Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Greece.

5.0 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Eta is located about 130 mi…210 km wsw of Ft. Myers Florida and about 170 mi…270 km ssw of Tampa Florida with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nne or 15 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Storm Theta is located about 740 mi…1190 km sw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ene or 75 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 25w (Vamco), located approximately 139 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Greece – Dozens of people were rescued in Greece after severe flooding on the island of Crete. Flash flooding struck on 10 November after days of heavy rain. Some areas saw more than 250mm of rain in 24 hours on 10 November. More heavy rain has fallen since. Flash flooding swept away vehicles and damaged roads and dozens of homes, mostly in northern parts of the island including the island’s capital, Heraklion. Schools were closed and residents were advised to stay indoors.

New Zealand – Record rainfall in has caused flooding in the city of Napier in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay Region. NIWA Weather said Napier saw it wettest single hour on record when 54mm of rain fell between 17:00 and 18:00 on 09 November. A total of 242.4 mm of rain fell in the city in 24 hours to early 10 November – around 4 times the amount normally seen in November – making it the second wettest day on record for the city. The heavy rain brought widespread flooding, power outages and landslips.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

Nineteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and islands. Neighbourhoods were deluged with surging seawater which swept debris inland and left fish stranded as it receded. At least 709 people were injured.

5.7 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.5 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.3 earthquake hits Jan Mayan Island.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Jan Mayan Island.

5.0 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Epsilon is located about 450 mi…725 km ese of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 19w (Soudel), located approximately 174 nm northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 04 knots.

Tropical depression 20w (Twenty), located approximately 93 nm west of Iwo To, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Ireland – Local authorities in County Cork, south-western Ireland, reported extensive tidal flooding in coastal areas early on 20 October, 2020. Cork County Council said “storm surge coupled with spring tides have been the major contributory factors. A southerly wind direction and high wind speeds coinciding with high tides had the effect of increasing the tide significantly.” The towns of Bantry, Kinsale and Youghal were badly affected. However, areas of the city of Cork were among the worst hit.

Philippines – Disaster authorities in the Philippines report that more than 5,000 families on the island of Luzon in the north of the country have been affected by Tropical Storm “Saudel”, known in the Philippines as “Pepito”. The storm made landfall over Aurora Province then crossed the island of Luzon and continued west-northwest to the South China Sea.

Portugal – Civil Protection in Portugal have responded to over 1,300 calls for assistance after severe weather brought by Storm Barbara. Portugal saw strong winds and heavy rainfall from 19 October. The Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) reported at least 7 locations across the country recorded over 90 mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 October. As much as 150mm of rain fell in Portalegre during that period.

Greece – Heavy rain was reported in the islands of southern Greece from 20 October. Heraklion, capital of the island of Crete, recorded 138.1mm of rain in 24 hours to 21 October, while Karpathos in the Dodecanese islands recorded 244 mm.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.9 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.3 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Southern California.

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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits southern Greece.

5.4 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Ceram, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 09e (Elida), located approximately 1069 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 05w (Jangmi), located approximately 48 nm south of Chinhae, South Korea, is tracking north-northeastward at 23 knots.

Tropical storm (ts) 06w (Six), located approximately 232 nm east-northeast of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

Tropical storm 07w (Mekkhala), located approximately 332 nm south-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Trinidad and Tobago – At least 2 homes were destroyed after heavy rainfall caused flash flooding and landslides in Trinidad on 08 August, 2020. River levels are currently near threshold values in some parts. Some flooding was reported in Caroni. Landslides and flooding blocked roads and Diego Martin Region. The heavy rainfall was accompanied by strong winds which also caused damage, in particular fallen trees.

Greece – At least 3 people have died in flash flooding in Central Greece. Torrential rain and thunderstorms from late 08 August triggered flash flooding on the island of Evia (also Euboea) in Euboea regional unit of Central Greece Region. Parts of the island saw 200 to 300mm of rain fall in just a few hours during the storm.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Greece

Locals and tourists have been evacuated as fires continue to rage near the city of Corinth in the eastern Peloponnese for a second day. The city’s mayor says the flames are out of control and has called for a state of emergency to be declared in the region. More than 260 firefighters are currently tackling the blaze, with 10 helicopters and 10 planes assisting.

Wildfires – california

Firefighters battled forest fires in northeastern California on Wednesday amid red flag weather conditions.

The Gold Fire ballooned to nearly 22 square miles in Lassen County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. The blaze south of the small Modoc County community of Adin was just 5% contained and some evacuations were in place.

In southern Lassen County, the Hog Fire grew to nearly 15 square miles but remained 5 miles west of Susanville.

The 46-square-mile Mineral Fire in western Fresno County was 75% contained.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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NewsBytes:

Papua New Guinea – More than 200 households have been affected due to flooding in Morobe province of west coast of Papua New Guinea. The Rumu river overflowed. Also damages have been reported to several houses and public buildings across Gabnaron and Zifasing villages.

Greece – Heavy rainfall flooded several houses and shops in Skopelos. Similarly, road damage and landslides have been reported in Zagora-Mouresi Municipality. Mudslides have obstructed the the road linking Zagora and Horefto.

Crete – Authorities in eastern Crete closed the Lasithi plain to traffic to prevent accidents Thursday after the area flooded following four days of intense rainfall. This is the fifth time this year the plain has flooded and that the intensity and duration of the storms, which started on Monday evening and stopped yesterday morning, were unprecedented for the season.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Greece.

5.0 earthquake hits the Comoros Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits offshore Antofagasta, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit south of Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

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

5.0 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.0 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits Macquarie Island.

5.2 earthquake hits Greece.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the Revilla Gigedo Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.7 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.2 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Romania.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.9 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.5 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.4 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.1 earthquake hits Cuba.

5.1 earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.