Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits the Alamagan region, North Mariana Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Panama.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (Paddy), located approximately 217 nm south-southeast of Christmas island, Australia, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

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NewsBytes:

India – India’s Disaster Management Division (DMD) reports that at least 24 people have lost their lives after floods in the state of Andhra Pradesh that began last week. As of 21 November, 24 people had lost their lives and 17 were missing. Flooding affected 36,279 people and 1,366 villages across the districts of Tirupati, Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur and Nellore. Some of the worst of the flooding was a result of the failure of the earthen dam of the Annamayya project on the Cheyyeru river near Badanagadda village in Kadapa District. DMD said that following huge rainfall from 18 November 2021, heavy inflows caused severe damage to the dam, washing parts of it away on 19 November. At least 15 people died in the flooding downstream, with many more missing.

Colombia – Several rivers broke their banks following heavy rain in Chocó Department, Colombia. Authorities reported almost 3,500 households have been affected, with flood water “up to neck height” in some areas. Several rivers broke their banks on 19 November 2021 following heavy rain. Officials reported flooding from the Misará, Baudó, Orochocó, Pepé and Dubasa rivers, with areas of Medio Baudó and Alto Baudó municipalities severely affected. Some flooding was also reported in Nuquí and Bahía Solano municipalities. The government of Medio Baudó said 3,489 families were affected, which is an estimated 14,000 people. Reports suggest hundreds of homes have ben damaged and according to local media as many as 120 homes have been completely destroyed. Widespread damage to livestock and crops including rice, corn, banana and yucca was also reported.

Panama – Disaster officials report at least 2 people have died and one is still missing after sudden flash floods in Panama on 21 November 2021. Heavy rain triggered sudden floods which raged through a scenic area popular with tourists known as Las Cuevas de Bayano, on the shores of Lake Bayano, about 50km east of Panama City. Other areas of the country have seen heavy rain over the last few days, causing flooding or landslides. On 17 November around 30 homes were damaged in Juan Díaz district of Panama City. Some flooding was also reported in the district of Bugaba, province of Chiriquí.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.6 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

5.0 earthquake hits Greece.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits offshore Bio-Bio, Chile.

5.7 earthquake hits near the south east coast of Australia.

5.5 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.2 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands-Turkish border.

5.2 earthquake hits Sonora, Mexico.

5.1 earthquake hits Alaska.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits the Gulf go California.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 09w (In-Fa), located approximately 36 nm west-southwest of Shanghai, China, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots. Final warning.

Tropical storm 11w (Nepartak), located approximately 352 nm east of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 17 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Panama – Disaster authorities in Panama reported severe damages after floods and heavy rain in Bocas del Toro province. Flooding had affected 27,175 people across 27 sectors in the province . Five landslides were also reported. Flooding struck after heavy rain from 22 July. Several rivers including the Sixaola River and its tributaries broke their banks. Over 20 people had to be rescued from flood water. As many as 5,435 homes had been flooded.

India – While a massive rescue effort is ongoing in the state of Maharashtra, teams from the Air Force, Army, Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in India have also been deployed to flood-hit areas of the state of Karnataka. Karnatak has seen particularly heavy rainfall from 22 July. In a 24 hour period to early 23 July, Ankola in Uttara Kannada District recorded 541 mm of rain. In the following 24 hour period, Thirthahalli in Shimoga district saw 355 mm of rain. Nine people have died and three people are missing in flood-affected regions of Karnataka.

Belgium – New floods have affected parts of Belgium just days after a deadly wave of floods swept across the country. Thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall that triggered localized flooding on 24 July 2021. Officials said municipalities in the province of Namur were affected, in particular the cities of Dinant and Namur. Around thirty cars were washed away and several streets had to be closed in the city of Dinant situated on the banks of the Meuse River. Dinant station was also flooded.

Russia – One person has died and 3 are still missing after flash floods once again struck in Sochi on the Black Sea coast in Russia. Further flooding struck in Sochi on 23 July 2021. A month’s worth of rain fell in a few hours, flooding several streets around the city. The Matsesta and Khosta rivers broke their banks. A hospital was flooded and power supplies to six areas of Sochi were disrupted after electrical substations were turned off. Beaches of the resort city were temporarily closed.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 earthquake hits the Greenland Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits south of Panama.

6.0 earthquake hits Panama.

5.6 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.2 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.7 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.5 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Northern California.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Panama-Costa Rica border.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Carlos), located approximately 1490 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Panama – Heavy rain in Panamá has caused floods and landslides in several parts of the country since 12 June 2021. The heavy rain caused rivers to overflow, landslides and flash flooding in urban areas. In 24 hours to 14 June 2021, Panama City recorded 114.5 mm of rain and Pacora in Panamá District recorded 92.5 mm. At least 400 homes have been damaged across Panama, Panamá Oeste and Chiriquí Provinces.

Spain – Rioja reported 54 weather-related incidents in a 3 hour period during the evening of 14 June, mostly in areas between Haro and Logroño. One person was rescued from flood waters in Navarrete. Flooding blocked roads in Briones and Uruñuela.

Guatemala – Three people died in flash floods in Sololá Department, Guatemala, according to disaster authorities in the country. The disaster struck after heavy rainfall caused the Quibá river to overflow in the village of Guineales, municipality of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán in Sololá department. Three people, including 2 children, were swept away by the force of the flooding. Around 30 houses were severely damaged and 85 people have moved to shelters.

Guyana – The government of Guyana has declared a disaster in the country in response to the flooding that had affected all regions since mid-May 2021. Meanwhile weeks of flooding continues in neighbouring Suriname, where over 10,000 people have been affected.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.2 earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

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

5.1 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits the Mauritius-Reunion region.

5.6 earthquake hits north of Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.4 earthquake hits the Mauritius-Reunion region.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits north of Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

5.7 earthquake hits Panama.

5.3 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits south of Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits southern Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of Panama.