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Turkey – Earthquake (ECHO 25 Jan 2020)
Pubdate: 1/25/2020 2:00:00 AM
  • A strong earthquake of 6.7 M at a depth of 10 km hit Eastern Turkey on 24 January at 17:55 UTC (20:55 local time). The epicentre was located 11 km NE of Doganyol. The closest city to the epicentre is Elazig with a population of approximately 600,000 people.
  • According to GDACS, 3,500 people have been exposed to severe shaking and 220,000 people have experienced more.
  • As of 25 January at 08:30 UTC, at least 20 fatalities, more than 900 injured and dozens of  buildings collapsed have been reported. National Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams have been deployed to the affected area. 
  • The EU’s Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated by the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) upon the request of Turkey.

(1/25/2020 2:00:00 AM - 1/26/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Madagascar - Floods update (ECHO 24 Jan 2020)
Pubdate: 1/24/2020 11:03:00 AM
  • Following widespread floods and landslides across several the Alaotra Mangoro, Analamanga, Betsiboka, Boeny, Melaky and Sofia regions, 13 people are now confirmed dead.
  • According to media reports, at least 19 people are missing, approximately 3,000 people are displaced and more than 47,000 affected. Roads are damaged in the northern part of the country, leaving some villages isolated.
  • Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast over north-western, central-eastern and south-eastern regions.

(1/24/2020 11:03:00 AM - 1/25/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Philippines - Volcanic eruption update (ECHO 24 Jan 2020)
Pubdate: 1/24/2020 11:03:00 AM
  • According to the National Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Centre (DROMIC), as of 24 January, 281,907 people have been displaced (137,538 evacuated in 488 evacuation centres) and more than 346,000 affected across four Provinces of Calabarazon Region.
  • The European Commission announced €750,000 in emergency humanitarian funding to support those that have lost homes, belongings and livelihoods. 
  • The level 4 alert and mandatory evacuation order within a 14 km radius of the main crater and along the Pansipit River Valley are still in effect.
  • The EU's Copernicus emergency satelite mapping service has produced of the crater and surrounding area.

(1/24/2020 11:03:00 AM - 1/25/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Spain and France - Severe weather update (ECHO 24 Jan 2020)
Pubdate: 1/24/2020 11:03:00 AM
  • Storm Gloria continues to affect northern and eastern mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and southern France.
  • In Spain, Catalonia, Valencia, Aragón, Murcia, Balearic Islands and eastern Andalusia have been hit with heavy rain and snow, wind and strong waves. According to media reports, 13 people have died as a result. Electricity, water and telephone lines have seen disruptions and damage sustained to buildings and urban infrastructure. Railway tracks, bridges and up to 100 schools have been damaged.
  • More rain is forecast over central and southern Spain and southern and western France over the next 24 hours.
  • The EU’s Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated for the Occitanie Region in France on 22 January, with 4 maps produced and for Catalonia, Spain on 23 January, with one map produced so far.

(1/24/2020 11:03:00 AM - 1/25/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Peru - Floods and landslides (ECHO 24 Jan 2020)
Pubdate: 1/24/2020 11:03:00 AM
  • Heavy rain has been affecting several Departments of the country since the last few days, causing floods, triggering landslides and leading to widespread damage.
  • According to media, as of 24 January, in Arequipa Department (southern Peru) more than 20 people have been affected, 80 houses have been damaged and many roads closed. In Huanuco Department, 29 people have been affected and 2 houses destroyed.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is forecast in southern and northern Departments while moderate rain is expected over the rest of the country.

(1/24/2020 11:03:00 AM - 1/25/2020 9:30:00 AM)