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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits south ofFiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Veracruz, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits south ofFiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Veracruz, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.7 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.5 Earthquake hits Guam.

5.4 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit the South Sandwich islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.4 Earthquake hits central Alaska.

5.4 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Pagan Region in the North Mariana Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada.

5.3 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mozambique.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Volcanic Seismic Swarm

Washington’s infamous Mount St. Helens shook more than 100 times during a single week with what volcanologists describe as signs the mountain is recharging toward an eventual eruption. The seismic swarm occurred between 1 and 2 miles below the surface and was too weak to be felt.

“Each of these little earthquakes is a clue and a reminder we are marching toward an eruption someday,” said U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Weston Thelen.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Central America.

The earthquake was felt across the region, including Managua, the capital of Nicaragua; San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador; and San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said El Salvador and Nicaragua could experience related tsunami waves of 1-3 feet. No reports of injuries or damage were reported.

5.5 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

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

5.1 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the west coast of South Island, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.8 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

NZ Earthquake

A tsunami with 2.5m high waves was triggered by the earthquake, arriving about 2 hours later. People living along the coast have been warned to ‘move to higher ground’ – with the first wave already hitting the north east coast of South Island.

The quake struck in darkness in the early hours of Monday morning in Christchurch which was reduced to rubble by a 6.3 earthquake just five years ago. The tsunami threat is for the east coast of all New Zealand including Christchurch, Wellington and the Chatham islands.

Initial reports of widespread damage to buildings and property.

6.3 Earthquake hits the Philippines.

6.2 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

Two 5.8 Earthquakes hit South Island, New Zealand.

5.7 Earthquake hits Catamarca, Argentina.

5.5 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits Alaska.

5.2 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.2 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits Samar in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic: Tropical Storm Matthew iOS located about 320 mi…510 km SSE of San Juan Puerto Rico and about 310 mi…500 km ENE of Curacao with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h

Invest 97L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression Roslyn is located about 345 mi…555 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 345 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Tropical Storm Ulika is located about 1080 mi…1740 km E of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 340 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

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

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 21w (Chaba), located approximately 198 nm west-northwest of Navsta, Guam, is tracking westward at 14 knots.

Newsbytes:

Taiwan – Typhoon Megi (Typhoon Helen in Philippines) has claimed the lives of a least five people. At least four died across Taiwan, while more 625 others have been injured by the disaster. The typhoon left at least one person dead in China. Heavy rainfall accompanying the typhoon caused flooding in Chinese coastal cities. At least 32 people have been missing after a massive landslide hit part of a village in the eastern Zhejiang Province.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic: Tropical Depression Julia is located about 255 mi…410 km se of Charleston South Carolina with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…NW or 320 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Tropical Storm Karl is located about 1350 mi…2175 km E of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…W or 265 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Invest 96L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression Seventeen-E is located about 380 mi…610 km SW of Cabo Corrientes Mexico and about 430 mi…690 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Invest 93E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 18w (Malakas), located approximately 231 nm west of Kadena AB, is tracking northeastward at 09 knots.

Newsbytes:

Asian Typhoons – The strongest typhoon to hit China this year has left 28 people dead and 15 others missing in the east of the country. Typhoon Meranti made landfall early Thursday in Fujian province after winds and rains associated with it pounded Taiwan, leaving one person dead and more than 50 injured. Authorities in Fujian said Saturday that the typhoon had left 18 people dead and 11 missing, damaged more than 18,300 houses and caused direct economic losses of more than 16.9 billion yuan ($2.5 billion). Authorities in neighbouring Zhejiang province say that 10 people died and four remained unaccounted for following landslides and flash floods in rural areas. Taiwan saw wind and rain from a second typhoon, Malakas, that caused no apparent deaths. That typhoon was also forecast to bring more storms and rains to Zhejiang and Fujian.