The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has raised the ENSO Outlook status from ‘La Niña WATCH’ to ‘La Niña ALERT’ with the likelihood of La Niña returning this spring increasing to around 3 times the normal risk.
Severe flash floods hit northern Afghanistan’s Parwan Province on August 13, 2022, leaving more than 30 people dead and around 100 missing.
Earthquake swarm in the Manuʻa islands of American Samoa continues, with a source most likely closer to Ta’ū island than Vailuluʻu seamount, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports.
Thousands of homes have been destroyed and at least 50 people killed in Nigeria’s Jigawa state due to floods caused by nearly continuous heavy rains since late July.
Severe flash floods hit the city of Pengzhou, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, on August 13, 2022, resulting in the deaths of seven people.
A strong earthquake, registered by the USGS as M6.1, hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 21:04 UTC on August 14, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 80 km (49 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.2 at a depth of 80 km. This is the second M6+ earthquake of the day.
Two people have been killed after heavy rain lashed parts of southern Nevada, including Las Vegas from late August 11, 2022.
On August 12, 2022, River Rhine in Kaub, Germany dropped below a key waterline level of 40 cm (15.7 inches), used as a benchmark for determining its navigability.
A strong and shallow earthquake, registered by the USGS as M6.6, hit south of the Kermadec Islands at 13:44 UTC on August 14, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 39.1 km (24.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).
An earthquake swarm is occurring in the Manuʻa islands of American Samoa. These earthquakes are most likely related to either Taʻū volcano or the nearby submarine Vailuluʻu volcano, according to the USGS.