Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.0 earthquake hits the Caspian Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 08s (Danilo), located approximately 205 nm south of Diego Garcia, is tracking north-northeastward at 04 knots.

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Philippines – Parts of Western Visayas and Southern Luzon greeted the New Year inundated by heavy rain and floods which forced more than 17,000 people to flee their homes in Negros Occidental province, officials said on Friday. One man died after he was electrocuted in a flooded street in Baco town, Oriental Mindoro province.