Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 371 nm south-southwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking west-southwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 10s (Kelvin), located approximately 85 nm south-southwest of Broome, Australia, is tracking eastward at 06 knots. This is the final warning for this system.


Cyprus – Overnight torrential rain in Limassol caused thousands of euros in damage, as dwellings flooded and motorists were stranded on deluged roads and parking lots along the coast. Dozens of crews worked to restore the damage caused by the floods, which affected almost all areas of Limassol with emergency services pumping water out of flooded homes and buildings.

Zambia – Kabwe has been hit by floods following heavy rains. Numerous houses in Luangwa Extension and New Kawama in Kabwe, Central province, have been flooded following heavy rains.

Maldives – The streets of Rathafandhoo island in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll have been severely flooded due to the ongoing heavy rain in the southern atolls.