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Earthquakes

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 United States  (6.6M)
15 Aug  21:56UTC
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 United States  (6M)
12 Aug  21:15UTC
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 Southeast Of Easter Island  (5.6M)
12 Aug  19:41UTC
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 United States  (6.4M)
12 Aug  14:58UTC

Tropical cyclones

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TWENTYTWO-18  Japan  (157.4km/h)
15 Aug  18:00UTC
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ERNESTO-18 Off shore  (83.3km/h)
15 Aug  21:00UTC
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LANE-18 Off shore  (203.7km/h)
15 Aug  18:00UTC
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RUMBIA-18  China, Japan  (74.1km/h)
15 Aug  18:00UTC
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BEBINCA-18  China, Viet Nam, Laos  (74.1km/h)
15 Aug  18:00UTC
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LEEPI-18  Korea, Republic of, Japan  (55.6km/h)
15 Aug  18:00UTC
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YAGI-18  China, Japan  (74.1km/h)
12 Aug  18:00UTC
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HECTOR-18 Off shore  (55.6km/h)
15 Aug  00:00UTC

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7.0M Earthquake Lombok, Indonesia
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updated: 6-Aug-2018
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Indonesia 6.4M earthquake
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updated: 5-Aug-2018
Lao PDR Dam Break
24-Jul

updated: 6-Aug-2018
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NW Pacific Typhoons (2018) - JRC emergency report

09 Aug 02:00UTC
As a preparedness action for the period of maximum Typhoon occurrence, under a request of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), JRC has analysed the NW Pacific Typhoons (2018): Past events, current situation and seasonal forecast.

Mw 6.9 Earthquake in Indonesia - JRC emergency report

06 Aug 02:00UTC
An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 Mw at a depth of 31 km hit the island of Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia) on 5 August at 11:46 UTC.
As of 6 August 15UTC, 91 people are reported dead, mostly in North Lombok Regency, more than 200 injured, thousands buildings damaged and several houses suffered power outages. Search and rescue operations are still on-going.
Under the request of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), the JRC analysed the event and provided an impact assessment.

Tropical Cyclones - 2018 Seasonal Forecast and Past Events in the Caribbean Region

18 Jul 02:00UTC
The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin (Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico) is between June 1 and November 30. As a preparedness action, under the request of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), the JRC analysed the relevant past events and the Seasonal Forecast of the area (as of July 13).

ECHO Daily map: http://erccportal.jrc.ec.europa.eu/getdailymap/docId/2574

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