Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.5 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.2 earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Chagos Archipelago.

5.1 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Guam.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 24s (Irondro), located approximately 401 nm south-southwest of Diego Garcia, is tracking southeastward at 04 knots.

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Afghanistan – Flash floods in Afghanistan have claimed the lives of 11 people and injured 15 others. According to the Ministry of State for Natural Disaster and Humanitarian, flood waters have totally destroyed around 288 houses.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Afghanistan – At least 21 people have died in avalanches in the Daykundi province in Afghanistan. Another 10 people have been injured. About 50 houses have been destroyed by the avalanches.

Indonesia – At least 422 residents of Penajam district in North Penajam Paser regency – the planned location of Indonesia’s new capital in East Kalimantan – have been affected by floods that hit the area on Tuesday morning.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Afghanistan – Severe weather in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of 13 people and injured forty others. According to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), around 655 houses have been partially damaged, 30 houses are completely destroyed and 322 families have been displaced. Heavy snowfall, flooding and a large number of avalanches were reported in different parts of Afghanistan between 12 -15 January 2020.

Australia – Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia’s east coast on Monday after “apocalyptic” dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country. Violent hail storms pelted the capital Canberra on Monday, with footage showing the storm ripping branches off trees. Dramatic images captured over the weekend from western New South Wales show a massive wall of dust rolling through outback towns. Locals reported being cast into darkness in the middle of the day.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 07s (Claudia), located approximately about 449 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia. Claudia is moving southwestward at 12 knots.

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Pakistan, Afghanistan – Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, leaving others stranded by heavy snowfall, officials said on Tuesday. At least 93 people died and 76 were injured across Pakistan – with several still missing – while a further 39 were killed in Afghanistan, according to officials in both countries. Forecasts suggest more harsh weather is on the way.

Australia – Heavy rain, flash floods and severe thunderstorms have swept over Melbourne and rain is forecast to hit bushfire-affected parts of New South Wales and Victoria later this week. In just 30 minutes, 44mm of rain fell at Avalon on Wednesday afternoon, and wind gusts reached 110km/h as wild weather hit the state’s south and moved north.

Mississippi, USA – Flooding left roads in Mississippi underwater on Jan. 14. Authorities in Mississippi urged residents to evacuate in the northern part of the state Tuesday after heavy rains spawned a flash-flood emergency and put a dam at “imminent” risk of failing. A flash flood emergency was issued in Oktibbeha County, located in the east-central portion of the state. Oktibbeha County Lake Dam is in imminent danger of failing.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 07s (Claudia), located approximately 270 nm northwest of Port Hedland, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 18 knots.

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Afghanistan – Heavy snowfall has claimed lives of at least 16 people in Herat and Kandahar regions of Afghanistan. The death toll from the snowfall is expected to further rise in the coming days.

Dubai – The National UAE reports that rain fell throughout Friday and the early hours of Saturday. As a result, many roads were heavily waterlogged. Readings show that Dubai received 150mm of rain every hour for two-and-a-half hours. This is extremely out of the ordinary for Dubai as an average January experiences only 10mm of rain over the full month. Since Saturday, the third busiest airport in the world has had to deal with delayed, diverted and canceled flights as heavy rains have led to intense flooding. Dubai International Airport is scrambling to cope with the extreme weather, working to get its operations back to normal.

Venice, Italy – Just weeks after serious flooding caused widespread damage, the famous canals of Venice have been left almost completely dry due to exceptionally low tides. Two months ago the high tide in Venice peaked at 187cm (6.14ft), leaving around 70% of the lagoon city centre under salt water. But at high tide on Saturday the city was a very different sight, with its famous gondolas and boats almost beached at the bottom of canals.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.3 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.5 earthquake hits Broken ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.2 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Carlsberg ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.8 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.2 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.4 earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Two 5.1 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits eastern Kazakhstan.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Maule, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.