Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.5 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.4 Earthquake hits Crete.

5.3 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.3 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Greenland Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 01a (Ashobaa), located approximately 157 nm east-northeast of Masirah Island, Oman, is tracking westward at 05 knots

Invest 94E in the eastern Pacific remains an area of disturbed weather which has the potential for tropical development.


Ghana – Flooding in Tema, Ghana has claimed the lives of two people and displaced more than 6,500. A young man was drowned after saving the life of the girl. An old woman who attempted crossing a drain was also swept away by the floods.

India – Over 81,000 people were reeling under the impact of the worsening flood situation in Assam where ten districts have been affected and one person died. At least 192 villages have been affected by the swirling waters in Barpeta, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Bongaigaon, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Darrang, Nalbari, Goalpara and Kamrup (Metro) districts. The worst affected districts were Lakhimpur and Sonipur where more than 30,000 and 21,000 people respectively, have been affected by the deluge.


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

On 3 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) notified WHO of 1 additional fatal case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Karymsky (Kamchatka): Ash emissions were seen on satellite imagery yesterday. The volcano has been producing intermittent ash-rich strombolian to vulcanian explosions for years.

Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): An eruption was reported on Monday (8 June) producing an ash plume rising to 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude and extending SSW (VAAC Tokyo).