Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

5.2 earthquake hits Colombia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

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

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

5.4 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.4 earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

5.3 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

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

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5,6 earthquake hits Greece.

5.3 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Georgia rise.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits Nicaragua.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 earthquake hits off the west coast of South Island, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.4 earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits west of Gibraltar.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Panama-Costa Rica border.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Mexico

The fast-moving Santa Ana winds, combined with a lack of water in fire hydrants, have hindered firefighters as they try to suppress dozens of wildfires that have erupted throughout Tijuana in the last three days. One early morning fire Thursday destroyed 62 homes and two factories. One person is reported to have died in the fires.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits off the coast of Sinaloa, Mexico.

5.4 earthquake hits Macquarie Island.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.1 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 earthquake hits Nevada, USA.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Eta is located about 45 mi…70 km nnw of Key West Florida and about 65 mi…100 km s of Naples Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 25w (Vamco), located approximately 599 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical storm 24w (Etau), located approximately 293 nm southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 13 knots

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Mexico – More heavy rain brought by Hurricane Eta has caused flooding and landslides, this time in southern parts of Mexico. In a 24 hour period to 06 November, 315mm of rain fell in Oxolotán in Tabasco State and 279.5mm in Escalón in Chiapas State, according to Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SNM). In the state of Chiapas, authorities reported on 06 November that at least 19 people had died and more than 900 houses damaged. Two flood-related fatalities were also reported in Tabasco State, where around 80,000 people have been affected by the heavy rains.

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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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Gamma is located about 165 mi…270 km ene of Progreso Mexico and about 150 mi…240 km nnw of Cozumel Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ssw or 205 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Tropical Storm Delta is located about 130 mi…210 km s of Negril Jamaica and about 270 mi…440 km se of Grand Cayman with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 18e (Marie), located approximately 1027 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 16w (Chan-Hom), located approximately 781 nm south of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking westward at 02 knots.

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Mexico – Disaster authorities in Mexico reported on 04 October that 6 people have died after severe weather associated with Tropical Storm Gamma hit the Yucatan Peninsula. Two flood-related fatalities were reported in Tabasco state. A further 4 fatalities were reported in the state of Chiapas, where 2 victims died after a landslide buried a house. Heavy rainfall and releases from the Peñitas Dam caused flooding in Tabasco, affecting thousands of people in particular in areas along the Samaría River. Around 3,500 people were evacuated, mostly in the municipalities of Balancán, Centro, Cunduacán, Jalpa de Méndez and Nacajuca.

France and Italy – Floods in southeastern France and northern Italy in the wake of Storm Alex have left 3 people dead and several missing. Hundreds of homes, along with bridges and roads, have been destroyed. Flooding came after record rainfall. Italian authorities said Piedmont region recorded its highest rainfall totals since 1958. Sambughetto in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola recorded 630 mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 October 2020. Limone Piemonte in the Province of Cuneo recorded 580 mm of rain during the same period. Meanwhile Meteo France reported 500.2 mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 October at Saint-Martin-Vésubie, which is the equivalent of more than three months of rain and a record daily amount.

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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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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

5.2 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Fifteen is located about 100 mi…160 km se of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 10w (Maysak), located approximately 475 nm south-southwest of Busan, South Korea, is tracking northward at 05 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Eleven), located approximately 290 nm southeast of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking southwestward at 07 knots.

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India – More severe flooding struck in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. Flooding in Madhya Pradesh, late August 2020. Photo: Government of Madhya Pradesh. Authorities report that at least 24 people have died and 11,000 were rescued after flooding struck from 28 August 2020. Torrential rain was reported in the state from 27 to 31 August. Hoshangabad (also known as Narmadapuram), recorded over 400 mm of rain in 24 hours to 30 August. ndia’s Disaster Management Division (DMD) said that over the last few days flooding affected 33,000 people across 1,906 villages of 28 districts in the state. A total of 11,197 homes have been damaged during this time.

Mexico – Heavy rain in Mexico in the wake of Tropical Storm Hernán has caused flooding in the states of Jalisco and Colima over the last few days. Evacuations were carried out in Cihuatlán and La Huerta in Jalisco and Manzanillo in Colima after floods and landslides from 27 August. In a 24 hour period to 28 August, El Chiflón in Jalisco recorded 229.5 mm of rain and Manzanillo in Colima 290.3 mm. Over 600 homes have been damaged in Jalisco, mostly in Cihuatlán and La Huerta municipalities. One person died as a result of strong winds in La Huerta.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Laura is located about 95 mi…155 km wnw of Memphis Tennessee and about 175 mi…280 km wsw of Paducah Kentucky with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 13e (Hernan), located approximately 825nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.

Tropical storm 14e (Iselle), located approximately 912 nm south of San Diego, is tracking east-northeastward at 04 knots.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 10w (Ten), located approximately 610 nm south of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

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Sudan – At least 84 people have died and 381,770 affected by heavy rains and flooding in Sudan since the start of the rainy season in July this year. More than 37,000 homes have been destroyed, forcing most of the families affected to seek shelter with relatives and host communities. Another 39,000 houses 34 schools and 2,671 health facilities have been damaged.

Kenya and Uganda – In Uganda, the government reported that rising water levels on Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga had displaced over 8,700 people in Buliisa, Nakasongola and Amolatar districts. Lake flooding has also affected parts of Kenya. The impending spill over of the Turkwel dam, could displace over 300,000 people.

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Niger – Red Cross Society of Niger (RCSN) reported that as many as 868 houses were destroyed by flooding of the Niger river in Niamay that began 23 August. A total of 2,283 households (approximately 15,981 people) have been affected with many of them displaced and taking refuge in local schools or host families. One fatality was reported. The Niger river at Niamey reached 6.69 metres on 28 August 2020. Danger mark here is 6.2 metres and the previous record high was 6.4 metres.

Mexico – eavy rain began around 20 August 2020. The rain intensified over the follwingg days, with Escuintla in Chiapas recording 186.4 mm of rain in a 24 hour period to 23 August and Ixtepec in Oaxaca 140.2 mm. Alvarado in Veracruz recorded 113.7 mm in 24 hours to 25 August. Civil Protection in Chiapas reported that the Doña María river broke its banks, flooding more than 400 homes in Acapetahua municipality. One fatality was reported after flooding in the city of Tapachula. Flood rescues were carried out in Acacoyagua Municipality.