Earthquakes

5.5 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.5 Earthquake hits the central east pacific rise.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Philippine Islands region.

4.9 Earthquake hits off the coast of southern Chile.

Volcanos

Global Volcanic Activity:

Only 1% of ejected material from the November 21 eruption of Tongariro, New Zealand was fresh magma.

A possible ash plume from Lokon volcano in Indonesia was reported on 26 November. The eruption was reported to have occured at around 03:00 in the morning (local time?). No ash was detected in satellite imagery.

A Magnitude 4.2 earthquake was detected at Loihi volcano in Hawaii.

Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea) produced pyroclastic flows. The MTSAT reported a thick plume from Manam on 26 October.

An ash plume from Paluweh, Indonesia drifted 60 KM WNW on 26 November.

On 25 November, a white plume from the crater of Fuego, Guatemala drifted W. A lava flow continued to effuse from Fuego’s crater, blocks that detached from the main lava flow front created avalanches. Two small explosions produced ash plumes that rose to a height of 3 KM and drifted 7 KM west.

Environment

The week’s hottest temperature was 114.8 degrees Fahrenheit (46.0 degrees Celsius) at Dampier, Western Australia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 53.9 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 47.7 degrees Celsius) at Russia’s Vostok Antarctic research station.

Storms and Floods

Flooding across England and Wales

-One killed and two others injured in recent disasters in Exeter City Centre. Flooding in Somerset, England also killed one person two days ago.

-More than 800 homes flooded by storms in England and Wales.

-Several flood warnings were issued by the Environment Agency in Lostwithiel, Helston, Polperro and Perranporth area.

-Because of a landslip at Honiton and flooding near Axminster in Devon, today trains between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction were cancelled.

-Following Malmesbury Mayor Ray Sanderson, the flooding in Malmesbury is the worst that he has seen in a lifetime in the town.

-Around 271 flood alerts and more than 220 flood warnings remained in place across England and Wales.

-Heavy rainfall is expected to continue in the north of England and Scotland.

-The landslide reported off Church Lane in Old Sodbury, near Bristol. Six homes were evacuated.

-The Met Office today issued a yellow weather warning for Greater Manchester.

Flooding in Ratnapura and Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka

-The number of people killed in flooding in Ratnapura and Kamburupitiya area of Sri Lanka has risen to 5.

-Flood affected Sri Lankan districts: Anuradapura, Badulla, Moneragala, Ratnapura Hambantota and Galle and Matara.

-The Hambantota district was reported to be worst affected area. More than 300 families are affected by recent floods. More than 25 houses were damaged in Suriyawewa in the Hambantota district.

-Flood displaced more than 190 families in Moneragala.