Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.1 Earthquake hits Nepal.

The death toll following the 7.5 earthquake has risen to 3 600 with several thousand others injured. The situation in Nepal is chaotic with infrastructure destroyed and many remote villages remain cut off by landslides and without communications.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Sumba region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.


Pakistan – At least 44 people have been killed and more than 200 injured after a storm struck Pakistan’s north-west city of Peshawar causing dozens of buildings to collapse, officials have said. Intense rain and strong winds buffeted the city and adjacent districts late on Sunday, felling trees, causing dozens of roofs and walls to collapse and blocking many roads. Floodwater from torrential rainfall had reached one metre deep in some parts of the city of more than 3 million people.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Karymsky (Kamchatka): An explosion occurred this morning that was strong enough to produce an ash plume to approx. 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude (VAAC Tokyo).

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Strong activity continues from the volcano. This morning (14:24 local time), an explosion at the Showa crater sent a plume to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude that drifted north.

Manam (Papua New Guinea): Eruptive activity is taking place at the volcano. VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume to 8,000 ft from the volcano this morning. A pronounced SO2 plume can be seen on satellite data as well.

Dukono (Halmahera): The volcano continues to produce significant ash emissions – a plume extending 20 nautical miles E was observed Saturday (Darwin VAAC).

Calbuco (Southern Chile and Argentina): Activity has been lower yesterday, but weak ash emissions continued at least intermittently.

Sernageomin reported decreasing levels of seismic activity yesterday, dominated by 283 volcanic-tectonic quakes mostly at 8 km depth, as well as weak volcanic tremor. It is unclear whether the eruptive phase is ending or heading towards a new phase of magmatic activity, with the possible scenario of new larger explosive and/or effusive (lava flows, lava dome emplacement) activity. A main hazard at the moment is the occurrence of lahars, mudflows that are generated when rainwater mobilizes the abundant fresh ash deposits.

Barren Island (Indian Ocean): A pilot reported an ash plume rising to 10,000 ft from the volcano. Likely, eruptive activity which had produced a new lava flow in March is still going on or has resumed.