after severe weather pushed water into some homes and prompted rescues. Roadways were covered in water, and schools in Biloxi, Gulfport and Ocean Springs had to delay opening. Some areas received up to 10 inches of rain in just a few hours.

Viewer-submitted photo of severe flooding in Gulfport

Alaska – Flooding caused by an ice jam on the Yukon River near Eagle appeared to have crested overnight Wednesday — but meteorologists were monitoring the situation as well as the threat it could pose to another village downriver. An initial advisory Wednesday evening reported minor flooding along the road linking Eagle and nearby Eagle Village, as well as yards of homes along the river’s lower banks.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Island.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Hurricane Joaquin is located about 420 mi…675 km NNE of Bermuda and about 750 mi…1210 km SW of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…NE or 50 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Typhoon 23w (Choi-Wan), located approximately 514 nm east of Iwo To, and is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical Storm Oho is located about 350 mi…565 km SSE of Hilo Hawaii and about 545 mi…880 km se of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 60 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Invest 91L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.

Invest 99C is an area of disturbed weather in the Central Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

NewsBytes:

Guatemala – Update – Rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outskirts of Guatemala City as an official said the death toll had risen to 69 with another 350 people believed missing. The landslide occurred late Thursday following heavy rains in the town of El Cambray.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Hurricane Joaquin is located about 165 mi…270 km NE of San Salvador and about 660 mi…1060 km SW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…NE or 45 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Joaquin – now a Category 4 hurricane – has been slowly pounding the Bahamas and is now moving out to sea. Meanwhile, local National Weather Service offices now believe that flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin this weekend could be “historical” in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Flash flood watches have already been issued for parts of Northeast Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and northwards into the Mid-Atlantic including Washington D.C. through Sunday night. Meanwhile, the hurricane will also likely impact broad swaths of the U.S. Northeast, including New York City and New Jersey. Heavy rain and flooding should start Friday and last through the weekend, possibly into early next week.

Tropical Storm Mujigae is located approximately 204 nm south of Hong Kong, and is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

Tropical storm 23w (Choi-Wan), located approximately 87 nm west-southwest of Wake Island, and is tracking westward at 12 knots.

Tropical Depression Seven-C is located about 395 mi…635 km S of South Point Hawaii and about 585 mi…945 km SSE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NE or 50 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

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

Invest 90L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.

Invest 98C is an area of disturbed weather in the Central Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

NewsBytes:

Guatemala – Massive landslide in Santa Catarina Pinula town of Guatemala has claimed lives of at least 26 people and left 600 others missing, emergency services said Friday. The landslide has buried around 125 homes in Santa Catarina Pinula, 15 km south of the capital Guatemala City. The landslide occurred late Thursday following heavy rains in the town of Santa Catarina Pinula and small village of El Cambray II.