Pacific Summary 7 August 2015
Magnitude 6+ risk areas are Santa Cruz Islands, Java, Honshu.
Volcanic activity may increase. Raung, Sinabung, Dukono, Japan.
Typhoon Souledor weakened to Category 3 on 6 August but may strengthen to low Category 4 on 7 August with very heavy rain as it crosses Taiwan.
NZ could also get heavy rain and snow on 7 August.
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Quakes and volcanoes rumbled on 7 August but never above Mag 6.
Many Mag 5 though, the largest north of Raoul Island.
Volcanoes were hot. Manam, Raung, Sinabung, Dukono, Japan, Kamchatka, Colima, Sabancaya and others making much ash but no large eruptions.
NZ was just below Mag 4, justifying no forecast here.
Typhoon Soudelor powered up on 7 August to high Cat 3 then gave Taiwan a lashing. Extensive damage, flooding, mudslides.
NZ got a harsh winterstorm. Great weather timing success.
7 August. Kermadec Islands 5.9
9 August. Kermadec Islands 5.9
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