Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.7 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Chhattisgarh region, India.

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 05e (Darby), located approximately 1357 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

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India – Heavy rainfall in the state of Gujarat in western India has caused severe flooding in at least 7 districts, affecting over 1 million people. Gujarat authorities reported areas of Chhota Udaipur and Panchmahal districts recorded 400 to 550 mm of rain in 24 hours to 11 July. As of 11 July, flooding occurred in 300 villages across the districts of Chhota Udaipur, Tapi, Navsari, Narmada, Ahmedabad, Panchmahal and Valsad, affecting 1,194,069 people. At least 61 people have now lost their lives and 40 have been injured as a result of severe weather Gujarat since the start of this year’s monsoon.

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 905 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 17 knots.

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India – At least 13 people were killed when sudden rains triggered flash floods during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday, police said. Officials said in addition to the deaths, at least three dozen people were missing while an unspecified number of injured devotees were airlifted to hospitals for treatment. The heavy rain Friday evening near the mountain cave revered by Hindus sent a wall of water down a gorge and swept away about two dozen camps and two makeshift kitchens, officials said. An estimated 10,000 people were in the mountains when the rains struck.

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 986 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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India – Torrential rain in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India, has caused landslides and flash floods in several districts. Local media said a “cloudburst” dumped torrential rain in Choj village of Manikarn valley of Kullu district. Houses and a bridge across the Parbati River were severely damaged or destroyed. Police said as many as 4 people were feared missing. Landslides and flooding struck in other areas of the district, blocking roads and damaging buildings. Around 30 employees at the Malana hydropower project were trapped inside a building and were later rescued. Meanwhile the heavy rain has taken its toll in Shimla district, home of the state capital. One person died and 2 were injured in a landslide in in Dhalli. The National Highway-05 was blocked by flood and landslide debris near Jhakri.

Ecuador – Disaster officials in Ecuador reported heavy rain caused the overflow of 10 rivers in various locations in the country from 03 to 05 July 2022. At least 3 people have died and dozens displaced. One person died after being swept away by floods in Azogues in the province of Cañar. Another person died when a house collapsed in Azuay. A third fatality was reported after floods in the canton of Guamote in the province of Chimborazo. Areas of Tungurahua Province recorded more than 200 mm in 24 hours to 04 July 2022. The rain caused problems on the roads and authorities announced the closure of traffic on the Baños-Puyo highway due to landslides and flood debris.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical storm 04w (Chaba), located approximately 180 nm west-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical storm 05w (Aere), located approximately 101 nm east-southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking north-northwestward at 15 knots.

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India – A massive landslide triggered by days of heavy rain has caused death and destruction in a remote area of the state of Manipur in northeastern India. The landslide occurred at a railway construction site near Tupul, Noney district, during the early hours of 30 June 2022, burying a makeshift camp for construction workers. Rescue teams working at the site recovered 14 bodies, while 25 were rescued alive. The landslide blocked the flow of the Ijai river and created an artificial dam, raising fears of possible flooding in the area.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Celia), located approximately 1066 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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China – The Pearl River Delta in Southern China has risen to its highest level in almost a century. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from the worst hit parts of this region which includes the Guangdong Province, a manufacturing and logistics hub that is home to China’s tech capital Shenzhen. China’s ministry of water resources on Wednesday placed its highest flood alert on the Pearl River basin, saying water levels at one location “surpassed historical records” and that the provincial capital Guangzhou would be impacted.

India – Heavy rainfall in Indian-administered Kashmir has triggered landslides and flash flooding. With roads blocked and cars stranded, rescue teams have begun moving people from low-lying areas to safer locations. The region’s largest river has breached its danger mark and flood warnings have been issued for the capital, Srinagar.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Celia), located approximately 1646 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Bangladesh – Humanitarian agencies in Bangladesh report that more than 4.3 million people have been exposed to the flooding currently affecting wide areas in the north east of the country. Rivers in Sylhet Division have flooded for the second time in a few weeks. The flooding is the worst in 122 years in the Sylhet region. Wide areas of Sunamganj and Sylhet districts in Sylhet Division are submerged. Damage to roads has left Sunamganj disconnected from the rest of the country. Road links to Sylhet district have also been damaged and railway operations suspended. More than 90,000 people have been evacuated to 650 relief centres in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts.

India – Rivers are above the danger mark in at least 13 locations across the state of Assam in India. The Kopili River has reached record levels. Flooding has now affected nearly 5 million people across 32 districts and forced over 200,000 to evacuate their homes. Over 80 people have died in floods and landslides in the state since May. Disaster authorities have set up 810 relief camps providing temporary accommodation and 615 relief distribution centres providing food and other relief supplies. As of 20 June, 231,819 people had moved from their homes to relief camps, including 63,000 people in Barpeta.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 02e (Blas), located approximately 968 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 05 knots.

Tropical depression 03e (Celia), located approximately 1952 nm east-southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 05 knots.

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India – At least 17 people have lost their lives in the last few days after heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in the states of Meghalaya, Assam and Sikkim in northeast India. Parts of Meghalaya recorded more than 800 mm of rain in 24 hours. Overflowing rivers have affected over 1 million people in Assam for the second time in the space of a few weeks. Rivers are also high in the state of Bihar.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 02e (Blas), located approximately 1316 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 05 knots.

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South Africa – Heavy rainfall over the last 2 days has caused flooding in areas of Cape Town and areas of Western Cape Province, South Africa. Cape Town deployed over 100 teams to attend to flooding related complaints and incidents. The teams assisted to unblock stormwater drains by pumping water away from low lying areas and by providing sand bags and flood protection. The city said very high rainfall – up to 128mm of rain fell at the Newlands rainfall station within a 24-hour period on 13 June 2022 – stretched the City’s stormwater infrastructure beyond capacity.

India – Heavy rain has once again taken its toll in the state of Assam in India, where at least 4 people have died in the last 24 hours. The state saw severe flooding during May this year which left 38 dead and over 90,000 displaced. Flooding had subsided in most areas by the first week of June. However, heavy rain on 14 June caused flooding in urban areas of Guwahati, the state capital.

Montana, USA – Billings, Montana, reported unprecedented flooding across parts southern parts of the state and borders of Wyoming after heavy rain fell over a significant late season snowpack in the mountains. “This led to flooding rarely or never seen before across many area rivers and streams,” NWS said. Numerous homes and other structures including bridges were damaged or destroyed in the region. A cabin along the Stillwater River was ripped from its foundations and dragged along the river near Nye, Stillwater County. Numerous rivers in the region were above flood levels.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 01e (Agatha), located about 55 mi…90 km n of Salina Cruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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India – During the early morning hours, heavy rains with strong winds lashed Jammu and its adjoining districts in the plains in Kashmir causing a flash flood which marooned vehicles and flooded homes close to the Devak river.

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Bangladesh – Ongoing flooding in north-eastern Bangladesh has affected over 4 million people, including 1.6 million children, according to the United Nations. Flooding began following a prolonged period of heavy rainfall in Bangladesh and catchment areas in neighbouring India from around 09 May. By 16 May rivers including the Surma and the Kushiyara in Sylhet Division in north-eastern Bangladesh jumped above the danger mark. The Kushiyara river at Amalshid reached 17.15 metres on 19 May, well above the danger mark of 15.40 metres. The Surma river at Sylhet reached 11.25 metres on the same day, above the danger mark of 10.80 metres. At least 16 people have died as a result of the severe weather in Sylhet Division, including 11 who were struck by lightning whilst working in fields. One person died in a landslide triggered by the heavy rain, another drowned in flood waters and 3 died in a capsized boat.

India – Flash floods and landslides in India’s northeast Assam state killed at least 25 people and displaced over 650,000 from their homes in the past 10 days, officials said on Tuesday. The Brahmaputra River, one of the largest rivers in the world which flows from Tibet to India and finally into Bangladesh, burst its banks in Assam, inundating more than 1,800 villages in 26 districts this month.

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Bangladesh – Rivers in Bangladesh have burst their banks and caused the worst floods in the country’s northeast for nearly two decades, with about two million people marooned by rising waters, officials said Saturday (May 21). Floodwater rushing from India’s northeast breached a major embankment on the Barak River, inundating at least 100 villages at Zakiganj in Bangladesh.

India – The flood situation in Assam further deteriorated on Saturday with the death of four more persons, taking the death toll to 18, officials said, adding over 8.39 lakh people have been affected in 32 of the state’s 34 districts. 839,691 people, including 145,126,children, of 3,246 villages in 32 districts have been affected. Over 1,00,732 hectare of crops have been affected.

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Tropical cyclone 26p (twenty-six), located approximately 178 north-northeast of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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India – The flood situation has worsened in the state of Assam, India, where authorities report over 400,000 people are now affected across 1,089 villages in 26 districts. Rivers are at record high levels in Nagaon district. Heavy rain, flooding and landslides have also affected other parts of the region, including Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya states in India, and Sylhet Division in Bangladesh. There are 24,681 people affected by floods in 94 villages across the districts of Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon and Kamrup. Three people lost their lives in a landslide in Dima Hasao district. The worst of the flooding occurred in Cachar district where the Barak River broke its banks.

Thailand – Disaster authorities in Thailand report that flooding in 6 northern provinces has damaged homes and affected hundreds of households. Almost 300 households have been affected in total. Some of the worst of the flooding occurred in Ngao and Muang Pan districts of Lampang Province. Images showed roads, bridges and houses all suffered damage.

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India – At least 5 people have died and thousands affected after heavy rain, landslides and flooding in parts of Assam and Meghalaya states in northeastern India. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported heavy rain, flooding and landslides affected around 25,000 people across several districts in the state from 13 May 2022. Three people died in a landslide in Dima Hasao district. The overflowing Barak river flooded wide areas of Cachar District. Local media in India reported heavy rain caused flooding and damages in areas of Meghalaya state, from 12 May 2022. One person died in a landslide in Jongksha village in Mawkynrew subdivision of East Khasi Hills district. Another person died after rain caused a tree to fall onto a vehicles in Ri-Bhoi district.

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India – Weeks after the first blow of early flash flood, another flood started inundating crops in a haor in Sunamganj yesterday. This flood was triggered by torrential rains in the country’s north-eastern districts and in India’s Meghalaya. All rivers and canals in the haor area are flowing close to the danger level threatening several thousand hectares of crops.