Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

Mount Everest Moved By Nepal Earthquake

The April 25 magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Nepal has shifted Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, by three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest.

Mount Everest has moved 40 centimetres to the northeast over the past ten years, with its height increasing by three centimetres.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical Storm Carlos is located about 10 mi…20 km S of Playa Perula, Mexico and about 75 mi…125 km SSE of Cabo Corrientes Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 330 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hazards affecting land – Rainfall: Carlos is expected to produce additional rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches across the the Mexican states of michoacan, Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit through Friday.

Tropical Depression Bill is located about 45 mi…70 km S of Waco Texas with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Hazards affecting land: rainfall: Bill is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches over eastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma and 3 to 6 inches over western Arkansas and southern Missouri. Isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches are possible in Texas and Oklahoma.

NewsBytes:

South Africa – The heavy rain and flooding in the Cape Peninsula over the last few days have affected close to 4000 people, the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Management said. Most of the people affected were those living in informal settlements across the Peninsula, including Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Strand and Delft.

Disease

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

Between 13 and 16 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 28 additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) alongside 8 additional deaths.