Earthquakes

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands off New Zealand.

Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit the central east Pacific rise.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

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5.9 Earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutians Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 and 5.1 Earthquakes hit the New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 and 5.0 Earthquakes hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

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5.6 and 5.0 Earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.3 Earthquake hits New Guinea in Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tonga.

Three 5.0 Earthquakes hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

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5.7, 5.1 and 4.9 Earthquakes hit near the south coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern mid-atlantic ridge (Bouvet Islands region).

5.3 and 5.0 Earthquakes hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

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6.3 Earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand. No initial reports of injuries.

5.6, 5.1, 5.0, 4 x 4.9, 2 x 4.8, 5 x 4.7 Aftershocks hit off the east coast of Honshu Japan in the wake of yesterday’s strong Earthquake.

5.6 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.1 and 5.0 Earthquake hits near the south coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

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7.3 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. A tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake struck off Japan’s eastern coast about 7:18pm (AEDT). Buildings were reported to have swayed violently in Tokyo. At 8:19pm workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant were told to retreat to a fortified building at the plant as a precaution. A one-metre high tsunami hit Japan’s north-east coast at 8:10pm. Evacuations have been ordered in some places.

6.2 and 5.5 Aftershocks hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Two 5.0 Aftershocks hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. Three 4.8 and three 4.7 Aftershocks also rattled the region.

5.1 and 4.9 Earthquakes hit the Bouvet Island region near the southern mid-atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of the Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the New Britain region, Papua New Guinea.

4.9 Earthquake hits southern Greece.

Transportation

30 people die when aircraft crashes at Brazzaville airport, Congo (Braxxaville).

At least seven people were feared dead after part of a highway tunnel collapsed Sunday in eastern Japan, trapping them in their vehicles and starting a fire that filled the tunnel with thick, black smoke.

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5.9 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.6 Earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Tanimbar Islands region, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Japan’s Bonin Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Storms and Floods

An atmospheric river,” a weather phenomenon which channels tropical moisture all the way across the Pacific Ocean like a ‘river of storms’ is heading for California, USA. Sometimes called a “pineapple express,” these storms are viewed by weather experts as California’s equivalent of a hurricane. Weather experts say Sacramento could see 4 to 8 inches of rain, and the mountains of the Northern Sierra Nevada and Shasta regions could be deluged with 12 to 18 inches of rainfall.

A brutal storm has left more than 50,000 homes in Perth and regional Western Australia without power, as emergency services scrambled to cope with widespread damage to schools, heritage buildings and homes across the state.

Flooding in Denbighshire, Wales

-One killed in flooding in St Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales.

-Around 500 people evacuated in the Welsh city of St Asaph after the river Elwy burst its banks.

-Several roads in Worcestershire, County Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland are closed.

-Some schools in Conwy and Denbighshire in Wales are also closed.

-Almost 500 flood warnings and alerts remain in place today in North East England and North Wales.

Snowstorm in Hokkaido, Japan

-Hokkaido snowstorm left about 37,000 houses without electricity.

-About 90 trains and 10 domestic flights were canceled due to the storm.

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5.3 and 5.1 Earthquakes hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

4.9 Earthquake hits near the south coast of Honshu, Japan.

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5.9 Earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile. Office buildings in the capital, Santiago swayed for almost a minute but authorities said no damage was reported and ruled out the possibility of tsunami.

5.6 Earthquake hits Jujuy Province, Argentina.

5.4 Earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova region, off the coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.2 and 5.1 Earthquakes hit offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Bali.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Taiwan region.

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5.4 Earthquake hits Pakistan

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

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5.6 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the east coast of central Peru.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the west coast of northern Sumatra.

5.0 Earthquake hits Antofagasto, Chile.

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6.2 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala. The second strong quake in less than a week caused panic in the Central American country, but there had been no immediate reports of more deaths.

6.0 and 5.4 Earthquakes hit south of Fiji.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.5 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.3 Earthquake hits the New Britain region, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 and 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 and 5.1 Earthquakes hit off the coast of Aiden, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands off Alaska.

5.0, 4.9 and 4.8 Aftershocks hit offshore Guatemala.

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5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands region.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Australia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the western Indian Ocean ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.