Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Assam, India.

5.2 Earthquake hits Egypt.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Hawaii Island, Hawaii.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Invest 90C remains an area of disturbed weather in the central Pacific with potential for tropical development.


India – Surprise floods in parts of Gujarat this week have killed at least seven Asiatic lions and more than a dozen big cats remain missing in Amreli, Bhavnagar and Gir districts, officials said on Saturday. As the flood waters receded in the affected areas, forest department officials found the carcasses of seven lions, including that of a three-month-old cub. Besides lions, the floods have also killed hundreds of other wild animals like blue bulls and spotted deer.

Afghanistan – Floods in the Sayed Khail district of central Parwan province have displaced more than a hundred families and damaged farmlands.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Manam (Papua New Guinea): According to Darwin VAAC, an ash plume from the volcano rose 8,000 ft and extended 70 km to the NE today. The volcano seems to be in a phase of intermittent mild explosive activity.

Raung (East Java): Eruptive activity continues in the volcano’s summit crater. Heat emission remains intense, suggesting the presence of lava (flow?), likely in combination with more or less intense strombolian activity. An ash plume was seen on satellite data last Friday. (VAAC Darwin)

Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Satellite data suggest that a new lava flow is active traveling from the summit crater of Doro Api through a narrow ravine on the SE side of the volcano. It is possible that effusive activity which began in early June last year in reality never ceased, but increased again now. The volcano began erupting with a large explosion on 30 May and several smaller ones in early June last year. This was followed by the effusion of a flow that quickly traveled down the SE slope of the volcano. Thermal signals remained intense until November 2014, then decreased, but did not disappear, but clearly picked up again late April this year, indicating the presence of active lava always in the same path. The current length of the flow is probably around 1.5 km.

Dukono (Halmahera): Ash emissions at variying intensity continue from the volcano. Darwin VAAC reported ah ash plume that rose to 6,000 ft (1.8 km) and extended 50 km NE yesterday.