Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Queensland, Australia.

5.3 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Atlantic: Tropical Storm Fiona is located about 1080 mi…1740 km W of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Invest 97E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Depression 10w (Ten), located approximately 167 nm northwest of Andersen AFB, is tracking east-northeastward at 09 knots.

Tropical Depression 11w (Dianmu), located approximately 78 nm northeast of Haikou, China, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

Tropical Storm 12w (Twelve), located approximately 605 nm east-southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 20 knots.

In the Central Pacific: Invest 91C is an area of disturbed weather in the Central Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

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Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Activity has been more intermittent over the past days, but occasional (presumably strombolian) explosions continue to occur, producing small ash plumes that rise up to approx. 2 km altitude and quickly disperse.

Sabancaya volcano (Peru): A pilot reported seeing a small ash plume from the volcano today. On satellite imagery, no ash is visible, but it’s plausible that a small eruption occurred. The volcano has been producing sporadic emissions from time to time during the past months. Buenos Aires VAAC keeps Aviation Colour Code at yellow.