Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.1 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.7 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.6 earthquake hits region Metropolitana, Chile.

5.4 earthquake hits the Auckland Islands, New Zealand.

5.4 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits Colombia.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits Unimak Island, Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.1 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.7 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.3 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.8 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

5.0 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Croatia.

5.0 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Greenland Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits south fo Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone(tc) 05p (Yasa), located approximately 197 nm east-southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southeastward at 10 knots.

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Newsbytes:

La Niña Persists – U.S. forecasters predict there is a 95% chance the current moderate La Niña episode will prevail until at least March, triggering a unique set of global weather shifts. They add there is a chance it will peak in the strong range during January. While El Niños typically last just one year, La Niñas often fade, then redevelop the following year. Australian meteorologists say the ocean-cooling across the tropical Pacific can probably be linked to a cyclone-like storm that was lashing the coast of Queensland in mid-December. The deepening climate crisis is also said to be a factor in that storm and accompanying floods.

Fiji – Cyclone Yasa slammed into Fiji’s second-largest island Thursday, tearing roofs off buildings as it triggered flash floods and landslides in the Pacific island nation. Yasa, which is expected to move out to sea early Friday, landed in the sparsely populated Bau province. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties but social media posts showed flooded villages and corrugated sheeting blown off homes.

Brazil – At least 10 people died Thursday in floods and landslides sparked by heavy rains in Presidente Getulio, a town in southern Brazil’s Santa Catarina state, bordering Argentina, state officials said. Civil defense rescue teams were also searching for 12 missing persons in affected neighborhoods.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Norwegian Sea.

5.9 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Timor, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.1earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.7 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.5 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.0 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Jaan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of O’Higgins, Chile.

6.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.6 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.3 earthquake hits the Ceram Sea, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Honshu, Japan.