Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 Earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, USA.
5.4 Earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, USA.
5.1 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.
5.1 Earthquake hits southeast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
5.0 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.
5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Tropical Storm Andres is located about 825 mi…1325 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…145 mph…230 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h. Hazards affecting land – swells generated by Andres are affecting portions of the West Coast of the Baja California peninsula. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Invest 93E remains an area of disturbed weather which has the potential for tropical development.
Today is the official start of the hurricane season affecting the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. The National Oceanic and Oceanic Administration climate prediction centre has predicted a below average hurricane season due to El Nino, but warn residents in vulnerable areas to be prepared.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Update
Between 24 and 25 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 2 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death.
On 31 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 2 additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).