Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits central Peru.

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

5.2 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Hailstorm in Poland

Hailstorm in Radom, a city in central Poland located 100 km south of Poland’s capital, Warsaw, has damaged more than 50 houses and downed power lines and trees.

Heavy storms also hit the Pomeranian region on the Baltic coast.

Other News:

Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

Heavy rainstorm has caused landslides and flooding in Hong Kong amidst a black rain storm warning.

The US Weather Service has confirmed the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, was a top-of-the-scale EF-5. Only 1 out of 1,000 tornadoes reach EF-5 levels.

Environment

Heat Wave in Odisha, India

Intense heat has claimed the lives of at least three people in Odisha, India. The Met Office has recorded temperatures of over 46 degree Celsius in several parts of Odisha.

The hottest temperature (48 degree celsius) has been recorded in Churu in Rajasthan.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity:

Turrialba (Costa Rica): New ash emissions occurred yesterday and produced light ash falls in the outskirts of San José, in the areas of Guadalupe, Tres Ríos, Curridabat, and Ipis (at about 30 km distance). The relatively strong ash emissions occurred from about 08:50 until 10h30 local time and were produced from two vents at the volcano. At the moment, it is not yet clear whether some of the ash is from new magma or if it is only pulverized older rock (i.e. the product of phreatic activity). Analysis of ash samples will probably tell this very soon. The volcano has in the recent past occasionally emitted ash, such as last in Jan 2012, but had otherwise only been in a state of strong degassing recently. It is known for high SO2 emissions that damage vegetation around the crater and at nearby plantations.