Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Maule, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 Earthquakehits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical Storm Rachel is located about 475 mi…765 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 340 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical storm 17w (Kammuri), is located approximately 337 nm southeast of Narita Airport, and is tracking northeastward at 13 knots.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

On-take (Honshu): A large explosive eruption occurred at Japan’s second highest volcano today at 11:53 local time. An explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 4 km and a large pyroclastic flow that swept down the southwestern flank. At least one woman was killed by the eruption and several others, approx. 50 persons, were severely injured. The volcano is a popular hiking destination and at the time of the eruption, about 150-200 people were on the volcano. The bodies of 31 hikers have been found near the top of Ontake a day after the sudden volcanic eruption. 45 hikers are still missing.