Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

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

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits the Mauritius-Reunion region.

5.6 earthquake hits north of Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.4 earthquake hits the Mauritius-Reunion region.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits north of Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Tajikistan and Afghanistan – At least 14 people have lost their lives after heavy rain triggered flash flooding and mudslides in Tajikistan and northern areas of neighbouring Afghanistan. This is the second severe flood event to strike in Afghanistan in the past week. Flooding destroyed a bridge in Danghara District and damaged around 26 homes in Shamsiddin Shohin district. Flood damage was also reported in Yovon District. Flooding also struck parts of Central Government Jurisdiction (RSS) region. Flooding struck in Takhar province, including provincial capital Taluqan city, in northern Afghanistan on 10 May 2021. This flood event comes just days after severe flooding in parts of the country from 03 May 2021.

Indonesia – At least 7 people have died after heavy rain caused a landslide West Sumatra, Indonesia. A landslide struck a mining area of Sangir Batang Hari District, South Solok Regency, West Sumatra, on 10 May 2021 after heavy rain. Conditions are making access to the area difficult for rescue teams. Heavy rain has also caused flooding and landslides in other areas of Sumatra Island over the the last few days.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits neat the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

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

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Algeria – Severe flash flooding has affected parts of northern Algeria since 02 May 2021. As of 04 May, fatalities were reported in Batna, Médéa and Provinces. evere flooding in Médéa Province following heavy rainfall on 03 May 2021. Buildings, roads and infrastructure were damaged. Four people died after being swept away by flood water in the municipality of Beni-Slimane where a medical building and dozens of vehicles were damaged. In M’sila Province, 1 person died in flood waters in Daïra de Magra municipality. Two people died after being swept away by flood waters in Amdoukal municipality.

Indonesia – Hundreds of homes were damaged after flash floods in West Lombok Regency in the province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Flooding struck after heavy rainfall began on 01 May 2021. Indonesia’s meteorological agency BMKG reported 138.5 mm of rain in West Lombok in 24 hours to 02 May 2021. Heavy rain triggered an overflow of a local rive, flooding areas of Kediri and Gerung Districts. Flood water was up to 50cm deep. As many as 294 homes were damaged, at least 6 of them severely, forcing residents to evacuate.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits northeast of Taiwan.

5.6 earthquake hits northeast of Taiwan.

5.6 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Alamagan region, North Mariana Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Venezuela – Flooding in western Venezuela has damaged homes and livelihoods of residents living close to the San Pedro River. Flooding struck in Tulio Febres Cordero municipality in the state of Mérida from late April 2021 after a period of heavy rain caused the San Pedro River to break its banks in the municipality. Local media reported that more than 100 buildings were damaged and around 400 families affected, mostly in the town of Palmarito.

Northern Sumatra, Indonesia – At least 5 people died and 8 are still missing after landslides hit the Batang Toru hydropower plant area in Marancar, South Tapanuli District, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia on 29 April 2021. The landslides were caused by heavy rainfall in the area. Two buildings and a vehicle were buried in the slide, with 12 people feared missing.

Rwanda – Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Gahunga, Burera District in the Northern Province of Rwanda on 27 April 2021. 1 person died in the floods, which destroyed 3 houses and damaged several others. Two bridges were also destroyed. Crops and livestock also suffered damage, including over 200 hectares of plantations of potatoes, maize, beans, pyrethrum, impacting livelihoods of local residents.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

5.7 earthquake hits Panama.

5.3 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

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

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

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

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Rota region, North Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits the Owen Fracture zone.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia,

5.5 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits south of Lombok, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.