Surigae enters PAR and intensifies into a typhoon, Philippines

Surigae enters PAR and intensifies into a typhoon, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Surigae" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late April 15, 2021, and intensified into a typhoon — known locally as Bising. Surigae is the second named storm and the first typhoon of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Surigae…

Tropical Storm “Surigae” intensifying on its way toward the Philippines

Tropical Storm “Surigae” intensifying on its way toward the Philippines

Tropical Storm "Surigae" — known as Bising in the Philippines — formed at 18:00 UTC on April 14, 2021, as the second named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is intensifying as it moves close to Yap on its way toward the Philippines….

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits State of Yap, 3rd M6+ within 48 hours

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits State of Yap, 3rd M6+ within 48 hours

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the State of Yap, Micronesia at 15:14 UTC on December 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles). After M6.5 and M6.4 on…

Second strong earthquake in Micronesia, shallow M6.4 hits State of Yap

Second strong earthquake in Micronesia, shallow M6.4 hits State of Yap

A second strong earthquake of the day hit the State of Yap, Micronesia at 09:51 UTC on December 8, 2017. The USGS registered it as M6.4 at a depth of 20.3 km (12.6 miles). The first one was registered as M6.5 at 00:22 UTC today. EMSC registered the latest one as…

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit State of Yap, Micronesia

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit State of Yap, Micronesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia at 00:22 UTC on December 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.7 km (8.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 15 km…

Very strong and shallow earthquake M6.9 registered in Micronesia region

Very strong and shallow earthquake M6.9 registered in Micronesia region

A very strong and shallow earthquake M6.9 struck Federated States of Micronesia region on August 3, 2014, at 00:22 UTC. USGS reports depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). EMSC is also reporting M6.9 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 340 km (211 miles) NNW of&nbs

M 6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Ifalik, Micronesia

M 6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Ifalik, Micronesia

Eathquake registered as M 6.1 (USGS/EMSC) struck off the coast of Ifalik, Federated states of Micronesia, on May 14, 2014 at 20:56 UTC. USGS reports depth of 10.6 km; EMSC 3 km.Epicenter was located 99 km (62 miles) SSE of Ifalik, 760 km (472 miles) W of Weno,

Pacific’s Marshall Islands facing drought disaster

Pacific’s Marshall Islands facing drought disaster

A drought has left areas of the Marshall Islands facing “dire” water shortages with aid agencies scrambling to ship relief to affected communities.  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that unusually low rainfall in one of