Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.6 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.
5.5 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.
5.3 earthquake hits the southeast central Pacific Ocean.
5.2 earthquake hits the Carlsberg ridge.
5.2 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.
5,2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.
5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec islands.
5.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.
5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
There are no current tropical storms.
Congo and DR Congo – Heavy rainfall on 16 March 2021 caused severe flash flooding in the neighbouring cities of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), and Brazzaville, capital of Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville. As of 17 March 2021 local media reported evacuations in areas close to the Tsiemé river in Brazzaville after flood water invaded homes. Flooding also caused severe traffic problems in the city. Local media in DR Congo reported 4 children died in the floods, with several houses swept away in Kisenso municipality in the east of Kinshasa. The Ndjili bridge collapsed causing severe transport problems, in particular to and from N’Djili International Airport. The collapse of the bridge also left some communities of Tshangu district cut off from the rest of the city.
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