Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.6 earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.1 earthquake hits northwestern Kashmir.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 07s (Claudia), located approximately 210 nm north of Broome, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 11 knots.

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NewsBytes:

USA Severe storm in Louisiana has claimed the lives of three people and caused damage from Texas to Tennessee. Two people died in a storm near Haughton when their mobile home was destroyed. Third person died when a tree fell on the house in Oil City. In Arkansas and Missouri, tornadoes destroyed homes and also caused damage in Oklahoma. A tornado destroyed two homes near Fair Play, Missouri, about 56 km northwest of Springfield. According to the Logan County Emergency Management, at least three homes were destroyed by the tornado in Arkansas. Saturday saw more rain than any other January day in Michigan history. Streets and yards were flooded all across southeast Michigan — some neighbourhoods were hit especially hard as rivers began to overflow.

Disease

Anthrax – Zimbabwe

Officials in Zimbabwe report at least three human anthrax cases in the Mahusekwa, Marondera district in Zimbabwe. The three people are in a serious condition after eating meat from animals that died of anthrax.