Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.8 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits Laos.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 28w (Rai), located approximately 333 nm east-northeast of Davao, Philippines, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 03p (Ruby), located approximately 276 nm east-southeast of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking southeastward at 17 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Congo – Brazzaville – At least 15 people have died, 9 are missing and thousands have been displaced after weeks of flooding in Congo-Brazzaville (also Republic of Congo). Authorities reported flooding in parts of Likouala Department from early September this year. Further heavy rain has been reported since then, intensifying from mid- to late November. In response to the disaster the government declared a state of emergency on 29 November 2021. Flooding was reported along the main rivers in the central and northern departments of Likouala, Sangha, Cuvette and Plateaux. Heavy rain also caused damage and flooding in the cities of Pointe-Noire in the south, and the capital Brazzaville.

South Sudan – Ongoing floods in South Sudan have affected more than 835,000 people across 8 states. Livelihoods, food production and drinking water supply have all been severely impacted. Humanitarian agency Concern Worldwide described the flooding as the worst in 60 years, and estimates over 200,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. Homes, nutrition and health facilities, water sources, schools and markets are submerged, impacting people’s access to essential services, eroding their coping mechanisms and exacerbating vulnerability.

Papua New Guinea – The United Nations reports that flooding from unusually high tides has affected thousands of residents in coastal areas of Papua New Guinea. Initial estimates suggest at least 7,000 people have moved for their homes as a result. Coastal flooding was reported on several South Pacific islands around the same time. Storms and high tides caused coastal flooding on several South Pacific islands from around 05 December 2021. Authorities in the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) all reported flooding.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.2 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.6 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits Atacama, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Araucania, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Palawan in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 15p (Ana), located approximately 121 nm northwest of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southeastward at 07 knots. (98S, 94P and 99P on the map indicate tropical cyclone formation alerts. These areas of disturbance may or my not develop and strengthen to become tropical cyclones).

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Newsbytes:

Papua New Guinea – At least 5 people have died in a landslide in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. The landslide struck in Mumeng in Bulolo District, early on 27 January 2021. The slide buried a makeshift camp, killing at least 5 people. Search and rescue teams were looking for 3 people still missing.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 08s (Danilo), located approximately 468 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking east-southeastward at 15 knots.

Tropical cyclone 09p (Imogen), located approximately 283 nm west of Cairns, Australia, is tracking east-southeastward at 11 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Papua New Guinea – At least 15 people are feared dead after a landslide in a remote area of Central Province, Papua New Guinea on 28 December 2020. He said the landslide buried the homes set up in an alluvial gold mining camp in Goilala District. As of 31 December, 8 bodies had been recovered. The search for those still missing is continuing, although the recovery effort has been hampered by heavy rains, which are thought to have triggered the landslide.

Philippines – The Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported flooding in central areas of the country from 01 January 2021 following heavy rain brought by the tail end of a frontal system. Two fatalities were reported in Bicol Region, where 3 people were also reported missing. One person died in floods in Negros Occidental Province of Western Visayas region. In Bicol, 1 person died and 3 were missing after floods in Camarines Sur. Another fatality was reported in Sorsogon. As of 02 January, 106 incidents of flooding had been reported across Bicol, along with 24 landslides. Meanwhile in Western Visayas region, PNA said at least one person died and almost 15,000 families were affected by flash floods caused by heavy rains in four localities in northern Negros Occidental from 01 January 2021.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern mid-atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Sinaloa, Mexico.

5.2 earthquake hits Nevada, USA.

5.2 earthquake hits the DR Congo.

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

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Papua New Guinea – More than 200 households have been affected due to flooding in Morobe province of west coast of Papua New Guinea. The Rumu river overflowed. Also damages have been reported to several houses and public buildings across Gabnaron and Zifasing villages.

Greece – Heavy rainfall flooded several houses and shops in Skopelos. Similarly, road damage and landslides have been reported in Zagora-Mouresi Municipality. Mudslides have obstructed the the road linking Zagora and Horefto.

Crete – Authorities in eastern Crete closed the Lasithi plain to traffic to prevent accidents Thursday after the area flooded following four days of intense rainfall. This is the fifth time this year the plain has flooded and that the intensity and duration of the storms, which started on Monday evening and stopped yesterday morning, were unprecedented for the season.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Assam, India.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.