Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits the Azu Islands off Japan.

5.5 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Rina is located about 360 mi…580 km E of Cape Race Newfoundland and about 1480 mi…2385 km SW of Reykjavik Iceland with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…NE or 35 degrees at 40 mph…65 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 30w (Haikui), located approximately 51 nm south-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.


Colombia – Families and rescuers searched desperately on Wednesday (November 8) through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding after a mudslide in Colombia killed nine, with 19 still missing, according to police reports. River La Paila burst its banks near the southeastern municipality of Corinto in the Cauca department at 18:40 local time (23:40 GMT) on Tuesday (November 7), sending water, mud and debris crashing down streets and into houses. Troops and police helped residents in the rescue operation and heavy machinery was being used to clear mud from the devastated area.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the week of 1 November – 7 November 2017

Agung | Bali (Indonesia) : PVMBG reported that white plumes from Agung rose as high as 500 m above the crater rim during 1-7 November. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4), and the exclusion zones remained at 6 km, with an additional expansion to 7.5 km in the NNE, SE, S, and SW directions.

Aoba | Vanuatu : Based on analyses of satellite and webcam images, and model data, the Wellington VAAC reported that during 6-7 November ash plumes from Aoba rose 2.1-4.3 km (7,000-14,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E, NW, W, and SW.

Kirishimayama | Kyushu (Japan) : JMA reported that during 2-6 November activity at Shinmoedake (Shinmoe peak), a stratovolcano of the Kirishimayama volcano group, continued to be slightly elevated. White plumes rose 300-400 m above the crater rim. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5).