Category-4 Typhoon Neoguri is moving off the Philippines' east coast up the Pacific Ocean towards Okinawa. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued heavy rain and thunder storm warnings in the southern areas of Japan. Kyushu and Chugoku areas are mainly affected by continuous monsoon rain, whereas the islands of Okinawa are more directly related to the approaching Typhoon. No damage or casualty has been reported so far. The State Minister of Disaster Management advised local authorities to issue early evacuation advisories and special warnings for maximum precautions as of this evening (7 July) if needed. JMA continues to advise the residents of these areas to caution against strong winds, high waves, high tide and heavy rains.
Source: JMA, Media
Landslides in Bogobaida (sub-district of Paniai), Papua on Friday evening, 4 July 2014, claimed nine casualties and caused four people to go missing. Several houses were severely damaged. Search and rescue operations continue.
3 On Saturday afternoon, 5 July 2014, a 5.9-magnitute earthquake struck Nias Utara, North Sumatra province. The epicenter was located in the sea approximately 95 km northwest of Nias Utara, at a depth of 10 km. There have been no reports of casualties or damage.
Source: USGS, OCHA
4 PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Flooding was reported in Baimuru and Kikori district in the Gulf province following continuous heavy rains during the month of June. On 4 July 2014, Baimuru district's river Purari burst and caused floods in its surrounding areas. There were no casualties reported, but 37 house and food gardens were washed away with partially-damaged houses inundated by water. According to the National Disaster Centre and Provincial Disaster Centre, 27,017 people have been affected in Kikori and Baimuru district mostly.
Source: National Disaster Center
5 Continuous rains in Hela and southern highland provinces have caused Olandslides. At least 10 landslips were reported in different areas along the highland highway, which caused heavy traffic and havoc. Around 300,000 people have been estimated to be affected due to highway cut offs, which are now being repaired.
6 A 6.6-magnitute earthquake struck New Britain Region on 4 July 2014. "Fall According to the National Disaster Centre, there are no reports of damage or t= casualties. OCHA is monitoring the situation.
Source: USGS, OCHA
Heavy rains continued to affect much of the country with intermittent incidents of flooding. The number of affected municipalities in Maguindanao has increased to 18, but still no displacements or evacuations took place. Overall, the flooding affected 19,837 families (99,185 individuals) in 133 barangays.
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