Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
7.8 Earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.
The earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo and temporary closed both runways at Narita Airport. Train service between Tokyo and Osaka was halted due to a power outage. A tsunami warning has not been issued, the earthquake was too deep. There were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries, though the Tokyo Fire Department had received calls of people suffering injuries through falls.
6.2 Earthquake hits the issue Islands off Japan.
5.8 Earthquake hits Tonga.
5.4 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.
5.1 Earthquake hits the Biak region, Indonesia.
5.0 Earthquake hits east of the Kuril Islands.
5.0 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.
5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region,Indonesia.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Tropical Storm Andres is located about 710 mi…1145 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h. Hazards affecting land – none.
Invest 93E forms in the eastern Pacific as an area of disturbed weather which has the potential for tropical development.
Texas, USA – President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas following recent flooding in the area. At least 28 people have died after historic week of flooding in Texas. More than 4,000 structures have been damaged by floods in Houston since Monday that hit the fourth-biggest U.S. city. Storms dumped seven inches on Austin on Monday and as much as 11 inches overnight on Monday in the Houston area.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Update
On 22 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
Between 26 and 29 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). This DON describes the 8 additional cases and provides an update on the 3 cases of MERS-CoV infection reported in a previous DON on 24 May.
On 30 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of an additional confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
On 29 May 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of one confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): So far, the volcano has remained calm so far, although a new explosion remains a possibility and the highest alert level 5 (evacuation) remains in place. All islanders have been evacuated and there are no reports of fatalities. The Japanese Meteorogical Agency (JMA) believes that the eruption, which occurred at 09:59 local time, was phreatomagmatic in origin. A local earthquake occurred just under a minute before the explosion. The height of the eruption plume was given as 9 km. The pyroclastic flow that traveled northwest from the vent reached the western shore near the Pink Beach area, next to the harbour.