Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits central Peru.

5.2 Earthquake hits off the coast of Guerrero, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits central Peru.

5.3 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Krygyzstan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Caucasus, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the northern east Pacific rise.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits northern Peru.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though the quake could be felt strongly as far away as Colombia and Ecuador.

6.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Peru.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Singapore – Flash floods blanketed several parts of Singapore on Tuesday afternoon, with water submerging vehicles up to mid-tyre level.

Peru – The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed last weekend, officials have said. The natural disasters, which scientists blame on a climate phenomenon called “coastal El Nino,” have also left more than 178,000 people homeless, the National Centre for Emergency Operations said in its latest update yesterday. Another one million people’s homes have been partly damaged, and more than 2,500 kilometres of roads have been destroyed.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Tonga.

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

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has dissipated over northern Queensland, Australia, after dumping more than 1 000mm of rain in some areas and causing substantial damage to affected areas, especially the Barrier Reef islands. A 1,300km (800 miles) stretch of Australia’s north-east coast is at dangerous risk of flooding after a powerful cyclone, authorities warn. Most central Queensland mines and railways are at a standstill as driving rain from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie threatens to halt coal production for some time.

NewsBytes:

Peru – The extreme floods wreaking havoc in Peru are also threatening the South American country’s rich archeological heritage and the tourism that thrives on it, a Peruvian archaeologist said on Tuesday. At least 50 archaeological sites in Peru have been damaged by the intense rains that are battering northern Peru, resulting in a drastic drop in related tourism.

Malaysia – Twenty-three victims from five families were evacuated after floods occurred in Simpang Ampat, Alor Gajah near here late Tuesday night. Several areas on the mainland were hit by flash floods including Taman Bagan where residents described it as the worst deluge in the last 10 years. About 250 houses in Taman Cantik, 100 houses in Taman Bagan and 70 more in Taman Kerapu were inundated yesterday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the South Indian Ocean: The system is in the Coral Sea, approximately 600km out north-east of Townsville, and is moving south-southeast at 13kmh. It is expected to make landfall in northern Queensland from Sunday.

‘Local’ El Niño

A freak warming of the Pacific just off South America has triggered record storms across parts of Peru, resulting in landslides and floods responsible for sweeping away people and ravaging crops.

Up to 10 times the normal rainfall has brought disasters that killed at least 74 people.

Officials say they have never before seen such a “local” El Niño. The weather-altering warming typically becomes established in the middle of the tropical Pacific basin before affecting Peru.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Australia – More than 4000 people remain isolated in northern NSW because of heavy rain, with more wet weather forecast for much of the state. Eleven rivers in the northern rivers and mid-north coast regions have flooded, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing severe thunderstorm warnings on Monday for those areas, along with the central west slopes and plains, and upper western and northern tablelands.

Peru – Authorities in Peru have declared that the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in two decades, with the death toll since the beginning of the year having hit 72. The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck hard along Peru’s northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and leaving some small villages isolated. The storms are being caused by a warming of the surface waters in the Pacific Ocean and are expected to continue for another two weeks, with the disaster affecting more than half the nation.

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur – It was a busy day for firefighters responding to reports of flash floods, landslides and clogged drains after particularly heavy rains in the Klang Valley.