Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Four 5.0 earthquakes hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits of the coast of northern Peru.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


South Africa – Flooding continues to affect parts of South Africa, with 10 fatalities reported in Limpopo province over the last few days. Parts of the country were badly hit by flooding after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Cyclone Eloise from around 23 January 2021. Eloise has long since dissipated but heavy rainfall has continued to fall throughout the first weeks of February, causing further flooding and dam levels to rise.

Indonesia – Further disasters have struck on Indonesia‘s Java island as a result of heavy rainfall. Landslides and floods were triggered by heavy rain in Ngetos Village, Ngetos District, Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province during the evening of 14 February 2021. As of 15 February, 2 people were confirmed dead and 17 injured and 16 missing. Search and rescue operations are ongoing.