Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Sichaun-Chongqing border, China.

5.3 earthquake hits South Georgia Island.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits northern Qinghai, China.

5.5 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Portuguese, Venezuela.

5.0 earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.0 earthquake hits northeast of Taiwan.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

6.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Four 5.9 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.8 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Two 5.7 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

Two 5.6 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

Five 5.5 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Five 5.3 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits southern Qinghai, China.

5.3 earthquake hits the Philippine Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit the Philippine Islands.

Four 5.2 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

Ten 5.1 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Philippine Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Eleven 5.0 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southwestern Siberia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Fred is located About 125 mi…200 km ssw of Great Exuma island and about 370 mi…595 km ese of Key West Florida with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.Screen Shot 2021 08 13 at 1 30 11 PM

 

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 12e (Linda), located approximately 1066 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

In the northwestern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 16w (Sixteen), located approximately 250 nm north of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

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Newsbytes:

China – Hubei’s Emergency Management Department said that between 11 and 12 August a total of 16 meteorological monitoring stations in Yicheng, Xiangcheng, Nanzhang, Zaoyang and Suixian of Suizhou detected extremely heavy rain. Severe flooding has affected a total of 7 cities (prefectures) and 22 counties (cities, districts) in Shiyan City, Xiangyang City, Jingmen City, Xiaogan City, Huanggang City, Suizhou City and Enshi. As of 13 August a total of 384,800 people were affected and 11,000 people were transferred to temporary accommodation after over 3,600 homes were damaged. The 21 fatalities were recorded.

Nigeria – Heavy rainfall in northeast Nigeria triggered severe flooding in parts of Bauchi state on 10 August 2021. Hours of heavy rain caused a river to break its banks near the town of Jama’are, resulting in destructive floods. Five people lost their lives and over 1,500 houses and farms were damaged as a result.

Turkey – Disaster authorities in Turkey now report 25 fatalities in Kastamonu Province and 2 in Sinop. The search continues for one person still missing in Bartın Province. In last 24 hrs more heavy rain fell in Gerze in Sinop (61.2mm) and in Ulus in Bartin (43.9mm). However the heaviest rainfall was in areas further west, where Zonguldak in neighbouring Zonguldak Province recorded 125.7mm in 24 hours to 13 August 2021.

Central African Republic – Heavy rainfall and floods in Bangui, capital and largest city of the Central African Republic, destroyed around 100 houses and left nearly 3,000 people in need of emergency aid. Most of the damage occurred in southern districts of the capital, a city of around 900,000. Rain and floods caused walls and roofs of homes to collapse, forcing many to evacuate.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 11w (Nepartak), located approximately 43 nm west-southeast of Misawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.

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Newsbytes:

USA – Heavy rain and flash flooding affected several states in America’s Southwest. A local state of emergency was declared for communities in southern Utah and Nevada. Both areas recorded between 40 and 50 mm of rain in 1 hour. Two people were reported missing after flash floods in New Mexico. Meanwhile a teenager is still missing and a young child has died in separate incidents of flash flooding in Arizona over the last few days.

Italy – Heavy rainfall raced down slopes around Lake Como, triggering landslides and flash floods on the communities below. The communes of Cernobbio, Brienno, Laglio and Argegno in Como Province, Lombardy Region were the worst affected. Homes were damaged and roads completely blocked.

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Bangladesh – Heavy rainfall in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh caused deadly floods landslides on 27 July 2021. Shelters were damaged in the camps which house as many as 900,000 Rohingya refugees. Many of the crowded camps are known to be at risk of flooding and landslides. Eight people have died including 4 children in the recent spate of floods and landslides. Flooding has also caused damage to crops and aquaculture in other areas of Cox’s Bazar District. Cox’s Bazar town recorded 114.24 mm of rain 24 hours to 27 July and 781.03 mm so far this month. More heavy rain is forecast over the coming days.

China Update – As of 26 July, heavy rain and floods had affected 12.9 million people in 150 counties (cities, districts) and 1,558 towns across Henan. As many as 24,474 houses have been severely damaged or destroyed. Damage was also caused to 972,000 hectares of farmland. Over 1.31 million people have evacuated to safer areas. A total of 69 people have lost their lives and 5 are still missing.

India Update – Disaster authorities in India report that 192 people have now died in floods and landslides in the western state of Maharashtra since record heavy rainfall from 22 July 2021. The heavy rain brought floods and landslides affected 1028 villages across the districts of Ratnagiri, Raigad, Kolhapur, Thane, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Pune, Wardha and suburban areas of Mumbai. Over 40 roads were submerged and a bridge on the Vashishti river at Chiplun was severely damaged.

Costa Rica – More than 3,000 people have evacuated their homes after floods in Costa Rica. Two fatalities have been reported and a further 2 people remain missing. Heavy rain has affected the country since 22 July 2021. Several rivers have broken their banks, causing damages. Authorities said the overflowing La Estrella river severely damaged a bridge on Route 36 in Talamanca Canton, Limón province. Transport has been closed since.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 09w (In-Fa), located approximately 185 nm southwest of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical depression 10w (Cempaka), located approximately 97 nm east of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking southward at 09 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Turkey – More than 400 people evacuated their homes after major flooding struck in Turkey‘s Black Sea Region late on 21 July 2021. Heavy rain caused rivers and streams to overflow in the region, in particular in the Arhavi and Murgul districts of Artvin province and Fındıklı district of Rize province.

Indonesia – Communities in West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Provinces of Indonesia have endured days of flooding where homes have been submerged and thousands of families evacuated. 2 people died and 2 were injured after floods in North Kayong Regency, West Kalimantan Province on 13 July. As many as 5,114 houses were submerged in Sukadana District and Maya Island District and 4,845 families were evacuated. The local disaster agency said at least 422 families (1,681 people) were forced to evacuate due to the flood, which damaged 5,002 houses and 217 public buildings in floods that also hit in Kapuas Hulu Regency of West Kalimantan.

USA – Severe flooding struck in parts of Colorado and New Mexico, USA, over the last few days. Officials report at least 3 people have died and 3 more are missing as a result. Flooding and mudslides struck in northern Colorado after heavy rain fell on burn scar areas on 20 July 2021. Evacuation notices were issued for areas near the town of Rustic, Larimer County. A mudslide sent a large amount of debris into the Poudre Canyon in Larimer County. Three people were swept away in the mudslide. At least five houses were destroyed and roads were damaged in the flooding. Meanwhile storms brought heavy rain to Albuquerque, New Mexico, on 20 July. Three people were reported missing after they were swept into an arroyo (water channel) in the northeast of the city. Firefighters have since found the bodies of 2 victims.

Tajikistan – At least 12 people have died after being swept away by floods and mudslides in Tajikistan. Flooding and mudslides swept through villages in several districts of Sughd Region on 19 July 2021 after heavy rainfall. 15 houses and 3km of roads were damaged in the Yori jamoat (municipality) of Panjakent (also Penjikent) District. Livestock were swept away. In a separate incident 10 cattle herders lost their lives when mudslides swept over pasture areas near Kishtudak village in Panjakent. Meanwhile bridges, roads, power lines and water infrastructure were damaged by floods in Ayni district. Eight houses and several vehicles were also damaged but no casualties were reported.

China – Update – As many as 33 people have now lost their lives in the catastrophic flooding in Henan province in central China. Massive flooding struck the city of Zhengzhou and areas of Henan Province on 20 July 2021 after days of torrential rain. According to state media, as of 22 July, 33 people have lost their lives and 8 are still missing. Around 3 million people have been affected and 376,000 people relocated to safer accommodation.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 06e (Felicia), located approximately 896 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking west-southwestward at 15 knots. Final waring.

Tropical depression 07e (Guillermo), located approximately 954 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 15 knots. Final warning.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 09w (In-Fa), located approximately 141 nm south of Kadena AFB, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

Tropical depression 10w (Cempaka), located approximately 206 nm west of Hong Kong, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

Newsbytes:

China – Massive flooding struck in the city of Zhengzhou and other areas of Henan province, central China, on 20 July 2021. According to figures from China’s National Meteorological Center, Zhengzhou recorded 622.7 mm of rain in 24 hours to early (local time) 21 July 2021. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the annual average rainfall for the city is 645 mm. Average rainfall for July is 147 mm. On 20 July, Zhengzhou saw more than that in just 1 hour. The subway system in Zhengzhou was inundated with flood water. Images showed passengers in trains standing in water up to chest height. Others had to walk along flooded tracks to escape the flooding. Above ground, dozens of cars were seen floating along city streets. Water and electricity supply were cut in some areas of the city. At least one person died and two more were missing. Over 10,000 people have evacuated their homes and moved to shelters in Henan Province. Flooding caused an aluminium alloy plant to explode in Dengfeng.

Nigeria – As many as 300 homes were damaged by severe flooding in Jalingo, Taraba State in North Eastern Nigeria after heavy rain from 09 July 2021, while heavy rain on 16 July swamped roads in Lagos, the country’s largest city. Local media said as many as 4,000 people were displaced by the floods.

Alabama, USA – Flash flooding occurred in Birmingham metropolitan area and surrounding Jefferson County in Alabama, USA, after heavy rain on 19 July 2021. Roads were blocked and fire fighters carried out rescues with boats.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 06e (Felicia), located approximately 1135 nm east of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking westward at 14 knots.

Tropical depression 07e (Guillermo), located approximately 868 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 14 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 09w (In-Fa), located approximately 149 nm southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

Typhoon 10w (Cempaka), located approximately 119 nm west-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking northwestward at 01 knots.

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Newsbytes:

China – Two reservoir dams failed in locations near Hulunbuir City in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, on 17 July 2021. The dams failed after a period of heavy rainfall. Over 200mm of rain fell in some areas, causing dams to fail in 2 separate locations. Nearby areas were flooded and authorities initiated an emergency response, carrying out households checks and search and rescue operations. According to media reports, bridges and roads were destroyed and wide areas of farmland inundated. Over 16,000 people in the area are thought to have ben affected by the floods.

Colombia – Overflowing rivers and flash floods have affected parts of Antioquia Department in northwest Colombia since mid-July 2021. 2 people died after their vehicles was swept away by flash floods in Santo Domingo municipality on 17 July. Meanwhile one person died after heavy rains caused the sudden increase of the Buey river in Montebello Municipality. As many as 36 homes were in danger of collapsing into the river after the floods wiped out around 40 metres of river bank.

Iran – Flash flooding, storms and heavy rainfall have affected 15 provinces of Iran over the last week, causing fatalities, displacements and emergency rescues. 2,578 people were affected, 611 people have been displaced from their homes and 58 people had to be rescued. According to Red Crescent reports, 7 people died in floods while 1 person was killed as a result of lightning strike. Among the fatalities are two people who went missing after vehicles were swept away by flash floods in Baft county, Kerman Province on 17 July.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.4 earthquake hits Nevada, USA.

5.4 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.3 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Tarapaca, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.2 earthquake hits Southern California.

5.2 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Qinghai, China.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.0 earthquake hits mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Elsa is located About 85 Mi…140 Km E of Kingston Jamaica About 185 Mi…300 Km Se of Cabo Cruz Cuba Maximum Sustained Winds…65 Mph…100 Km/H Present Movement…Wnw or 285 Degrees at 14 Mph…22 Km/H.

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Newsbytes:

China – Over 60,000 people have evacuated their homes after several days of flooding in Jiangxi Province in southeast China. Flooding began in the province from 28 June 2021. As of 02 July, nearly 1.08 million people in 55 county-level areas had been affected. As many as 156 houses have been destroyed and 219 damaged. Provincial authorities have relocated 63,000 people. Flooding also damaged 70,300 hectares of crops.

Japan – As many as 20 people are feared missing in central Japan after a huge landslide hit Atami city in the prefecture of Shizuoka following days of heavy rainfall. Videos showed a torrent of mud flowing down a steep slope through streets of Atami city. As many as 80 homes were damaged or swept away. As of 03 July, FDMA confirmed 2 fatalities and 2 people injured.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 05e (Enrique), located approximately 849 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-Tropical term Danny is located about 95 mi…150 km ese of Atlanta Georgia with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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Newsbytes:

China – Almost 20,000 people have evacuated their homes after flooding in Heilongjiang Province in northern China. Thousands of people are also affected by flooding in nearby parts of Inner Mongolia.

Mexico – Hurricane ‘Enrique’ brought strong winds, high surf and heavy rain to parts of western Mexico on 28 June 2021. Dozens of homes have been destroyed and 2 fatalities reported. Heavy rain and strong winds in the state damaged or destroyed as many as 207 homes and several sections of road. The municipalities of Coahuayutla and Copalillo are the worst affected areas. In Michoacán, severe flooding and wind damage was reported in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas. Heavy rainfall and flooding in Colima state damaged roads and caused the collapse of a bridge on the Manzanillo-Minatitlán highway.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits northern Qinghai, China.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.4 earthquake hits off the coast of Costa Rica.

5.1 earthquake hits Yunnan, China.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Taiwan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Qinghai, China.

5.2 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.