Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Neuquen, Argentina.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.4 earthquake hits north of Ascension Island.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of Shikoku, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.

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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 30w (Phanfone), located approximately 479 nm east of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 04 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 04p (Sarai), located approximately 166 nm west of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southward at 12 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Philippines – The death toll from Typhoon Phanfone’s battering of the Philippines on Christmas Day has risen to 28, and will likely climb further, authorities said on Friday. The storm, with wind gusts of up to 200 kilometres per hour, swept across remote villages and popular tourist destinations in the central Philippines on Wednesday.

Turkey – dana has been inundated by heavy rains since Monday which resumed Thursday after a brief break. Flash floods have severely affected this southern Turkish province, which is known for its extremely hot climate. Government officials visited the city Thursday and vowed to build new houses in the neighborhoods most affected by the floods. The floods damaged 123,151 decares of agricultural lands.

California – San Diego drivers who found themselves stranded in flood waters were rescued Thursday morning in Grantville after a severe storm brought flooding to the area.

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

5.7 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0.earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits Tucuman, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.8 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Four 5.0 earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 03s (Ambali), located approximately 528 nm northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southward at 08 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 02s (Belna), located approximately 862 nm north-northeast of Europa island, is tracking southwestward at 06 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 06a (Pawan), located approximately 391 nm southeast of Aden, Yemen, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Philippines – The Philippines’ north has been hit by some of its worst flooding in decades, with torrents of muddy runoff forcing 66,000 from their homes and prompting rescues of trapped locals, authorities said Friday. Luzon island, the nation’s largest, has been hit by a string of storms that have battered its northern tip while monsoon rains were intensified by the passage of Typhoon Kammuri this week. Large swaths of lush green land were inundated after rivers burst their banks, leaving only treetops visible above the waterline. Landslides have cut off roads to some isolated towns and some bridges are covered by the flooding. However, authorities said they have not confirmed any deaths caused by the high water.

Namibia – Namibia is facing with floods in the northern part of the country following incessant heavy rains in the past few days.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.9 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 29w (Kammuri), located approximately 285 nm west of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 06a (Six), located approximately 864 nm east-southeast of Djibouti (city), is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical cyclone 07a (Seven), located approximately 606 nm south of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

NewsBytes:

Uganda – Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed lives of four people in eastern Ugandan district of Bududa. A number of houses were also damaged.

Philippines – Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to shut Manila’s international airport. Kammuri toppled trees and electrical posts, ripped off tin roofs as it blew across island provinces in the southern fringes of the main northern Luzon island before blowing into the South China Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 29w (Kammuri), located approximately 85 nm south of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 06a (Six), located approximately 889 nm east-southeast of Djibouti (city), is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Nepal – A mudslide in Pokhara has claimed lives of four persons and left one other missing. The mudslide occurred at the time the workers were constructing sewage channels alongside the Bhalam-Mauja rural road.

India – The government of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu says at least 25 people have died in recent floods that inundated low-lying areas and hundreds more have been evacuated to relief camps.

Philippines – Powerful typhoon Kammuri was blowing across the Philippines on Tuesday after slamming ashore overnight in an eastern province, damaging houses and an airport and knocking out power after tens of thousands of people fled for safer ground.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Batan Islands in the Philippines.