Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Typhoon 04w (Maysak), located approximately 49 nm east-northeast of Fais, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

NewsBytes:

Chile Update – Officials in Chile said 18 people were killed and 20 were still missing after flash floods devastated the Atacama region in the north of the country last week. The rains, which started on Tuesday, were the worst in 80 years to fall in the region, one of the driest on Earth. Almost 11,000 people have been affected and more than 4,500 are in shelters.

India Update – Six bodies were recovered on Tuesday increasing the death toll to 16 in Jammu and Kashmir as a devastating flood in the state forced thousands to flee to safer places. Several areas of the Valley and parts of Jammu were in deluge caused by heavy rain over the weekend.

England – Flooding and gales in Greater Manchester have disrupted traffic, flights and rail traffic. Numerous homes and building sustained light damage from the high winds.