Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Super Typhoon 25w (Lan), located approximately 337 nm southeast of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 11 knots.

Tropical Storm 27w (Twenty-seven), located approximately 253 nm east-southeast of Anderson AFB, is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

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Wildfires – Australia

Firefighters battling a bushfire that is threatening lives and homes near a mine site in Western Australia’s north have been forced to shift resources to a separate blaze suspected of being deliberately lit.

A watch and act has been issued for people near the Western Turner mine site, west of Tom Price in the Pilbara. The blaze is out of control and unpredictable, and smoke has closed some roads. The fire has burnt about 24,000ha since it started on October 8.