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Hottest June on Record

Posted by feww on July 22, 2014

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June 2014 average land and ocean temperature highest for the month since records began in 1880

The combined global average temperature across land and ocean for June 2014 was the highest for the month, at 0.72°C (1.30°F) above the 20th century average. The previous record was set in June 1998, by 0.03°C (0.05°F), according to the State of Climate Report released by NOAA.

Nine of the ten warmest Junes on record have occurred during the 21st century, including five consecutively since 2010.

“June 2014 also marks the second consecutive month with record high global temperatures. With the exception of February (21st warmest), every month to date in 2014 has ranked among the four warmest for its respective month.”

June 2014 also marked the 38th consecutive June and 352nd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average.

Selected highlights mirrored from NOAA’s June 2014 State of Climate Report:

  • The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest on record for the month, at 0.72°C (1.30°F) above the 20th century average of 15.5°C (59.9°F).
  • The global land surface temperature was 0.95°C (1.71°F) above the 20th century average of 13.3°C (55.9°F), the seventh highest for June on record.
  • For the ocean, the June global sea surface temperature was 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), the highest for June on record and the highest departure from average for any month.
  • The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the January–June period (year-to-date) was 0.67°C (1.21°F) above the 20th century average of 13.5°C (56.3°F), tying with 2002 as the third warmest such period on record.

The Ocean

The June global ocean surface temperature was record high, at 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F). “This marks the first time that the monthly global ocean temperature anomaly was higher than 0.60°C (1.08°F) and surpasses the previous all-time record for any month by 0.05°C (0.09°F); the previous record of +0.59°C (1.06°F) was first set in June 1998 and tied in October 2003, July 2009, and just last month in May 2014.”

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M6.9 Quake Strikes Near Ndoi Island, Fiji

Posted by feww on July 22, 2014


Deep, Powerful Quake Occurs Near Lau Ridge

Centered at 19.829°S, 178.464°W the quake struck at a depth of about 616.4km (383.0mi), about 375km (233mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji, according to USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-21 14:54:41 UTC
Location: 19.829°S 178.464°W depth=616.4km (383.0mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 94km (58mi) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
  • 369km (229mi) WNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  • 375km (233mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji
  • 441km (274mi) SSE of Lambasa, Fiji
  • 488km (303mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji


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