Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Carlsberg ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits Kyushu, japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the South Indian Ocean – Tropical cyclone Adjali is located approximately 400 nm south-southwest of Diego Garcia, and is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.


Albania – Flooding in Albania has claimed lives of three people and kept army on standby to help emergency service workers with evacuation efforts. Heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Tirana and the western port city of Durres. The storm dumped 130 millimeters of rain in two hours overnight on the Lac and nearby Lezhe districts.

USA – From Hawaii to the Carolinas, Americans shivered as racing winds and icy roads caused accidents, school closings and delays in municipal operations from the Midwest to the South even where snowfall was low or mercifully absent. The blast of arctic air brought up to five and a half feet of snow in places.

Australia – A severe storm has caused chaos in Brisbane, with flash flooding in the city centre and surrounding suburbs which left cars floating in streets and water cascading down stairs and across footpaths.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Kilauea (Hawai’i): A new surge of lava over the past 2-3 days is moving through and leaking from lava tubes that until recently were feeding the eruption front in Pahoa village. Prior to the surge, the lava flow’s forward progress had stalled once again with the little remaining activity both widening and inflating the flow field. It remains to be seen how far this surge can move through the pre-existing lava tube towards Pahoa, having so far travelled “about 11 km (7 mi) in a straight line distance downslope of Pu`u `Ō`ō” according to the County of Hawai`i and USGS-HVO.