Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

Reports of eight people injured and 120 houses damaged.

5.2 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit Cuba.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical Cyclone Victor is located approximately 274 nm east-southeast of Pago Pago, and is tracking southward at 07 knots.


Foot and Mouth Disease in India

Less than a week after Bareilly reported an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) which killed more than a dozen head of cattle, 26 cattle in the Pinahat area of Agra are suspected to have died of the disease.

Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria – Update

Three persons have been confirmed dead with over 200 others currently under observation following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Rivers State, the Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Theophilus Odagme has said.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): A moderately strong explosion occurred earlier today from the volcano, producing an ash plume that rose approx. 2 km.

Ubinas (Peru): A moderately large vulcanian-type explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday 12:53 local time. An ash plume rose 3 km above the crater and drifted SE. Light ash fall occurred in up to 10 km distance, including the villages of Sacohaya, Querapi and Ubinas. No further explosions have occurred since.