Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Peru – Flooding in Madre de Dios Region of Peru has affected at least 15,000 people and damaged thousands of homes. The government has declared a State of Emergency for 60 days for the region. Water and electricity services have been interrupted and around 3,000 hectares of crops damaged.

Indonesia – The flood situation in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia, has worsened over the last 2 days. As of 22 February as many as 5 people have died, 2 are missing and over 30,000 people displaced.

Brazil – Heavy rain caused landslides and flooding in parts of Minas Gerais state in Brazil during the period 18 to 21 February 2021. Two people died and 4 are missing after a landslide caused a house to collapse in Santa Maria de Itabira. Other landslides and flooding also caused severe damage in the city.

Philippines – Thousands of people have evacuated their homes after flooding in Surigao del Sur Province in the Philippines. On 22 February severe weather brought by Tropical Storm Dujuan (known locally as Auring) has so far affected 50,956 people across the 3 regions of Northern Mindanao. Over 60,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated. As of 22 February, 12,825 families or 49,236 people remained in 308 evacuation centres.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Faraji), located approximately 1269 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking west-southwestward at 06 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Peru – Disaster authorities in Peru report that at least 1 person has died and over 300 homes were damaged after flash floods in Huánuco department. The disaster struck on 10 February after heavy rain caused the flooding of the Huamuco River (a small tributary of the Huallaga River) in Santa Rosa de Alto Yanajanca district, Marañón province. On the same day the Santa Martha river broke its banks flooding areas of La Morada district in Huánuco, damaging 70 houses, 3 public buildings, 4 bridges, as well as crops and roads.

Bolivia – Flooding has affected thousands of people in the departments of Beni and Santa Cruz in Bolivia since late January 2021. Disaster authorities report that over 35,000 families have now been affected by heavy rain and flooding across the country since the start of the year with 9 fatalities having been reported.

Philippines – At least one person has died after flooding in parts of Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. Flooding began after heavy rainfall from 08 February 2021. Borongan City in Eastern Samar Province recorded more than 117mm of rain in 24 hours to 09 February. Schools and offices were closed in Palo, Tolosa, Santa Fe, Alangalang, and San Miguel, as a result of flooding.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.1 earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits El Salvador.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Palawan in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Nicaragua.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

6.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.6 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the Virgin Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.0 earthquake his Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Albania – The government in Albania reported on 10 January 2021 that flooding had affected wide areas in the north of the country after heavy rain that began on 06 January. Flooding from the Drin River in Lezhë County prompted 28 families to evacuated their homes. Around 2,850 hectares of land in is under water. Heavy rain also triggered landslides, damaging 6 buildings in the city of Lezhë and 2 in Mirdita. Around 1,500 residents have been left isolated after flooding destroyed the Kalivaç bridge. In Durrës County, 8 families were evacuated after flooding damaged homes and buildings. Over 500 hectares of land is under water. Meanwhile around 4,080 hectares of land is under water in Shkodër County. Severe flooding was also reported in parts of neighbouring Kosovo, in particular in the city of Gjakova. Heavy rains also caused a landslide blocking a highway connecting Kosovo with Albania.

Philippines – Thousands of residents of Bicol, Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas Regions in the Philippines have been struck by a second spate of flooding in a week. At the start of the new year, flooding in these regions left 3 dead and 3 missing.

Jamaica – Heavy rainfall caused damaging flash floods in Jamaica on 08 January 2021. St James Parish in the north west of the island was the worst affected area. Over 40mm of rain fell in just a few hours, triggering flash floods which damaged roads and buildings in several areas of the parish including the city of Montego Bay. Media reports said flood water and debris swept through streets, dragging along vehicles. Several people reportedly sustained injuries in the floods.

Indonesia – Two landslides struck in quick succession in the village of Cihanjuang in Cimanggung District, Sumedang Regency in West Java Province on 09 January 2021. The first landslide occurred around 16:00 and the second at around 19:30 local time, caused by heavy rainfall and unstable soil conditions for the landslides. At least 14 houses were severely damaged or buried. One bridge was destroyed and roads wiped out.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 08s (Danilo), located approximately 468 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking east-southeastward at 15 knots.

Tropical cyclone 09p (Imogen), located approximately 283 nm west of Cairns, Australia, is tracking east-southeastward at 11 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Papua New Guinea – At least 15 people are feared dead after a landslide in a remote area of Central Province, Papua New Guinea on 28 December 2020. He said the landslide buried the homes set up in an alluvial gold mining camp in Goilala District. As of 31 December, 8 bodies had been recovered. The search for those still missing is continuing, although the recovery effort has been hampered by heavy rains, which are thought to have triggered the landslide.

Philippines – The Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported flooding in central areas of the country from 01 January 2021 following heavy rain brought by the tail end of a frontal system. Two fatalities were reported in Bicol Region, where 3 people were also reported missing. One person died in floods in Negros Occidental Province of Western Visayas region. In Bicol, 1 person died and 3 were missing after floods in Camarines Sur. Another fatality was reported in Sorsogon. As of 02 January, 106 incidents of flooding had been reported across Bicol, along with 24 landslides. Meanwhile in Western Visayas region, PNA said at least one person died and almost 15,000 families were affected by flash floods caused by heavy rains in four localities in northern Negros Occidental from 01 January 2021.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 08s (Danilo), located approximately 205 nm south of Diego Garcia, is tracking north-northeastward at 04 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Philippines – Parts of Western Visayas and Southern Luzon greeted the New Year inundated by heavy rain and floods which forced more than 17,000 people to flee their homes in Negros Occidental province, officials said on Friday. One man died after he was electrocuted in a flooded street in Baco town, Oriental Mindoro province.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Croatia.

5.7 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

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

5.2 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits Araucania, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the northern east Pacific rise.

5.6 earthquake hits the northern east Pacific rise.

5.2 earthquake hits Sicily, Italy.

5.2 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits northwest of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.