Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

South Africa – A heavy storm in the Western Cape, South Africa, caused flooding in some parts of the province from 05 May 2021. Areas of Overberg district have suffered some of the worst of the flooding. Around 90 mm of rain fell in Cape Agulhas in 24 hours to 06 May 2021, while 122 mm fell in Struisbaai during the same period. Several people were evacuated from their homes in Cape Agulhas municipality of the district. One person was reported missing at Stormsvlei, where several people had to be rescued from flooded homes and vehicles.

Iran – At least 10 people have died and 1 is still missing after flash floods in Iran. Fatalities were reported in the central and eastern Yazd, Kerman and South Khorasan provinces. Iranian Red Crescent (IRC) reported on 05 May 2021 that heavy rains and flooding had affected 14 provinces since the start of May.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

5.7 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.3 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands-Turkey border region.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits Iceland.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.8 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 earthquake hits central Iran.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.4 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.3 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

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

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit the Southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits near the south coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 02s (Bongoyo), located approximately 713 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 11 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Iran – Heavy rain from 05 to 07 December caused more flooding in Iran. Previously 8 provinces were affected by floods in late November. Quoting disaster officials, local media in Iran reported heavy rain of up to 160mm in a few hours in Dashtestan in Bushehr Province causing severe flooding. At least 7 people have died in rain-related incidents in the country over the last few days.

Indonesia – Flooding submerged wide areas of Medan City in North Sumatra Province, Indonesia from 03 December 2020. Other areas of Sumatra Island and Java Island in Indonesia, along with 4 states in Peninsular Malaysia have also seen flooding over the last few days. One further fatality was reported after flooding in East Aceh Regency, Aceh Province that began 05 December 2020. Intial assessments suggest around 13,675 families are affected. Heavy rain caused the Deli, Babura and Denai rivers to overflow.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Iran

Wildfire has burnt 7,017 hectares of areas under the management of the Department of Environment (DOE) since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21). Most of the causes of the fires were accidental, but there were intentional and natural causes, as well. Judicial cases are being investigated for the intentional cases.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 earthquake hits central Iran.

5.0 earthquake its south of Alaska.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits western Iran.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Sudan – As many as 120 people have now died in Sudan in what the UN describe as the worst flooding in 30 years. Floods and landslides have destroyed or damaged 166,000 houses, according to the Sudan Government, and almost 830,000 people have been critically affected. North Darfur, Khartoum, West Darfur and Sennar are amongst the hardest-hit states, accounting for nearly half of all people affected. Crops have also been severely damaged just before harvest time. Over 420 schools have also been damaged, along with several health facilities, compromising essential services to the population.

Iran – At least 2 people died after flash floods struck in northern Iran. Heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding in Talesh County in the northern province of Gilan on 20 September. Flooding caused damage to homes, roads and bridges in 6 villages of the county. Two fatalities were reported.

Nepal – At least 10 people have died and 6 are missing after heavy monsoon rainfall once again triggered landslides in Nepal. Meanwhile 5 people are reported missing after 2 houses were buried by a landslide in Rambha Rural Municipality in Palpa District, also on 24 September. In a separate incident, one person died when a landslide destroyed a house in the same municipality.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.9 earthquake hits Tristan da Cunha.

5.7 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

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

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Iran.

5.0 earthquake hits the Falkland Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Buru, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.3 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits near the southern coast of western Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.1 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits the Java Sea.

6.3 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan..

5.5 earthquake hits the Maug Islands in the North Mariana Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits near the coast of southeastern Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.