Second Day Of Ferocious Storms + Floods + Earthquakes Worldwide

huge bolt of lightening.

Violent storms have covered the globe with tornadoes and floods.

The end of April 2014 has been an active time. Violent storms have covered the Earth with tornado damage and serious flooding, and earthquakes  continue to shake the globe.

Here is some of the activity going on worldwide today:

  1. Severe storms – Eastern USA
  2. Tornadoes – Mississippi, USA
  3. Tornadoes – Alabama, USA
  4. Tornadoes – Arkansas, USA
  5. River flooding – Minnesota, USA
  6. River flooding – Tennessee, USA
  7. Severe storms – Italy
  8. Severe storms – Austria
  9. Severe storms – Germany
  10. Severe storms – Serbia
  11. Floods – Costa Rica
  12. Floods – Guatemala
  13. Floods – Afghanistan
  14. Floods – Florida Gulf Coast, USA
  15. Floods – Ontario, Canada
  16. Floods/Landslide – China
  17. 5.1 – earthquake Chile
  18. 4.8 – earthquake Greece
  19. 5.3 – earthquake China
  20. 5.6 – earthquake Ascension Island
  21. 5.0 – earthquake Visokoi Island
  22. 5.1 – earthquake Papua New guinea
  23. 5.0 – earthquake Panama
  24. 5.3 – earthquake LEsperance Rock, NZ
  25. 5.3 – earthquake Tonga
  26. 3.1 – earthquake Oklahoma, USA
  27. 3.2 – earthquake Alaska, USA

And that’s just for today!

 

 

Large Earthquakes Continue To Rock The Pacific, Generating More Tsunamis

A picture of a temperature thermometer that says problem, emergency, crisis, disaster.

More large earthquakes have occurred near the Solomon Islands, generating a 4th tsunami warning.

Over the past 24 hours, large earthquakes have continued to shake the Pacific Rim, sending out more tsunami warnings.

A 4th tsunami warning for the Pacific Islands was issued after a 8.3 magnitude quake struck at Kirakira, Solomon Islands 23 hours ago. Since my last post, April 10, 2014, the following quakes have occurred:

  1. 5.3  Iquique, Chile (offshore)
  2. 8.3  Kirakira, Solomon Islands (tsunami warning issued for Pacific Ocean)
  3. 7.7  Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  4. 5.7  Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  5. 5.6  Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  6. 5.3  Papua New Guinea
  7. 5.9  Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  8. 5.0  Kirakira, Solomon Islands

When an earthquake occurs, I record the initial magnitude reading from the Pacific Disaster Alert Center in Hawaii. You will notice that USGS typically lowers these magnitudes, but I maintain that the initial seismograph reading is the most accurate.

A tropical beach with clouds raining over it.

Several large earthquakes have caused tsunami flooding along the Pacific island coasts.

Sea level readings did indicate that a tsunami was generated along the coasts near the earthquake epicenter. If damaging waves subside after two hours of the quake, local authorities can assume that the tsunami threat has passed. A danger to boats and coastal structures remains for several hours after a large quake due to rapid currents.

You won’t hear much about these tsunamis on US mainstream news, but they are very important to the people living in these island regions.

Third Tsunami Watch Issued Within 24 Hours

USGS small Earth globe showing Nicaragua

Central America is continuing to experience some very large earthquakes.

After my last post merely hours ago, another tsunami watch has gone out – the third in 24 hours.

Latest Quakes

  1. 5.0  Visokoi Island (South Atlantic/Antarctica)
  2. 5.6  Papua New Guinea (Solomon Islands)
  3. 6.6 Nandaime, Nicaragua (on-ground)

Tsunami Watch

Luckily, a tsunami was not generated from this quake, primarily because the 6.6 quake occurred on the land, but high waves will be generated within the Pacific.

With the number of large quakes taking place within such a short time span, Hawaii, the Galapagos, and many Pacific Islands should expect high waves, strong rip currents, and some flooding.