Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

5.7 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits central Italy.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of the loyalty Islands.

More than 240 people have died and at least 368 were injured in yesterday’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Italy. Many people are still believed to be buried under rubble and more than 4,300 rescuers are using heavy lifting equipment and bare hands to find them. Before and After Images:

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic: Hurricane Gaston is located about 1225 mi…1970 km E of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…NW or 310 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Invest 99L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Lester is located about 185 mi…295 km SSW of Socorro island and about 475 mi…765 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h

Invest 98E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 12w (Lionrock), located approximately 247 nm southeast of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 02 knots.


Indiana, USA – At least two confirmed tornadoes ripped through Central Indiana on Wednesday, causing only minor injuries but damaging several homes and leaving more than 30,000 people without power, including 3,400 in Indianapolis. The most damage appeared to occur in Kokomo, where an EF-3 tornado levelled a Starbucks and tore roofs off of apartment buildings, causing city and Howard County officials to declare states of emergency. Wind speeds typically associated with an EF-3 can range anywhere from 136 to 165 mph, according to the National Weather Service.