**We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.**
Martin Luther King Jr.
Short, late update today.
LARGEST QUAKES so far today -
5.0 KURIL ISLANDS
5.5 VANUATU REGION
Yesterday, 1/21/14 -
5.0 WEST CHILE RISE
5.2 KURIL ISLANDS
5.2 STATE OF YAP, MICRONESIA
6.2 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand - Quakes to continue for weeks. Aftershocks have continued to rock the region overnight following Monday's strong 6.2 magnitude quake north of Wellington. It was felt throughout most of New Zealand, with reports of people feeling the quake from as far away as Invercargill and Auckland. Reports of minor damage are flooding in. The quake cut power and phones, stopped trains and sent people onto the streets.
Earthquake felt across large parts of southern Italy - An earthquake shook southern Italy on Monday, sending residents onto the streets, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
TROPICAL STORMS -
Current tropical storms - maps and details.
No current tropical storms.
Cyclone June - The tail-end of Cyclone June reached the far northern tip of New Zealand early Tuesday. Gusts of 74 kms per hour were recorded.
Tropical cyclones Lingling and June - Lingling, a first-category tropical cyclone that grew in the Philippines, was "an EXTRAORDINARY TROPICAL CYCLONE. This is the first time for Lingling to appear in the northern part of Indonesia.” Data on tropical cyclones show that from 1977 to 2012, 10 tropical cyclones formed in the northern part of Indonesia.
Lingling formed in the eastern waters of the Philippines and was moving at 65 kilometers per hour at 7 a.m. local time on Saturday. Although itwais quite close to North Sulawesi, the tropical cyclone will not pass through Manado or other parts of Indonesia. “Among the impacts of the tropical cyclone are an increase in wind speed and high waves.” Waves of between 3 and 4 meters in height have the potential to occur in the Sulawesi Sea, North Halmahera waters, Sangihe and Talaud Islands waters, Bitung-Manado waters and parts of the Pacific Ocean north of Halmahera. Waves of 4-6 meters in height could also occur in the Sulu Sea and eastern Philippines waters.
Tropical cyclone potentials growing in around the Arafuru Sea or to the north of Darwin have not developed into cyclones. As a result, Cyclone June formed around New Caledonia or the southern part of Fiji and was moving toward New Zealand at 78 kilometers per hour. “From the direction it is moving, Cyclone June will not hit Indonesia and will cause neither heavy rain nor strong winds in the country.”
HEAVY SNOW / EXTREME COLD -
Winter storm blankets U. S. under heaps of snow. The storm stretched from Kentucky to New England.
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