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Earthquakes in southern Iran

- ECHO Daily flash of 02/07/2022

  • During the night of 1-2 July, a series of seven earthquakes with magnitudes varying between M 4.5 to M6.1 occurred in southern Iran approximately 55 km NE of Bandar Lengeh.
  • Following the state’s news agency FARS, at least 5 people were killed and 44 injured with several houses damaged or destroyed.
  • The most affected area is the village of Sayeh Khosh in the Hormozgan Province on Iran’s Persian Gulf coast.
  • These events were widely felt across the Gulf and led to the evacuation of buildings in the Emirates.
  • Rescue operations are being organised by regional authorities.

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South Korea, Japan - Tropical storm AERE

- ECHO Daily flash of 01/07/2022

  • A new tropical storm named AERE formed on 27 June in the Pacific Ocean and is moving north-west across the Philippines Sea.
  • On 1 July at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located in the central Philippine Sea, about 730 km southeast of Naha City (Okinawa Island, central Ryukyu Islands, southern Japan), with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h.
  • AERE is forecast to continue north-west, strengthening and it will cross Okinawa Island on 2 July with maximum sustained winds up to 100 km/h. After that, it will continue over the East China Sea passing close to Kyushu Island (southern Japan) on 4 July and it could make landfall over the southern coast of South Korea on 5-6 July as a tropical storm. 
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast over most parts of the Okinawa Islands and Yaeyama Islands (southern Japan). 

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Indonesia - Landslide and floods

- ECHO Daily flash of 01/07/2022

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting parts of Indonesia over the past few days, triggering a landslide, and causing floods that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), four people have been injured and 340 people affected after a landslide in Mamuju Regency (West Sulawesi Province). More than 6,100 people have been affected by flood events across several parts of Bengkulu Province (southern Sumatra Island).
  • For the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain with localized thunderstorms is forecast across the affected Provinces.

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China - Tropical cyclone CHABA, update

- ECHO Daily flash of 01/07/2022

  • Tropical cyclone CHABA has intensified as it moves north-westwards over the South China Sea. On 1 July at 0.00 UTC, its center was located about 350 km south-east of the north-east coast of Hainan Island (southern China), with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h. 
  • On 1 July, it is forecast to move over the Sea, passing close to the north-eastern coast of Hainan. CHABA is expected to make landfall on the morning of 2 July in an area close to Zhanjiang City (Guangdong Province, southern China), with maximum sustained winds up to 120 km/h. 
  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall with strong winds are forecast from 1 July over Hainan Island, southern Guangdong, southeastern Guangxi, and the southern coast of Fujian Province.


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India - Landslide and monsoon rains, update

- ECHO Daily flash of 01/07/2022

  • A massive landslide triggered by heavy rainfall occurred in the Tupul Yard Railway construction camp (Noney District, Manipur State, north-eastern India) on 30 June, resulting in casualties and damage.
  • According to the national authorities, at least seven people have died, 56 are missing and 19 others have been rescued. Search and rescue operations are ongoing.
  • In addition, following the monsoon season, 625 people have died across several States of India, particularly in Himachal Pradesh (168 fatalities) and Assam (151), and more than 670,000 people have been displaced.
  • On 1-2 July, more heavy rain is forecast over western, southern, eastern and north-eastern India, including the affected District in Manipur State.

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Central America and Mexico

- ECHO Daily flash of 01/07/2022

  • In Central America and Mexico, extreme weather events, COVID-19, criminality and political instability have exacerbated food insecurity especially in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, where at least 8.4 million people require food assistance.
  • Disaster preparedness is an integral part of EU humanitarian projects in Central America, with targeted actions focusing on strengthening local communities and institutions.
  • Since 1994, the EU has allocated EUR 280 million in humanitarian aid to Central America and Mexico. Of this funding, over EUR 190 million helped respond to emergencies such as floods, droughts, hurricanes, epidemics, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, internal displacement, and violence. The remaining EUR 89.4 million helped vulnerable communities build resilience to face future disasters.

 

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Ukraine - Russia’s war on Ukraine, update

- ECHO Daily flash of 01/07/2022

  • Russian missiles hit an apartment building and a resort near Ukraine's Black Sea port of Odesa on 1 July, killing at least 17 people, as well as two buildings of a recreational centre killing at least 3 people. These came after Ukraine drove Russian forces off Snake Island on 30 June, while Russia claimed it withdrew as a "gesture of goodwill" not to obstruct UN attempts to open humanitarian corridors allowing grain shipments.
  • The number of internally displaced people within Ukraine decreased to just over 6.2 million people according to IOM. Whereas, over 3 million people have returned to Ukraine so far according to UNHCR.
  • Russian forces destroyed warehouses with humanitarian aid in the Luhansk oblast and prevented humanitarian aid supplies to reach Lysychansk by shelling the road towards Bakhmut. There are ongoing civilian evacuation attempts from Lysychansk where around 15,000 people remain amid intense fighting.
  • Amnesty International called the deliberate targeting of a theatre in Mariupol used as a shelter for civilians as evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
  • The European Commission is coordinating the delivery of assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to Ukraine, from all 27 Member States and three Participating States. More than 42,500 tonnes of assistance from these countries and items from the rescEU medical stockpile have been delivered to Ukraine via the UCPM logistic hubs in Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

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France - Severe weather

- ECHO Daily flash of 01/07/2022

  • Heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds, hailstorms and thunderstorms were reported on 30 June over eastern France, affecting particularly the city of Belfort (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region) and resulting in casualties.
  • According to the Operational Centre for the Management of the Interministerial Crisis (COGIC), at least four people were injured in Belfort, one of which is in serious condition, as damage has been caused to infrastructure. An evacuation centre has been opened to accommodate affected people. The Belfort Eurockéennes festival has been suspended since this event.
  • Over the next 24 hours, no heavy rainfall or strong winds are forecast over France.

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Meteoalarm, as of 1 July at 8.00 UTC

- ECHO Daily flash of 01/07/2022

  • On 1 July: red alert for extreme high temperature over southern Italy, eastern Hungary, southern Slovakia, south-eastern Poland; for thunderstorms over central and central-northern Poland.
  • On 2 July: red alert for extreme high temperature over southern Italy, and eastern Hungary.

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Ecuador - Protests and social unrest, update

- ECHO Daily flash of 30/06/2022

  • Following an attack to a military and police convoy by a group of indigenous protesters in the amazon province of Sucumbíos, President Guillermo Lasso decided to suspend the dialogue between the Government and the Indigenous movement. 
  • In Quito, shortages of domestic gas and food are reported while other cities also report shortages of fuel and medical supplies for hospitals as main key roads continue blocked by the protesters, despite the call for open humanitarian corridors.
  • The public oil sector, private producers of flowers and dairy products, tourism and other businesses have declared losses amounting to USD 500 million.

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