Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits the western Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Azores.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Moro Gulf, Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kamchatka Peninsula.

5.0 earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.5 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits sought of Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.7 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.5 earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

5.4 earthquake hits serum, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Ecuador.

5.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

6.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.7 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.5 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Jan Mayan Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Cuba – A tornado on 27 January 2019 was registered as an EF4 with a speed of winds that reached 300 km/h, higher than a category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Four people are reported dead and a total of 195 injured.1,238 homes affected, of which 123 are total landslides and 224 completely lost the roof. Eleven health institutions, 46 schools with different levels of damage and 21 day care centers have been affected. 220,000 people remain affected in the electric service.

Midwest USA – A life-threatening deep freeze gripped the American Midwest on Wednesday as weather colder than Antarctica grounded flights, disrupted travel and brought life to a standstill for tens of millions. Mail deliveries were suspended, schools and business closed, and residents encouraged to stay home in nearly a dozen states where temperatures overnight sank into the negative double digits, the worst cold to grip the region in a generation with all-time records still under threat. America’s third city Chicago, where the morning temperature was -22 degrees Fahrenheit (-30 Celsius), which felt like -50 degrees (-46 Celsius) with wind chill, was colder than Alaska’s state capital and even colder than parts of Antarctica.

Saudi Arabia – At least 12 people have been killed as heavy rain wreaked havoc in Saudi Arabia this week, according to the kingdom’s civil defense authority. The heavy downpours hit mainly the western and northwestern parts of the country close to the border with Jordan. Ten people died in the northwestern city of Tabuk and one each in the holy city of Medina and the northern border areas.

Indonesia – A series of floods struck four areas in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on Tuesday evening. “The floods were caused by an overflow of the Bukit Gading Raya Boulevard River Some areas were inundated with floodwater as high as 40 centimeters.

Australia – A Queensland driver has caught the wild moment a 3.5m crocodile walked in front of his car after unprecedented flooding in the north of the state near Cairns.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.5 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.4 earthquake hits Veracruz, Mexico.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 earthquake hits Colombia.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Samar in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Sumba region, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.8 earthquake hits Kepulauan Kai, Indonesia.

5.7 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Riley), located approximately 334 nm north-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

NewsBytes:

Turkey – Heavy rains have caused floods in Turkey’s southern province of Antalya.

Brazil – A mining dam collapsed in southeastern Brazil on Friday, Jan. 25. The dam flooded a nearby community, raising concerns of widespread contamination. Brazilian mining company Vale SA said in a statement that it didn’t yet have information on deaths or injuries at the dam in Minas Gerais state but said that tailings have reached the community of Vila Ferteco and an administrative office. Parts of the city were evacuated and local firefighters were rescuing people by helicopter and ground vehicles.

Connecticut, USA – Rain, some of it heavy, arrived in the state on Thursday leading to flooding for some areas. A flash flood watch and flood warning were in effect for the entire state.

Indonesia – The number of people killed after days of torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslides on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has climbed to 59 with 25 others missing, a disaster official said Friday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Riley), located approximately 398 nm northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

NewsBytes:

Indonesia – Floods and landslides in a central Indonesian province hit by torrential rains this week have killed 30 people and left more than two dozen missing, the national disaster agency said Thursday. Ten districts and cities in South Sulawesi province including the capital, Makassar, have been affected by flooding that began late Tuesday, forcing more than 3,000 people to flee their homes.S of the victims had been electrocuted while others were buried by landslides.

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