Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

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

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 14s (Glenda), located approximately 586 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, and is tracking south-southwestward at 07 knots.


Afghanistan – A series of avalanches have struck north of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 124 people. The snowfall has been concentrated in Panjshir province, where two schools and a mosque and around 100 homes had been destroyed.

Lebanon – A deluge of rainwater flooded the streets of Zahrani Wednesday, forcing Syrian refugees to abandon their swamped tents in the southern village.