Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.8 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Auckland Islands off New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Gil is located about 1255 mi…2020 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h . Pesent movement…w or 270 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Erick is located about 740 mi…1190 km w of Honolulu Hawaii and about 175 mi…280 km n of Johnston island with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Flossie is located about 250 mi…400 km e of Hilo Hawaii and about 320 mi…515 km ese of Hana Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Francisco is located approximately 287 nm east-southeast of Sasebo, Japan and is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

Tropical Depression Lekima is located approximately 456 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Japan is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.


India – The exceptionally heavy rainfall in the last four days has led to mass flooding across Maharashtra. The floods have led to four deaths and hundreds of citizens have been evacuated as all the major rivers in the State flow in spate. However, the floods have also given a massive boost to water availability in the dams. On Sunday, the cumulative capacity of the all the dams was 56 per cent of the total designed live storage. The heavy water-logging in Mumbai also disrupted suburban rail services, with many locals trains being delayed and long-distance trains halted midway. The power supply in Thane and Palghar was also affected as the power distribution company switched off the main lines to prevent accidental electrocution.


Wildfires – Siberia

The Russian Defense Ministry’s planes and helicopters have extinguished wildfires in Siberia raging across 690,000 hectares since the beginning of the effort.

Since the operation started, the Defense Ministry’s air task force has poured 5,490 tonnes of water on the blazing forest. The Il-76 planes and Mi-8 helicopters carried out 90 and 143 flights, respectively, to extinguish fires. A total of 170,000 hectares of burning forest were put out on Sunday.

Wildfires – Hawaii

Hawaii’s governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billowing over nearby beaches. Although most of the evacuees were later allowed to return home, the blaze more than tripled in size to spread over about 3,642 hectares, scorching mostly former sugar cane fields and brush.