Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5,6 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

Two 5.2 Earthquakes hit the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Azerbaijan.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the coast of Costa Rica.

5.1 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Palau.

Four 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Loyalty Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current Tropical Storms.


Greece – Flash floods killed at least 15 people, made scores homeless and destroyed infrastructure in Greece on Wednesday after a raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of Athens following a night of heavy rain. In devastation locals said was unprecedented in scale, an overnight deluge triggered flash floods in the industrial towns of Nea Peramos and Mandra in the foothills of a mountain just west of Athens.


Diphtheria returns to war-torn Yemen

Besides the starvation and destruction brought on by years of war and a current blockade, cholera has become nearly synonymous with Yemen with well over 900,000 cases reported since April.

Now returning to Yemen for the first time since 2012 is the deadly vaccine preventable disease, diphtheria. By November 8 in Yemen were recorded 118 cases in which diphtheria was suspected and 11 deaths from that disease in ten provinces


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the week of 8 November – 14 November 2017

Aoba | Vanuatu : Based on analyses of satellite images and model data, the Wellington VAAC reported that during the morning of 8 November low-level ash plumes from Aoba rose 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W.

Dempo | Indonesia : According to PVMBG a three-minute-long phreatic eruption at Dempo began at 1651 on 9 November, and generated a dense ash plume that rose 4.2 km (13,800 ft) a.s.l., about 1 km above the crater rim, and drifted S. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4).

Sarychev Peak | Matua Island (Russia) : SVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Sarychev Peak was identified in satellite images during 6-7 November. Weak steam-and-gas emissions were observed on 8 November. Weather clouds prevented observations during 9-13 November. The Aviation Colour Code remained at Green.