Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits Shikoku, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Coquimbo, Chile.

5.5 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 earthquake hits northeast of Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Georgia Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits the western Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Azores.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits El Salvador.

5.0 earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

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

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

5.4 earthquake hits Vancouver Island, Canada.

5.1 earthquake hits the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Alaska.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border region.

5.6 earthquake hits the Caribbean Sea.

5.6 earthquake hits the Taiwan Strait.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border region.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border region.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

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

5.3 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.2 earthquake hits Vancouver Island, Canada.

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

5.1 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Fifteen-E is located about 1140 mi…1840 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Lane is located about 255 mi…410 km wsw of Honolulu Hawaii and about 220 mi…355 km ssw of Lihue Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…w or 260 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Taiwan – Update – Six people have been killed by floodwaters in Taiwan, officials said Saturday, after days of heavy rain forced thousands to evacuate their homes. More than 6,000 people were evacuated with more than 1,100 still in shelters on Saturday morning.

Hawaii – Update – Tropical Storm Lane drifted away from the Hawaiian coast on Saturday as lingering showers spread across the island chain, threatening to trigger more flooding and landslides.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 22w (Soulik), located approximately 317 nm west-northwest of Misawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 30 knots.

Tropical depression 24w (Twenty-four), located approximately 58 nm west of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Lane is located about 135 mi…220 km ssw of Honolulu Hawaii and about 190 mi…305 km sse of Lihue Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Hawaii – Powerful hurricane Lane that already has dumped more than two feet of rain on parts of the Big Island is expected to keep soaking the state through the weekend, exacerbating dramatic flood conditions as residents hunker down and wait for the storm to pass. Officials downgraded Hurricane Lane to Category 2 on Friday morning but say threats of landslides, storm surge and flooding remain major concerns because the storm has slowed in speed. The storm has caused power outages, felled trees and shut down roads across the state. Drone video of downtown Hilo on the east side of Hawaii’s largest island shows large swaths of the area covered in brown, murky floodwaters. Some parts of the Big Island have experienced more than 31 inches of rain, more than double the 12 inches reported Thursday morning.

Taiwan – Two people have been killed and one seriously wounded after damage caused by a storm in Taiwan. A tropical depression, formed over Taiwan, triggered a massive deluge across the island. Violent waves caused five cargo ships and oil tankers to run aground off Kaohsiung Harbour. Of the 66 crew onboard the ships, 52 have been rescued so far. The Central Weather Bureau issued a rare advisory of ‘extremely torrential rain’ as the storm loomed, indicating that more than 500mm of rain was expected in just 24 hours. The alert prompted the closure of many schools and offices.