Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits the India-Bangladesh border.

Nepal Earthquake – Update

The official death toll for Saturday’s earthquake has currently stands at 4,349, with more than 6,500 injured, as the nation struggles to provide relief to thousands of survivors.

Heavy rain has added to the hardship of thousands of people forced to sleep rough for a fourth night , after the earthquake destroyed their homes. Water, food and power are scarce, raising fears of waterborne diseases.

The UN estimates that eight million people have been affected by the earthquake. The World Food Programme says 1.4 million people are in need of immediate help.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

New Zealand = Heavy, localised rain early on Tuesday caused homes in Newtown to flood, an underground car park to fill with water, and water to threaten homes in Kilbirnie.

Texas, USA – Last night’s storms have caused flooding, property damage, and numerous power outages leaving thousands of East Texans in the dark. Heavy rains also flooded parts of Forth Worth.

Florida, USA – Severe weather saw many Baton Rouge neighbourhoods have limbs and trees down from high winds which were also to blame for power outages and damage scattered all over the Metro area.

Wildfires

Wildfires – California, USA

Around 200 firefighters backed up by water- dropping helicopters have been batting a wildfire in the Los Angeles foothill community of Granada Hills

The LA fire department said 10 homes were under threat and residents had been evacuated.

There have been no immediate reports of injury or damage to nearby luxury homes as fire crews struggled with the wind-driven flames as they burned a nearby canyon and throwing smoke over Los Angeles.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Kilauea (Hawai’i): The lava lake inside the summit caldera’s Halema’uma’u crater has been constantly rising since 22 April and is now about to overflow. HVO reported that inflation continued and as of yesterday, the lava lake had risen to within about 2 m (~7 ft) of the Overlook crater rim. Parts of the lava lake are already visible from the overlook area at the Jaggar museum.