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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.2 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has struck 284km off the coast of Fiji. The quake struck at 10.52am local time, the US Geological Survey said.

A Tsunami threat message was initially issued for parts of the Pacific closer to the epicentre according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre. The centre said hazardous tsunami waves were possible and could strike the coastline of Fiji by 11.45am. The centre said waves of between 0.3m and 1m above normal tide levels could be experienced. The centre later stood down its warning, saying the threat had passed.

5.8 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.7 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.6 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Los Lagos, Chile.

5.4 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit south of Fiji.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

6.1 Earthquake hits central Italy.

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An earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns over a swathe of central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents under hills of rubble, with at least 38 people believed killed and many missing. The quake struck in the early hours of the morning when most people were asleep, razing homes and buckling roads in a cluster of towns and villages some 140km east of Rome. The emergency services released an aerial photograph showing whole areas of the town of Amatrice flattened, while debris filled the streets of nearby Accumoli. “Now that daylight has come, we see that the situation is even more dreadful than we feared, with buildings collapsed, people trapped under the rubble and no sound of life,” said Accumoli mayor Stefano Petrucci. Wide cracks appeared like open wounds on the buildings that were still standing. “Three quarters of the town is not there anymore,” Amatrice mayor Sergio Pirozzi told state broadcaster RAI. “The aim now is to save as many lives as possible. There are voices under the rubble, we have to save the people there.” The earthquake caused damage to towns in three regions, Umbria, Lazio and Marche.

6.0 Earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

5.5 Earthquake hits central Italy.

5.2 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits central Italy.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit the South Georgia Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic:

Invest 98L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific:

Invest 95E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

Invest 96E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical Storm 09w (Chanthu), located approximately 145 nm southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, and is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.

In the Central Pacific:

Invest 91C is an area of disturbed weather in the Central Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

Newsbytes:

Russia – Heavy rain in Moscow has caused the Yauza River to burst its banks and flooded streets, trapping people in cars and buses.The weather service said that by early evening 92 millimetres (3.7 inches) of rain had fallen in Moscow, which is well over the monthly average for August.

Myanmar – Floods caused by monsoon rains have killed at least eight people and disrupted the lives of 400,000 across Myanmar, the government said, a year since the worst floods in decades left thousands homeless and inundated vast tracts of farmland. Weeks of torrential rains have flooded more than 400,000 acres of paddy fields, exacerbating last year’s damage, a senior Agriculture Ministry official said on Monday.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the south Indian Ocean.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.4 Earthquake hits the South Indian Ocean.

5.2 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the central Mediterranean Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Azerbaijan.

5,0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits Guangxi, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Myanmar – A severe hailstorm in Myanmar has claimed the lives of at least eight people and destroyed around 7,500 houses.

Ethiopia – Flash floods in drought stricken parts of Ethiopia have killed more than 28 people and numerous drought-weakened livestock and are blocking food aid deliveries to hungry communities. Ethiopia regularly suffers hunger crises as eight out of ten people are farmers who depend upon the rains.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.9 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

A strong earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday night and was felt in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh, causing residents to rush out of their homes in panic. Residents in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon also panicked after the quake struck, but authorities there said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

5.9 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.6 Earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.5 Earthquake hits region Metropolitana, Chile.

5.5 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Myanmar – Another tragedy at the Myanmar jade mines when at least a dozen people were swallowed up after two piles of mining waste collapsed on Monday afternoon in Kachin State’s Hpakant jade mining region. Ten people remain missing. Last year, more than a hundred people died in a jade mine landslide in northern Kachin State.

France – One person was killed on Tuesday in a mudslide at a laboratory of France’s national nuclear waste management agency in the northeast of the country. At least two people were working at the site which was being prepared to receive highly radioactive nuclear waste, which would be stored at a depth of 500 metres (1,650 feet). The second person suffered minor injuries.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Myanmar – Dozens of people are missing and feared dead after a landslide struck a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such incident in a month. According to rescuers, one body was pulled from the rubble and at least 30 people were missing. A Nov. 21 landslide in the same region killed more than 100 people. The area is home to some of the world’s highest-quality jade.

Britain – Almost 150 flood warnings have been issued as up to 120mm of rain is set to fall in the north of England – worsening situation in areas already saturated by winter storms. Troops were called in to assist in Cumbria as rain from Storm Eva started to drench northern Britain.

Alabama, USA – Several people were trapped underneath rubble late Friday as another tornado touched down in north-central Alabama in the latest wave of severe weather that’s hammered the South during Christmas week.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Post Tropical Storm Hilda is located about 275 mi…440 km S of Hilo Hawaii and about 400 mi…645 km SSE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 250 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm 15w (Molave), located approximately 873 nm east of Misawa, Japan, and is tracking east-northeastward at 22 knots.

Tropical Depression 16w (Sixteen), located approximately 297 nm east-southeast of Andersen AFB, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

Tropical Depression 17w (Seventeen), located approximately 326 nm southwest of Wake Island, is tracking northward at 05 knots.

Invest 94E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

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NewsBytes:

Britain – Brighton has been hit by flooding following heavy rain today, hitting the city’s station and shops. Floods did temporarily disrupt trains elsewhere in Sussex, with services halted between Eastbourne and London, along with services between Lewes and Wivelsfield. Kent was also affected by the flooding.

Myanmar – Myanmar was evacuating parts of Hakha on Wednesday after mudslides wiped away hundreds of houses and torrential rain threatened further damage in the worst floods to hit the country in decades. The government in Hakha, the capital of impoverished Chin state in northwest Myanmar, was moving nearly 4,000 people to safety after landslides caused by rains destroyed 375 houses. At least 103 people have been killed and more than one million “critically affected” by the flooding, according to the government. Five out of six townships in Hakha, population 50,000, had been hit by landslides and another 900 houses were in danger of being damaged. Myanmar has halted all rice exports.

Pakistan — Update – The floods across Pakistan have over the past month left at least 202 people dead and injured 157 others affecting nearly 1.5 million people.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Hurricane Hilda is located about 480 mi…775 km se of Hilo Hawaii and about 695 mi…1115 km ESE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Invest 93E remains an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

NewsBytes:

China – The death toll in China from Typhoon Soudelor has risen to 21 people with five more missing, state media reported on Monday.

Myanmar – The death toll from the monsoon floods that started in late June in Myanmar has risen to over 100 with almost 1 million people affected by the floods.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Hurricane Guillermo is located about 680 mi…1095 km ESE of Hilo Hawaii and about 890 mi…1430 km ESE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Typhoon 13w (Soudelor), located approximately 196 nm west-northwest of Saipan, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

Tropical Depression 14w (Fourteen), located approximately 216 nm north of Chichi Jima, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical Cyclone (tc) 01p (onO), located approximately 548 nm northwest of Suva, Fiji, is tracking eastward at 02 knots.

Invest 95L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.

Invest 92E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

NewsBytes:

Myanmar Update – The death toll from flooding in Myanmar has climbed to 46, with more than 200,000 people affected, authorities said Monday. The flooding has affected residents in 11 of Myanmar’s 14 states and divisions. In addition to the damage to housing and farmland, infrastructure has been badly hit, with roads and rail lines cut in many areas and telecommunication links broken.

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India – At least 81 people lost their lives and more than 80 lakh people were affected in fresh floods due to excessive rains in worst affected Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Odisha. While the death toll touched 48 in West Bengal, 28 died in Rajasthan and five in Odisha, a home ministry statement said on Sunday. A total of 36,90,627 people in 9,691 villages of 210 blocks in 12 districts in West Bengal have been affected due to floods, while a population of 40 lakh in Gujarat and 4,80,399 in Odisha. In West Bengal, 48 deaths have been reported from various parts of the state during the floods owing to lightening, wall collapse, electrocution, snake bite and drowning.