Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 08s (Danilo), located approximately 404 nm east-northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Morocco – Unprecedented flooding in Morooco has blocked roads and wreaked havoc, causing the municipal council of the economic capital to hold an emergency meeting. Heavy rains on Tuesday January 5 caused flooding in Casablanca, the Moroccan economic capital.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Ghana

The Regional Command of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has said the Central Region recorded more bushfires last year than in 2019. There were 180 bushfires, representing 115 percent increase compared to 65 in 2019. In all, the Service in 2020 responded to 611 fire incidents, including domestic fires as against 492 the previous year, an increase of 119 per cent in the incidents recorded.