Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits northeastern Iran.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits north of Severnaya Zemlya, Russia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Louisiana, USA – At least three tornadoes have touched down in Louisiana, injuring at least one person. The National Weather Service confirms two EF-1 twisters hit Baton Rouge and the town of White Castle in Iberville Parish with winds of about 90 mph, while an EF-0 tornado struck Marrero in Jefferson Parish, packing winds of about 70 mph.

Oklahoma, USA – The National Weather Service in Tulsa rated the tornado that destroyed approximately 58 homes in Owasso-Rogers County on Thursday afternoon as an EF-1. According to that scale, Thursday afternoon’s tornado reached speeds up to 100 mph, and caused considerable damage. Damage included roofs torn from well-constructed homes, collapsed structures, RVs flipped on their sides, large trees snapped or uprooted, carports blown over or moved to another part of the property. No injuries have been reported.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Florida, USA

A portion of I-75 in south Sarasota County that was closed yesterday because of a large brush fire burning has been reopened. Early this morning, the Florida Forestry Service tweeted that road was re-opening, but warned there is still light smoke from the 3,200-acre fire burning there. The fire is 30 percent contained.