Earthquakes

5.3 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits east of the Kuril Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

Wildfires

Wildfires in Australia

Australia was bracing on Monday for days of “catastrophic” fire and heatwave conditions, with fires already burning in five states: 90 fires in the most populous state New South Wales, and in mountain forests around the national capital Canberra.

A total fire ban will be in place across NSW on Tuesday as the state experiences severe, extreme and catastrophic fire conditions. Temperatures in the state’s far west are predicted to hit 45 degrees, while in Sydney the mercury is forecast to climb to 43 degrees – the third highest temperature on record. Those living in Shoalhaven, the Illawarra and the southern ranges were urged to be prepared for immediate evacuation.

Authorities conducting a search for people missing after devastating wildfires in the island state of Tasmania, reported that most of those feared missing in the Tasmanian wildfires had been accounted for.

Storms and Floods

Avalanche in Alps, Italy

-Two Italian skiers killed in avalanche in Alps.

-The avalanche disaster occurred near the town of Moeno in the Val di Fiemme, a valley in the South Tyrol area.

Flooding in Netanya, Israel

-Flooding in Netanya, Israel closed down the Tel Aviv-Haifa railway line. Israel’s Train Services halted trains from traveling between Haifa and Tel Aviv.

-Seven people were rescued from floods at Herzliya railway station by local fireman.

-Storms damaged power lines and cut power in Ramat Gan area.

-Snow is forecast to fall on Mount Hermon, and more rain is expected to fall as far south as the Sharon.

Flooding in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

-At least five people killed due to flooding disaster in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi.

-Victims were swept away by floodwaters in the South Sulawesi regencies of Gowa, Jeneponto and Pangkep.

-Flooding and landslides also disrupted travel along highways, including the Maros-Bone route.

-Following National Search and Rescue Agency, floods caused damages to thousands of houses and public facilities.

Indonesian flood photo recent natural disasters

Flooding in Rukungiri, Uganda

-Floods displaced 500 people in Rwenshama fishing village in Bwambara sub-county, Rukungiri district of Uganda.

-Displaced people are currently living at Rwenshama Primary School and Rwenshama Health Centre.

Flooding in South Cotabato, Philippines

-Overflow of river caused flooding in Esperanza, Poblacion, Lapuz, Liberty, San Jose, Simsiman and Matapol villages of Cotabato, Philippines.

-Floods caused damage to agriculture and to a bridge and other properties in Norala town in South Cotabato.

-More flash floods and landslides is forecast in parts of Mindanao due to rain from a low-pressure area.

Unusual Cold in Kathmandu

-Mercury has fallen below zero in capital Kathmandu of Nepal for first time in five years. Following Nepal Meteorological officials, the minimum temperature today morning was recorded -0.2 degree Celsius in Kathmandu.