Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

No tsunami alert was issued.

5.8 Earthquake hits Simeulue, Indonesia.

5.5 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.5 Earthquake hits off the coast of northern California, USA.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Democratic Republic of Congo.

5.4 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Democratic Republic of Congo.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

No current tropical storms.

Philippines – The number of tropical cyclones that hit the Philippines this year is already above the average but up to two more may lash the country next month.


Heavy rain has been battering Cuba since Friday, flooding streets and leaving at least two people dead. A number of buildings have collapsed in the capital, Havana. A 54-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman are reported to have died as a house crumbled in central Havana.

Tripoli in Libya has been hit by 24 hours of stormy weather causing flooding in parts of the capital, a city-wide power cut this morning and playing havoc with the country’s already poor mobile phone networks. Much of the capital experienced power cuts of varying lengths this morning.

Flooding swept through a number of low-lying areas in Legazpi City in the Philippines and the neighboring town of Daraga as heavy rains poured on the province almost the whole day on Saturday. Rain spawned by the Intertropical Convergence Zone triggered knee-deep floods in the Legazpi Port Area where the city’s commercial centre is located.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity:

Etna (Sicily, Italy): The amplitude of tremor rose over night to levels that in the past weeks normally corresponded to intermittent strombolian activity at the New SE crater. However, bad visibility prevents direct observations.

Merapi (Central Java): Another phreatic explosion was reported yesterday 11:00 (local time). According to a news article, the eruption produced an ash plume of about 500 m height.