Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.2 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.2 earthquake hits Portuguese, Venezuela.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Fay is located about 65 mi…105 km sse of Ocean City Maryland and about 105 mi…165 km s of Cape May New Jersey with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cristina is located about 345 mi…560 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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NewsBytes:

Japan – More than a week of devastating floods and landslides have now killed at least 58 people in Japan, while dozens remained missing on Thursday. Tens of thousands of responders continue to dig through mud and debris in the hardest-hit areas along the Kuma River in Japan’s southwestern-most island of Kyushu. The Japan Meteorological Agency ordered over 200,000 residents to evacuate from Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Eduoard is located about 530 mi…855 km s of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 36 mph…57 km/h.

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NewsBytes:

Japan – Flooding and mudslides have left as many as 50 people confirmed or presumed dead or missing in southern Japan. More than 200,000 people were urged to evacuate their homes in Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures following torrential rain on 03 and 04 July. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a Level 5 alert (highest level) for floods and landslides for parts of Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures. At least 10 locations in Kumamoto recorded more than 410 mm of rain in 24 hours on 04 July. JMA reported rainfall rates of 98 mm per hour in Amakusa and 86.5 mm in Ashikita. The heavy rain has continued and Hioki City recorded 98.5 mm in 1 hour on 06 July. In Kumamoto, wide areas of the city of Hitoyoshi in Kumamoto were under water. The town of Ashikita and village of Kuma suffered severe damage after the Kuma River broke its banks in several locations, leaving houses submerged and forcing people to their rooftops for safety. At least 16 residents of a care home for the elderly are thought to have died after the building in Kuma was swamped by flood waters, mud and debris.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Canada – Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Manitoba, Canada, amid fears a dam on the Little Saskatchewan River will fail. The Rivers Dam is facing unprecedented flows following heavy rains over the last few days. Provincial and consulting engineers have indicated there is potential for a structural failure and authorities have called for evacuations in the area.

Myanmar – The Government of Myanmar reported that by the afternoon of 02 July, 126 bodies had been recovered from the jade mining site of Kyaukmyet Shwe Pyi Company (locally called 111 company) in Laku Creek, Ward-6, Wahkar village in Phakant (also Hpakant) Township in Kachin State. By 03 July, the Myanmar Fire Services Department reported 166 dead and 54 injured. Many more are feared missing. The landslide was reportedly caused by heavy rain, according to the fire service. The Government said the bank of Laku creek collapsed. This set off a fatal wave of mud and torrents of water onto the mine where dozens were working.

Japan – Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were urged to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. The evacuation was not mandatory and it was not known how many actually fled.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

6.0 earthquake hits central California.

5.3 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits Ecuador.

5.1 earthquake hits the Turkey-Iran border.

5.1 earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction.

5.0 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Guam.

5.2 earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits the Rota region, North Mariana Islands.

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

5.1 earthquake hits Manipur, India.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mantawai, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Vancouver Island, Canada.

5.0 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Crete.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits near the west coast of Colombia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Sichuan-Yunnan-Guizou region, China.

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

5.0 earthquake hits the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

5,0 earthquake hits off the coast of Northern California.

5.0 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.