Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.5 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.2 earthquake hits Cuba.

5.5 earthquake hits the Cayman Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits northwest of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.0 earthquake hits the Adriatic Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits east of Severnaya Zemlya, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits western Turkey.

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

5.6 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast od Easter Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone (tc) 09s (Nine), located approximately 449 nm east-southeast of Port Mathurin, Mauritius, is tracking south-southeastward at 14 knots.

NewsBytes:

Iran – Since 11 January, heavy rains and river overflowing have led to widespread floods, affecting especially Sistan and Baluchistan (SB), Hormozgan and Kerman. Depth of water reached 8 metres. New waves of rain are expected. In SB, 13 counties are particularly impacted with thousands of people displaced and living in emergency shelters. 500 roads to villages are blocked, 719 villages damaged as well as agricultural land, livestock, schools, health clinics. First estimates report more than 200 000 people directly affected; 100 000 people have their houses at least partially destroyed.

Spain – Storm Gloria caused sea foam to engulf roads in the town of Tossa de Mar and left heavy rainfall and flooding all across Spain’s Catalonia region. The death toll has risen to 9.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits northeastern Iran.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

5.1 earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits northwestern Kashmir.

5.2 earthquake hits northwestern Kashmir.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 04p (Sarai), located approximately 439 nm west-southwest of Niue, is tracking east-southeastward at 12 knots.

Tropical cyclone 05s (Calvinia), located approximately 90 nm east-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southwestward at 05 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Indonesia – Five people went missing as flash floods destroyed houses in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province on Sunday. The natural disaster swept away nine houses, seriously damaging 17 others and several bridges and destroying horticultural plantations as well as triggering landslides in the district.

Rwanda – At least 12 people have died and others displaced following a downpour on Christmas night in Rwanda, the government has confirmed. The torrential rain destroyed 113 houses and 49 hectares of crops across the country. The downpour also caused traffic chaos in the capital Kigali as roads were submerged in floodwaters.

Iran – Eight months after the devastating flood that destroyed more than 25 of Iran’s provinces, Khuzestan Province has once again been flooded and completely paralyzed. As a result of the three-hour rainfall, the city’s streets were flooded with water and sewage, and many homes in Ahvaz were flooded, offices and schools were closed too, and this was the beginning of another catastrophe for the people of this province. The traffic in the city completely collapsed. The power of the city was cut off for many hours.

Khuzestan flood

Minnesota, USA – The city of Duluth closed some streets and parking lots near Lake Superior and the harbor for several hours Sunday due to flooding. East winds that gusted in excess of 60 mph on Sunday morning are kicking up big waves on the lake.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Panay in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Hubei, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits western Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Kodiak Island, Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits western Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits northwestern Iran.

5.4 earthquake hits the south Indian Ocean.

5.4 earthquake hits Leyte in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.2 earthquake hits the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

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

5.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 24w (Halong), located approximately 381 nm south of Miami Tori Shima, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 05a (Maha), located approximately 405 nm south-southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

NewsBytes:

Iran – Heavy rains caused chaos in Iran claiming the lives of two people and leaving one missing. Heavy rains and floods have affected provinces of Gorgan and Mazanderan.

Wales – Travel has been affected by heavy rain and strong winds across parts of Wales on Saturday. In south Wales, roads have been closed by floods and rail services were affected with trees on the line. A yellow warning for heavy rain covered 17 of Wales’ 22 counties.