Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Sinaloa, Mexico.

5.2 earthquake hits Nevada, USA.

5.2 earthquake hits the DR Congo.

5.1 earthquake hits near the coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Papua New Guinea – More than 200 households have been affected due to flooding in Morobe province of west coast of Papua New Guinea. The Rumu river overflowed. Also damages have been reported to several houses and public buildings across Gabnaron and Zifasing villages.

Greece – Heavy rainfall flooded several houses and shops in Skopelos. Similarly, road damage and landslides have been reported in Zagora-Mouresi Municipality. Mudslides have obstructed the the road linking Zagora and Horefto.

Crete – Authorities in eastern Crete closed the Lasithi plain to traffic to prevent accidents Thursday after the area flooded following four days of intense rainfall. This is the fifth time this year the plain has flooded and that the intensity and duration of the storms, which started on Monday evening and stopped yesterday morning, were unprecedented for the season.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Assam, India.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.3 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Batan Islands in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.3 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Antofagasta, Chile.

Two 5.3 earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.6 earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the Banda Sea.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.4 earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Santa Cruz, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain,Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 15p (Oma), located approximately 257 nm west-northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking south-southwestward at 06 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 02w (Two), located approximately 970 nm southeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

NewsBytes:

Papua New Guinea – Two people were buried alive in a landslide as heavy rain caused havoc in Madang last week. People living along the Finisterer mountain range have been the victim of landslides. Hundreds were stranded along the Madang-Usino highway when a section of the road was damaged by flooding.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kamchatka Peninsula.

5.0 earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Papua New Guinea – Weeks of heavy rains and flooding have killed at least nine people in Papua New Guinea, with authorities warning more bad weather and devastation could be on the way. Near the capital Port Moresby, there have been unconfirmed reports of children being washed away by floodwaters, while further down the coast, high winds generated by Cyclone Penny – which hit northern Australia – have destroyed homes. Rising rivers have left many bridges unusable, stranding travellers. The storms have lashed the country’s southern coast since late December but have also caused problems in the north.

Israel – Heavy rains caused floods across Israel’s north on Monday, stranding two cars mid-stream and damaging property in several regions. Several roads were also blocked due to floods, including Route 90, a main artery that connects the southernmost city of Eilat and Kiryat Shmona in the very north. The Route 90 flooding also struck close to the northern city of Tiberias when the Arbel River overflowed due to heavy rain.

California, USA – The first of three Pacific storms barreled into the state Monday, closing roads, snarling traffic and drenching the striking teachers in Los Angeles. Flooding rain, yards of snow and mudslides are expected. Interstate 5, the main north-south highway in California, was closed Monday because of heavy snow, stranding cars and trucks. The storms were expected to bring several rounds of heavy rain, mountain snow, gusty winds, rough surf and possible flooding through the week, the National Weather Service said. Even worse, areas burned by last year’s devastating wildfires will be especially prone to mudslides.