Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits northern Qinghai, China.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.4 earthquake hits the Chagos Archipelago.

5.3 earthquake hits the southern Yukon Territory, Canada.

5.3 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec islands.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Qinghai, China.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


Australia – Emergency services in Queensland are searching for a 14-year-old girl swept away in floodwaters near Gympie early Saturday morning. Areas of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Fraser Coast and Gympie region have been inundated with up to 650 millimetres rain after ex-Cyclone Seth crossed the coast on Friday morning. An emergency alert for Goomeri, Kilkivan and Woolooga was issued on Saturday afternoon, warning of “significant flooding” and urging residents of those areas to stay in their homes.

Washington State, USA – At least one person was missing and presumed dead as snow turned to rain and deluged the Pacific Northwest on Friday, causing flooding, landslides and avalanche danger in the mountains. Snow and rain forced the closure of parts of Washington state’s two major highways — Interstate 90 and Interstate 5 — with flooding that also swamped roads throughout Western Washington and Oregon. Heavy rains and melting snow pushed creeks and rivers to dangerous heights around the region, closing roads in Kitsap County and flooding some homes in Mason County.