Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Guyana.

5.3 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit near the coast of western Turkey.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 15p (Ana), located approximately 236 nm south-southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking south-southwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 17p (Lucas), located approximately 528 nm northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking east-southeastward at 19 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 18s (Eighteen), located approximately 29 nm southeast of Port Hedland, Australia, is tracking west-northwestward at 04 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Chile – Severe weather including strong winds, hail and record rainfall affected parts of southern-central Chile from 29 January, in particular areas of Santiago Metropolitan, O’Higgins, Valparaíso, Maule, Araucanía and Bío Bío Regions. Rainfall has triggered flooding and landslides in several areas. The capital Santiago saw as much rain in 24 hours as it would normally see on average during the 6 month period November to April.

Fiji – At least 1 person has died, 5 are missing and over 7,000 are displaced after Tropical Cyclone Ana made landfall in Fiji early on 31 January, 2021. Power and water outages were affecting parts of the country. One person died by drowning, while 4 fishermen were reported missing at sea.