Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the East Pacific:

Invest 92E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the West Pacific:

Tropical Storm 27w (Ma-On), located approximately 477 nm northeast of Andersen AFB, Guam is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical Depression 28w (twenty-eight), located approximately 284 nm northeast of Pohnpei, is tracking westward at 15 knots.


Japan – A massive sinkhole swallowed a five-lane street near Fukuoka’s Hakata Station. The sinkhole measured around 30 meters long, 27 meters wide and 15 meters deep. The sinkhole did not cause serious injuries but disrupted power, water, gas and transport links in the area.



Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was again 111.0 degrees Fahrenheit (43.9 degrees Celsius) in Dampier, Western Australia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 58.0 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 50.0 degrees Celsius) at Russia’s Vostok Antarctic research station.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – Ongoing Activity 2 November – 8 November 2016

Awu | Sangihe Islands (Indonesia) : PVMBG reported that seismicity at Awu fluctuated but declined during 1-30 October; the maximum number of shallow and deep volcanic earthquakes were eight and three, respectively, which were in the normal range. Solfatara plumes rose as high as 25 m above the vent. The Alert Level was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 1-4) on 31 October.

Bagana | Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) : Based on analyses of satellite imagery and model data, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 4 and 6-8 October ash plumes from Bagana rose to altitudes of 2.1-2.4 km (7,000-8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W, S, ESE, and E.

Colima | Mexico : Based on satellite and webcam images, the Washington VAAC reported that on 4 November an ash plume from Colima rose to an altitude of 4.6 km (15,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted over 30 km SW.

Dukono | Halmahera (Indonesia) : Based on analyses of satellite imagery and model data, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 2 and 4-8 November ash plumes from Dukono rose to an altitude of 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE, E, NE, N and NW.

Egon | Flores Island (Indonesia) : PVMBG reported that during 1 July-31 October gas plumes from Egon rose no higher than 100 m above the crater. Seismicity decreased and was dominated by signals indicating emissions. The Alert Level was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 1-4) on 1 November.