Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Hurricane Carlos is located about 80 mi…130 km SSW of Acapulco Mexico and about 195 mi…315 km se of Lazaro Cardenas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 340 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Hazards affecting land – wind: tropical storm conditions are expected within the Tropical Storm Warning area later today. Hurricane conditions are expected to begin within the Hurricane Warning area on Monday. Hurricane conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch area Monday night or early Tuesday. Rainfall: Carlos is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 6 to 10 inches across the southwestern coast of Mexico through Tuesday with maximum totals of 15 inches possible. The states of Mexico affected include Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco. These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mud slides, especially in areas of higher terrain. Surf: swells associated with the depression are expected to increase near the coast of southern and southwestern Mexico during the next few days. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

NewsBytes:

Georgia – Torrential rains late Saturday and early Sunday poured down on Tbilisi, a hilly city that is located along a river valley. The Tbilisi Zoo lies along the banks of the Kura River, which overflowed and caught the animals in their pens and cages. Massive flooding killed at least three zookeepers and eight others on Sunday. Portions of the central city were on lockdown as police tried to locate zoo animals that had escaped. A zoo spokeswoman said that among the escaped animals were bears, lions, tigers, jaguars and wolves. One hippopotamus escaped to a central city street.

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Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Pyroclastic flows caused by collapse of parts of the viscous dome on the volcano’s summit have started to be more frequent and larger again. Yesterday, about ten flows were generated that descended both through the SE and the ENE channel, reaching up to 3 km distance.