Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.
5.4 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.
5.1 earthquake hits central Turkey.
5.1 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.
5.0 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Humberto is located about 70 mi…110 km e of Great Abaco island and about 170 mi…270 km e of Freeport Grand Bahama island with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Kiko is located about 605 mi…975 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
Spain – Three more people died as torrential rain and flash floods battered southeastern Spain, raising the death toll to five with the rising waters causing havoc for travellers and forcing 3,500 people from their homes, officials said Friday.
Wildfires – California
California’s biggest blaze of 2019, the Walker Fire, has grown steadily to surpass 50,000 acres, and firefighters could face additional challenges as fire activity is expected to increase to start the weekend. Burning in Plumas National Forest since Sept. 4, the Walker Fire has grown relatively slowly after exploding from 2,000 acres to 17,000 acres last Friday amid erratic wind conditions. It’s charred through nearly 80 square miles of wildland.