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  • Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Earthquake, Mw6.8

    At 12:31 UTC (06:31 local time) on Thursday June 22, an earthquake of moment magnitude Mw6.8 struck near the coast of Guatemala, around 14 mi (23 km) SW of Puerto San Jose (pop. ~20,000), at a depth of 29 mi (47 km), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The strongest shaking, with a Modified Mercali Intensity (MMI) Scale of VI (Strong) was felt by about 356,000 people. Shaking of MMI V (Moderate) was felt by a further 3 mn people, according to the USGS. As of 22:00...

  • Tropical Storm Cindy (AL03)

    Tropical Storm Cindy (AL03) made landfall between Cameron, Louisiana, and Port Arthur, Texas, between 02:00 and 04:00 local time yesterday, Thursday June 22. There are currently no reports of widespread flood damage to homes or businesses, though minor localised flooding has impacted a number of small communities. Minor coastal flooding has occurred from far southeast Texas to northwest Florida, inundating several properties . Severe convective thunderstorms associated with Tropical S...

  • Tropical Storm Bret (AL02)

    The second named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Bret, formed at 18:00 UTC on Monday June 19, approximately 200 mi (322 km) southeast of Trinidad and Tobago. Bret made landfall over southern Trinidad and Tobago early UTC on Tuesday June 20 at Tropical Storm Strength with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 km/hr). Torrential rainfall and strong winds are expected to impact parts of Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and eastern Venezuela through Tuesday, with t...

  • San Pablo, Guatemala Earthquake, Mw6.9

    At 07:29 UTC (01:29 local time) on Wednesday June 14, an earthquake of moment magnitude Mw6.9 struck southwestern Guatemala, about 10 mi (16 km) from the Mexican border, at a depth of 58 mi (94 km), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The strongest shaking, with a Modified Mercali Intensity (MMI) Scale of VI (Strong) was felt by about 1.7 mn people in Guatemala and Mexico. Shaking of MMI V (Moderate) was felt by a further 7.5 mn people, according to the USGS. Ther...

  • Lesbos Earthquake, Greece and Turkey Mw6.1

    At 12:28 UTC (15:28 local time) on Monday June 12, an earthquake of moment magnitude Mw6.1 struck close to the coast of Lesbos, Greece, about 9 mi (15 km) south of the town of Plomari (pop. ~3,000), at a depth of 7.5 mi (12 km), according to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). The strongest shaking, with a Modified Mercali Intensity (MMI) Scale of VIII (Severe) was felt by about 1,000 people, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Shaking of at least MMI VI (St...

  • Tropical Storm Merbok (04W)

    Tropical Storm Merbok (04W), the fourth storm of the 2017 calendar year in the Western North Pacific, formed at 06:00 UTC on Sunday June 11 over open water in the Western North Pacific . Merbok made landfall around 14:00 UTC on Monday June 12 in eastern Mirs Bay, Guangdong Province as a tropical storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS). According to local media, 122,000 people have reported property damage in Guangdong Province. Guandong Province’s civil affairs author...

  • Bangladesh and India Landslides and Floods (June 2017)

    Persistent, heavy monsoon rain since Sunday June 11 has led to flooding and landslides in southeastern Bangladesh and northeastern India. Bangladesh. Heavy monsoon rain has caused flooding and landslides in Chittagong (metro pop. ~4mn), Rangamati (pop. ~500,000), Bandarban (pop. ~300,000), and Cox’s Bazar (pop. ~120,000) districts. Approximately 1,000 homes have been damaged by the landslides in Rangamati District. River flooding is also threatening southeastern Bangladesh. Local medi...

  • Tropical Storm Calvin (EP03)

    Tropical Storm Calvin, the third named storm of the 2017 East Pacific hurricane season, formed around 18:00 UTC yesterday, Monday June 12, from a tropical depression approximately 30 mi (50 km) offshore the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Calvin made landfall as a tropical storm approximately 37 mi (60 km) west southwest of Salina Cruz (pop. ~76,000), Oaxaca, at midnight UTC this morning, Tuesday June 13. Hazards from Calvin are expected to be rainfall-related. The National Hurrican...

  • Sulawesi, Indonesia Earthquake, Mw6.8

    At 14:35 UTC (21:35 local time) on Monday May 29, an earthquake of moment magnitude Mw6.8 struck approximately 16.2 mi (26 km) west-northwest of Kasiguncu, central Sulawesi province, Indonesia, at a depth of 5.7 mi (9.2 km), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Indonesia’s Regional Disaster Management Agency’s (BPBD) initial report released on Tuesday May 30 indicates dozens of buildings have been damaged or destroyed. Damage assessments are ongoing and the full ex...

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