Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra. Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bali Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits Bohol in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits the D’Entrecasteaux Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Ascension Island.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

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

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits western Iran.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the North Atlantic Ocean.

5.7 Earthquake hits Buru, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Over 500 earthquakes in Reykjanes swarm

The swarm of earthquakes that originate in Fagradalsfjall mountain on the Reykjanes peninsula are now on the decrease. A few earthquakes occurred yesterday morning but they’re diminishing.

According to the Iceland Met Office, over 500 earthquakes have been measured in the swarm which began Wednesday morning at 7 am. Three earthquakes were clearly felt in Reykjavik, especially the one at 13:55 which measured 4.1.

Geophysicist Páll Einarsson said speaking to today’s Morgunblaðið that the earthquakes are at the point where the tectonic plates meet. He said that although earthquakes in Reykjanes are common, the swarm yesterday was one of the biggest that they’ve measured in a few years.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga. 

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands. 

5.0 Earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands-Turkey border region.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeastern Iran. 

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

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

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

5.0 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

Aftershocks hit Greece

Two strong aftershocks have struck the Greek island of Kos within minutes of each other, sending startled residents and tourists scurrying away from homes and restaurants. A tremor measuring a preliminary 4.4 magnitude struck at 8.09pm local time (6.09on BST), sending restaurant customers scurrying toward the middle of the town’s main square, as far away as possible from buildings. Sixteen minutes later, a second 4.6-magnitude tremor struck, the Athens Geodynamics Institute reported. The first tremor had its epicentre only 13 miles northeast of Kos at a depth of 6 miles.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the Mauritius-Reunion region.

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

5.3 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits Barbados in the Windward Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 Earthquake hits the Aukland Islands, New Zealand.

5.3 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter island.

5.3 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Eugene, located about 600 mi…960 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…NW or 325 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Japan – The death toll from heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 16, officials said, as rescue workers reached isolated villages where at least 14 others are missing and feared dead. Heavy rain warnings are still in place for parts of the southern island of Kyushu on Saturday, days after Typhoon Nanmadol swept across Japan, triggering floods and mudslides that wrecked hundreds of homes, roads and rice terraces.

Nepal – The dam of Chandranahar, one of the major irrigation canals in the country, has been damaged by floods in Mohuli and Sundari Rivers of Saptari district recently. The floods triggered by incessant rainfall from few days have damaged about 85 meters of the Chandranahar dam wall.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes- Global

6.9 Earthquake hits Leyte in the Philippines.

5.8 Earthquake hits western Montana.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

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

5.1 Earthquake hits Tonga.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Four is located about 1260 mi…2030 km E of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Japan – Troops were working Thursday to rescue families left stranded by flooding in southern Japan. At least two people were found dead and more than a dozen missing in flooding that wrecked homes, roads and rice terraces. Heavy rain warnings were in effect for much of the southern main island of Kyushu after Typhoon Nanmadol swept across Japan earlier in the week.

Bangladesh – Devastating flooding in parts of Bangladesh has affected some 900,000 people and displaced thousands of families, officials said on Wednesday. The affected districts include Sylhet and Moulvibazar in northeastern Bangladesh and Cox’s Bazar in the country’s southeast. Floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water had caused widespread damage to habitation, crops, roads and highways across vast areas of the country. In many places, the floods eroded large portions of villages, agricultural land and washed away buildings. Hundreds of educational institutes were also shut down.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 05w (Nanmadol), located approximately 117 nm east-southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 34 knots.

NewsBytes:

Japan – Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall near the city of Nagasaki at around 8 a.m. on July 4, and is expected to bring heavy rain across the country. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has warned of landslides, rising rivers, flooding, as well as tidal waves. According to the JMA, extremely strong winds have been blowing over the sea off the coasts of northern and southern Kyushu. The maximum wind velocity in the city of Nagasaki was 41.6 meters per second (approximately 150 kilometers per hour).

China – More than 50 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated as floods swept through parts of central and southern China after days of heavy rain. Over 11 million people have been affected and total economic losses have exceeded 25 billion yuan (US$3.7 billion or HK$29 billion) in 11 provinces, including Hunan and Sichuan and Guangxi. The death toll stands at 56 with more than 22 people missing as of Tuesday morning in those provinces. More rain is expected from Wednesday until Sunday in seven provinces, including Hunan and Sichuan, which have already been badly hit, according to the water resources ministry.

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