Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

6.0 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

5.7 earthquake hits the Eastern Sea of Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

5.2 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Azores.

5.0 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Kashmir.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Spain – Two people died in flash flooding in southern Spain after heavy rainfall brought by Storm Filomena. While central and northern areas of the country, including the capital Madrid, were brought to a standstill after record snowfall, coastal areas of the southern Andalusia Region recorded heavy rainfall. According to figures from the country’s AEMET weather agency, Estepona in Malaga province recorded 208.4mm of rain on 08 January 2021, with snow reported in higher elevations.

Indonesia – Flooding in Bandung Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia has damaged more than 10,000 homes. According to the country’s disaster management agency, BNPB, the districts of Soreang, Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah and Bojongsoang were all affected by floods after heavy rainfall caused the Citarum River to overflow on 10 January 2021.

Disease

Covid-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Mad Cow Disease – Spain

The Ministerio de Agricultura in Madrid, Spain recently notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of a case of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow on a farm in Viniegra de Arriba, La Rioja.