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

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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.

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.

160824 Italy quake jpg

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.