Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical cyclone 21s (Ikola), located approximately 866 nm west of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking eastward at 12 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 22s (Joalane), located approximately 468 nm northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius is tracking southeastward at 03 knots.


Nepal – A landslide at Ghatgaun-6, Jhynjhyane in Surkhet district in Nepal has claimed the lives of five workers. A group of seven labourers were working to construct an irrigation canal when the land caved-in suddenly. Two workers escaped.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Tungurahua (Ecuador): The volcano entered a phase of increasing activity again. New ash emissions, tremor episodes and increased SO2 output occurred during the past days and suggest that a new pulse of magma is on its way. This could lead to a new, possibly intense eruptive phase in the near future. Because the last significant activity occurred more than 6 months ago, the upper conduit of the volcano is likely blocked by a plug under which pressurized gasses accumulate. This in turn could lead to a sudden, strong vent-clearing explosion, a potentially very dangerous eruption. The first signs of new unrest at Tungurahua had already been noted in February this year, when seismicity increased and a small eruption occurred on 19 Feb. The earthquakes had afterwards decreased again, but a new pulse started 3 days ago.

Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): KVERT lowered the volcano’s alert level back to green yesterday – the most recent phase of mild activity appears to have ended.