Earthquake

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 18p (Wasi), located approximately 163 nm south of Pago Pago, American Samoa, is tracking south-southwestward at 11 knots.

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NewsBytes:

UK – A third consecutive weekend of stormy weather brought further flooding to already sodden areas, and strong winds of up to 75 mph were expected to affect swathes of the northern half of the UK, as large parts of south Wales and northern and central England grappled with the impact of storms Ciara and Dennis. There was also heavy snowfall in Scotland. People have had to be rescued from their homes after the Yorkshire Dales was hit by flooding following heavy overnight rain.

Peru – Heavy rain in the mountains of Peru triggered flash flooding and deadly landslides while displacing hundreds of families from their homes in multiple districts across the country. Three people have been confirmed dead by the Ministry of Health following a landslide in Tacna, Peru. Almost two dozen more were injured in the slide with two cases being reported as serious injuries.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.7 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.2 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Romania.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Esami), located approximately 890 nm east-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 10 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 10s (Diane), located approximately 171 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 16 knots.

NewsBytes:

Argentina – Flooding caused by a storm and heavy rainfall has caused the evacuation of more than 200 people in Tucuman province of northwest Argentina.

Peru – Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have affected the departments of Arequipa and Huanuco in Peru, damaging more than 80 homes.

Spain – The death toll from Storm Gloria in Spain rose to 13 people on Friday while four people were still missing as freak weather continued to batter the east of the country. The Balearic Islands and eastern regions including Catalonia and Valencia have borne the brunt of the storm now entering its fifth day. Winds of more than 140 km per hour, waves reaching more than 10 metres and heavy snow and rainfall have unleashed chaos, crippling transport and destroying infrastructure. Seawater has caused devastation as it smashed into and entered coastal towns while the heavy downpour has also prompted fear that swollen rivers could burst out of their beds and flood major cities including Girona. Elsewhere, such as in parts of Valencia, more than 80 cm of snow has accumulated.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Angola – Flash floods have claimed the lives of 41 people and affected around 11,190 people. Twelve out of 18 provinces in Angola have been hit by the violent downpour. The flash floods have damaged more than 2,400 houses, 12 churches and four bridges.

Peru -Landslides and floods have been affecting Huanuco, Pasco and Cusco departments (central Peru) since mid-December. National authorities report more than 300 families affected by the floods in Huanuco Department since the start of the year. 25 homes were damaged by a landslide in San Pablo de Pillao District on 8 January. The water level of several rivers has increased to flood levels. Moderate rain is forecast over central Peru on 10-11 January.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.6 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Saipan region, North Mariana Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits France.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Atacama, Chile.