Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.3 earthquake hits Crete.

5.3 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 earthquake hits Crete.

5.1 earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.1 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern Greenland.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.4 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.4 earthquake hits the Aegean Sea.

5.4 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits Guatemala.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the central -mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.5 earthquake hits Crete.

5.4 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.1 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

5.7 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

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

Global Warming

The first undeniable climate change deaths

July 23 2018 was a day unlike any seen before in Japan. It was the peak of a weeks-long heat wave that smashed previous temperature records across the historically temperate nation.

The heat started on July 9, on farms and in cities that only days earlier were fighting deadly rains, mudslides, and floods. As the waters receded, temperatures climbed. By July 15, 200 of the 927 weather stations in Japan recorded temperatures of 35°C or higher. Food and electricity prices hit multiyear highs as the power grid and water resources were pushed to their limits. Tens of thousands of people were hospitalised due to heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

On July 23, the heat wave reached its zenith. The large Tokyo suburb of Kumagaya was the epicentre, and around 3pm, the Kumagaya Meteorological Observatory measured a temperature of 41.135°C.

It was the hottest temperature ever recorded in Japan, but the record was more than a statistic. It was a tragedy. Over the course of those few weeks, more than a thousand people died from heat-related illnesses.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Buru, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.3 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits near the southern coast of western Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.1 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Alaska.

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

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

5.0 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is located about 55 mi…90 km wsw of Dominica and about 350 mi…560 km se of San Juan Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 23 mph…37 km/h.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Douglas is located about 320 mi…515 km se of Midway island and about 1065 mi…1715 km w of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 23 mph…37 km/h.

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NewsBytes:

Japan – More torrential rain has caused flooding and mudslides in Japan following the disaster in southern prefectures that left over 50 dead or missing earlier this month. Heavy rain has been falling in northern area of the country since 27 July. Several locations in Yamagata recorded more than 200mm of rain in 24 hours on 28 July. The Mogami River in the prefecture broke its banks, flooding houses and roads in several areas including the town of Oishida as well as in Okura. According to prefecture officials, around 90 homes have been damaged by the flooding and nearly 2,500 people have been evacuated. One person was reported injured.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.2 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.7 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of Shikoku, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits Syria.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.2 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.2 earthquake hits Portuguese, Venezuela.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Fay is located about 65 mi…105 km sse of Ocean City Maryland and about 105 mi…165 km s of Cape May New Jersey with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cristina is located about 345 mi…560 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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NewsBytes:

Japan – More than a week of devastating floods and landslides have now killed at least 58 people in Japan, while dozens remained missing on Thursday. Tens of thousands of responders continue to dig through mud and debris in the hardest-hit areas along the Kuma River in Japan’s southwestern-most island of Kyushu. The Japan Meteorological Agency ordered over 200,000 residents to evacuate from Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures.

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