Of course almost everyone knows that the USGS downgrades many earthquakes by several points so this number is higher. Most of the significant earthquake activity continues to occur along the Indo-Australian plate.
The strongest earthquake so far occurred in Nepal India with several buoys sent into event mode shortly after. The event was a true earth shift, killing over 8,000 people , injured over 19,000 , and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
The earthshift event triggered a landslide at Mount Everest, and shifted the Eurasian plate 20 feet. source
Nepal has not slowed down with earthquake events with aftershocks and continued landslides recently. Today, there was a magnitude 4.2 earthquake which struck at shallow depth of 10km with some feeling a slight shake in the area.
Rare earthquake – In Tennessee a rare 2.7 earthquake took place at a depth of 8 km, with this quake being near the new Madrid seismic zone.
Deepest earthquake – The Deepest earthquake of the day took place in Bonin Islands, Japan measuring 4.8 in magnitude.
Volcanoes Near Indonesia have been active as of late, with a large eruption taking place at mount Sinabung just yesterday. Sinabung was dormant for around 400 years, and just after 2010 became active.
Worldwide Weather Extremes
The latest news out of the Gulf of Mexico is showing invest 91-L has a 80% chance of becoming a tropical formation. The good news is that there is no clear sign of a forming eye at the moment.
Ontario Canada – Several tornado warnings and watches were issued for the region. source
Lake Powell , CO – Extreme weather caused 1 boat to capsize , as flash flooding frightened a family on vacation. –source
Hurricane Carlos is strengthening as it heads towards Mexico’s coastline, and has been gathering strength this past week. At the current time the hurricane has sustained winds of 150 km. –source
Arabian peninsula – 8 years of rain in one day took place as tropical storm Ashobaa struck a mountainous region.
Earths Magnetic Field
Deformed Imf and field lines for 6/15/2015 , and the kp index is below 4 for the moment.
Photo’s From Viewers
Interesting photo sent in from youtuber Hercolubus red kachina shows 3 light sources as the sun sets in the western sky.
The next image is a stunner, here we have an object above the sun from the looks of things, here is the original image:
Color enhanced version:
Wow is an understatement with this photo, we enhanced the hue, exposure and saturation and more details revealed.