Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrava region, Russia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Atlantic:

Hurricane Earl is located about 90 mi…145 km W of Belize City with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…105 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical Storm Ivette is located about 1120 mi…1800 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical storm 07w (Omais), located approximately 223 nm north of Saipan, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.


Yemen – Flash floods caused by unusually heavy rain killed at least eight people on Sunday in the suburbs of Sanaa and several other areas of Yemen. The floods have caused serious damage, sweeping away cars and crops and inundating roads.


Hawaii – Hepatitis Outbreak – Update

The hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii first reported on July 1 has grown to 135, an increase of 42 in the past week, according to data from the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH). Of the new cases, all were in adults and the vast majority, 39, required hospitalization for their illness.

US Military Contract Zika Virus

As the Zika virus spreads around the globe, 33 active-duty members of the U.S. military serving overseas have contracted the virus, the Pentagon said.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): Moderate seismic unrest continues at the volcano. A swarm of earthquakes occurred yesterday afternoon under the northern caldera rim of the volcano. The quakes were located in depths between 1 and 20 km, with the strongest being a magnitude 4 event at 16:15 local time. Such events possibly reflect a magma intrusion from deeper into shallower depth beneath the volcano.

Brava (Cape Verde): Out of fear of a possible new eruption, authorities evacuated 300 people from Cova Da Joana town on Brava island. According to news reports, the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics recorded increased seismic activity including volcanic tremor that sparked fears an eruption could be imminent. Brava with a diameter of approx. 10 km is the smallest of the 9 inhabited islands of Cape Verde and has a total of approx. 7000 inhabitants. Its volcano with the same name is geologically young and considered active, although no historical eruptions are known (which is mostly due to limited history of written records).