Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Landslide in West Bandung, Indonesia

Landslide in west Bandung region of Indonesia has claimed six lives. 18 villagers are reported to be still missing.

The landslide buried nine houses in Cililin village of West Bandung, Java.

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Flooding in Dar es Salaam Region of Tanzania

Heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Dar city in Tanzania. The worst hit area is Kigogo.

The rain also destroyed bridges in Kinyerezi and Vingunguti.

Nature – Images

Interesting Images:

Dramatic shot of a wave over lava. Photographer braved 110 degree F waters and magma to get the shot.

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A remarkable photo showing a deadly twister in action as it rips up the ground and anything in its path of destruction.

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Amazing Rainbow Clouds. Unfortunately no location was disclosed.

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Forest fire in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Forest fire in San Luis Potosi, Mexico has killed one woman. The victim couldn’t successfully fight the fire and died due to carbon monoxide poisoning in Tamuin.

Around 11 forest fires are currently burning across San Luis Potosi.

Multiples forest fires have burned 2,500 hectares and displaced more than 400 people.



Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity:

El Hierro (Canary Islands, Spain): The earthquake swarm continues with little changes. Most epicenters have remained in an area at about 15-17 km depth a few km NW off the western tip of the island. Volcanic tremor, suggesting magma movements, is continuous with strong pulses every few hours. Earthquake count today (only magnitudes >2): 111 A strong pulse of volcanic tremor has started, accompanied by a 3.2 magnitude quake at 15 km depth at 09:40 GMT. It seems that magma is continuing to move, and the scenario of a possible new eruption is becoming more and more likely.

Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): A series of 3 moderately large explosions occurred this morning between 05:12 and 07:30 local time, and was followed by small ash emissions during the whole morning. The largest eruption produced an ash column rising about 2 km above the crater.

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): (23 Mar) A strong SO2 plume today suggests increased activity at the volcano.

Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): (23 Mar) Increased SO2 emissions from Ulawun and Bagana volcanoes are visible today on satellite data.