Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Rat islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the coast of western turkey.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

5.0 Earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

A powerful earthquake Monday afternoon killed a woman and damaged buildings on the Greek island of Lesbos. The earthquake, magnitude 6.4, was centered south of Lesbos in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Shaking was also detected in nearby Turkey and on the Greek mainland. “Most of the houses in the village of Vrissa … have been badly damaged by the earthquake,” Lesbos Mayor Spyros Galinos wrote. He told local media that it looked like the village had been “flattened by bombs.”

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5.2 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Koryakia, Russia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Kodiak Islands, Alaska.

Two 5.3 Earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.2 Earthquake hits Djibouti.

5.0 Earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.0 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the north coast of Colombia.

5.3 Earthquake hits central Alaska.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

5.0 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.3 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

5.3 Earthquake hits Uttaranchal, India.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Newsbytes:

Turkey – Heavy snowfall and rains along with cold weather across Turkey paralyzed ordinary life for people while precipitating deadly floods in the southern part of the country and suspending education at many schools in central and northern provinces due to snow. Two people were killed in the southern province of Mersin on Dec. 29 due to a flood that was caused by heavy rains in the region. With many trapped inside their vehicles, the municipality issued a warning statement calling on people to stay at home throughout the day if possible. While the rainfall affected life negatively in Mersin, heavy snowfall also halted life in central and northern Anatolia. Authorities in 21 provinces, mostly in central Turkey but also in northern Anatolia, said schools had been closed for the day due to heavy snow and icy conditions that were expected to follow.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Indian Ocean:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 04b (Four), located approximately 822 nm south-southwest of Calcutta, India, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

Newsbytes:

Spain – A woman was swept away during flash floods in a village 45 kilometres from the Catalan capital of Barcelona in Spain after her GPS device sent her driving across a riverbed through the village of Sant Llorenç d’Hortons.

Turkey – Unprecedented rainfall in some western towns led to small-scale floods on Monday and Tuesday while snowfall is forecast for central and northwestern Turkey on Wednesday. Balıkesir province was among the hardest-hit by flooding. A night of rainfall triggered floods in the town of Gömeç, where a bridge collapsed and flocks of sheep drowned; no other casualties were reported. Rivers breaching their banks threatened residences and shops in the small town. Ayvalık, a popular seaside town in the province, was also heavily inundated after downpours that started on Sunday increased in intensity late Monday. Schools in the town were closed Tuesday as rainfall accompanied with strong winds damaged buildings, felled trees and blocked access to several streets. Some residents were trapped in their houses for hours, long after downpours hit early Tuesday.

Canada – Crews in Thunder Bay, Ont., have remained busy as approximately 80 millimetres of rain fell across the city since Monday morning flooding parts of the city.

Saudi Arabia – At least seven people died and many others were injured or trapped by heavy rain and floods that swept various regions of the Kingdom, press reports said on Tuesday. The dead included three young Saudi men in Bisha, two others in Baha and two expatriates who were struck by a thunderbolt in Qunfudah. Torrential floods also destroyed a number of houses, blocked roads and overturned vehicles. The rain and floods in the last few days uncovered the ineffective drainage systems in many parts of the country. The rain inundated various parts of Qunfudah governorate and washed away large sections of the International Road linking Jeddah and Jazan.