Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.5 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

6.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 Earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.3 Earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

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

5.3 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits St Martin region, Leeward Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the South Indian Ocean:

Tropical cyclone Jack is located approximately 380 nm west-southwest of Cocos Islands.

NewsBytes:

Europe – Floods in Bulgaria and serbia wreak havoc after heavy rains.

El Niño – “Averaged across the equatorial Pacific, there is a far larger than normal amount of heat, which is a necessary precondition for an El Niño. At the moment, the amount of heat is comparable to that prior to the extreme El Niño of 1997-98.” according to the acting director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Centre.

Wildfires

Wildfires in Siberia

Russian Emergency Situations Ministry uses 30 aircraft to extinguish wildfires in Far East, Siberia spokesperson Alexander Drobyshevsky said on Saturday.

As of Saturday morning, in Russia continue 103 wildfires at 27,412 hectares, including big 26 wildfires in the Far East and in Siberia,” he said.

On Friday, 147 new fires began at 12,509 hectares, and 150 were extinguished at 5,437 hectares. Emergency situation has been introduced in the regions with most complicated situations – in the Amur region, in the Maritime and Baikal territories, he said.

The space monitoring has located 1,587 thermal points, where 1,362 thermal point were confirmed later on. Over 800 specialised vehicles, 30 aircrafts and 3,247 people are involved in extinguishing of the wildfires. Besides, 100 rescuers with knapsack fire extinguishers are working on the sites.

“On Friday, the aviation made 17 flights, 107 droppings of 1,175 litres of water.”

EMERCOM is using in the Far East and Siberia planes Be-200 and Il-76, and helicopters Mi-8 and Mi-26.

More than 100 forest fires were registered in the Far East during the day.

In the Far East region 111 forest fires were registered per night, 48 of which were eliminated, according to Department of Forestry.