Earthquakes

5.8 Earthquake hits southern Alaska near Anchorage.

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.3 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

Wildfires

A wildfire is burning about a kilometre from homes in Aramara, Queensland, Australia. Seven fire crews are now on site to control the blaze.

Volcanos

A seismic swarm of 2000 microearthquakes near the island of Nisyros since 24 November could indicate a start of a or coming of a volcanic eruption near Nisyros, Greece.

Storms and Floods

Super Typhoon Bopha

-Philippines typhoon Bopha killed 40 people. More than 30 people were killed in Compostela Valley.

-Massive flooding killed several people in Andap village in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley.

-Flooding caused by Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) swept away the truck which was carrying 30 soldiers and 20 civilians.

-A total of 145 flights to and from Mindanao and the central islands are grounded due to impact of Philippines Typhoon Bopha.

-More than 41,000 people are living in 1,000 government shelters across Mindanao by early Today (Tuesday).

-At least four provinces in the southeast – Davao, Surigao, Agusan and Compostela Valley – are without power.

-Typhoon Pablo has headed for the Sulu Sea late Tuesday afternoon and predicted to hit the central tourist islands of Bohol, Cebu and Negros.

Philippines Typhoon  Bopha Pablo damage picture

Snow storm in Liaoning, China

-Several passenger ships departing from the port city of Dalian suspended due to heavy snowstorm in NorthEast China.

-More than 11,000 passenger buses were suspended and also caused temporary shut down of Xiantao International Airport.

Flooding in Western Turkey

-One killed in flooding in western Turkey. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western provinces of Balıkesir, Canakkale and Bursa.

-Several houses and shops destroyed in Balıkesir’s Edremit and Burhaniye districts.

-The Canakkale-Izmir highway and the road between Gomec and Ayvalık closed because of flooding.

 

Turkey flood 2012 picture

Flooding in California

-Forecasters had issued flood warnings for the Napa and Russian rivers, as well as the Truckee River, near Lake Tahoe, but by Sunday afternoon the warning for the Russian River was cancelled.

-It is the third powerful storm to hit Northern California within a week. -In Southern California, high surf was predicted in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

-Following National Weather Service, up to 5 more inches of rain could fall across Northern California (north of Redding and across the Sierra Nevada).