Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Australia.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.4 Earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Australia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Sambawa region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Hurricane Guillermo is located about 1250 mi…2010 km ESE of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Storm 13w (Soudelor), located approximately 377 nm east of Saipan, CNMI, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

Invest 94L remains an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.

NewsBytes:

Myanmar – More than 20 people have died and others are missing after weeks of unrelenting rain caused flash flooding in Myanmar. Severe weather in the north and west of the country also led to landslides, trapping many people in remote towns and villages. One report said up to 150,000 people had been displaced or had their livelihoods affected. More torrential rain is expected in the coming days. Continuous rain since 16 July had destroyed farmland, roads, rail tracks, bridges and houses, another report said.

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Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Manam (Papua New Guinea): A large explosive eruption occurred at the volcano today. The event produced an ash column that rose to approx. 65,000 ft (20 km) altitude and started to drift SW.

VAAC Darwin changed aviation color code to red. This explosion, vulcanian or perhaps even sub-plinian in size, is the largest at the volcano in over 10 years. It seems to be similar to the powerful 24 Oct 2004 explosion.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): A series of small to medium-sized pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday as a result of the ongoing destruction of the unstable lava lobe present on the upper eastern flank.

A church from the already mostly buried village of Bekerah, so far still standing, was covered by and disappeared forever under fresh pyroclastic flow deposits.