Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Negros in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kazakhstan-Xinjiang border region.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Sichuan-Gansu border region.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean:

Tropical depression Three-E is located approximately 160 mi (260 km) south of Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

In the Western Pacific Ocean:

Philippines – Low-pressure area may intensify into cyclone. A low-pressure area entered the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday and was expected to intensity into a tropical cyclone.


Netherlands – Meteorologists in the Netherlands issued a Code Orange weather warning Monday afternoon affecting Gelderland, Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Zeeland. Storms predicted Monday night could include wind speeds over 100 km/h. Thunderstorms, excessive rain and hail are all possible. A Code Yellow warning was issued for the rest of the country.

The new warning follows an overnight period of heavy storms that saw buildings destroyed, trees uprooted and cars smashed all across Brabant. The worst of the weather was predicted for the late afternoon into the early evening. The weather system is expected to cross Germany and parts of France, which could see winds pick up to about 120 km/h.

Somalia – Three people have been killed and hundreds displaced after flash floods hit the port city of Kismayu in southern Somalia.

Ghana – Four days after heavy rains that caused flooding in many areas in Accra, the sanitation situation in the national capital is not good. Choked drains, refuse littered on the shoulders of roads and overflowing refuse containers are some of the insanitary spectacles to be found in the city. After a 10 hour downpour on Thursday, major drains overflowed their banks, while the Odaw River brought out all the garbage, including plastic and e-waste, dumped into it.

Wyoming, USA – A tornado touched down Sunday in a sparsely populated area of Laramie County in southeast Wyoming. The National Weather Service said the tornado touched down around 1 p.m. about 7 miles east of Carpenter. The agency also received reports of funnel clouds in the area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. However, there were reports of minor flash flooding in the area.


Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

Between 2 and 3 June 2014, 11 new cases (8 confirmed, 1 probable and 2 suspected) and 3 new deaths were reported from Conakry (7 new cases and 1 death), Gueckedou (2 new cases and 1 death), Telimele (1 new case and 0 deaths), and Boffa (1 new case and 1 death). This brings the cumulative total number of cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea to 344 (207 confirmed, 81 probable, and 56 suspected cases) including 215 deaths.

The geographical distribution of these cases and deaths is as follows: Conakry, 65 cases and 27 deaths; Gueckedou, 193 cases and 143 deaths; Macenta, 44 cases and 26 deaths; Dabola, 4 cases and 4 deaths; Kissidougou, 7 cases and 5 deaths; Dinguiraye, 1 case and 1 death; Telimele, 23 cases and 5 deaths; and Boffa, 7 cases and 4 deaths. In terms of isolation, 31 patients are currently hospitalized – 6 in Conakry, 9 in Gueckedou, 15 in Telimele, and 1 in Boffa. The number of contacts currently being followed-up countrywide is 987 distributed as follows: Conakry, 329 contacts; Gueckedou, 323 contacts; Macenta, 176 contacts; Telimele, 104 contacts; and Boffa, 55 contacts.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

On 4 June 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 4 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

The Chinese Government has taken the following surveillance and control measures:

strengthen surveillance and situation analysis; reinforce case management and treatment; and conduct risk communication with the public and release information.


Wildfires – USA


Wildfire officials planned to ramp up the response to a fire that’s burning in a military training area near Delta Junction.

The 100 Mile Creek Fire in the Donnelly Training Area has been burning for about a month. The fire over the weekend grew from 14.7 square miles to 22.5 square miles. Warmer temperatures and a change in wind were behind the expanded burning acreage, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Centre. Winds from the south pushed the fire northwest into a dry channel of a creek.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Etna volcano update: Activity continues at the New SE crater Mild strombolian activity is still continuing at the New SE crater. A short sequence of more energetic seismo-volcanic events occurred this morning most probably at Bocca Nuova crater. It wasn’t visible on webcams but only on the seismic signal.