Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits Shikoku, Japan.

6.2 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

6.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Gulf of California.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits southern Alaska.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.3 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits Guam.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Myanmar-India border.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.7 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.0 earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

Earthquakes

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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits the Sunday Trait, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits Cyprus.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.8 earthquake hits Greece.

5.5 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits south of Tonga.

5.4 earthquake hits Tucuman. Argentina.

5.3 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 06p (Tiffany), located approximately 180 nm northwest of Cairns, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical cyclone 05p (Cody), located approximately 198 nm southwest of Suva, Fiji, is tracking west-southeastward at 07 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Indonesia – More flooding disasters have affected Indonesia, this time in East Java Province where at least one person has died and one is missing. The disaster in East Java follows severe flooding in Jayapura City in the province of Papua, where at least 6 people died last week. Flooding has damaged hundreds of homes and affected over 1,600 people across the districts of Kaliwates, Rambi Puji and Panti in Jember Regency. Public buildings and places of worship were also flooded.

Brazil – Around 700 families have been forced from their homes after flooding rom overflowing rovers in the state of Pará in northern Brazil. Levels of the Tocantins and Itacaiúnas rivers in of Pará state have been rising since the start of the year after a period of heavy rainfall. Families have evacuated their homes in the city of Marabá, located at the confluence of the two rivers. Municipality government reported on 04 January that the rivers were already 11.50 metres above normal.

South Africa – At least 7 people have lost their lives in severe flash flooding that struck parts of Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. Heavy rainfall on 08 January 2022 triggered the floods which affected areas of Mthatha, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, the township of Mdantsane and areas of East London. According to figures from World Meteorological Organization (WMO), East London recorded 58 mm of rain in 24 hours to 09 January.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Malawi – Dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed after flash floods swept through areas of the city of Blantyre, Malawi. The Nasolo River broke its banks in 03 January 2022, sending flood waters raging through Ndirande Township in Blantyre City, Malawi’s second largest city with a population of around 1 million.

Brazil – The municipality of Barretos in the northern part of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, declared a state of disaster after a short period of torrential rain caused damaging floods. According to the municipality government, over 100 mm of rain fell in 2 hours during the afternoon of 06 January 2022. The ensuing floods blocked roads in at least 8 locations, damaged homes and wiped out a bridge. Water infrastructure was also destroyed, leaving 6 districts without drinking water. One person was reported missing after being carried away by the current.

Indonesia – At least 6 people have died and over 500 evacuated after flash floods and landslides in Jayapura City, the capital and largest city of the province of Papua, Indonesia. The Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Jayapura City said heavy rain fell for around 3 hours from 22:00 on 06 January. The city recorded 140 mm of rain in 24 hours to early 07 January. The rain caused severe flooding in the districts of North Jayapura, South Jayapura, Abepura, Heram and Muara Tami. Many areas were under water up to 2 metres deep. In Yotefa Abepura Market the water was 3 metres deep. Homes, public buildings and a hospital were all flooded. Over 500 residents are thought to have evacuated their homes, mostly in Abepura District. Authorities said evacuations were ongoing and displacement numbers could rise.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Indonesia – At least one person has died and thousands have evacuated their homes after floods and landslides on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Severe flooding has also affected wide areas of Malaysia on the other side of the Malacca Strait. Disaster management authorities reported severe flooding and landslides in the province of Aceh in the north of Sumatra Island after heavy rain from 30 December and the overflow of Krueng Peutoe, Krueng Keureuto, Sepanjang, and Langsa Rivers. The city of Lhokseumawe recorded 149 mm of rain in 24 hours to 30 December 2021. Authorities have declared a state of emergency after floods in Batang Lubu Sutam district late on 31 December 2021. Around 350 people were affected and 70 homes damaged across 15 villages.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

6.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Guam.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.4 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Azores.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.2 earthquake hits Kepuluan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.9 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits Crete.

5.6 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 earthquake hits Kepuluan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepuluan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Qinghai, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.7 earthquake hits the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

5.5 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits the Volcano islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits northern Qinghai, China.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Greece.

5.3 earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.