Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone(tc) 05p (Yasa), located approximately 296 nm southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southward at 08 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Samoa – Heavy rain has triggered floods and landslides in Samoa, in particular in areas around the capital of Apia. Apria recorded around 85 mm of rain in 24 hours to 17 December. Media reported the Vaisigano river broke its banks. Flooding swamped roads, causing severe disruption to traffic in the city. The Disaster Management Office called for extreme caution as the heavy rain continued and urged residents of some low-lying areas to evacuate their homes.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Norwegian Sea.

5.9 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.2 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits Nevada, USA.

5.8 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.6 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.1 earthquake hits Nevada, USA.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.3 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.9 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.7 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the eastern Sea of Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits the Macquarie Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.0 earthquake hits Seram, 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

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

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

5.4 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Same Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

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

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

5.1 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Maug Islands in the North Mariana Islands.

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.

Earthquake

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Phoenix Islands, Kiribati region.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands, Philippines.