Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post-tropical Cyclone Carlotta is located about 95 mi…150 km w of Lazaro Cardenas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Burma (Myanmar) – More than 5800 people have been evacuated in Mon State following heavy rainfall and flooding yesterday. Seventeen temporary shelters have been built for people affected by the floods in the Mon State capital Mawlamyine, south east of Rangoon. The area had 13.7 inches of rainfall and floods have swept through the town due to the heavy rain causing the rivers to rise. Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country. Several parts of Myanmar’s southern Mon state are facing flash floods due to heavy rains since the weekend with no relief in sight. The landslide damaged the hilltop Kyeik Than Lan pagoda, whose golden stupa towers over the state capital Mawlamyine.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.6 earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.4 earthquake is south of Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.3 earthquake hits near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.1 earthquake hits south east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 earthquake hits the Batan Island region, Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits Jan Mayan Island.

5.3 earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 earthquake is Tonga.

The third largest dam in the world could be triggering earthquakes

The Ataturk Dam in southeastern Turkey, and the associated water levels in the reservoir is believed to be responsible for induced seismicity in the region, including a M=5.0 in 2008. Because water levels in the reservoir have dropped significantly over the last year, it is possible that yesterday’s M=5.2 event to the east of the dam was induced.

Ataturk dam

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Colombia.

5.2 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

Turkish officials say dozens were slightly injured after the earthquake in southeastern Turkey. Of those injured, 35 were still receiving treatment. The regional governor said the injuries were caused as people fled their homes in panic.

5.0 earthquake hit the southern East Pacific rise.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits Mozambique.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.4 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.3 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua new Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits Mozambique.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.0 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the central Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Maug Islands in the North Mariana Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

Vanuatu and New Caledonia were hit by small tsunami waves of 0.3 to 1.0 meters after an undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific.The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, was the second major tremor in the same area in less than 24 hours and the third in the past month.

6.6 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Greg is located about 1345 mi…2165 km E of South Point Hawaii and about 1765 mi…2835 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Irwin is located about 770 mi…1235 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Hurricane Hilary is located about 360 mi…575 km S of Cabo Corrientes Mexico and about 565 mi…910 km SSE of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 221 nm east-northeast of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking east-northeastward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 09w (Kulap), located approximately 512 nm north of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

Tropical storm 08w (Sonca), located approximately 87 nm northwest of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

NewsBytes:

Jummu and Kashmir, India – A flash flood in Thathri village, Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir has claimed the lives of at least six people. The flash flood damaged the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway, washing away half a dozen houses.

India – More than 25,000 people have been moved to higher ground and at least three are reported to have died in this latest period of floods in Gujarat. Water depths are typically a half to one metre in Banaskantha district, with many rural areas cut off as road, rail and power are all affected. The latest wave of floods in Assam has affected 90,000 people: 160 square km of land is underwater. This is a normal wet season in northeast India which contains the wettest place on earth. In West Bengal, Rajasthan and Gujarat, this recent amount of rain is abnormal. Another metre of rain is possible in western India over the next three days.

Myanmar – Flooding across large parts of Myanmar has displaced more than 100,000 people, causing two deaths, while dramatic riverbank erosion has washed away a Buddhist pagoda. Water levels have risen steadily since unrelenting monsoon rain began to lash the heart of the Southeast Asian country in early July, driving some people to higher land or seek shelter in Buddhist monasteries.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Potential Tropical Cyclone Three is located about 265 mi…430 km SSW of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 300 mi…485 km S of Morgan City Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Bret is located about 20 mi…35 km ENE of Isla Margarita with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Myanmar – Overflowing water from the Uru River submerged low-lying areas in Phakant yesterday morning, but the flood started to recede by the afternoon. Five inches of rain fell on Saturday, causing the river to overflow its banks. The flood submerged three low-lying wards and Lonkhin village. Myoma ward, Kyaukwine was under 5 feet of water, Ngetpyawdaw ward was under about 6 feet of water, Mashi South ward road junction was under 3 feet of water, and a road linking Ayemyatha ward and Sankye village was under 6 feet of water.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.6 Earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.4 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Java Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.