Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

New Zealand – Roads were blocked and water treatment plants damaged after a storm and torrential rain in New Zealand‘s Northland region on 17 to 18 July. Whangarei District Council reported 8 roads closed due to landslides and 9 closed due to flooding. Whangarei recorded 214.2 mm of rain in 24 hours on 17 July and a further 44 mm the following day. Fire crews were called out to 212 incidents. Civil Defence Northland said houses and businesses around the region were flooded.

China – Heavy rains sent the water level at China’s Yangtze River to a new high, raising the possibility of more seasonal floods after earlier ones left over 140 people dead or missing. The Three Gorges Dam, which was built in Hubei province to generate electricity and mitigate flooding, is under pressure as more rains are expected in coming days, with millions of people already forced from their homes. Chinese state media said a second, and the strongest, wave of floods along the Yangtze River has arrived at the Three Gorges Reservoir and is reaching its peak on Saturday. The rate of inflow into the reservoir rose to 61,000 cubic meters per second, sending the water level to 160.17 meters and exceeding the flood limit by 15 meters.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

6.0 earthquake hits central California.

5.3 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits Ecuador.

5.1 earthquake hits the Turkey-Iran border.

5.1 earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction.

5.0 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 02e (Amanda), located approximately 1798 nm east-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 12 knots.

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El Salvador – At least seven people have died and hundreds have been moved to makeshift shelters due to the persistent rain across El Salvador since Friday, which has caused flooding and landslides. Hundreds of families continue to be at risk of losing their homes due to landslides and subsidence in vulnerable areas.

Kenya – More than 600 families in Lamu County have been left in the cold after their houses were submerged by ravaging floods. The floods, which mostly affected Chalaluma, Moa and Dide Waride villages in Witu Division, Lamu West were caused by River Tana and the Nyongoro tributary which broke their banks recently due to the ongoing heavy rains.

New Zealand – Parts of the Coromandel Peninsula were closed due to flooding as the first day of winter made its presence felt. Heavy rain and blustery winds hammered the upper North Island on Monday. Coromandel Peninsula got a drenching overnight, causing slips, closing roads and making travel treacherous on the long weekend.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Guam.

5.2 earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits the Rota region, North Mariana Islands.

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

5.1 earthquake hits Manipur, India.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Kenya – Several people are feared dead and property worth thousands of shillings destroyed by flash floods and mudslides along the Elgeyo-Marakwet/West Pokot border. Authorities have received reports that the area has been hit by landslides and floods.

Canada – A state of local emergency has been declared in the Town of Peace River, Alberta, Canada due to flooding in its downtown caused by an ice jam.

New Zealand – Heavy rain caused flooding in West Harbour. Several properties were flooded following heavy rain in Dunedin where a stream burst its banks.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits western Mongolia.

5.8 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

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

5.2 earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.2 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Gulf of Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits south of Bali, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits Wasatch Front Urban area, Utah, USA.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Northern California.

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

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 13s (Francisco), located approximately 647 nm east-northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracing east- southeastward at 11 knots.

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NewsBytes:

New Zealand – Severe flooding forced thousands of residents in New Zealand’s South Island to flee their homes on Wednesday and left hundreds of tourists stranded at the remote Milford Sound beauty spot. The Southland region declared a state of emergency after being deluged with more than 1 000mm of rainfall in 60 hours, triggering landslides on major roads and causing rivers to burst their banks. Authorities told residents in the low-lying areas of Gore and Mataura to evacuate immediately early on Wednesday as floodwaters in the Mataura river peaked, warning those further downstream in Wyndham to prepare to leave. Power to affected areas was cut off as a precaution and evacuation centres were set up in local churches and schools.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.9 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Two 5.3 earthquakes hit the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern Turkey,

5.1 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.1 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6,8 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

At least 19 people have been killed and more than 600 have been injured in eastern Turkey after an earthquake rattled Elazig on Friday evening at 08:55 pm.

5.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.3 earthquake hits the Xizang-Qinghai border, China.

5.1 earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5,0 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua

5.1 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.3 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

5.7 earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

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

5.0 earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.