Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.0 earthquake hits Svalbard.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 19s (Fabian), located approximately 125 nm south-southwest of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 06 knots.

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El Niño – NASA has identified early signs of El Niño from space, after one of its satellites spotted warm water in the Pacific Ocean moving eastward toward the west coast of South America in March and April.

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Rabies – Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee said that statistics over the past 5 years across the country show that rabies has killed 410 people, over 2.7 million people have to receive preventive treatment, affecting public health, cause great economic loss. Currently, the risk of rabies continues to occur and cause very high mortality in humans.

Swine Fever – Philippines

Officials in Negros Occidental province reports that more than 2,000 heads of swine have died of hog cholera, or classical swine fever in the province since last month.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the week of 10 May – 16 May 2023

Fuego – South-Central Guatemala : INSIVUMEH reported that a range of 1-7 weak explosions per hour were recorded at Fuego during 10-16 May. The explosions generated ash plumes that rose to a maximum height of 850 m above the crater and drifted up to 12 km E, SE, S, and SW. Occasional weak avalanches of material were visible near the crater. During 9-10 May wind entrained loose ash that was deposited along the Ceniza, Las Lajas, and Seca drainages. On 12 May a minor lahar descended the Ceniza drainage, carrying branches, tree trunks, and volcanic blocks up to 1.5 m in diameter. Minor incandescent over the crater was visible overnight during 12-13 and 15-16 May. Wind entrained ash deposits during 15-16 May causing localized “curtains” of ash.

Kita-Ioto – Volcano Islands : Japan Coast Guard reported that a small area of bluish-white discolored water above Funka Asane, a submarine vent 4-5 km NW of Kita-Ioto, was visible on 11 May. This was the first time discolored water was seen over the vent in about two years.