Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.
5.4 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
5.4 Earthquake hits Cataduanes in the Philippines.
5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Antofagasta, Chile.
5.1 Earthquake hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.
5.1 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Tropical cyclone 10p (Ola), is located approximately 415 nm southwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, and is tracking south-southwestward at 10 knots.
Indonesia – The villages of Simbatan and Gondang in Gondang district, Bojonegoro regency in East Java, have suffered flash floods, inundating dozens of homes and rice fields.
Mozambique Update – The floods that have ravaged northern and central parts of Mozambique have now killed 159 people and affected nearly 160,000.
Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity
Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): The eruption, now going on for more than 150 days, continues with little changes. Although it has started to decrease, very slowly, in intensity, it remains impressive and magma discharge is still an impressive approx. 100 cubic meters per second. Caldera subsidence and seismicity continue as well, but a slow decreasing trend of subsidence rate – from initially 50 cm a day to now about half of that now – is visible as well and seems to correlated with the decrease in magma effusion. Icelandic scientists think therefore that subsidence (and hence, the eruption,) might go on for another 5 to 16 months.
Shishaldin (United States, Aleutian Islands): A small eruption was seen last night from a ship, VAAC Anchorage reports. Aviation color code remains orange. According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, elevated surface temperatures at the summit continue and small steam emissions are visible on clear webcam images, as well as “a wispy, low-level ash emission from the summit drifting west-southwest” on one image.