Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

The swarm of Earthquakes off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula continues. No injuries have been reported. The closest town of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is about 120 miles from the epicentre of the earthquakes.

6.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

6.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

6.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.8 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.7 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.6 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.5 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.4 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.3 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.3 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.2 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

Kamchatka

Other Quakes:

5.4 Earthquake hits south-western Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.4 Earthquake hits southern Peru

5.3 Earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands region.

5.0 Earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Storms and Floods

Deadly Tornadoes Ravage Oklahoma – Update

The Oklahoma tornado death toll had risen to 51, but officials have now revised the number of deaths to 24.

Tornado heavily damaged Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma. 145 people including 70 children were injured. Several children were pulled out of rubble alive at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore. US President Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma. The declaration means federal emergency aid will supplement local recovery efforts.

Aerial photo of tornado damage to Moore Medical Center in Moore:

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Landslide and Heavy Rain in Nepal

An associate professor of education at Montana State University, passed away in a landslide during trek to a remote village in the Arun River Valley in Nepal.

Floods have obstructed the Kawasoti-Narayangarh road section of the Mahendra Highway in Nepal. Hundreds of vehicles are stranded on the highway after floodwaters swept away a diversion built over the Lokaha stream earlier today.

Wildfires

Forest Fires in Siberia

The forest fire situation has improved in Siberia. Siberia had 26 forest fires on 16,463.1 hectares on May 17. Some 467 forest service specialists and smokejumpers, 86 fire trucks and nine aircraft were fighting the blazes. Huge forest fires in the Republics of Tuva and Buryatia have been extinguished by fire fighters. Presently, Siberia has 26 forest fires on 16,463.1 hectares.

California Wildfires – Update

Fire crews are building containment lines around a wildfire south of Yosemite National Park that destroyed a home and several other structures.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity:

Popocat├ępetl (Central Mexico): Activity has been a bit calmer over the past 2 days, but the number of emissions and small explosions (about 3 per hour) remains elevated. Explosions ejected incandescent fragments to heights of 500 m above the crater. Strong glow is visible at the volcano’s summit at night. Intermittent phases of volcanic tremor and volcanic earthquakes of magnitude up to 2.1 have been registered. The volcanic alert level remains at YELLOW Phase 3.

Pavlof (Alaska): Pavlof has spewed ash and steam tp 19,500 feet. The aviation warning level remains at code orange. People in Sand Point on Popof Island have reported traces of ash on their vehicles overnight.

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