Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.9 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

6.6 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.7 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.6 Earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.5 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

Three 5.1 Earthquakes hit offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the coast of Costa Rica.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honsu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Hurricane Kate is located about 260 mi…420 km N of Bermuda and about 985 mi…1585 km SW of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…NE or 55 degrees at 40 mph…65 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Colombia – More than six thousand families have seen their homes damaged by flooding in western Colombia, leaving so far 30 houses collapsed and forcing the evacuation of thousands now without shelter. Timbiqui and Guapi, two municipalities in the western, coastal department of Cauca, have been hit the hardest by the floods, experiencing landslides and incurring severe damages to the towns. Chuare was also hit by a landslide five days ago after the river levels rose beyond capacity, forcing many of its inhabitants to take shelter in the town chapel, which is the highest point of elevation in the small community.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Pacaya (Guatemala): Near continuous spattering and weak strombolian activity is occurring from a vent deep inside the Mackenney crater.

Fuego (Guatemala): Another small paroxysm – a peak in activity with lava fountains and lava flows – occurred at the volcano last night. It seems that activity with increasing effusion rate began during the night Sunday-Monday, as the volcano observatory reported a new lava flow on the southern flank the next morning. It was headed towards the Las Lajas and El Jute drainages and had reached 1500 m length by Monday morning. By Monday evening 21:15, the flow was almost 2 km long and intermittent strombolian explosions at the summit had merged into pulsating low lava fountains, generating an ash plume that rose approx. 1.5 km and drifted 20 km west and southwest.