Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits eastern Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits northern Greece.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit Greece.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Peru.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic: Hurricane Nicole is located about 620 mi…995 km se of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…ESE or 110 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Invest 99E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 24w (Sarika), located approximately 253 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

Typhoon 25w (Haima), located approximately 99 nm north-northeast of Yap, FSM, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.


Vietnam – Floods in Vietnam’s four central provinces have killed at least 11 people and displaced thousands, with a storm in the South China Sea approaching the central coast. Flooding from very heavy rainfall brought by a tropical low pressure system since Wednesday have cut food supplies to thousands of people and blocked north-south traffic, the government said in a statement on Saturday. Seven people drowned or were electrocuted in Quang Binh province, four others were killed in three nearby provinces, and at least 30,000 homes were submerged.

Philippines – Strong winds and rain from Typhoon Karen (Sarika) pounded the province of Catanduanes early Saturday morning, prompting the evacuation of dozens of families. Evacuation efforts are ongoing in the 11 municipalities of the province, particularly focusing on families living in coastal areas and along riversides. Power supply in the province has been cut since Friday night, the PDRRMO said. Also, it said the typhoon’s rains have already caused floods and landslides, but no casualties have been reported so far.