Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of O’Higgins, Chile.

6.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.6 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.3 earthquake hits the Ceram Sea, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Honshu, Japan.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Algeria

A wildfire has killed two people west of the Algerian capital, the emergency services said Saturday, one of a spate of seasonal blazes to hit the north African country. Nearby residents were evacuated from their homes after the fire swept through forest near the coastal city of Tipaza trapping and killing two men in a chicken coop. Over the past 24 hours, fires have been reported in northern Algeria in 10 of the country’s 58 provinces.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Rene is located about 730 mi…1175 km wnw of the Cabo verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 935 mi…1505 km ene of the northern Leeward islands and about 1250 mi…2015 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Algeria – At least one person died and hundreds of homes damaged after flash flooding in northern Algeria. The flooding came after stormy weather from 07 to 08 September brought heavy rainfall. Baraki in Algiers Province recorded 63.0 mm of rain in 24 hours to 08 September. Flooding also affected the capital, Algiers, and surrounding areas. Roads were inundated, causing severe traffic disruption in at least 5 municipalities.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.1 earthquake hits the Sumba region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake its the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.0 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Buru, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.3 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits near the southern coast of western Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.1 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.

5.6 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.5 earthquake hits Northern California.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits east of the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.5 earthquake hits Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.0 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Algeria

A total of 31 small wildfires have destroyed forests and crops in the province of Mostaganem in northwestern Algeria. The wildfires ravaged wheat and barley crops as well as hundreds of haystacks and Eucalyptus and Aleppo pine trees.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Midwest USA – Tens of millions of Americans braved Arctic-like temperatures on Thursday as low as minus 56 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 49 Celsius) that paralysed the US Midwest and were blamed for at least 25 deaths. Warmer-than-normal weather was on the way, but that offered little comfort to vulnerable populations such as the homeless and elderly enduring cold that caused frostbite in minutes and made being outside potentially deadly, the most severe cases risked having fingers and toes amputated.

Queensland, Australia – Queensland authorities have said the state’s north was entering “unprecedented territory” as more monsoon rains battered the city of Townsville, setting record flood levels and destroying homes. As the natural disaster entered its four day, the state emergency service confirmed on Saturday that 80 people had been rescued. It was too early to quantify the damage to homes, although some media reports said at least 50 homes had been affected so far. The worst of the conditions were expected over the next two days.

Cold Wave – Algeria

On 11 January, Algeria was hit by a cold wave with heavy snow and rainfalls which further intensified on 13 January. Severe weather conditions were reported to have affected 25 out of 48 governorates of Algeria. Extreme weather has resulted in widespread chaos, leaving 8 people dead, 25 people wounded, damage to powerlines and other key infrastructure, more than 151 roads becoming unpassable due to snow and floods, and to the loss of shelter and livelihoods in more than 300 villages and communes across the country.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Algeria.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Qinghai, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.1 Earthquake hits western Australia.

5.0 Earthquake hits East Timor.

5.0 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits western Australia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 Earthquake hits Algeria.

6.6 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

6.0 Earthquake hits Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Macquarie Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

5.1 Earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Flores region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

Frost Quakes in Wisconsin, USA

Cryoseisms, as they’re officially known, happen when water in the soil expands as it freezes which can cause a large boom and the ground can shake. They’re pretty rare. The National Weather Service says they got several reports of “Frost quakes” from part of Wisconsin on Tuesday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 03s (Bakung), located approximately 466 nm west-northwest of Cocos Island, and is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

NewsBytes:

Algeria – A violent storm in Algeria has claimed the life of one person and left three others missing. A boat with a crew consisting of a captain and three others was hit by a huge wave of ten meters high. Rescue operations are continuing for the missing sailors.

Indonesia – A landslide triggered by torrential rain killed at least 17 people and left 107 others missing on Indonesia’s main island of Java. About 105 houses were buried when mud rolled down from surrounding hills late Friday into Jemblung village in Banjarnegara district of Central Java province.

Los Angeled, USA – A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday, triggering flash floods and mudslides that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes, damaged dozens of others and disrupted passenger rail service along the coast.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.6 Earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.4 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Rota region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.