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M6.1 in Laos - UNITAR-UNOSAT activation
Pubdate: 11/21/2019 5:06:35 PM
UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
(11/21/2019 5:06:35 PM - 11/25/2019 5:06:35 PM)
Philippines, Japan - Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI and FUNG-WONG update (ECHO 21 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/21/2019 11:03:00 AM
  • Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI's (RAMON in the Philippines) centre was approximately 200 km west-southwest of Manila on 21 November at 0.00 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 46 km/h (tropical depression) but it will weaken and dissipate as it moves across the South China Sea. 
  • 12,060 people have been affected, 9,320 have been evacuated, 8,099 of which are sheltered in 156 centres. 19 houses have been damaged and 8 roads and 7 bridges closed.
  • Antoher Tropical Cyclone FUNG-WONG (SARAH in the Philippines) is moving over the western Philippine Sea and its centre was approximately 300 km east of Batan Island on 21 November at 0.00 UTC (Batanes Islands, northern Philippines) with maximum sustained winds of 111 km/h. 
  • FUNG-WONG will approach the islands of Ishigaki and Iriomote (Yaeyama Islands, southern Japan) on 22 November with maximum sustained winds up to 83 km/h.
  • On 21-22 November, moderate to heavy rain and strong winds are forecast for northern Luzon and the Yaeyama Islands (Japan) and light to moderate rain in the central and eastern Philippines.

(11/21/2019 11:03:00 AM - 11/22/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Lao PDR - Earthquake (ECHO 21 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/21/2019 11:03:00 AM
  • An earthquake of 6.1 M, at a depth of 10 km, hit Sainyabuli Province (north-west Laos) close to the Thai border on 20 November at 23.50 UTC (6.50 local time). The epicentre was approximately 45 km northwest of Sainyabuli Town. 
  • Two foreshocks of 5.7 and 4.6 M and one aftershock of 4.5 M were registered. Up to 8,000 people were exposed to strong shaking. 
  • According to media reports, as of 21 November, there are no reports of casualties or damage. 
  • Some people near the epicentre and surrounding areas felt aftershocks throughout this morning. Residents in Chiang Mai, Thailand felt a long period of shaking but no major damage. High-rise buildings swayed slowly for at least half a minute in Bangkok, Thailand. 

(11/21/2019 11:03:00 AM - 11/22/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Central African Republic - Floods
Pubdate: 11/21/2019 11:03:00 AM
  • Widespread flooding in the Central African Republic (CAR) has resulted in the displacement of 20,700 people, damage to 10,000 homes and at least 57,000 people affected across Bangui according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). 

(11/21/2019 11:03:00 AM - 11/22/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Brazil - Landslides (ECHO 21 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/21/2019 11:03:00 AM
  • Heavy rain has intensified in Espirito Santo State (south-east Brazil). According to media reports from 21 November, the number of fatalities has increased to 4 following landslides in Santa Leopoldina and flooding in Cariacica. Viana is the worst affected municipality, where approximately 1,300 people have been displaced.
  • So far, 6 municipalities (Cariacica, Viana, Domingos Martins, Marechal Floriano, Santa Leopoldina, Alegre) have declared an emergency due to the damage caused by rain. The Civil Protection Authority in Espirito Santo State has issued a high risk warning for landslides in Fundao Municipality.
  • Rain and thunderstorms will persist Espirito Santo State on 21-22 November.

(11/21/2019 11:03:00 AM - 11/22/2019 9:30:00 AM)