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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Nepal Weather 2019: LIVE UPDATES: Flash floods and landslides kill 78

July 13, 2019: Seventy eight people have been killed while thirty two have been missing due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in different parts of Nepal during the past three days. 

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July 16, 2019: 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Bali - One injured

July 16, 2019: A magnitude of 5.7 earthquake struck south of Indonesia's Bali on Tuesday, injuring one people and causing damages to the structures.

"Some houses in Banyuwangi, an area on the eastern tip of Java, and Bali were damaged, as well as some temples in Bali," Bangkok Post reported quoting the National Disaster Mitigation Agency. Damages have been reported to the gate to Bali's Nusa Dua luxurious tourist area.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred at a depth of 92km with epicenter located 82.1 km ENE of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at 07:18 am local time.

The tremor was widely felt across Kuta, Tabanan, Ubud, Klungkung and other surrounding areas of Bali.

 There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake. 

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry expected to be Hurricane, poses threat to Gulf Coast of the United States

July 12, 2019: Tropical Storm Barry is expected to become hurricane by landfall on Saturday with dangerous storm surge, heavy rains and wind conditions across the north-central gulf coast.

According to the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center, a hurricane warning is in effect for Intracoastal city to Grand Isle. Similarly, a tropical storm warning is in effect for mouth of the Pearl river to Grand Isle, Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans and Intracoastal City to Cameron

As of 4:00 P.M. CDT July 12 (21:00 UTC), Tropical Storm Barry was moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h). On the forecast track, the center of Barry will approach the central or southeastern coast of Louisiana through tonight and then make landfall over the central Louisiana coast on Saturday.  After landfall, Barry is expected to move generally northward through the Mississippi Valley through Sunday night.

Barry is predicted to make landfall between late Saturday morning and midday, somewhere along the state's central coast.

Two injured as Yeti Airlines aircraft skids off due to slippery runway caused by heavy rainfall

July 12, 2019: An aircraft of Yeti Airlines skidded off due to the slippery runway caused by the heavy rainfall at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

According to the Yeti Airlines, the flight number NYT-422 (9N-AMM) coming from Nepalgunj skids of the runway at Kathmandu Airport at 11:05 am.

At least two people have been injured in the incident, The Annapurna Post reported.

There has been continuous rainfall in the Kathmandu Valley since Thursday evening.

Last Updated: Saturday, July 6, 2019

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattles Kathmandu Valley, epicenter in Bhaktapur

July 6, 2019: Nepal Seismological Center has recorded magnitude 4.6 earthquake inside Kathmandu Valley with epicenter in Bhaktapur.

The earthquake occurred at 04:15 pm Saturday afternoon.

The epicenter was located near Bhajya Pukhu, north of Bhaktapur Multiple Campus. No damage or injury has been reported.

According to the Nepal Seismological Center, this is an aftershock of 2015 Gorkha earthquake.

LIVE UPDATES: M7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest, Southern California

July 5, 2019: Magnitude 7.1 massive earthquake has been recorded in Southern California today at 08:19 pm local time. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake's epicenter is located 17km NNE of Ridgecrest.

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Epicenter map of magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest, Southern California (USGS)
Update 08:25 UTC

California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for San Bernardino County.

Update 06:55 UTC

According to Southern California Edison spokeswoman Sally Jeun, more than 3,000 customers are without power in three counties in Southern California. The affected are Kern County, San Bernardino County and Inyo County.

Update 05:35 UTC

According to Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person, Ridgecrest has had significant reports of structural fires due to gas leaks throughout the city.

Update 04:45 UTC

A rockslide has closed State Route 178 in Kern River Canyon.

An NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas was stopped after the quake.

Update 04:35 UTC

Multiple fires and injuries have been also reported around the epicenter area. USGS officials have currently gathered in Menlo Park to give an update about the 7.1 magnitude earthquake felt in Southern California.

Update 04:18 UTC

The LA Fire Department has sent vehicles and helicopters around the city to identify damages.

Update 04:10 UTC

According to the LA Department of Water and Power, power outage has been reported in the Encino/Valley Glen area.

Update 04:05 UTC

Yesterday, Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones had shared that the area should expect aftershocks to continue for some time. Dr. Lucy Jones said there is a 50% chance of another large quake in the next week. She added that there is a 1 in 20 chance that a bigger earthquake will hit within the next few days.

The result is seen on the next day. Magnitude 7.1 earthquake has been recorded today near Ridgecrest.

Update 03:55 UTC

Many people are worried about the possible Tsunami threat from this earthquake. Please note that the epicenter is located on the land. Also the U.S. Tsunami Warning System has confirmed that there is no Tsunami threat from this earthquake.

Update 03:40 UTC

Ridgecrest has been rattled by more than 17 magnitude 4 quakes and at least 1,200 aftershocks since Thursday. More aftershocks are expected around the Ridgecrest area. 

When Thursday’s quake hit, scientists had warned of even larger earthquake. 

Update 2019/07/06, 03:35 UTC

The current earthquake of magnitude 7.1 rattled Southern California, just a day after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the same region. The USGS had confirmed the previous earthquake as the largest temblor in the region in two decades.

The earlier was identified as the largest quake to hit the area since 1999, when a 7.1 earthquake struck in a remote part of the Mojave desert. Now, the Magnitude 7.1 will set another record.

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July 5, 2019: Magnitude 7.1 massive earthquake has been recorded in Southern California today at 08:19 pm local time. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake's epicenter is located 17km NNE of Ridgecrest.

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

6.0 magnitude earthquake in Yibin, China kills 12

June 18, 2019: Twelve people have been died and 125 others have been injured after a 6.0 magnitude rattled hit Changning County of Yibin, China at 10:55 p.m. Monday (Beijing Time), Xinhua reported.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the area was hit by a series of at least four aftershocks, the largest of which had a magnitude of 5.1.

China's Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) has activated an emergency response Tuesday morning. A special work team has been sent to the disaster-stricken areas to provide guidance in disaster relief.

An early warning alarm system was triggered in the provincial capital Chengdu about one minute before the earthquake struck, Xinhua said.

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

SWITZERLAND: M4.2 earthquake rattles Montreux, Canton Vaud today

May 28, 2019: A light earthquake has been widely felt by people in western Switzerland on Tuesday morning.

According to the Swiss Seismological Service, the quake's epicenter was located 15 kilometres south west of Montreux in Canton Vaud. The earthquake occurred at 10:48 am local time.

Earthquake felt reports have been received from Vouvry, Vionnaz, Vevey, La Tour-de-Peilz, Montreux, Clarens, Veytraux, Aigle, Monthey, Ollon VD and Bex.

Montreux is a traditional resort town on Lake Geneva. The place is famous for its mild microclimate and the Montreux Jazz Festival, held in July. 

Last Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2019

Mount Agung Volcano eruption in Bali cancels flights

May 25, 2019: A volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Bali at Mount Agung has resulted in the cancellation of some flights.

Some flights were canceled to and from Australia after the volcanic eruption, The Reuters reported.

According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), the volcano eruption at Mount Agung lasted for four minutes and 30 seconds.

The volcano's alert level is at level three and a 4 kilometer exclusion zone has been established.

Magnitude 8.0 earthquake in Peru kills 1, injures 18

Update 11:45 UTC

One person died and at least 11 people injured in Peru. Another seven injured in neighboring Ecuador.

According to the Peru's National Emergency Operations Center, five schools have been damaged, two temples and four health centers.

Update 09:50 UTC

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake was of magnitude 8.0. The earthquake occurred as the result of normal faulting at an intermediate depth, approximately 110 km beneath the Earth's surface within the subducted lithosphere of the Nazca plate.

Update 07:58 UTC

According to Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, no Tsunami is expected from the earthquake. The earthquake has occurred at a greater depth causing no threat of Tsunami.

Update 07:54 UTC

The epicenter is located 84 km SE of Lagunas, Peru.

May 26, 2019: A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.6 has been recorded in peru at 02:41 am local time.