Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical storm 02w (Nepartak), located approximately 216 nm north of Ulithi, is tracking northwestward at 13 knots.

Tropical Storm Agatha is located about 1220 mi…1965 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Blas is located about 725 mi…1170 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.


New Zika Virus Case in Korea

A woman in her 20s who recently returned from the Dominican Republic has tested positive for the Zika virus.

This is the sixth confirmed case of the Zika virus in Korea so far. The last infection was detected on May 11.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Explosions of small to moderate size continue to be relatively frequent lately. This morning, an explosion produced an ash plume that rose 1500 meters above he volcano’s summit.

Kilauea (Hawai’i): After having descended the steep slope of the pali, the new lava flow now advanced in the flatter coastal plain towards the ocean. As of yesterday, the flow front was about 400 m from the break in slope and still 2.9 km (1.8 mi) away from the sea.