Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.9 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits Cyprus.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.6 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 10s (Joshua), located approximately 1160 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 12s (Eloise), located approximately 386 nm north of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 11p (Kimi), located approximately 92 nm southeast of Cairns, Australia, is tracking south-southeastward at 08 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Indonesia – Disaster authorities in Indonesia report that over 20 people have died and thousands have been displaced by recent flooding in South Kalimantan and North Sulawesi Provinces. Authorities in the country are currently fighting disasters on several fronts after string of floods and devastating landslides was followed by a massive earthquake in West Sulawesi Province on 15 January which left at least 81 people dead in Mamuju and Majane Regencies. The current spate of flooding in South Kalimantan Province began on 12 January and affected Banjar and Tabalong regencies. The situation worsened over the following days. The provincial capital, Banjarmasin City, recorded over 270mm of rain in 24 hours to 14 January. On the same day the Provincial Government of South Kalimantan declared a state of emergency. As of 17 January, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) reported over 24,000 houses have been flooded, causing thousands of residents to evacuate. Meanwhile 6 people have died after heavy rain triggered floods and landslides in Manado City, North Sulawesi Province on 16 January, 2021. The city recorded around 250mm of rain in 48 hours to 17 January.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.4 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.3 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits near the south coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit the Southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits near the south coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Tristan da Cunha.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

5.1 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Indonesia – An estimated 50,000 people have been affected by flooding in Solok City, West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. Flooding struck after heavy rain that began on 11 January 2021. Indonesia’s meteorological agency BMKG reported 86.4mm of rain in 24 hours to 12 January in the nearby city of Padang, capital of West Sumatra Province. Over 1,000 homes were submerged after flooding in Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia on 12 January 2021. Heavy rainfall caused flooding that affected around 25 villages across 7 sub-districts in the regency.

Namibia – Heavy rain has continued to fall in parts of Namibia, with flash flooding reported in the capital, Windhoek from 11 January, 2021. Flooding has affected the city since late December. In a statement of 07 January, the city government said emergency response teams attended to 14 flood-related incidents from 30 December 2020 to 05 January 2021. Around 80 households, mostly in areas of Otjomuise, were affected. The city plans to relocate at least 65 households adversely affected by flooding. Further flash flooding struck in the city from 11 January, blocking roads and causing problems for motorists. Several rivers broke their banks, including the Gammams river.

USA – Stormy weather caused floods and landslides in parts of Oregon and Washington states in the Pacific Northwest, USA, from 13 January 2021, thousands of homes were without power across the region. Two fatalities were reported as a result of wind damage.

Tanzania – Flash flooding has caused widespread damage in parts of Mtwara Region in southern Tanzania after heavy rain over the last few days. Mtwara, capital city of Mtwara Region, recorded 478mm of rain in 48 hours to 13 January 2021. Authorities reported 1 person died after being swept away by flash floods in Mtwara-Mikindani municipality on 12 January. Many people have moved from their homes to safer areas, including in makeshift shelters in local schools.

Turkey – Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in western Turkey from 12 January 2021. Media reported that a short period of torrential rain caused flash flooding in parts of Izmir Province, in particular the Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir where streets, houses and shops were inundated, while vehicles were dragged by flood waters.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Greece.

5.0 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Spain – Two people died in flash flooding in southern Spain after heavy rainfall brought by Storm Filomena. While central and northern areas of the country, including the capital Madrid, were brought to a standstill after record snowfall, coastal areas of the southern Andalusia Region recorded heavy rainfall. According to figures from the country’s AEMET weather agency, Estepona in Malaga province recorded 208.4mm of rain on 08 January 2021, with snow reported in higher elevations.

Indonesia – Flooding in Bandung Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia has damaged more than 10,000 homes. According to the country’s disaster management agency, BNPB, the districts of Soreang, Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah and Bojongsoang were all affected by floods after heavy rainfall caused the Citarum River to overflow on 10 January 2021.

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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Albania – The government in Albania reported on 10 January 2021 that flooding had affected wide areas in the north of the country after heavy rain that began on 06 January. Flooding from the Drin River in Lezhë County prompted 28 families to evacuated their homes. Around 2,850 hectares of land in is under water. Heavy rain also triggered landslides, damaging 6 buildings in the city of Lezhë and 2 in Mirdita. Around 1,500 residents have been left isolated after flooding destroyed the Kalivaç bridge. In Durrës County, 8 families were evacuated after flooding damaged homes and buildings. Over 500 hectares of land is under water. Meanwhile around 4,080 hectares of land is under water in Shkodër County. Severe flooding was also reported in parts of neighbouring Kosovo, in particular in the city of Gjakova. Heavy rains also caused a landslide blocking a highway connecting Kosovo with Albania.

Philippines – Thousands of residents of Bicol, Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas Regions in the Philippines have been struck by a second spate of flooding in a week. At the start of the new year, flooding in these regions left 3 dead and 3 missing.

Jamaica – Heavy rainfall caused damaging flash floods in Jamaica on 08 January 2021. St James Parish in the north west of the island was the worst affected area. Over 40mm of rain fell in just a few hours, triggering flash floods which damaged roads and buildings in several areas of the parish including the city of Montego Bay. Media reports said flood water and debris swept through streets, dragging along vehicles. Several people reportedly sustained injuries in the floods.

Indonesia – Two landslides struck in quick succession in the village of Cihanjuang in Cimanggung District, Sumedang Regency in West Java Province on 09 January 2021. The first landslide occurred around 16:00 and the second at around 19:30 local time, caused by heavy rainfall and unstable soil conditions for the landslides. At least 14 houses were severely damaged or buried. One bridge was destroyed and roads wiped out.

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

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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 08s (Danilo), located approximately 623 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-soutwestward at 06 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Bolivia – A short period of torrential rain and hail during the afternoon of 04 January 2021 caused flash flooding in parts of the city of Sucre in Chuquisaca Department, Bolivia. Authorities report that at least 4 people died, 6 are missing and 7 were injured as a result of the severe weather. The intense rain and hail also caused considerable material damage to vehicles and buildings. Several stalls of traders from the Mercado Campesino were swept away.

Indonesia – A total of 760 houses in nine villages of Cerme sub district and Gresik district of Indonesia’s East Java province had been submerged by floods, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday. The floods occurred because waters of the Lamong River were overflowing following previous heavy rains with high intensity since 9:20 am local time (on Tuesday).

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

5.0 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.