Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Vancouver Island, Canada.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical storm Gil is located about 1405 mi (2260 km) E of of Hilo Hawaii. Gil continues west-southwestward and is likely to become a remnant low on Monday.

Tropical storm Henriette forms in the western Pacific and is located about 1385 mi (2230 km) WSW of the southern tip of Baja, California. Henriette is forecast to become a hurricane within the next couple of days.

Pakistan and Afghanistan monsoon floods kill dozens

Eastern Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan have been hit by torrential rain, causing floods which have killed at least 80 people. Officials said 34 died in the Sarobi district alone, around 65 km (40 miles) east of the Afghan capital Kabul. Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi was also badly affected, with at least 16 killed after days of flooding.

The region has suffered devastating floods during the monsoon period for the past three years. Hundreds have been displaced in eastern areas of Afghanistan and hundreds of hectares of farmland destroyed. The floods have caused extensive damage to property in both countries.

The Pakistani army was called in to help the clean-up in Karachi, where local media reports say sewage and rainwater have blocked some of the main roads. The fatalities in the city have been mostly due to electrocution or collapsing roofs and walls. The floods are also reported to have left many areas of the city without power.

In Pakistan’s north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, many houses were swept away by the torrent. Pakistani disaster response officials have warned that more rain may be on the way over the coming days. In 2010, Pakistan was hit by the worst monsoon floods in 80 years. Almost 1,800 people were killed and 21 million people affected. Flooding in each of the following two years also left hundreds dead.

Other News:

Flooding of the Kamala River in the Sindhuli district in Nepal has claimed the lives of at least seven people Monday morning.

Floods in Chandrapur district in Maharashtra, India have claimed the lives of at least 20 people. The floods have displaced around 3,000 people in Chandrapur district alone with more than 15,000 houses being damaged in six districts of east Vidarbha, including Chandrapur. Flood victims pelted stones at Maharashtra minister’s car on Sunday demanding speedy disaster relief materials.

Tornado in Kingston, Australia has damaged at least 25 houses. The tornado also damaged trees and power lines, leaving thousands without power.

Kingston tornado damage photo natural calamities

A landslide in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines has claimed the lives of at least two people.

Severe hailstorms have hit the Nigavan, Lusagyugh, Saralanj and Aparan areas of Aragatsotn province in Armenia.

Wildfires

Wildfire in Spain

More than 550 firefighters backed by 17 water-carrying aircraft are trying to bring a large wildfire under control 92 kilometres west of Madrid.