Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.7 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.5 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.5 earthquake hits the Aegean Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


Peru – Two people have died in Peru after the eruption of an undersea volcano thousands of kilometres away off the coast of Tonga caused high waves along the Peruvian coast on 16 January 2022. Peru’s National Civil Defence Institute (INDECI) reported high waves in the regions of La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Ica and Arequipa. Twenty-two ports on the north and central coasts were closed and fishing activities suspended. Buildings were damaged in the popular tourist area of Paracas, Ica Region and some locals and visitors were evacuated. INDECI said two people drowned in the high waves in the district of Lambayeque, located in the province and region of the same name.

Gaza – Gaza has been battered by three days of heavy rainfall which has led to extreme flooding, forcing locals to move around in boats.