Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits offshore Maule, Chile.

5.6 Earthquake hits offshore Maule, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Eastern Russia – North-eastern China border region.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical depression Krosa is located approximately 585 nm east of Manila, Philippines. Tropical depression Krosa is forecast to strike the Philippines as a tropical storm at about 03:00 GMT on 31 October.

In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical storm Raymond is located about 530 mi (850 km) SW of the southern tip of Baja California.

NewsBytes

Three people were killed and at least 12 injured after a dust storm led to multiple crashes Tuesday on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson.

Heavy showers, flash floods hit eastern Singapore.

Fresh floods wreak havoc in coastal West Bengal, India.

Environment

Heat Wave Hits Moscow

A warm spell in Moscow broke a record on tuesday as temperatures climbed to 14.9 degrees celsius – the highest since 1895. Until tuesday, the highest temperature ever recorded on october 29 was 14.8 degrees.

Unusually high temperatures hit Moscow this week, exceeding the norm by 5-8 degrees. Cooler weather is expected by the weekend, with highs around 7-12 degrees, but that is also above average. This year’s fall weather had already broken records, with September getting three times the average amount of rainfall, more than ever recorded in 130 years of record-keeping.

Space Events

Asteroid Passes Close By

Trailer Truck-Size Asteroid buzzed Earth inside Moon’s orbit Tuesday. A space rock the size of a tractor-trailer flew harmlessly by Earth (Oct. 29), zipping between our planet and the moon.

Disease

Novel Coronavirus – Saudi Arabia – Update

WHO has been informed of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Qatar.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity:

A new eruption started this week at the Zhupanovsky volcano, about 70 km northeast of the capital of Kamchatka, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.