Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits the Gulf of California.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits Macquarie Island.

5.2 earthquake hits Greece.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the Revilla Gigedo Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.7 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

5.2 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Romania.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Esami), located approximately 890 nm east-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 10 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 10s (Diane), located approximately 171 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 16 knots.

NewsBytes:

Argentina – Flooding caused by a storm and heavy rainfall has caused the evacuation of more than 200 people in Tucuman province of northwest Argentina.

Peru – Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have affected the departments of Arequipa and Huanuco in Peru, damaging more than 80 homes.

Spain – The death toll from Storm Gloria in Spain rose to 13 people on Friday while four people were still missing as freak weather continued to batter the east of the country. The Balearic Islands and eastern regions including Catalonia and Valencia have borne the brunt of the storm now entering its fifth day. Winds of more than 140 km per hour, waves reaching more than 10 metres and heavy snow and rainfall have unleashed chaos, crippling transport and destroying infrastructure. Seawater has caused devastation as it smashed into and entered coastal towns while the heavy downpour has also prompted fear that swollen rivers could burst out of their beds and flood major cities including Girona. Elsewhere, such as in parts of Valencia, more than 80 cm of snow has accumulated.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.5 earthquake hits Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.0 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Timor, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.2 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Angola – Flash floods have claimed the lives of 41 people and affected around 11,190 people. Twelve out of 18 provinces in Angola have been hit by the violent downpour. The flash floods have damaged more than 2,400 houses, 12 churches and four bridges.

Peru -Landslides and floods have been affecting Huanuco, Pasco and Cusco departments (central Peru) since mid-December. National authorities report more than 300 families affected by the floods in Huanuco Department since the start of the year. 25 homes were damaged by a landslide in San Pablo de Pillao District on 8 January. The water level of several rivers has increased to flood levels. Moderate rain is forecast over central Peru on 10-11 January.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.6 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Saipan region, North Mariana Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

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

5.1 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits France.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Atacama, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits north of Svalbard.

5.0 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Aru, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits central California.

The earthquake, the largest to hit California in two decades left buildings and roads with varying degrees of damage. This included buildings with minor cracks; broken water mains; power lines down; rock slides on certain roads” but no injuries or major fires.

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5.6 earthquake hits the Queen Charlotte Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits central California.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

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

5.0 earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Peru-Ecuador border.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

8.0 earthquake hits northern Peru.

A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck the Amazon jungle in north-central Peru early Sunday. The quake, at a moderate depth of 110 kilometers (68 miles) struck at 2:41 a.m., 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of the village of Lagunas and 158 kilometers (98 miles) east-northeast of the larger town of Yurimaguas. There were no immediate reports of casualties, although some buildings collapsed and power cuts were reported in a number of cities. Earthquakes that are close to the surface generally cause more destruction. In Yurimaguas, a number of old houses collapsed, and the electricity was cut, according to the National Emergency Operations Center, which gave the magnitude of the quake as 7.2. In the capital, Lima, people ran out of their homes in fear.

5.7 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.