Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits Bohol in the Philippines.

5.8 Earthquake hits off the coast of Colima, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the northern east Pacific rise.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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NewsBytes:

Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois USA – At least eight people died due to flooding and tornadoes in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas over the weekend with dozens more injured. Three tornadoes struck Texas east of Dallas claiming the lives of five people. Floodwaters washed away a 72-year-old woman whose body was recovered in southwestern Missouri. Another woman died after a tree fell on her mobile home in De Witt, Arkansas, about 80 miles east of Little Rock.

Southwest Missouri received considerable amounts of rain late Friday night and into Saturday. Areas are flooded, roadways are closed, sink holes in some parts and the town of Seneca is completely closed down due to the flooding.

Heavy rains moved across southern Illinois on Sunday prompting the National Weather Service to issue flood warnings for the area. Cities including Carbondale, Mount Vernon and Carmi were affected. At least two rivers reached or exceeded flood stage including the Little Wabash and Skillet Fork rivers. High waters also were reported along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.

Nepal – At least four people died and three others were injured after a mud collapse on the bank of Banke River in the Sarlahi district of Nepal after heavy rains.

Indonesia – Flash floods resulting from heavy rain have killed at least five people in the Central Java regency of Magelang. Magelang Disaster Mitigation Agency said the flash floods had occurred on Saturday after intense rain in the Grabag subdistrict since noon that day. The rain had caused Ndaru River in the village of Nipis to overflow and cause landslides.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Catamarca, Argentina.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 02w (Two), located approximately 373 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

NewsBytes:

Indonesia – Hundreds of residents of flood prone areas in Cipinang Melayu in East Jakarta took shelter in higher places on Tuesday evening, hours after the nearby Sunter Reservoir overflowed because of heavy rain. The inundation was 1.5 meters deep on Tuesday night.

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Indonesia – Flash floods in Indonesia’s western province of Aceh have left two dead and one missing while damaging hundreds of houses. Heavy downpours on Thursday led to flooding in two districts, said the National Board of Disaster Management. Scores of people were evacuated, and rescuers have started emergency relief efforts.

Uruguay – Almost 1,700 people have been evacuated in Uruguay’s Artigas Department amid heavy flooding. The total number of people displaced in that department currently stands at 1,675. Of this total, 645 have been evacuated and 1,030 have self-evacuated. The level of the Cuareim (Quarai) River continues to fall, currently the water is at 8.8 meters (about 29 feet), almost 3 meters (10 feet) less than the Wednesday level. All the people who have been evacuated amid flooding, which started as heavy rains caused the river to burst its banks, are currently housed at 15 temporary shelters.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone Ernie (tc) 15s, located approximately 467 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 05 knots.

In the South Pacific Ocean: Tropical cyclone 14p (Fourteen), located approximately 455 nm northwest of Nadi, Fiji, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

NewsBytes:

Indonesia – At least four people have been confirmed dead and more than 30 others are missing after a landslide struck Indonesia’s Java island. The landslide was 1.5 kilometres long and engulfed farmers harvesting ginger in Banaran village in East Java province’s Ponorogo district.

New Zealand – Jet boats and tractors have been used to help rescue around 2,000 people in a New Zealand town after a river burst through a concrete levee, flooding hundreds of homes and businesses. Authorities declared a state of emergency after the levee failed in the town of Edgecumbe on the North Island. New Zealand has been drenched in recent days by the remnants of Cyclone Debbie, which flooded parts of Australia’s east coast last week. The rains also affected the town of Kaikoura, where access roads were closed due to mudslides. Access to the town has been reduced since a powerful earthquake last November brought down hillsides and closed the main northbound route.

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Georgia, South Carolina – USA – Suspected tornadoes were reported in Georgia and South Carolina, and damaging winds, thunderstorms and flooding pummelled the Southeast Wednesday. In Sumter County, Ga., a suspected tornado up to a mile and a half wide was spotted in the afternoon. A large tornado touched down around noon in rural Stewart in rural southwest Georgia, toppling trees and power lines. In Johnston, S.C., several buildings were damaged, and trees and power lines were down in a possible tornado.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits the Panama-Costa-Rica border.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits South Africa.

5.1 Earthquake hits Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Dominican Republic.

5.0 Earthquake hits Chitinskaya Oblast, Russia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.4 Earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

5.4 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.