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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off Papua New Guinea

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Magnitude Type: mww

USGS page: M 6.0 - 198 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea

USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist

Reports from the public: 0 people

10 km depth

Snowflake Cold

Melbourne is set to shiver through its coldest four-day spell in 24 years

Australia cold front

The cold air mass has been described as 'exceptional' as it moves up towards Australia from Antarctica
Melbourne is set to shiver through its coldest four consecutive days in 24 years as a powerful wintery blast sweeps across Australia's southeast from Antarctica.

The weather will bring freezing temperatures to Tasmania overnight as snow falls at sea level, with the mercury plummeting to 0C in Hobart.

A trough is expected to bring cloudy conditions to Melbourne which will limit daytime heating and bring top temperatures of 11-12C from Tuesday to Friday.

This will be the city's first four-day period at or below 12C since 1996, Weatherzone's Ben Domensino said.

'Outside central Melbourne, temperatures could even get cold enough for snow to fall on some of the hills around the city,' he said.

'Snow is also likely in other low-lying parts of the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.'

The cold air mass has been described as 'exceptional' as it moves up towards Australia from Antarctica.

Fire

Apple wildfire: Thousands ordered to evacuate as southern California blaze grows

Apple fire, California
© EPA
More than 1,300 firefighters are fighting the blaze with help from aircraft
Thousands of people were under evacuation orders Sunday after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size as crews battled the flames in triple-digit heat.

The fire, dubbed the Apple Fire by local firefighters, was straddling Riverside and San Bernardino counties and consumed more than 23sq miles (about 60sq km) of dry brush and timber, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

There was zero containment early Sunday. The cause is under investigation.

The blaze began as two adjacent fires reported Friday evening in Cherry Valley, an unincorporated area near the city of Beaumont about 85 miles (137km) east of downtown Los Angeles.

Flames leapt along brushy ridge tops and came close to homes while firefighters attacked it from the ground and air.


Boat

Over 5.6 million people affected by floods in Assam, India - 262,723 hectares of crops damaged

Villagers on a banana raft move to a safer place from the flooded area of Goalbil in Baksa district of Assam.
© PTI
Villagers on a banana raft move to a safer place from the flooded area of Goalbil in Baksa district of Assam.
More than 56 lakh people have been affected by the floods, which have wreaked havoc across 30 districts of Assam, according to a daily status report on Sunday.

According to the report, the total number of 56,89,584 people have been affected in 30 districts of Assam since May 22 and 109 people have lost their lives in flood-related incidents.


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Over 54.8 million people affected by floods in China

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© Xinhua
The rain-triggered floods in China have affected some 54.8 million people in 27 provincial-level regions as of Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

Floods in these areas, including the provinces of Jiangxi, Anhui and Hubei, have left 158 people dead or missing, and forced the emergency relocation of around 3.76 million people.


Cloud Lightning

Flood situation remains grim in Bihar, India with over 5.3 million affected - monsoon rains 46% above normal

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for 10 districts in Kerala for the next four days.

The death toll in Bihar floods climbed to 13 after two fresh casualties were reported, while floodwaters of the overflowing rivers in Uttar Pradesh affected 331 villages and about 190,000 people following heavy rains. Bihar has received a total average rainfall of 768.5 mm since the onset of monsoon, which is 46 per cent above normal, which led to a rise in water levels of most rivers.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for 10 districts in Kerala for the next four days, and heavy to very heavy rainfall for Mumbai and some other districts from August 3 to 5.


Cloud Precipitation

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: China's flood and locust problems worsen

flood
China's flood #4 is going to peak over the next 12 days and with most of the country flooded, the water can only get higher creating more infrastructure, city and farmland losses. Citizens are now actively calling for CCP ruler-ship change in the country from so vast and all encompassing floods with almost no relief help. A new China is emerging from beneath the flood waters, the old China we knew is beginning anew.


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5 killed by more landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal - death toll rises to 175 since May

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Five people including three children were killed in two landslides in Nepal, raising to 175 the toll of dead since the monsoon season began in May, a home ministry official said on Saturday.

A 30-year-old woman and her three children, aged between 10 months and nine years, were killed when a landslide triggered by heavy rains swept their house away in Gulmi district in the west of the Himalayan nation on Friday, Murari Wasti said.

One person was killed in another landslide in Sunsari district in east Nepal.



Cloud Precipitation

Torrential rains flood eastern parts of Sudan capital Khartoum

Torrential rains flood parts of East Nile locality in Khartoum North
© sudanakhbar.com
Torrential rains flood parts of East Nile locality in Khartoum North
Khartoum was hit by heavy rains on Friday and Saturday. Floods covered large parts of East Nile locality in Khartoum North. A number of houses collapsed.

The newly appointed civilian wali (governor) of Khartoum, Ayman Khalid, paid an inspection visit on Saturday to the affected areas in East Nile.

He was accompanied by El Tayeb El Sheikh, Secretary General of Khartoum state government, the director of the state Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, and the director of East Nile locality.

The wali gave directives for emergency water drainage and the evacuation of the people from houses besieged by the floods. Food items were distributed to the affected families in the locality.


Cloud Precipitation

Death toll from floods, landslides in Nigeria rises to 30

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Hundreds of people displaced, many houses damaged due to floods

The death toll from floods in Nigeria has increased to 30, according to local media reports on Saturday.

At least 15 people were killed in landslides and floods caused by heavy rains in Suleja city and Gwagwalada area in the capital Abuja over the past 24 hours.

Hundreds of people have been displaced and infrastructure as well as many houses were damaged.

According to the reports, search and rescue efforts were ongoing in the regions.