Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.0 Earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra.
5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.
5.0 Earthquake hits the Strait of Gibraltar.
5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.0 Earthquake hits Hubei, China.
5.0 Earthquake hits northern Peru.
No current tropical storms.
Snow cyclone in eastern Russia: The city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on the Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East has been buried under tons of snow following two days of heavy snowfall. Hundreds of passengers have been stranded in the airports on the islands of Sakhalin Island and Kurile Russia’s Far East for the second day running over a strong snow cyclone. Around 300 more passengers are waiting for flights on the island at the alternate airport in the city of Khabarovsk, Russia’s Far East.
Several houses in Livingstone, Zambia were heavily flooded at the weekend following the continuous torrential rains experienced in the city.
Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity:
Fuego (Guatemala): An increase in activity was indicated by the volcano observatory today. The explosions (strombolian type) at the summit vent occur now at rates of 6-8 per hour and lava effusion increased. Currently, the lava flow is headed towards the Cenize canyon on the SW side. It is a possibility that this activity continues to build up towards another paroxysm, in which case the occurrence of pyroclastic flows (mainly by collapsing lava flow fronts) is a likely and dangerous scenario.
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): New and relatively strong thermal signals are visible on satellite data. They suggest renewed (or increased) activity, perhaps in the form of lava flows.