Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits Jan Mayan Island.

5.3 earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 earthquake is Tonga.

The third largest dam in the world could be triggering earthquakes

The Ataturk Dam in southeastern Turkey, and the associated water levels in the reservoir is believed to be responsible for induced seismicity in the region, including a M=5.0 in 2008. Because water levels in the reservoir have dropped significantly over the last year, it is possible that yesterday’s M=5.2 event to the east of the dam was induced.

Ataturk dam

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Azores.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua and New Guinea

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

6.3 earthquake hits the south-east Indian Ridge.

5.9 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.6 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm 02w (Sanba), located approximately 374 nm southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 211 nm southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

Newsbytes:

Tonga – Tonga’s neighbours scrambled to deliver emergency relief on Tuesday after Cyclone Gita tore across the Pacific island nation in the middle of the night, flattening the parliament, tearing roofs off homes and causing widespread flooding. There were no confirmed reports of deaths from the Category 4 storm, but there were a lot of injured people. About 5,700 people sought shelter in evacuation centres overnight, and it is expected these numbers will increase substantially tonight. The cyclone was heading towards Fiji’s southern islands on Tuesday, with some forecasts reporting it intensifying towards a Category 5 storm.