Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.6 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Samar in the Philippines.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.


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China – A massive landslide buried an industrial park in the southern Chinese city Shenzhen on Sunday morning. The number of casualties is unknown. At least 27 people remain missing, and rescuers have pulled four people alive from collapsed or buried buildings. About 1,500 rescue workers have been dispatched to the scene.The landslide occurred at 11:40 a.m. and covered an area of more than 215,000 square feet in Shenzhen’s Guangming New District, including the Liuxi Industrial Park. At least 900 people have been evacuated.

Philippines – Heavy rains pummelled the entire Philippines today, threatening to aggravate flooding that has prompted the government to declare a state of “national calamity”. The number of deaths after a week of devastating weather has risen to 41, according to confirmed reports from national and local disaster monitoring agencies. Poor farming communities in the main southern island of Mindanao were flooded Saturday after at least two rivers burst their banks.


Wildfires – Spain

Some 230 firefighters were dispatched to battle around 100 wildfires which broke out in northwest Spain on Saturday night, emergency services told media, but there were no reports of casualties.

Five homes were affected by forest fires in the northwest of the Asturias region and a section of motorway was closed off due to fumes and smoke, according to an early statement from the emergency services.