Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Germany – Germany has been inundated by heavy rain and thunderstorms. Some parts of the capital, Berlin, have been left under water. Traffic slowed to a halt in some parts of the city due to the torrential downpour. The storms are expected to continue over the weekend, particularly in the east of the country. Germany has endured more than its fair share of bad weather recently. A storm in the north of the country claimed the lives of two people last week.

Mexico – The rainy season has hit Mexico City where a deluge caused havoc yesterday. Heavy rains lashed the city beginning in the late afternoon, causing flash flooding that stranded motorists in their submerged vehicles, forced the closure of key transportation infrastructure and flooded people’s homes. Up to 70 millimeters of rain fell on some parts of the city.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the Kermedec islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

At least five people died after yesterday morning’s magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit western Guatemala near the Mexico border. A church collapsed in San Sebastian Retalhuelu in southern Guatemala.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Mexico – Heavy rainfall and landslides caused by tropical storm Beatriz claimed the lives of three people in parts of Oaxaca, Mexico. Landslide damage has been reported at 16 places on state highways. TS Beatriz has since dissipated, but heavy rains are still expected in some areas.

Taiwan – Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing. State power company Taipower said a transmission pylon on a hill in New Taipei city toppled during torrential downpours, causing a reactor at a nuclear plant there to cut out. Water surged into cars, homes and businesses after 600 millimetres of rain fell in under 11 hours in some areas.

Sri Lanka – The death toll in Sri Lanka’s devastating floods and landslides has risen to 206, with 92 people still reported missing, media reports said on Friday. As of Thursday night, almost 6,50,000 people in 15 districts were still affected by the severe rains and strong winds that have ravaged Sri Lanka since 26 May, resulting in major floods and landslides.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits south ofFiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Veracruz, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits south ofFiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Veracruz, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

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

5.4 Earthquake hits central Peru.

5.2 Earthquake hits off the coast of Guerrero, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Guerrero, Mexico.

Alaska

There have already been about 3,000 Alaska earthquakes this month. A series of significant May earthquakes and their aftershocks are being examined by seismologists, who say Alaska is markedly above its usual rate of earthquakes for the month. With the aftershocks, close to the monthly average have been recorded in just the first 10 days. The catalog of May temblors as of Wednesday included at least three larger than a 6, seven larger than a 5 and 50 larger than a 4 on the Richter scale, according to an overview compiled by the earthquake centre.

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.