Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hit southern Iran.

5.3 earthquake hits offshore Antofagasta, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Dominican Republic.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Carlsberg Ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

5.4 earthquake hits Western Australia.

5.4 earthquake hits of the Kuril Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pacific – Antarctic Ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Guerrero, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Assam, India.

5.3 earthquake hits Nicaragua.

5.3 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.2 earthquake hits the Pacific–Antarctic Ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Sea of Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

6.7 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.7 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits Yunnan, China.

5.6 earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

Wildlife

Outlaw Whaling

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced that Japan killed more than 50 minke whales in an Antarctic marine protection area this year as it continued to ignore a ruling to halt its “research whaling.”

Fishing is restricted in that part of the Southern Ocean to protect marine life, including blue, humpback, minke and killer whales, along with emperor penguins and Weddell seals. WWF said that Japan killed a total of 333 minke whales off Antarctica this year, including 122 pregnant females.

In 2014, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan should cancel all existing “scientific whaling” permits in the Southern Ocean. But the country continues to issue itself new permits, and plans to do so until 2027.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.5 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.4 earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Libertador O’Higgins, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Gl sst mm

In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Florence is located about 1060 mi…1705 km ene of the northern Leeward islands and about 1170 mi…1885 km ese of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Gordon is located about 115 mi…185 km nnw of Jackson Mississippi with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 287 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Olivia is located about 1080 mi…1735 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Norman is located about 345 mi…555 km e of Hilo Hawaii and about 525 mi…850 km e of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Mali – Floods in several parts of the country have affected more than 18,800 people, killed three and destroyed more than 3,200 houses. Herders have also lost around 1,800 heads of cattle. Since 7th of August 2018, Mali has been affected by heavy rainfall, which peaked between 17 to 19 August, causing floods across the country. These floods have caused great damage in localities of six out of the ten regions of the country. During the third week of August, heavy rainfall accumulations (>100mm) were received throughout several West African nations including Mali, after several previous weeks of heavy and above-average rainfall.

Japan – A major airport that was cut off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access road was being evacuated Wednesday, as Japan grappled with devastation caused by its most powerful storm in a quarter of a century. Boats and buses were ferrying stranded passengers from Kansai International Airport – one of the country’s busiest – after thousands of people were forced to spend the night in the partially flooded facility. At least ten people were killed, and hundreds more injured by Typhoon Jebi as it raked through the major manufacturing area around Osaka – Japan’s second city – wrecking infrastructure and destroying homes. Winds up to 216km/h ripped off roofs, overturned trucks and swept a 2 500-ton tanker into a bridge leading to the airport, the region’s main international gateway and a national transport hub. More than 1.2 million people had been advised to leave their homes as Jebi approached the Kansai area – Japan’s industrial heartland – although it was unclear how many had heeded the warnings. Around 16 000 people spent the night in shelters, local media said.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the Ural Mountains, Russia.

5.4 earthquake hits near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan.

Two 5.4 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the mid-Indian Ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Gl sst mm

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Florence is located about 1205 mi…1940 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1300 mi…2090 km ene of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Gordon is located about 190 mi…305 km ese of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 15 mph…25 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Olivia is located about 630 mi…1015 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 25w (Jebi), located approximately 147 nm west of Cape Fuji, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 34 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Norman is located about 870 mi…1400 km e of Hilo Hawaii and about 1050 mi…1690 km e of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Japan – The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall on Tuesday, with more than a million people urged to evacuate to escape violent winds and heavy rainfall. Typhoon Jebi, with winds of up to 216km/h, made landfall around midday in southwestern Japan near areas still recovering from deadly record rain earlier this summer. It was moving fast on a northeast track, reaching the city of Kobe by early afternoon. More than 700 flights were cancelled, including several international flights departing and arriving at Nagoya and Osaka, along with ferries, local train services and some bullet train lines.

Florida, USA – Tropical Storm Gordon formed in the Florida Keys Monday morning and lashed South Florida with rain and tropical storm force winds. Parts of South Florida are already under water including Homestead. The area of 328th Street is pretty waterlogged. In some areas the water was more than a foot deep, making driving very difficult. Tropical Storm Gordon is forecast to strengthen over the next 48 hours and could be near hurricane strength when it makes landfall along the central Gulf Coast.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits western Iran.

6.0 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits new Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.9 earthquake hits offshore Sucre, Venezuela.

5.8 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua new Guinea.

5.6 earthquake hit the Balleny Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.2 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

5.2 earthquake hits new Britain, Papua new Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits south-west of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Bali, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

8.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it did not cause any damage, authorities in Fiji said. The US Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami. The quake’s depth at 560 km would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

6.8 earthquake his Fiji.

6.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

6.2 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

6.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.8 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.8 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.6 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.6 earthquake hits the Panama-Colombia border.

5.5 earthquake hits Fiji.

Three 5.4 earthquakes hit Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands, New Zealand.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits France.

5.2 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern East Pacific rise.

5.1 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua new Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits Serbia.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Costa Rica.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.