Outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) has been reported from remote Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh, northern India.


6.3 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.4 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits north of Severnaya Zemlya in the Arctic.

5.1 Earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

2 Earthquakes of 5.1 hit the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

4.8 Earthquake hits the Fiji islands region.


The week’s hottest temperature was 115.5 degrees Fahrenheit (46.4 degrees Celsius) at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 112.7 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 80.4 degrees Celsius) at Russia’s Vostok Antarctic research station.


Long-simmering Fuego volcano has exploded in Guatemala. The series of eruptions on Thursday hurled thick clouds of ash nearly three kilometres high, spewing rivers of lava down its flanks and prompting evacuation orders for more than 33,000 people from surrounding communities.


New Activity/Unrest has been reported at the following sites:

Apoyeque, Nicaragua | Grozny Group, Iturup Island | Krakatau, Indonesia | Little Sitkin, Aleutian Islands | San Cristóbal, Nicaragua | Soufrière Hills, Montserrat | Tangkubanparahu, Western Java (Indonesia)

Ongoing Activity:

Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Fuego, Guatemala | Gamkonora, Halmahera | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Machín, Colombia | Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia | Paluweh, Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia) | Sakura- jima, Kyushu | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Sirung, Pantar Island (Indonesia)