Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.9 earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.5 earthquake hits Crete.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.3 earthquake hits Crete.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits Khabarovskiy Kray, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 15p (Oma), located approximately 282 nm northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking southwestward at 11 knots.

NewsBytes:

Crete – Four people are missing after floods sweep through Crete. A search operation is currently underway in the area of Mires in Heraklion, Crete, as four people in a car were swept away by flood waters at the passage of Geropotamos.

Zimbabwe – Floods that have affected Chiredzi following heavy rains on Wednesday last week claimed the lives of two schoolchildren at Muhlanguleni Primary School in Chiredzi South, who drowned in a flooded pit latrine.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits La Rioja, Argentina.

5.3 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits Crete.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Crete, Greece.

5.1 Earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits Crete.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Kai, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Veracruz, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

Ecuador – Update

Rescue crews searched desperately through rubble for survivors of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador.

The death toll has soared to 272, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said Sunday evening. That number is expected to rise as rescue teams dig through the rubble, he said. Earlier that day, Vice President Jorge Glas had estimated that at least 2,527 people were injured.

The hardest-hit area was the coastal Manabi Province, where about 200 people died, said Ricardo Peñaherrera of Ecuador’s national emergency management office. The cities of Manta, Portoviejo and Pedernales, a tourist destination, saw the most devastation but damage was widespread throughout the country.

“The first hours are crucial,” Correa said. “We’re finding signs of life in the rubble. We’re giving this priority. After, we’ll work to find and recover bodies.” People looking for family and friends frantically dug with their hands and tools until excavation equipment arrived.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Tonga.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits Crete.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit Vanuatu.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.5 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.4 Earthquake hits Crete.

5.3 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.3 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Greenland Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Globa

6.1 Earthquake hits Crete.

Local authorities said there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Crete.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Ecuador.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits offshore northern California.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits off the west coast of South Island, New Zealand.

5.1 Earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits west of the Galapagos Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.0 Earthquake hits Crete.