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

5.2 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits the Myanmar-India border.

5.1 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits western Iran.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Queensland – Update – Hundreds of people remain cut off after a deluge pushed far north Queensland’s Daintree River to a record level. Ferry infrastructure was severely damaged and authorities say the crossing could be out for two days. Almost 500mm of rain fell on the river in 24 hours – 300mm of that in just six hours. Residents have been forced to flee to higher ground in far north Queensland after flood waters submerged homes and swept away sheds. Houses were inundated by more than a metre of water after 300mm of rain fell in four hours at Bluewater, near Townsville. A major flood warning remains in force for the Haughton, Ross, Bohle and Black Rivers. The weather bureau has re-issued a flood watch for numerous catchments north of Townsville.

Philippines – Update – A total of 500 families or 2,074 individuals are still staying in 13 evacuation centers in the municipalities Sta. Josefa, Veruela and Trento after having been forced from their homes by flash floods. Social welfare personnel was mobilized to assist the victims of the flash floods that struck the three towns over the weekend.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Riley), located approximately 345 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 11 knots.

NewsBytes:

Brazil – Update – Aerial view of destroyed facilities after the collapse of a dam, near the town of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil, on January 25 2019. A dam collapse unleashed a torrent of mud on a riverside town and surrounding farmland, killing 37 people, destroying houses and leaving 250 people missing. Firefighters on Sunday called for the evacuation of about 24,000 people from the Brazilian town as continuing rains added to concerns a second dam could collapse.

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Philippines – Nearly 20,000 individuals fled their homes in the Davao Region as the trough or extension of a low pressure area triggered floods and landslides. At least one person reportedly died in the floods. A total of 58 barangays across the Davao Region implemented forced evacuation for around 4,116 families.

Australia – Update – Communities were cut off, farmers stranded and cows washed offshore as heavy rain pelted north-east Australia on Sunday (Jan 27), with one major river breaking 118-year-old floodwater records. The Bureau of Meteorology said Queensland’s Daintree River rose to 12.6m – a level not seen in over a century – and local authorities warned that some residents in remote areas could be cut off for days. The heritage listed Daintree Rainforest received more than 300mm of rain in just 24 hours and Northern Queensland is bracing for monsoonal conditions for the rest of the week.

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

5.7 earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

5.5 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 earthquake hits northern Colombia.

5.3 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Philippines – Landslides and flash floods hit at least three towns in Davao Oriental early Tuesday following a heavy downpour overnight, authorities said. Tarragona and Caraga towns were affected by landslides while most of Manay town was swamped by floodwaters after river channels burst their banks.

Florida, USA – An exceptionally high tide accompanying the Blood Moon flooded numerous beaches along Florida’s coast.

New Jersey, USA – Another storm brought more flooding to Ocean City, as snow, heavy rain and chaotic winds pushed through New Jersey last weekend.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 10s (Ten), located approximately 88 nm west-southwest of Europa Island, is tracking north-northeastward at 09 knots.

NewsBytes:

Philippines: Tropical Depression Amang – Heavy rainfall (greater than 7.5 mm per hour) is currently expected over Caraga Region (Region XIII), Davao Region (Region XI) and Eastern Visayas (VIII). The weather disturbance is expected to make landfall over the southern part of Davao region and traverse north through Caraga, Eastern Visayas up to Bicol region.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.7 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

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

5.2 earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.7 earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border.

5.5 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Peru.

Three 5.0 earthquakes hit the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Azores.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 36w (Thirty-six), located approximately 375 nm east-southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 08p (Eight), located approximately 460 nm northwest of Cairns, Australia, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

NewsBytes:

Philippines – The death toll has risen. At least 22 people have died and a number are still missing after torrential rain triggered landslides and flash flooding in some regions in the Philippines, disaster officials and police said on Sunday (Dec 30). The deaths were mostly due to landslides and drowning in the Bicol region and Eastern Visayas in the central Philippines. As of Sunday morning, the council said a total of 1,274 families or 4,906 persons were affected by a tropical depression that dumped rains since it entered the Philippine area of responsibility. The agency also said that 78 areas were flooded in the Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions, while 59 areas experienced power outages in the southeast Asian country.

Syria – Thousands of families displaced by years of war in Syria are being displaced again. Two days of torrential rainfall in the country’s northern region caused major flooding in refugee camps in Idlib and Aleppo. The affected occupants stared helplessly as their flimsy tents and makeshift shelters were washed away. Aid groups have appealed for international help.

DR Congo – Floods have affected the voting in the presidential elections held in DR Congo. Problems in the run-up to the Congolese elections have included torrential rain, broken voting machines, missing voter lists and complaints of harassment.