Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

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Rescue workers scrambled to search for survivors in buildings left tilting precariously on their foundations in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on Wednesday, after an overnight earthquake killed four and injured more than 200. Authorities said they could not verify how many residents were still missing after the 6.4-magnitude quake which hit the popular tourist city late on Tuesday.

5.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.3 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.8 earthquake hits the Savu Sea.

5.5 earthquake hits Taiwan.

Two 5.3 earthquakes hit Taiwan.

5.3 earthquake hits north of Svalbard.

5.2 earthquake hits off the East Coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits north of Svalbard.

5.0 earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.

5.0 earthquake it the Auckland Islands, New Zealand

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.7 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits Timor, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the central Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.7 Earthquake hits off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

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

5.6 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern East Pacific rise.

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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Irwin is located about 1060 mi…1700 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…N or 350 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Hilary is located about 940 mi…1510 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 91 nm south of Iwo To, is tracking south-southwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Nesat), located approximately 128 nm west-northwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical storm 12w (Haitang), located approximately 216 nm south-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking north-northeastward at 17 knots.

NewsBytes:

China – At least 10 people were killed after a flood hit China’s northwestern Shaanxi province. Heavy rains hit Yulin City in northern Shaanxi from Tuesday night and caused floods in a number of areas. Floods in China. ReutersFloods in China. More than 71,300 people were forced to evacuate, the provincial flood control headquarters said. Power supplies and telecommunications were also disrupted.

Taiwan – Taiwan suffered flooding, widespread power outages and winds of over a hundred miles an hour as it was battered by its first typhoon of the year on Saturday. Much of the island came to a standstill, with most train services suspended and as many as 249,230 households without electricity as Typhoon Nesat (Gorio in the Philippines) — packing gust of up to 180 kilometers (111.8 miles) an hour — blasted across the country. The storm made landfall at 1110 GMT in the eastern Yilan county, whipping up massive waves of over 15 meters (49.2 feet).

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Mexico – Heavy rainfall and landslides caused by tropical storm Beatriz claimed the lives of three people in parts of Oaxaca, Mexico. Landslide damage has been reported at 16 places on state highways. TS Beatriz has since dissipated, but heavy rains are still expected in some areas.

Taiwan – Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing. State power company Taipower said a transmission pylon on a hill in New Taipei city toppled during torrential downpours, causing a reactor at a nuclear plant there to cut out. Water surged into cars, homes and businesses after 600 millimetres of rain fell in under 11 hours in some areas.

Sri Lanka – The death toll in Sri Lanka’s devastating floods and landslides has risen to 206, with 92 people still reported missing, media reports said on Friday. As of Thursday night, almost 6,50,000 people in 15 districts were still affected by the severe rains and strong winds that have ravaged Sri Lanka since 26 May, resulting in major floods and landslides.