Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Philippine Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.


Nepal – Heavy rainfall has claimed the lives of three people and triggered a landslide in Yanchu village in Humla, Nepal which has blocked the Karnali river. Residents have been advised to move to higher ground as the river waters rise.

India – An avalanche in the Himachal Pradesh region in India has claimed the lives of four people including an infant and a mother.

Germany – A tornado in Hesse, in western Germany has injured two people. The tornado also left at least 16 houses without roofs and has affected the phone and power connections in the area.

Nature – Images

Interesting Images:

The woodpecker and the weasel

Amateur photographer Martin Le-May, from Essex in England, has recorded the extraordinary image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air. The weasel was subsequently distracted: when the woodpecker landed it managed to escape and the weasel ran into the grass.

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