Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits near the south coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 Earthquake hits Yunnan, China. The Earthquake has caused hundreds of homes to collapse and injured more than 20 people.

5.2 Earthquake hits the India-Bangladesh border.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

Rescue

Russian sailors rescue this dog stranded on a small iceberg:

 

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Transportation

Bullet Train Derails in Japan

A Japanese bullet train carrying about 130 passengers and crew has derailed in heavy snow in northern Japan, although there were no reports of injuries. The six-carriage train was travelling at a drastically reduced speed of around 20 kilometres per hour due to the snow, when a number of wheels skipped off the track.

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Wildfires

Winds Fuel Wildfires in Central Florida, USA

Evacuations have been ordered for 300 homes in north Volusia County, Florida as one of three wildfires in Central Florida caused havoc today. Interstate 95 was shutdown in both directions.

Storms and Floods

Avalanche in Torghar, Pakistan

An avalanche in Chum Jabba village in Torghar district has killed three people, a woman and two girls.

The Avalanche was caused by heavy rainfall.

Floods – Queensland, Australia

An emergency flood alert has been issued for parts of Dalby in southern Queensland. Dozens of homes are believed to have been flooded when Myall Creek peaked at 3.21 metres at midnight (AEST), breaking its banks at north Dalby.

Floods, fallen trees after heavy storm hits Buenos Aires, Argentina. One person drowned.

A renewed round of flooding in Thailand’s southern region has claimed one life, but the situation is expected to improve in the next few days.