Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Fifteen-E is located about 1140 mi…1840 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Lane is located about 255 mi…410 km wsw of Honolulu Hawaii and about 220 mi…355 km ssw of Lihue Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…w or 260 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Taiwan – Update – Six people have been killed by floodwaters in Taiwan, officials said Saturday, after days of heavy rain forced thousands to evacuate their homes. More than 6,000 people were evacuated with more than 1,100 still in shelters on Saturday morning.

Hawaii – Update – Tropical Storm Lane drifted away from the Hawaiian coast on Saturday as lingering showers spread across the island chain, threatening to trigger more flooding and landslides.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms: Gl sst mm

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 22w (Soulik), located approximately 317 nm west-northwest of Misawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 30 knots.

Tropical depression 24w (Twenty-four), located approximately 58 nm west of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Lane is located about 135 mi…220 km ssw of Honolulu Hawaii and about 190 mi…305 km sse of Lihue Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Hawaii – Powerful hurricane Lane that already has dumped more than two feet of rain on parts of the Big Island is expected to keep soaking the state through the weekend, exacerbating dramatic flood conditions as residents hunker down and wait for the storm to pass. Officials downgraded Hurricane Lane to Category 2 on Friday morning but say threats of landslides, storm surge and flooding remain major concerns because the storm has slowed in speed. The storm has caused power outages, felled trees and shut down roads across the state. Drone video of downtown Hilo on the east side of Hawaii’s largest island shows large swaths of the area covered in brown, murky floodwaters. Some parts of the Big Island have experienced more than 31 inches of rain, more than double the 12 inches reported Thursday morning.

Taiwan – Two people have been killed and one seriously wounded after damage caused by a storm in Taiwan. A tropical depression, formed over Taiwan, triggered a massive deluge across the island. Violent waves caused five cargo ships and oil tankers to run aground off Kaohsiung Harbour. Of the 66 crew onboard the ships, 52 have been rescued so far. The Central Weather Bureau issued a rare advisory of ‘extremely torrential rain’ as the storm loomed, indicating that more than 500mm of rain was expected in just 24 hours. The alert prompted the closure of many schools and offices.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.6 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.5 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.2 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.8 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge.

5.6 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.5 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.5 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.4 earthquake hit the Molucca Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.3 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.4 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.2 earthquake hits the south-western Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Guerrero, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.5 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

No injuries were immediately reported.

6.0 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

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

5.5 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua new Guinea.

Two 5.4 earthquakes hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Nine 5.0 earthquakes hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hit south-west of Africa.

5.0 earthquake hit the northern mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.0 earthquake hit the Ionian Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits the West Chile rise.

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.

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.