Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 Earthquake hits Nepal.

Police now put the death toll in Nepal at 2,152, with more than 5,000 hurt. At least 700 were killed in the capital, a city of about 1 million people where many homes are old, poorly built and packed close together. The overall toll from the quake was expected to be much higher, and at least 49 people have died in neighbouring India.

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Terrified residents of Kathmandu were woken by fresh aftershocks in the worst disaster to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation in more than 80 years, with many forced to spend the night trying to sleep out on the streets and open ground in makeshift tents. Hospitals were so stretched that medics had set up tents outside the buildings to treat patients.

The historic nine-storey Dharahara tower, a major tourist attraction, was among the buildings brought down:

Nepal tower composite data

5.7 Earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Nepal-India border.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Xizang-Nepal border.

5.3 Earthquake hits north of Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Nepal.

5.2 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 Earthquake hits Nepal.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Five 5.0 Earthquakes hit Nepal.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Xizang-Nepal border.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Sydney, Australia – Parts of Sydney experienced a fresh deluge on Saturday. Large hailstones pummelled Sydney on Saturday afternoon, bringing down two large factories in the west of the city, as residents worst affected by this week’s deadly storms were warned to expect more flash flooding and damaging winds. The warning zone on Saturday evening took in Maitland and Cessnock, greater Newcastle and the central coast of NSW around Gosford and Wyong – areas that were lashed by storms this week, leaving hundreds of people cut off by floodwaters.