Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Qinghai, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

5.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

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

5.0 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Federated States of Micronesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits north Island, New Zealand.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Ida is located about 145 mi…235 km nne of Jackson Mississippi and about 185 mi…300 km sw of Nashville Tennessee with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Kate is located about 815 mi…1310 km ene of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Newsbytes:

New Zealand – Torrential rain of up to 90 mm in 1 hour fell in northern New Zealand, causing dozens of families to evacuate their homes. Fifty to sixty homes were evacuated in West Auckland after flooding struck during the night 30 to 31 August 2021.

Ghana – At least 5 people have lost their lives in flooding the North East Region of Ghana over the last few days. Flooding has also affected parts of neighbouring Northern Region, in particular in the region’s capital Tamale where dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed and residents forced to flee.

Indonesia – Sulawesi – Widespread flooding has affected over 60,000 people across 4 regencies of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, after heavy rainfall over the last few days. Furthermore, 12,763 houses were damaged, along with bridges, roads, schools, medical centres and other public buildings.

Indonesia – Sumatra – Five people lost their lives after heavy rain caused landslides and mudflows in North Sumatra Province of Indonesia. Two landslides struck in areas of Kabanjahe District in Karo Regency late on 26 August 2021. Heavy rain also caused mudflows in Tiganderket District. No injuries or fatalities were reported. According to disaster authorities in Indonesia, the landslides in Kabanjahe damaged or destroyed 7 houses. Five people died in the incident while 4 people were injured.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Central Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the Southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 06e (Felicia), located approximately 1224 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

Tropical storm 07e (Guillermo), located approximately 836 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 09w (In-Fa), located approximately 259 nm southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

Tropical storm 10w (Cempaka), located approximately 103 nm southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 02 knots.

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Newsbytes:

New Zealand – Hundreds of people evacuated their homes after severe flooding in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand from 16 July 2021. The District of Marlborough has declared a state of emergency. River levels jumped and officials said it was the largest ever recorded flood in the region. The Wairau River at Barnetts Bank reached 8.946 metres and a peak flow of 6,040 cubic metres per second on 17 July.

Germany and Astria – More heavy rain has caused deadly flash flooding in western Europe, this time in the Alpine Region along the border between southern Germany and Austria. Meanwhile the number of people who have lost thier lives in the flooding in Belgium and western Germany has increased to over 180. In southern Germany, the district of Berchtesgadener Land in the state of Bavaria declared a disaster in response to flooding on 17 July, 2021. Heavy rain caused mudslides, flash flooding and several small rivers to break their banks. Berchtesgaden recorded 89.8 mm of rain in 24 hours to 18 July. Deutscher Wetterdienst said some areas saw more than 130 mm. In Austria, damaging floods swept through areas along the Salzach River and its tributaries in the state of Salzburg late on 17 July 2021. The town of Hallein was particularly badly affected.

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India – Heavy Monsoon rainfall in western India has caused widespread damage and triggered flash floods and several landslides in part of the country’s largest city, Mumbai. Mumbai International Airport recorded 235 mm of rain in 24 hours to 18 July, 2021, while the weather station at Mumbai-Colaba recorded 197 mm. Several home were destroyed in the Mumbai suburbs of Chembur and Vikhroli as a result of the heavy rain and rain-triggered landslides on 18 July. According to the latest assessments, at least 14 bodies have been retrieved from the collapsed buildings in Chembur, while 6 people have lost their lives in Vikhroli. Dozens of people were reportedly injured.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Indian Ocean.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Claudette is located about about 65 mi…100 km ese of Raleigh North Carolina and about 120 mi…190 km n of Cape Fear North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 25 mph…41 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 06w (Six), located approximately 139 nm southeast of Andersen afb, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

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Newsbytes:

USA – A severe thunderstorm caused damage and brought heavy rainfall and flash flooding in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, late on 18 June 2021. One person was reported missing and later found dead.

USA – Tropical Storm Claudette formed along the US Gulf Coast early 19 June, 2021 bringing heavy rains and some flooding to coastal areas of Mississippi and Louisiana. Flooding also affected parts of Alabama, where one person was reported missing. As of 20 June, several storm-related fatalities were reported, including 12 people who died in a road accident in Butler County, Alabama reportedly caused by flood waters. One person died in flood water in DeKalb County, Alabama and 2 fatalities were caused by a falling tree in the Tuscaloosa area.

India – Thousands of people have been affected by flooding after days of heavy rainfall in northern and eastern India and neighbouring countries caused rivers to rise above the danger mark in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Meanwhile India’s Ministry of Home Affairs reported on 20 June that at least 9 people have died in rain and severe weather-related incidents across the country over the last few days.

New Zealand – Another spell of torrential rain has caused flooding in New Zealand, closing roads and promoting evacuations on the East Coast of North Island. Severe flooding last month caused widespread damage in the South Island region of Canterbury. At least 9 locations across the district saw more than 100mm of rain fall in 24 hours to 20 June. Waikura Valley recorded 185.50 mm during this period.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Central Alaska.

5.5 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.3 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

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

5.1 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.1 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 04w (Four), located approximately 89 nm north-northeast of Sonsorol, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Newsbytes:

New Zealand – A state of emergency has been declared for the entire region of Canterbury in New Zealand following torrential rain and flooding. Evacuation notices have been issued in Waimakariri District. The Waimakariri River and Ashley Rakahuri regional parks have been closed, as have dozens of roads across the region. Some areas have seen more than 300mm of rain since 29 May 2021. More heavy rain is forecast and New Zealand’s MetService has issued a “Red Warning For Rain” lasting until the afternoon of 31 May 2021.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

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

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Krmedec Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits Bio-Bio, Chile.

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

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

5.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, USA.

5.1 earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon, USA.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Pagan region, North Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Peru.

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 off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.4 earthquake hits the Gulf of California.

5.2 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.