Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Post-tropical Cyclone Irma is located about 65 miles…100 km…NE of Tupelo Mississippi and about 100 miles…165 km…E of Memphis Tennessee with maximum sustained winds…10 mph…15 km/h. Present movement…NW or 319 degrees at 20 mph…32 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 505 mi…810 km ENE of the southeastern Bahamas and about 435 mi…700 km S of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…SE or 135 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical depression 15e (Fifteen), located approximately 1033 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots .

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 20w (Talim), located approximately 145 nm southwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 21w (Doksuri), located approximately 298 nm west of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

Newsbytes:

Philippines – Floodwaters submerged the capital, Manila and surrounding provinces on Tuesday, due to overnight rains from Tropical Depression “Maring,” which is expected to cross Luzon within the day. Meanwhile, flooding also hit several areas outside of Metro Manila, including in Cavite and Rizal. Some residents in Noveleta, Cavite were forced to evacuate from their homes because of the floods.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Three 5.1 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

Five 5.0 Earthquakes hit offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Four 5.0 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Owen Fracture Zone.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

Mexico – The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61, officials say. A huge rescue operation is under way in the worst-hit states of Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas where people are feared trapped under rubble. President Enrique Peña Nieto says at least 200 people have been injured. The 8.1-magnitude quake, which hit late on Thursday, was the strongest to hit the region in a century. One of the worst hit towns was Juchitán, in Oaxaca, where at least 17 deaths have been reported. The town hall and a number of other buildings were destroyed or badly damaged. At least one other person was killed in Guatemala, its president has said.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 Earthquake hits Leyte in the Philippines.

Two persons died in Ormoc City after a shallow magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck Leyte on Wednesday morning.

Italy – A small but deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia exposed a deep political fault line on Tuesday over the country’s proliferation of unsafe, illegal housing. The tremor, officially recorded in Italy at a modest strength of 4.0, toppled buildings, killed two people and injured dozens in a district where seven years ago residents rioted to prevent bulldozers from razing illegally built homes.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes- Global

6.1 Earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Alaska.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Unimak Island region, Alaska.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Bohol in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits the D’Entrecasteaux Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Ascension Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Irwin is located about 1120 mi…1800 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Tropical Storm Hilary is located about 590 mi…955 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 163 nm northeast of Chichi Jima, is tracking southwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Nesat), located approximately 342 nm southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical depression 12w (Twelve), located approximately 220 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking westward at 08 knots.

NewsBytes:

Ghana – Ghana has been hit by deadly floods in the northern region. Most areas of the regional capital, Tamale got flooded after heavy rains on Tuesday flooded major areas. Local media reported two deaths and the loss of properties.

Philippines – Heavy rains battered parts of the Philippines Thursday, July 27 due to southwest monsoon enhanced by a severe tropical storm. The country’s weather bureau said this year’s seventh cyclone ‘Noru,’ locally known as ‘Gorio,’ has intensified into a severe tropical storm. ‘Gorio’ is not expected to make landfall, but Batanes in northern Luzon is now placed under warning signal number one. Western Luzon has been damped with moderate to occasional heavy rains. The rest of Luzon and parts of the Visayas region have been affected as well. Many roads were impassable due to persisting floods. Floods in some parts of Quezon City are waist-deep. The weather has prompted dozens of cities and provinces to suspend classes in all levels of public and private schools.

Istanbul, Turkey – At least ten people were injured – two of them seriously – when a violent thunderstorm struck Istanbul, bombarding the city with hailstones the size of golf balls and submerging much of the city in knee-deep water. he unforgiving winds, rain and hail appear to have worn away the paint on the Turkish Airline jet’s nose, with cracks visible on the pilots’ window. he plane was forced to make an emergency landing in the Aegean city of Canakkale, around 170 miles flight from Istanbul which endured the worst of the freak storm.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.8 Earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

5.5 Earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits west of Macquarie island.

5.0 Earthquake hits Panay in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes- Global

6.9 Earthquake hits Leyte in the Philippines.

5.8 Earthquake hits western Montana.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the Kermedec islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

At least five people died after yesterday morning’s magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit western Guatemala near the Mexico border. A church collapsed in San Sebastian Retalhuelu in southern Guatemala.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical depression 04w (Merbok), located approximately 298 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking north-northwestward at 11 knots.

NewsBytes:

Uruguay – Displaced people by floods in Uruguay might reach 10,000 people for next week, if the upcoming of the waters of the Uruguay River continues. The last report had 4,694 persons out of their homes in the departments of Salto, Paysandú, Artigas and Río Negro, northwest of the country. Between Tuesday and Thursday of the coming week, the waters of the Uruguay River are expected to reach its highest level (about 16 meters).

New South Wales, Australia – Northern rivers and mid north coast told to expect minor and flash flooding, with up to 200mm forecast to fall on sodden ground. Parts of northern New South Wales are being warned to expect further heavy rainfall and the possibility of floods over the public holiday weekend. Up to 200mm of rain and flash flooding was forecast from Port Macquarie up to Lismore through to early next week, following two days of heavy and persistent rainfall. Eight river valleys had been put on flood watch, and a minor warning issued for the Wilsons River, which had recorded up to 170mm of rainfall in the 48 hours to 5am Sunday.

Philippines – Various disaster councils across Bicol were placed on heightened alert on Saturday as the Low Pressure Area in the vicinity of Coron Island in Palawan province brought moderate rains that could trigger flash floods, mudflows and landslides to low-lying areas and mountain slopes in the region.