Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.3 Earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

At least 127, mostly adobe homes were damaged in Guerrero. In the state capital Chilpancingo, a tower of the cathedral suffered cracks along with a few other public buildings, a spokesman for local emergency services said.

But there were no reports of deaths or major damage.

Some people in Mexico City fled homes in panic when the quake hit. Electricity was cut off in parts of the city and some residents said paintings fell off the walls, while small parts of masonry crumbled inside apartment buildings.

6.7 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits northern Alaska.

5.4 Earthquake hits northern Alaska.

5.2 Earthquake hits Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the South Indian Ocean:

Tropical cyclone 24s (Jack), has formed in the southern Indian Ocean and is located approximately 343 nm west-southwest of Cocos Island, Australia, and is tracking southward at 06 knots.

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Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Momotombo (Nicaragua): INETER reported that the shore of Lake Managua retreated in some areas close to the epicenters of the recent earthquakes. Residents from the area Xiloá-Apoyeque, located about 2 km east of Comarca el Marañonal (at km 17 on the Xiloá highway) observed that the beach retreated for 16 meters on a strech of 500 m length. This regression corresponds to a drop in lake level by 40 cm, but could also be a result of uplift of this area by the same amount. The latter seems a more plausible explanation, given that it appears that the lake shore only regressed in this area. As of 19 April, seismic activity has continued to show a gradual decrease as aftershocks from the 10 and 11 April quakes become less and less frequent.

Ubinas (Peru): A relatively strong ash emission was reported from last night (19:00 local time), inferred by seismic and infrared data. VAAC Buenos Aires issued an alert of an ash plume at 28,000 ft (8 km) altitude drifting SE. MODIS hot spot data show an increased thermal anomaly present at the volcano’s summit, suggesting that the amount of lava present there has grown.