Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.4 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits southwestern Siberia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Togo – Ongoing flooding along the Oti River has resulted in casualties and widespread damage in northern Togo, West Africa. In a statement of 21 September, 2020, officials said the overflow of several watercourses including the Oti had damaged or destroyed bridges and roads and left communities isolated. Homes were also damaged or destroyed. 8 people had died as a result of the floods.

Indonesia – Heavy rainfall hit parts of the island of Sulawesi on 15 October, 2020, causing floods in Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Over 5,000 people have been affected and hundreds of homes damaged. Floods struck in Donggala Regency in Central Sulawesi Province on 15 October after a period of heavy rain caused the Powelua river to break its banks. Around 5,000 residents were affected and 995 houses damaged, with flood waters said to be around 1.5 metres deeps in some areas. Flash floods struck on the same day in Toli-Toli Regency, Central Sulawesi Province, forcing 1,750 people from 350 families to evacuate their homes.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.2 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 18w (Nangka), located approximately 264 nm southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

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Indonesia – Floods and landslides have affected wide areas of Indonesia since 07 October, 2020. At least 3 people have lost their lives. Homes have been damaged or destroyed and hundreds of people displaced. Flooding since 11 October 2020 has affected around 1,000 households in 6 districts of Garut Regency in West Java Province. A landslide occurred in Dawe District, Kudus Regency, Central Java early on 12 October. Two young people died in the landslide. Meanwhile in North Sumatra Province, flooding has affected 1,205 and damaged 240 homes. Floods struck in Seluma Regency, Bengkulu Province on 08 October 2020, affecting 82 families. BNPB said that 225 people were displaced and a further 500 or more affected. One person died and another injured after a landslide in Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali Province on 10 October. 340 people were affected by floods in Mamasa Regency, West Sulawesi Province, on 08 October. Over 20 homes were severely damaged, along with roads and a bridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.6 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.6 earthquake hits the northern mid-Alantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kashmir-Xizang border.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits the Maug Islands in the North Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits off the cost of Araucania, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Delta is located about 420 mi…675 km ese of Cozumel Mexico and about 125 mi…200 km s of Grand Cayman with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 18e (Marie), located approximately 1118 nm weat-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 19e (Norbert), located approximately 1295 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 16w (Chan-Hom), located approximately 586 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

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Indonesia – Heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding and landslides in areas on the island of Java, Indonesia, from 01 October 2020. Hundreds of homes have been damaged and 4 people are thought to be missing.

Philippines – Over 800 people were displaced by flooding in the province of Cebu in the region of Central Visayas, Philippines after heavy rain on 04 October 2020. Rivers broke their banks, flooding parts of Cebu City, where 329 people from 78 families were evacuated from their homes by disaster authorities. Over 400 people were evacuated in Bacayan, and just over 100 in the barangay of Pit-os in the north-western part of Cebu City. At least 9 homes were completely destroyed. Flooding also struck in Mandaue City after the Butuanon river overflowed, affecting at least 400 households.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 18e (Marie), located approximately 1053 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

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Indonesia – Two people died after heavy rainfall caused houses to collapse in Papua Province in Indonesia. Flooding was also reported in several areas of the island of Sumatra over the last few days, affecting around 10,000 people in total.

 

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 15w (Kujira), located approximately 756 nm east of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 24 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 18e (Eighteen), located approximately 1295 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 11 knots.

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Indonesia – Disaster authorities in Indonesia report that at least 11 people have died after heavy rainfall triggered landslides in North Kalimantan Province. Landslides occurred early on 28 September in the districts of North Tarakan and Central Tarakan. 7 people died and 3 were injured in North Tarakan District, while 4 people died in landslides in Central Tarakan. A total of 19 homes were damaged or destroyed.

India – More flooding has struck in the state Assam in north eastern India, affecting over 300,000 people in 13 districts. Disaster authorities in the state now report a third wave of flooding after days of heavy rainfall from around 22 September. Heavy rain also affected the neighbouring state of Meghalaya where 13 people have lost their lives in flooding and landslides. In Assam, the State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reports that 1 person has died and 317,977 people in 389 villages across 13 districts have been affected by the recent wave of floods.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Beta is located about 10 mi…15 km ese of Victoria Texas and about 35 mi…55 km w of Palacios Texas with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 435 mi…695 km s of Halifax Nova Scotia with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 340 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 295 mi…470 km se of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 14w (Dolphin), located approximately 493 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northward at 08 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 17e (Lowell), located approximately 901 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Nigeria – Days of flooding from the overflowing Niger river has displaced over 50,000 people in the state of Kogi in central Nigeria. Local media report that at least 66 communities in the state have been affected and 1 person is thought to have died. Many victims have lost their livelihoods after crops and livestock were washed away.

Cambodia – Further flooding has struck in parts of Cambodia after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Noul. Disaster authorities report 11 people have died. Previously flooding had affected Preah Sihanouk province, where 2,000 people were affected and 1 fatality was reported.

Indonesia – Further flooding has struck in Indonesia, this time in West Java Province along with parts of the capital, Jakarta. Officials report 2 people have died and 20 have been injured. In West Java, heavy rainfall from 20 September caused the Cipeuncit River to break its banks flooding areas of Cicurug District in Sukabumi Regency on 21 September. Flooding was also reported in Parung Kuda and Cidahu Districts in the Regency. Meanwhile flooding from 21 September inundated roads across the capital, Jakarta. Flooding was reported in 49 locations in the city, with 104 people displaced. Some areas of the city recorded more than 200mm of rain in 24 hours to 22 September.

Mexico – At least 2 people have died after heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides in the state of Oaxaca, southwestern Mexico. Flash floods, overflowing rivers and landslides have prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency in several municipalities in the Papaloapan Region.

India – Teams from India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been called on to rescue flood victims in the state of Karnataka. Flooding struck after heavy rainfall from 19 September, affecting the city of Udupi and the surrounding areas. Udupi recorded just under 450 mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 September 2020. Local media said several rivers broke their banks damaging at least 4 bridges.

South East Asia – At least 7 people have died after Tropical Storm Noul made its way across the countries of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand in South East Asia. Noul made landfall near the city of Da Nang in Vietnam on 18 September 2020. Disaster authorities in Vietnam reported storm-related fatalities in the provinces of Thua Thien Hue (04), Ha Tinh and Quang Tri. A further 112 people were injured. Ten houses were completely destroyed in Thua Thien Hue and 3 in Quang Tri. Thousands of other houses suffered damage, mostly as a result of strong winds. Around 50,000 people were evacuated from affected areas. The storm then headed inland, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall to parts of Laos, where flooding was reported in Xekong and Champassak provinces. In Thailand officials said 1,932 households across 27 provinces were affected by the storm from 19 to 21 September. One fatality was reported in Ranong province after strong winds uprooted a tree.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical depression Twenty-Two is located about 245 mi…400 km ene of Tampico Mexico and about 285 mi…460 km se of mouth of the Rio Grande with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nne or 25 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 550 mi…890 km ene of the northern Leeward islands and about 935 mi…1510 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 13w (Noul), located approximately 174 nm west of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 27 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Guatemala – Heavy rainfall has affected several departments of Guatemala since 12 September, causing flooding and landslides. In a statement of 16 September, the country’s National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) said that over 25,000 people have been affected by floods, landslides or rain-related incidents. As of 16 September, 11 people were evacuated and over 100 homes damaged but no fatalities were reported.

Indonesia – Further heavy rainfall and flooding has been reported in parts of Indonesia. Earlier FloodList reported at least 4 people had died and 2,000 displaced after flooding in the 4 departments of Gorontalo, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and North Sumatra. Since then, disaster authorities in Indonesia have reported that 2 people died and 1 house was destroyed after flooding and a landslide in Sorong City, West Papua Province on 16 September. Flooding on 13 September flooding in Donggala Regency of Central Sulawesi Province. Affected around 1,245 people and damaged 133 homes.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Paulette is located about 405 mi…655 km ne of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

Hurricane Sally is located about 60 mi…100 km ese of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 115 mi…185 km sse of Biloxi Mississippi with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Tropical Storm Vicky is located about 500 mi…800 km nw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Teddy is located about 1030 mi…1655 km e of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 16e (Karina), located approximately 815 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Indonesia – At least 4 people have died and over 2,000 displaced after flooding in several provinces of Indonesia over the last few days. According to Indonesia’s National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), flooding has affected the provinces of Gorontalo, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and North Sumatra over the last few days.

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Cape Verde – At least one person died after heavy rainfall brought flooding to the island of Santiago in Cape Verde on 12 September. Flooding hit the country’s capital, Praia, as well as other parts of Santiago. Several major roads were blocked, and bridges, buildings and cars damaged. Damage to farmland was also reported.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Sakhalin, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Carlsberg ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern mid-atlantic ridge.