Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Gl sst mm 2 11 47 PM

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 17s (Haleh), located approximately 805 nm southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southward at 14 knots.

NewsBytes:

Peru – Heavy rainfall has been affecting southern Peru (particualrly Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna and Ica Regions) over the last week, causing rivers to overflow (especially the Rio Locumba), triggering floods, landslides and mudslides. According to media reports, as of 13 February at 8.00 UTC, ten people were killed, 1 800 injured and approximately 8 000 affected. Floods and landslides have damaged or destroyed roads, bridges, houses, crops and killed more than 5 500 animals.

California, USA – The latest in a series of Pacific storms has again brought more heavy rain to parts of California in the United States this week. Severe storms, hail and lightning were reported for much of central and southern California on Wednesday. On Wednesday morning, severe storms brought flooding rain and hail to Sonora in the central part of the state. The rain was so heavy at times that floodwaters rushed down the city streets, making them look more like rivers. Even the driest place in the US was not exempt from the line of storms. California’s Death Valley picked up 16mm of rain – more than double the park’s average March rainfall.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.7 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits the Red Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.8 earthquake hits the Macquarie Island region.

5.5 earthquake hits Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

5.4 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

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

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Gl sst mm

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 02w (Wutip), located approximately 557 nm north-northwest of Yap, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 16p (tc) (Pola), located approximately 377 nm south-southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southward at 12 knots.

NewsBytes:

Peru – Two more people have been killed in a landslide in Peru, bringing to at least 50 the number of people who have died since the rainy season started in September, according to the Centre for National Emergency Operations. The landslide was triggered by torrential rain in the city of Huancavelica, where hospitals and schools have been inundated, and severe flooding has blocked roads and damaged bridges, the centre said. Thousands of families have been affected by the flood waters, with many calling on the government to do more to alleviate the situation.

California, USA – Rivers swollen by days of heavy rain inundated portions of northern California on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes. However, about half of the 4,000 people ordered to leave have refused to do so. Two towns – Guerneville and Monte Rio – were islands surrounded by water, local officials said. The only way to reach the two communities now is by boat.

Screen Shot 2019 02 28 at 12 56 11 PM

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.7 earthquake hits the Peru-Ecuador border.

5.5 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.5 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits Vancouver Island, Canada.

5.2 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Gl sst mm

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 12s (Funani), located approximately 1210 nm southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southeastward at 20 knots.

Tropical cyclone 13s (Gelena), located approximately 403 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southeastward at 14 knots.

Tropical cyclone 14p (Neil), located approximately 369 nm southwest of Niue, is tracking south-southeastward at 15 knots.

NewsBytes:

Peru/Chile – Eight people have been killed across the Pacific coast of South America after heavy rain caused flooding and landslides. Three people died in Peru when mudslides hit two towns in the southern Arequipa region. Two workers were killed 50km away when another mudslide hit a mine in the Rio Grande Municipality. In Chile, three people were killed in the northern provinces of El Loa and Antofagasta after several days of thunderstorms submerged roads, damaged homes and destroyed bridges.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.5 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.4 earthquake hits Veracruz, Mexico.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

6.0 earthquake hits the northern east Pacific rise.

5.5 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.2 earthquake hits north of Halmahera, Indonesia.

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

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.7 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

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

5.2 earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.5 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits off the west coast of northern Sumatra.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.7 earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border.

5.5 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Peru.

Three 5.0 earthquakes hit the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Azores.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.3 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

Four 5.2 earthquakes hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Valparaiso, Chile.

Three 5.1 earthquakes hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.4 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ionian Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.