Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

6.3 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

Two 5.4 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits new Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

Five 5.1 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Five 5.0 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Greece.

5.2 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the southern East Pacific rise.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

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

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Guerrero, Mexico.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Florence is located about 20 mi…35 km sw of Columbia South Carolina with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Storm Helene is located about 270 mi…435 km n of Faial island in the central Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 25 mph…41 km/h.

Tropical Storm Joyce is located about 580 mi…930 km wsw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ene or 75 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 26w (Mangkhut), located approximately 54 nm southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 17 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (One), located approximately 425 nm southwest of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 12 knots.

NewsBytes:

East Coast, USA – At least 14 deaths from Florence have been confirmed with the worst flooding still expected to come. Swansboro, N.C. has now received more than 30 inches of rain; several other have received more than 20 inches. Florence is causing flash flooding and major river flooding over a “significant portion” of North and South Carolina. Life-threatening, catastrophic flash floods and prolonged significant river flooding are possible in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and the southern to central Appalachias to western North Carolina to west-central Virginia and far-eastern West Virginia into early next week, the National Weather Service said. Landslides are also possible in the higher terrain of the southern and central Appalachias across western North Carolina into southwestern Virginia as Florence moves inland. Water levels along the North and South Carolina coasts are gradually receding as of Saturday night. Nearly 1 million homes and businesses lost power in North and South Carolina. A couple of tornadoes are still possible through Sunday in North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina, the NHC said.

Philippines – A super typhoon swirled towards Hong Kong and the Chinese coast on Sunday, gaining in strength over the South China Sea after hurtling through the Philippines, where it wreaked havoc that killed at least 25. Tropical cyclone Mangkhut is considered the strongest to hit the region this year, packing gale force winds of more than 200 kph, equivalent to a maximum Category 5 “intense hurricane” in the Atlantic. Philippine authorities said at least 25 people were killed, including a baby and a toddler, most of them in landslides in mountainous areas that left at least 13 missing. Mangkhut, the Thai name for Southeast Asia’s mangosteen fruit, was expected to skirt 100 km south of Hong Kong and veer west towards the coast of China’s southern Guangdong province, and the gaming centre of Macau. Hong Kong raised its highest No. 10 typhoon signal at mid-morning, as fierce waves pounded low-lying areas and strong winds rattled windows in many towering skyscrapers.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.7 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits Yunnan, China.

5.6 earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Mindoro, Philippines.

5.5 earthquake hits the Mid-Indian Ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindoro, Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Timor, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

Earthquake

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Phoenix Islands, Kiribati region.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands, Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 98L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that had the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Yagi), located approximately 145 nm south-southwest of Shanghai, China, is tracking northwestward at 22 knots.

Typhoon 19w (Leepi), located approximately 609 nm southeast of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

Tropical storm 20w (Bebinca), located approximately 116 nm south- southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking eastward at 03 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Hector is located bout 245 mi…390 km ssw of Midway island with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Invest 97E is an area of disturbed weather in the Eastern Pacific Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

NewsBytes:

India – More than half of the 14 districts in India’s Kerala state have been put on high alert, officials said, as the death toll from one of the worst floods in the southern state reached 34. Torrential rains and landslides during India’s June-September monsoon season have ravaged farmlands and prompted massive evacuation efforts across Kerala state. More than 31 000 people have been evacuated. Kerala state authorities have taken the unprecedented step of opening the gates of 25 water reservoirs to prevent potentially disastrous breaches. The state, which has 44 rivers, witnessed its worst floods in 1924 following torrential rains.

New York, Massachusetts, USA – Localized torrential rainfall led to street flooding from Boston to Long Island on Sunday. Flooding washed cars from a New Jersey dealership into a river.

Philippines – More than 54,000 people were moved to safer ground in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces. Marikina City implemented forced evacuations affecting at least 21,000 people after its river, the catch basin of water flowing from the mountains, reached critical level. In nearby Rizal province, 19,000 people were moved. Families were on rooftops in Marikina waiting for rescue. More than 9,000 people were evacuated in Quezon City, Valenzuela, Manila, Malabon and Pasig — all in the capital region. Floodwaters in some areas are chest high, rendering roads impassable, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. Gates of several dams have been opened, the weather bureau said. Train services were halted and schools shut.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Yagi), located approximately 87 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

Tropical depression 19w (Nineteen), located approximately 349 nm north of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Hector is located about 140 mi…225 km n of Johnston island and about 595 mi…960 km sse of Lisianski island with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Kristy is located about 1320 mi…2120 km w of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

NewsBytes:

India – Dam reservoirs and rivers overflowed, sections of highways collapsed and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala, after days of incessant rains left nearly 54,000 people homeless and killed at least 29, officials said today.

Philippines – Heavy rains poured on Saturday, August 11, flooding several areas in Metro Manila and Rizal. Tropical Storm Karding (Yagi) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday morning, but it will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits off the coast of El Salvador.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hit the Philippine Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Greenland Sea.

5.6 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.5 earthquake hit northern Colombia.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 11w (Son-Tinh), located approximately 181 nm northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical Depression (td) 12w (Ampil), located approximately 433 nm west of Inchon, South Korea, is tracking north-northwestward at 15 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 13w (Thirteen), located approximately 308 nm north-northeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.

Tropical storm 14w (Wukong), located approximately 437 nm northeast of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking northward at 08 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 15w (Fifteen), located approximately 432 nm southwest of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northward at 07 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Invest 92L is an area of disturbed weather in the central Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

NewsBytes:

India – Five people were washed away in flash floods while they were taking bath in Cauvery at Reddiyur, near Mettur, on Sunday. By dusk, the rescue teams managed to recovere the bodies of four.

Philippines – Tropical depression Josie is on its way out of the country but will continue to induce heavy rain over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas today. At least five people have died and more than 700,000 were affected by days of heavy rain, which caused flooding and landslides, the Philippine authorities said yesterday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 11w (Son-Tinh), located approximately 238 nm east of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking north-northeastward at 09 knots.

Tropical Depression (td) 12w (Ampil), located approximately 399 nm west of Kunsan AFB, South Korea, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 13w (Thirteen), located approximately 220 nm north-northeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northward at 22 knots.

Tropical storm 14w (Fourteen), located approximately 315 nm eastnortheast of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 15w (Fifteen), located approximately 381 nm north-northwest of Ulithi, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Invest 92L is an area of disturbed weather in the central Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

NewsBytes:

Philippines – Heavy rains brought about by the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by Tropical Depression Josie caused flooding over the weekend not just in Metro Manila, but also in provinces. In Hermosa, Bataan, six barangays were flooded, according to a report on Balitanghali Weekend by Saleema Refran on Sunday. In Barangays Almacen and Parayray, the water level reached over a man’s height and up to the welcome arch of the two barangays. The floodwaters reached chest level in Barangay Daungan.

Vietnam – Flash floods in Vietnam have now claimed at least 19 lives, the government said on Sunday, as residents in affected areas sought safety in higher ground.