Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

No tsunami warning was issued, although authorities are monitoring conditions.

5.8 Earthquake hits Sichuan-Yunnan Border, China.

The earthquake hit a mountainous area of south-western China on Saturday morning, killing at least four people and injuring 10 others. The quake also destroyed 600 residential units and damaged 55,500 others. More than 9,000 residents were forced to relocate.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Sichuan-Yunnan Border, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

Fukushima Radioactive Plume

The plume of radioactive water in the Pacific Ocean generated by a leak in the Fukushima nuclear power plant crippled by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami will reach the U.S. by 2014, and could help scientists study ocean circulation.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the Western Pacific:

Kong-rey is losing its tropical characteristics as it accelerates northeastward over Japan while merging with a frontal system.

In the Eastern Pacific:

Invest 98-E strengthened into Tropical Depression Eleven-E well southwest of Mexico late Friday night. Some slow development is possible over the next day or so before it moves over cooler ocean waters. Tropical Depression Eleven-E is no threat to land.

Disease

Novel Coronavirus – Saudi Arabia (MERS)

WHO has been informed of an additional four laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Saudi Arabia.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity:

Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): A strong eruptive phase (paroxysm) with lava fountains and associated ash emissions reaching 15-20,000 ft (4.5-6 km) altitude occurred yesterday. This episode of activity, accompanied by elevated levels of continuous tremor, has so far been the strongest since the start of the eruption on 10 June.