Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits Maule, Chile.

There have been reports that telephone lines are not working following the earthquake in Santiago, Chile, but no injuries or deaths have been reported. The navy have said the earthquake is unlikely to generate a tsunami off the coastline.

5.1 Earthquake hits Simeulue, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Rota region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Guam.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the western Pacific: Tropical storm 26w (Meari), located approximately 441 nm south of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 04 knots.

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Chikungunya in Rajasthan, India.

Rajasthan has witnessed worst outbreak of chikungunya in past nine years as 1,686 cases have already been reported from the state this year. The cases are continuously being reported in Jaipur as 36 more persons were tested positive for the diseases.

Rajasthan is in the league of the states which have highest number of chikungunya cases. The worst-affected states are Karnataka (11,951), Delhi (10,851), Maharashtra (4,799), Haryana (2,399), Punjab (2,098) and Rajasthan has reported 1,686 cases this year till October 30.

However, health department has blamed excessive and prolonged rains this year as a cause of spread of chikungunya this year.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – Ongoing Activity for the week of 26 October-1 November 2016

Bagana | Bougainville (Papua New Guinea): Based on analyses of satellite imagery and model data, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 28-29 October ash plumes from Bagana rose to an altitude of 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W.

Colima | Mexico: Based on satellite images, the Washington VAAC reported that on 30 October an ash plume from Colima rose to an altitude of 4.3 km (14,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW.

Dukono | Halmahera (Indonesia): Based on analyses of satellite imagery, information from PVMBG, and model data, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 26 October-1 November ash plumes from Dukono rose to altitudes of 2.1-2.4 km (7,000-8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE and E.

Cleveland | Aleutian Islands, Alaska: The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) lowered the alert level to “yellow” after no activity has been detected at the volcano since its last eruption on 24 Oct (a small explosion). According to AVO, “recent satellite views indicate that the lava dome emplaced in late May was mostly destroyed in the explosion and has been replaced with a deep pit within the summit crater.”