Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Macquarie Island.

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

5.6 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.5 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ida is located about 75 mi…120 km s of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 145 mi…235 km se of Houma Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…140 mph…220 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Depression Ten is located about 790 mi…1275 km e of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eleven is located about 1235 mi…1985 km w of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 14e (Nora), located approximately 874 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Myanmar – A landslide struck in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar on 24 August 2021 burying 4 homes in Mogok Township. Fourteen people were buried under the collapsed houses. Three people survived but were injured. The landslide was caused by recent heavy rainfall. Around 2 weeks earlier heavy rain also took its toll on the township after a landslide caused the wall of a building to collapse, killing 3 people on 12 August. More than 145 mm of rain fell in just a few hours early on 12 August.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 11w (Nepartak), located approximately 127 nm west-northwest of Misawa, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.

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Pakistan – Flash floods swept through parts of Islamabad, capital city of Pakistan on 28 July 2021 after what officials described as a “cloudburst” dumped heavy rainfall. Saidpur, a village just to the north of Islamabad recorded 123 mm of rain in a few hours, while Golra Sharif, a town situated near the Margalla Hills in the Islamabad Capital Territory next to the E-11 sector recorded 103 mm. Media showed cars swept along city streets like boats. Police said 2 people from the same family died after floods entered the basement of a house.

Myanmar – Days of heavy rain have caused flooding in Shan, Rakhine, Kayin and Mon states in Myanmar. Mawlamyine in Mon State recorded 553 mm of rain in 48 hours to 27 July. 3,016 people were evacuated/affected and 11,903 persons pre-emptively evacuated into 16 evacuation centres. In Mon State, 19,840 people were evacuated/affected and 10,770 pre-emptively evacuated into 8 evacuation centres.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.7 earthquake hits East Timor.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.4 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Ecuador.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Peru.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Catanduanes in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 earthquake hits near the west coast of Colombia.

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:

Tropical depression 15w (Kujira), located approximately 232 nm north of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking north-northwestward at 16 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Vietnam – The Disaster Management Authority in Vietnam reports that 2 people have died and 7 others injured in northern provinces following heavy rains and landslides from 26 September 2020. Hanh Cu in Phu Tho recorded 338mm of rain in a 24 hour period to 27 September. Rain triggered a landslide causing a house to collapse in Ha Hoa District, Phu Tho, killing 2 people. Across the province, 7 people were reported injured and 3 bridges and roads at over 30 points were damaged or destroyed. As many as 61 houses were damaged in Phu Tho, while heavy rain in Lao Cai caused damage to 12 houses.

Pakistan – The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) says that ongoing monsoon flooding in Sindh Province in Pakistan has left 300,000 people in need of food assistance. As many as 136 people have died in rain- and flood-related incidents in the province so far this monsoon. A total of 77,343 houses have been destroyed and 137,178 homes damaged.

Myanmar – Disaster authorities in Myanmar report that almost 3,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in parts of Kachin State. Flooding struck in areas around Hpakant Township, Mohnyin District in Kachin State from around 22 September 2020 after heavy rainfall and the overflow of a local creek. Flooding was over 3 metres deep in some places, blocking roads and damaging around 400 homes in the area. A total of 2,875 people from 410 households were temporarily displaced by the floods.

Nepal – Disaster authorities in Nepal report that heavy rain triggered flooding in southern central parts of the country from 24 September, leaving at least 4 people dead and 6 injured. The flooding comes just days after heavy rainfall caused deadly landslides in Syangja and Palpa districts.

South Sudan – he UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that an estimated 625,000 people have been affected by flooding in areas along the White Nile in South Sudan since July this year. According to OCHA, a total of 34 counties (out of 79) in the country have been affected. Among the worst affected are the states of Jonglei (230,000 people affected), Lakes (147,000) and Unity (83,000). The numbers and water levels are expected to rise in the coming months.

Ghana – Flash floods hit parts of Ashanti Region in southern Ghana following heavy rain from 24 September. Local media reported severe flooding in the region including the capital, Kumasi. Flooding caused damage to homes and infrastructure in several areas of the city including Kaase, Ahensan and Atonsu. One person, believed to be a young boy, died after being swept away by flood waters in the Asokwa neighbourhood of the city.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Wilfred is located about 885 mi…1425 km w of the Cabo verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h

Tropical Storm Beta is located about 290 mi…470 km e of mouth of the Rio Grande and about 300 mi…480 km sw of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 650 mi…1045 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Guinea – Flooding has affected around 50,000 people in the city of Kankan and the surrounding Kankan region in eastern Guinea since early September 2020. Around 50,000 people from 10,000 households have been affected, with 657 houses damaged or destroyed and 1,363 people displaced. Local media reported 1 person missing.

USA – At least person has died and one is missing after Hurricane Sally made its way inland after making landfall as a Category 2 hurricane near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on 16 September 2020. The storm dumped almost 30 inches (762 mm) of rain in Orange Beach, Alabama, and 24.80 inches (630 mm) in Pensacola, Florida in a 72 hour period, according to National Weather Service (NWS). The torrential rain has increased river levels in the area, which are likely to remain high for some time. As of 18 September, rivers were above Moderate Flood Stage in 9 locations in southern Alabama and western Florida Panhandle. Media reported severe flooding from the overflowing Fish and Perdido rivers. The Shoal River near Crestview in Florida reached 16.42 feet on 17 September 2020, well above Major Flood Stage of 15 feet and the second highest crest on record behind the 21.40 feet from September 1998.

Myanmar – At least 4 people died in flash flooding and landslides after heavy monsoon rainfall in Myanmar. According to local media reports heavy rainfall early on 16 September caused flooding and landslides in Mandalay Region. At least four people died in Mogok Township (also known as Moekok) in Pyin Oo Lwin district, after a creek broke its banks triggering landslides in the surrounding hillsides. Around 24 houses were damaged or destroyed and 56 people were evacuated. Tropical Cyclone Noul is likely to bring further heavy rainfall over the coming days.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 100 mi…165 km wsw of Ponce Puerto Rico and about 160 mi…255 km se of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

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South Korea – At least 2 people have died in South Korea in the third deadly flood event in the country this month. Torrential rain affected South Chungcheong and North Jeolla provinces and the city of Daejeon, 29 to 30 July. Flash flooding in Daejeon damaged around 100 buildings including a hospital, flooded parking lots and swamped roads and railway lines. Two flood-related fatalities were reported in the city.

Myanmar – The Ayeyarwady River burst its banks, and 6,516 locals from 1,451 households in some areas of Sagaing Region were evacuated from their homes, state media reported. Around 20,000 people have affected by flooding along the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar, according to Red Cross reports.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Canada – Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Manitoba, Canada, amid fears a dam on the Little Saskatchewan River will fail. The Rivers Dam is facing unprecedented flows following heavy rains over the last few days. Provincial and consulting engineers have indicated there is potential for a structural failure and authorities have called for evacuations in the area.

Myanmar – The Government of Myanmar reported that by the afternoon of 02 July, 126 bodies had been recovered from the jade mining site of Kyaukmyet Shwe Pyi Company (locally called 111 company) in Laku Creek, Ward-6, Wahkar village in Phakant (also Hpakant) Township in Kachin State. By 03 July, the Myanmar Fire Services Department reported 166 dead and 54 injured. Many more are feared missing. The landslide was reportedly caused by heavy rain, according to the fire service. The Government said the bank of Laku creek collapsed. This set off a fatal wave of mud and torrents of water onto the mine where dozens were working.

Japan – Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were urged to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. The evacuation was not mandatory and it was not known how many actually fled.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.3 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits Fiji.

Two 5,5 earthquakes hit south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits northeast of Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Crete.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Red Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Bio-Bio, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Myanmar.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the Myanmar-India border.

5.3 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kodiak Islands, Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Bio-Bio, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.6 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.6 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast od Easter Island.