Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.3 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits Lake Baykal, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits Guam.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Beta is located about 95 mi…150 km ese of ort O’Connor Texas and about 110 mi…180 km s of Galveston Texas with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 165 mi…270 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 14w (Dolphin), located approximately 651 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north- northeastward at 05 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 17e (Seventeen), located approximately 1053 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

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NewsBytes:

France – At least 2 people are missing after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in the Gard, Lozère and Herault departments of southern France. Meteo France reported violent thunderstorms hit the foothills of the Cévennes mountains on 19 September. In a 6 hour period, 196 mm of rain fell in Vigan, 175 mm in Saumane and 468 mm in Valleraugue, including 361mm in just 3 hours. Emergency services mobilized helicopters and hundreds of personnel to assist with evacuations and rescues. As of late 20 September, 46 people had been rescued and 421 had evacuated and moved to emergency shelter including over 200 people evacuated in Anduze commune in Gard Department.

Ghana – At least 5 people have died in recent flooding in Ghana‘s Upper East Region. Flooding during September affected 7,561 people and damaged 1,596 homes in several districts of the region. A further 156 homes have been destroyed along with wide areas of crops.

China – State media in China are reporting that nearly 180,000 people were affected by floods in the southwest Guizhou Province during mid-September. According to Xinhua News Agency, Guizhou Province witnessed its highest rainfall since 1961 during the period 09 to 18 September. Xinhua said that 52 county-level regions were affected by flooding and heavy rain. As many as 44,791 houses were damaged and 1,504 destroyed. Thousands of people evacuated their homes and were moved to 40 temporary relocation sites set up by the provincial government.

Greece – At least three people were killed and hundreds have been rescued in Greece after a rare storm system known as a “medicane” spawned severe flooding after making landfall on Friday, according to officials. The storm, named Ianos, hit the Ionian islands and western Peloponnese on Friday before lashing the rest of the country on Saturday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Rene is located about 440 mi…710 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 1440 mi…2315 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1145 mi…1845 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

NewsBytes:

China – Floods have stricken northeast China as typhoon-induced rainfall lashed the region, according to the Ministry of Water Resources on Tuesday. A total of 23 rivers have seen floods running above the warning level, among which five saw water levels breach the guaranteed level. There may be more floods as torrential rains are expected in parts of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang over the next three days.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 95 mi…150 km e of Port au Prince Haiti and about 110 mi…175 km se of Cap Haitian Haiti with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.

Tropical Storm Marco is located about 185 mi…295 km nw of the western tip of Cuba and about 395 mi…635 km sse of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 09w (Bavi), located approximately 548 nm south-southwest of Chenhae, South Korea, is tracking northeastward at 07 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Turkey – Four people lost their lives in floods in Turkey’s northeastern Black Sea region. 11 more are still reported as missing. Roads to 118 villages were closed. lood waters caused vehicles in Dereli to drift and buildings were also destroyed in the area.

China – Yangtze River’s fifth flood of this year has smoothly passed the Three Gorges Dam after pushing the reservoir’s water level to a record high. The water level at the Three Gorges reservoir started to recede after reaching 167.65 meters at 8 a.m. Saturday, the highest since the reservoir was built in 2003, according to the Changjiang Water Resources Commission.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 12e (Genevieve), located approximately 877 nm east-southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 08w (Higos), located approximately 57 nm west of Hong Kong, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

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NewsBytes:

China – Heavy rain affected Sichuan Province in South West China from 15 August, causing flooding along the Yangtze river and its tributaries, and resulting in the evacuation of over 200,000 people. Authorities say the Three Gorges Dam is facing the most severe floods since it was built. In a statement last week, the country’s Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) said that 219 people have died or are missing and over 63.4 million have been affected due to floods since June.

Bangladesh – In a report of 19 August, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said that over 220 people have died and over 167,000 families remain displaced after this year’s monsoon flooding in Bangladesh. More than 1.27 million houses have been partially or fully damaged by the floods and over 167,000 families remain displaced. In addition, over 170,000 hectares of agricultural land have been affected.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Tanzania.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.3 earthquake hits the Unimak Islands, Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Sea of Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the eastern Xizang-India border.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Mozambique.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Georgia Islands.

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

5.4 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits near age coast of southern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.6 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits the E’Entrecasteaux Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Ceram Sea, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

5.4 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.4 earthquake hits Vancouver Island, Canada.

5.2 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits western Xizang.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Gonzalo is located about 910 mi…1470 km e of the outhern Windward islands with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eight is located about 405 mi…650 km ese of Port O’connor Texas with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Douglas is located about 1470 mi…2365 km ese of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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NewsBytes:

China – China has evacuated tens of thousands of people in Anhui and Hubei provinces amid severe flooding and landslides triggered by some of the heaviest rainfall in decades. In eastern Anhui, rescue workers evacuated 16,000 people from the town of Guzen after weeks of torrential rains caused a nearby river to overflow. The flooding inundated 13 villages and cut off electricity to the whole region, it said. In central Hubei province, more than 8,000 people were evacuated after a landslide blocked a river and created a barrier lake that threatened to submerge the city of Enshi and neighbouring villages.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 earthquake hits the South Indian Ocean.

5.2 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

New Zealand – Roads were blocked and water treatment plants damaged after a storm and torrential rain in New Zealand‘s Northland region on 17 to 18 July. Whangarei District Council reported 8 roads closed due to landslides and 9 closed due to flooding. Whangarei recorded 214.2 mm of rain in 24 hours on 17 July and a further 44 mm the following day. Fire crews were called out to 212 incidents. Civil Defence Northland said houses and businesses around the region were flooded.

China – Heavy rains sent the water level at China’s Yangtze River to a new high, raising the possibility of more seasonal floods after earlier ones left over 140 people dead or missing. The Three Gorges Dam, which was built in Hubei province to generate electricity and mitigate flooding, is under pressure as more rains are expected in coming days, with millions of people already forced from their homes. Chinese state media said a second, and the strongest, wave of floods along the Yangtze River has arrived at the Three Gorges Reservoir and is reaching its peak on Saturday. The rate of inflow into the reservoir rose to 61,000 cubic meters per second, sending the water level to 160.17 meters and exceeding the flood limit by 15 meters.

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