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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Riley), located approximately 283 nm north of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

NewsBytes:

Queensland, Australia – In the Sunshine State, water levels at the Daintree River have exceeded nine metres and residents along its tributaries, the Mossman River and other waterways in the shire have been warned to prepare as waters continue to rise. In far north Queensland, ferry services have been shut down. Heavy rain and strong winds have been forecast for the state’s far north in coming days, although communities were spared a cyclone that fizzled out after crossing land.

Malaysia – The number of evacuees due to floods in Sabah continue to rise following heavy rainfall on Sunday (Jan 27). A total of 2,555 people from five districts have been displaced and are taking shelter at 17 different evacuation centres. The flood victims from some 549 families are from Kota Marudu, Matunggong, Pitas, Kota Belud and Sipitang districts.

Volcanos

Global Volcanic Activity – Volcanoes Today, 27 January 2019

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 20 kts in N direction.

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL060 EST VA DTG:27/0000Z

Reventador (Ecuador): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150.

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250.

Planchón-Peteroa (Central Chile and Argentina): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150.

Barren Island (Indian Ocean): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL030 HAVE CEASED

Disease

Ebola – DR Congo

WHO has advised countries sharing a border with DR Congo to urgently strengthen their surveillance and alert systems for early detection, and timely and effective response to potential cases.

Nine neighbouring countries were put on high alert: Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, and Burundi are ranked Priority-1. Angola, Congo, Central African Republic, Tanzania, and Zambia are ranked Priority-2.