Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia,

5.5 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits south of Lombok, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the Philippine Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands and Turkish border region.

5.2 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Galapagos triple junction region.

5.1 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands and Turkish border region.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Indonesia – At least one person died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Bandung Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia. The landslide buried a house in Neglasari Village, Ibun District, Bandung Regency on 11 April. The landslide was caused by heavy rain falling on unstable ground. Also on 11 April, flooding struck in Ponogoro Regency, East Java, affecting 125 people and damaging 25 homes.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Celebes Sea.

5.8 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Costa Rica.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern Pacific Ocean.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.4 earthquake its the southern east Pacific rise.

5.3 earthquake hits offshore Bio-Bio, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Twenty-seven), located approximately 628 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 346 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 09 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Indonesia and East Timor – More than 150 people have now died in the catastrophic floods and landslides in south eastern Indonesia and East Timor that began on 03 April 2021. Torrential rain, brought by Tropical Cyclone Seroja, fell in parts of south eastern Indonesia. Parts of East Nusa Tenggara Province saw more than 500mm in 2 days.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Indonesia – At least 44 people were killed and nine injured after flash floods and landslides swept an island in Indonesia’s easternmost province on Sunday morning, rescue officials said, adding they expected the toll to rise. Hours before people woke to celebrate Easter Sunday, torrential rain unleashed flash floods in the Catholic-majority Flores Island. Mud inundated homes, while bridges and roads in the eastern end of the island were destroyed.

Timor-Leste – Heavy rainfall over parts of Timor-Leste in the last three days caused severe floods, leaving at least eleven dead, according to initial reports. The capital city of Dili has been most severely impacted. Inhabitants left their homes due to the high levels of water in different parts of the city, many parts of it are under water.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.8 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.6 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Indonesia – The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reported severe flooding in Klambu District, Grobogan Regency, Central Java, on 31 March 2021. Flooding affected the villages of Klambu and Penganten. According to BNPB, 1,900 houses, 3 government offices, 5 schools and 14 places of worship were submerged in water up to 2 metres deep in Klambu Village.Meanwhile around 500 homes were flooded in Penganten Village. Around 20 homes have nee severely damaged. Flooding occurred after a short period of heavy rain late on 31 March. In other flooding events in Indonesia, over 60,000 people have been affected by floods and landslides on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, over the past few days according to disaster authorities. The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) reports that over 52,000 people were affected by floods in northern parts of Medan City, capital of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province on 30 March 2021.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits Barbados in the Windward Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits northeast of Taiwan.

5.4 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits Jan Mayen Island.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the southeast Indian ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Indonesia – Heavy rain on 25 March caused the Citarum river and its tributaries to overflow in Bandung Regency, West Java, Indonesia. Flooding was reported in Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, Bojongsoang, Cicalengka and Rancaekek districts, with a depth of over 1 metre in some areas. According to disaster authorities, as of 26 March more than 10,000 homes have been damaged, along with schools, public buildings and roads. A total of 60,539 people have been affected by the floods.

Brazil – At least one person has died in flash floods in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. Meanwhile flooding from overflowing rivers in the northern state of Pará has prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency. A storm brought strong winds and heavy rain to parts of Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil on 23 March 2021. The worst of the damage was reported in the city of Blumenau.