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.

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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.

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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.