Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

6.0 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

5.7 earthquake hits the Eastern Sea of Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

5.2 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Azores.

5.0 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Kashmir.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kashmir-Xinjiang border.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kashmir-Xinjiang border.

5.0 Earthquake hits Turkmenistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.6 earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.1 earthquake hits northwestern Kashmir.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits northwestern Kashmir.

5.2 earthquake hits northwestern Kashmir.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits southwestern Kashmir.

5.0 earthquake hits Ecuador.

5.0 earthquake hits Azerbaijan.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Halmahera, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern East Pacific rise.

5.1 earthquake hits the Tristan Da Cunha region.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kashmir – Xinjiang border region.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Kashmir-Xinjiang border region.

5.6 Earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits Uttaranchal, India.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits northwestern Kashmir.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits the South Indian Ocean.

5.7 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.2 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.1 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Kashmir.

Disease

Cholera in Sudan

Three people are dead after a cholera outbreak in South Sudan’s Jonglei state.

Gastroenteritis outbreak in Kashmir

More than 200 people have been affected by an outbreak of gastroenteritis in Qazegund, Kashmir. The locals in the village have been advised to consume boiled water and avoid unhygienic living conditions.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

Tropical cyclone (tc) 18p (Lusi), located approximately 418 nm east of Noumea, New Caledonia, and is tracking southeastward at 13 knots. Lusi will sustain the current category 3 intensity for at least 12 hours before gradually weakening.

New Zealand’s Civil Defence and councils across the country are preparing for a battering as the tropical cyclone tacks toward New Zealand, bringing heavy rain and winds.

NewsBytes:

Flash flooding in Hail province in Saudi Arabia has claimed the lives of at least seven people. The authorities have ordered all schools in the region to close.

Avalanches and flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir in the last three days have claimed the lives of at least 16 people and injured 30 others. Heavy snowfall claimed the lives of three Nepalese workers when their stone quarry caved in near Kargil. Fatalities have been reported on both sides of the de-facto border between India and Pakistan. Complete power breakdown has been reported in Srinagar and the entire Kashmir valley as heavy snowfall damaged Jammu-Srinagar 220 kv and 440 kv transmission lines. A “high danger avalanche” warning has been issued in many parts of the region.

South Africa – Floods ahem inundated Limpopo Province as numerous rivers burst their banks after heavy downpours. The crocodile infested Mogol river has flooded the towns of Ellisras and Vaalwater.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

No Current Tropical Storms

NewsBytes:

An avalanche in Indian-controlled Kashmir has claimed the life of a Swiss skier and injured two others. Avalanche occurred in the Gulmarg region located 52 kilometres northwest of Srinagar after an avalanche warning was issued after heavy snowfall on Wednesday.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits eastern Kashmir.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the south coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits eastern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits Easter Island.

Japan’s Fukushima Reactor Contaminates Groundwater and Ocean

The operators of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant concede that highly radioactive groundwater has leaked into the Pacific from beneath the oceanside facility, leading to fears of contamination of marine life.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) says it believes the groundwater is being fed by water in trenches around the reactors, which contain high levels of tritium, cesium, strontium and other unnamed substances.

Earlier this month, TEPCO said groundwater samples taken at the plant showed levels of cancer-causing cesium-134 had shot up more than 110 times in a few days.

This was occurring more than two years after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster that led to the plant’s reactor meltdowns.

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