Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 Earthquake hits the South Atlantic Ocean.

6.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border region.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Falkland Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the South Atlantic Ocean.

5.3 Earthquake hits Sakhalin, Russia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Falkland Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Indian Ocean triple Junction.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the South Indian Ocean:

Alessia has been downgraded to below cyclone strength, but strong winds and heavy rain are still lashing the Top End. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alessia was about 110km south of Darwin overnight Saturday, with winds near the centre below gale force, but still packing a punch at about 95km/h. The storm weakened after making landfall 6.30pm (CST) on Sunday.

In the North Indian Ocean:

Tropical cyclone Five (Lehar) is located approximately 695 nm east-southeast of Visakhapatnam, India. Forecast to strike India as a severe cyclonic storm on November 28.

NewsBytes:

An avalanche on Mt Masago in Japan has claimed the lives of at least seven people. An estimated 30 metres wide and 600 metres long avalanche hit the western slope of Mt Masago.

Winter storm kills 13 in Oklahoma, Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico, USA.

Global Warming

Twice as Much Methane Escaping Arctic Seafloor

The Arctic methane time bomb is bigger than scientists once thought, according to a new study. About 17 teragrams of methane escapes each year from a broad, shallow underwater platform called the East Siberian Arctic Shelf.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity:

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The volcano erupted and spewed rocks and red-hot ash five miles into the air. Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted eight times in just a matter of hours yesterday resulting in thousands of people fleeing their homes.

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