Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Hurricane Blanca is located about 335 mi…540 km WSW of Manzanillo Mexico and about 420 mi…675 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…NW or 320 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h. Hazards affecting land – wind: tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area on Sunday, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Hurricane conditions are possible in the Hurricane Watch area Sunday and Sunday night. Rainfall: Blanca is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches over much of Baja California Sur and the southern portion of Baja California, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 7 inches over Baja California Sur. surf: swells generated by Blanca are affecting the coast of southwestern Mexico and will reach the Pacific coast of the Baja California peninsula and the southern Gulf of California later today. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions..


Canada – Canada’s first tornado of the year has been reported in southern Ontario on Saturday, May 30 around 2:30 p.m. local time. The destructive winds gusting up to 175 km/hr brought severe weather condition over the London area.

Pakistan – Flash floods caused by torrential rains in southwest Pakistan killed at least 16 people including 14 women. The floodwaters swept away many people in two remote villages of Khuzdar district in Balochistan, around 370 kilometres (230 miles) south of the provincial capital Quetta. The torrential rains in the hilly areas created flash floods which swept away some gypsy people sleeping in makeshift tents in the dried water channel.

Colorado, USA – Violent storms across Colorado have swirled into tornadoes that destroyed homes, popped open a sinkhole that swallowed a police cruiser and dropped so much hail on a Denver neighbourhood that residents had to dig out of waist-deep ice with shovels. Forecasters warned Friday that more severe weather and flooding was on the way overnight and into the weekend.


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Update

On 4 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 6 additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including 1 death.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Dukono (Halmahera): Strong ash emissions continue from the volcano. Based on satellite data, VAAC Darwin reported that ash plume rose to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and extended 70 km NW this morning.

Fuego (Guatemala): Another strong eruptive phase with the effusion of lava flows and elevated explosive activity has been occurring at the volcano since yesterday. Two active lava flows are descending the Cenizas and Trinidad ravines on the SSW and S sides of the volcano. Strombolian explosions create a steam and ash plume that rises to approx. 5 km altitude and drifts 15 km W and NW.

Barren Island (Indian Ocean): A steam and ash plume at estimated 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude and extending 35 km to the east from the volcano was detected yesterday on MTSAT satellite imagery (VAAC Darwin). A moderately strong hot spot is visible at the volcano as well, suggesting that the eruptive phase that had started in April might still be going on at a low level.