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Castaic earthquake today measures 3.5 in magnitude

February 21, 2020: Magnitude 3.5 light earthquake has been recorded in Castaic today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
According to the USGS, the quake's epicenter was located 2 km NNW of Castaic, California. The earthquake occurred at 17 km depth.
Weak intensity of MMI III have been felt by the people of Castaic, Valencia, Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch, Newhall and Chatsworth, CA.
No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.

21 died in avalanches in Afghanistan's Daykundi province

February 14, 2020: At least 21 people have died in avalanches in the Daykundi province in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan's disaster management authority confirmed.
Other 10 people have been injured. About 50 houses have been destroyed by the avalanches.
The Afghanistan Meteorological Department  had predicted of severe weather with rainfall, heavy snow and flash flooding for several provinces, including Daykundi.

Muswellbrook earthquake today measures 2.8 in magnitude

February 12, 2020: Magnitude 2.8 earthquake has been recorded in  Muswellbrook todat at around 5.26 am.
According to the Geoscience Australia, the quake's epicenter was located near a mine west of Lake Liddell. It occurred at 10 km depth.
Geoscience Australia received earthquake felt reports from Port Stephens, Newcastle, North Western Sydney and Blue Mountains.

Storm Ciara kills 2 in the United Kingdom

February 11, 2020: Two people died due to the severe storm Ciara in the United Kingdom. 
Fatalities have been reported from Clydebank, West Dumbartonshitre and at the A33 near Winchester.
Storm Ciara (Storm Sabine in the German-speaking countries) brought heavy rain and severe winds across much of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and other northern regions in Europe.
Last week, the Met Office had issued a yellow warning for a potential storm, covering all of the United Kingdom. The Environment Agency had issued 186 flood alerts, 251 flood warnings and 1 severe flood warning in England.
The storm was named Ciara by the Met Office in the United Kingdom, and Sabine by the Deutscher Wetterdienst in Germany.

Turkey: Avalanche disaster in Van kills 41

February 6, 2020: At least 41 people have been killed and 84 others have been injured after two avalanches hit Turkey's eastern border with Iran, the Turkish Natural Disaster and Crisis Directorate (AFAD) said.
Two avalanches occurred near Bahçesaray in Turkey's eastern Van Province. On 4 February 2020, an avalanche took place in a mountain pass in the Bahçesaray district. 
Fatalities included eight military police officers, three government-paid village guards, three firefighters and nine volunteers.

Storm Ciara to bring damaging winds across Ireland

February 5, 2020: Storm Ciara is forecast to bring damaging winds across Ireland this weekend.
On 4 February 2020, the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind covering the entirety of the United Kingdom.
Storm Ciara has been named by the Met Office as the third storm of the 2019-2020 storm season.
*Ciara is pronounced Kee-ra according to official Met Éireann

Recent flooding in southern Tanzania leaves 21 dead

February 4, 2020: Recent flooding in southern Tanzania has claimed lives of 21 people.
Floods have been affecting Lindi, Iringa, Ruvuma, Mtwara regions in southern Tanzania since January 27, 2020.
The highest fatalities have been reported from southern district of Kilwa (Lindi Region) where at least 13 people have been died. Further, around 15,000 people have been displaced.

Magnitude 2.8 earthquake in Dyersburg, TN today

February 4, 2020: Magnitude 2.8 earthquake has been recorded in Tennessee today with epicenter located 9 km NNW of Dyersburg.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 11.7 km depth.
Weak tremor of intensity III was felt by the people of Dyersburg, Newbern and Finley.
No preliminary damage or injuries reported from the earthquake in Dyersburg, TN.

Chengdu earthquake today measures 5.2 in magnitude

February 2, 2020: A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.2 has been felt in Chengdu today at 12:05 am midnight.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake's epicenter was located 46 km far from Chendu, Sichuan, China.
The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 9 km.
Light tremor of MMI IV has been felt by the people of Dawan, Chengdu and Huayang.
No damage or injuries have been reported from the earthquake in Chengu today.
The 2008 Sichuan earthquake claimed lives of at least 87,000 and was the 18th deadliest earthquake of all time. The earthquake's epicenter was located 80 km west-northwest of Chengdu.

Puerto Vallarta earthquake today measures 4.2 in magnitude

February 2, 2020: Magnitude 4.2 light earthquake has been recorded in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico today at 01:37 am.
According to the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the quake's epicenter was located 12 km Southwest of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
The earthquake occurred at 17 km depth.
No damage or injuries have been reported from the earthquake in Puerto Vallarta today.

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake in Anza, California today

February 2, 2020: Magnitude 3.6 light earthquake has been recorded in Anza, California today at 04:59 pm, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
According to the USGS, the quake's epicenter was located 13km W of Anza, CA. The earthquake in Anza today occurred at 4.7 km depth.
Weak intensity of MMI III was felt in the neighouring areas of Anza. The tremor was felt in Aguanga, Hemet, Anza, Temecula, Idyllwild, Winchester, San Jacinto and Pala.
No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported from this earthquake.