Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 06w (Danas), located approximately 587 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

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Myanmar – Torrential monsoon rains and rising river levels have caused flooding. In Kachin State, according to the State Government, more than 6,200 people have been evacuated to 39 sites in Myitkyina, Bhamo and Shwegu townships as of 13 July. Rakhine, Chin and Mon states are also being hit by floods.

Pakistan – Heavy rains triggered flash floods in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, leaving at least 22 people missing and feared dead. The flooding late Sunday also caused a great deal of destruction and damage in the village of Lesswa in Neelum Valley. Rescue workers had been unable to find the 22 people swept away by the waters.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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South Asia – Torrential rains followed by flash floods have killed at least 91 people in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials and local media said on Wednesday. Thunderstorms in northern, central and western Indian states late on Tuesday have killed at least 47 people. The most affected state was Madhya Pradesh from where 16 deaths were reported. In neighbouring Pakistan, rains followed by flash floods have killed 39 and injured dozens in the last two days. Numerous houses were destroyed.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Pakistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 15p (Oma), located approximately 343 nm east of Brisbane, Australia, is tracking southward at 13 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 02w (Wutip), located approximately 291 nm south-southeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking northwestward at 13 knots.

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Pakistan – Pakistani officials say flash floods and heavy winter rains have led to the deaths of 12 people in the country’s southwest and central regions. Flash floods submerged villages near the southwestern town of Lasbella, killing three people there and affecting 200 families. In central Pakistan, nine were killed in three incidents of roofs on houses collapsing amid the rains, four of them in the city of Multan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 15w (Jongdari), located approximately 169 nm south of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking southward at 07 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Invest 93E is an area of disturbed weather in the eastern Pacific Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

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Thailand – Northeastern provinces have been warned of heavy flooding due to the overflowing Mekong River and reservoirs, following days of heavy rains. Rising water levels in Mekong River yesterday caused flooding in many areas of Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan provinces, which are located along the international waterway. In Sakon Nakhon, following five days of heavy rains, large amounts of overflowing water from small dams and reservoirs increased the water level in Nong Han Lake, which is spread over 72,000 rai (28,466 acres) in the northeastern province’s Muang district.

Pakistan – Floods caused by melting glaciers continued to swell streams and rivers across Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday, damaging houses, crops, bridges and roads. The floods have also stranded thousands of people in remote areas. Authorities said floods from melting glacier in Bazgang nullah continued on the third day on Saturday, with debris brought by it damaged over 40 houses in Tumik area of Rondu valley of Skardu, forcing residents to migrate to safe places. The floods damaged crops standing over hundreds of kanals, trees, cattle farms, causing loss worth millions of rupees.

Myanmar – Surging floodwaters have killed at least 10 people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official said on Sunday (July 29) as more heavy monsoon rain battered the region. Vast areas of farmland have been submerged by muddy water stretching to the horizon, with only the rooftops of some houses visible. Some stranded people were plucked from the churning waters by rescuers in boats, while volunteers used rafts made from barrels and pieces of wood. Other flood victims waded through waist-deep water to escape, carrying children on their shoulders while trying to keep precious belongings out of the water

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm (td) 12w (Ampil), located approximately 130 nm northwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 21 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 13w (Thirteen), located approximately 238 nm north-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking east-northeastward at 13 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Invest 90E is an area of disturbed weather in the eastern Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

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Pakistan – Pakistani officials say the melting of a glacier has unleashed landslides and floods in the country’s northern district of Ghizer, inundating dozens of homes and displacing hundreds of people. Also Friday, two people were killed in the northwestern city of Peshawar after a roof caved in, and rains also lashed the eastern city of Lahore.

Slovakia – Tourists and local residents were forced to evacuate due to floods after hours of heavy rain in northern Slovakia and in the High Tatra mountains area, local media reported Friday. The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute has issued a first-degree alert in connection with the heavy rainfall in northern Slovakia as well as a first-degree flood alert.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 95L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Fabio is located about 935 mi…1505 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 16 mph…26 km.

In the western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 10w (Maria), located approximately 100 nm northwest of Navsta, Guam, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

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Italy – While southern Italy swelters, parts of the north have been wracked by violent storms and torrential rain. One man died when his car got caught in a flash flood near Turin. Guido Zabena, 51, drowned in an underpass on Monday night after driving in without realizing it had rapidly filled with water. Since then the storms have swept east, triggering floods and landslides in Trentino-South Tyrol. Lightening struck the region more than 2,000 times in three hours on Tuesday. Torrential downpours caused flash floods in the town of Moena, where some 50 people were evacuated from their homes as a tide of mud and debris swept through the streets. There were also sudden hail storms, prompting authorities to deploy snowploughs in early summer. In the city of Bolzano, which also saw unseasonal hail, the temperature plummeted from 32 to 20 degrees C in the space of an hour. In nearby Merano, winds were recorded blowing up to 77 kilometres an hour. No one was reported hurt in South Tyrol, though firefighters were called out several times to deal with fallen trees and other debris.

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Pakistan – The heaviest rains in 38 years have turned roads into virtual rivers in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, stranding motorists and leaving at least six people dead, an official said on Tuesday. Roof collapses killed at least four people and two others were electrocuted in rain-related incidents.

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

6.1 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.4 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.3 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands, in the Aleutian Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Kashmir-Xinjiang border region.

5.6 Earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits Uttaranchal, India.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Harvey is located about 30 mi…50 km NNE of Alexandria Louisiana and about 100 mi…160 km SE of Shreveport Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 30 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Irma is located about 840 mi…1350 km WNW of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1665 mi…2680 km E of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Lidia is located about 50 mi…85 km WSW of La Paz Mexico and about 105 mi…170 km SE of Cabo San Lazaro Mexico with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…NW or 325 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 17w (Sanvu), located approximately 46 nm east-northeast of Chichi Jima, is tracking east-northeastward at 07 knots.

Tropical Depression 18w (Mawar), located approximately 253 nm east-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Nigeria – More than 100,000 people have had to flee their homes after heavy rains and flooding in Nigeria’s southeastern Benue state, President Muhammadu Buhari said late Thursday. The region had been battered by heavy rains over the past two weeks with the level of the Benue river rising. Cars and thousands of homes were completely submerged. Long lines of men and women were seen carrying mattresses, bags and other belongings as they fled on foot.

Pakistan – Flash monsoon flooding in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, has claimed the lives of at least 16 people, most of them children, officials confirmed Friday. At least 11 deaths have been attributed to electrocution, as rising waters become electrified in low-lying urban areas. Karachi is the latest major South Asian city to be hit by heavy monsoon rains amid a widening flood-related crisis engulfing much of the region.