Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits north of Ascension Island.

5.6 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

Global Warming

Climate Change Affecting New Zealand

Climate change, pollution and fishing are causing irreversible damage to New Zealand’s marine environment and putting many birds and mammals at risk of extinction, according to a new report from the nation’s Ministry for the Environment.

The report said New Zealand’s coastline, which stretches for about 15,000 kilometers, is also under increasing pressure from development and shipping. Agriculture, forestry and urbanization are increasing the amount of sediment, chemicals and plastics flowing into the oceans, and contaminating the coastline, it said.

The report said 90 percent of the country’s seabirds and about a quarter of its marine mammals are threatened with extinction, and that 16 percent of New Zealand’s fish stocks had been overfished.

The report also confirmed that New Zealand’s sea temperature had risen and was consistent with the global average. It also found sea levels were rising faster than before.

There was a warning, too, that New Zealand could expect more frequent marine heat waves, similar to those in 2017 and 2018, and ocean acidification.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.4 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.3 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 earthquake hits Broken Ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the eastern Sea of Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.8 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Auckland Islands off New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border.

5.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Honduras.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Ganshu, China.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 22s (Joaninha), located approximately 171 nm east of Port Mathurin, Mauritius, is tracking eastward at 05 knots.

NewsBytes:

New Zealand – A woman has been found dead in New Zealand following a severe downpour that washed away a bridge and prompted a state of emergency in the South Island. A storm battering the region saw the Waiho Bridge, near the town of Franz Josef, destroyed by a torrential river on Tuesday night. Meteorologists have described the event as significant, even by the area’s rainy standards, with some parts struck by more than 800mm of rain in a once-in-a-century downpour.

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Indonesia – Update – The Indonesian Red Cross is continuing search and rescue efforts in the wake of devastating floods that killed at least 113 people in the eastern province of Papua, with almost 100 still missing more than a week after the disaster struck. More than 11,500 people were displaced in flash floods and a subsequent landslide in the Sentani area of the provincial capital, Jayapura, earlier this month. As many as 94 people remain missing.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.8 earthquake hits the Macquarie Island region.

5.5 earthquake hits Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

5.4 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.