Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.2 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Rene is located about 730 mi…1175 km wnw of the Cabo verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 935 mi…1505 km ene of the northern Leeward islands and about 1250 mi…2015 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.


Algeria – At least one person died and hundreds of homes damaged after flash flooding in northern Algeria. The flooding came after stormy weather from 07 to 08 September brought heavy rainfall. Baraki in Algiers Province recorded 63.0 mm of rain in 24 hours to 08 September. Flooding also affected the capital, Algiers, and surrounding areas. Roads were inundated, causing severe traffic disruption in at least 5 municipalities.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the Week 2 September 2020 – 8 September 2020

Kavachi | Solomon Islands : Satellite data showed discoloured water around Kavachi possibly beginning in early September; by 7 September discoloured plumes in the water were visible E of the submarine cone.

Sinabung | Indonesia : PVMBG reported that white plumes rose as high as 600 m above Sinabung’s summit and drifted in multiple directions on most days during 2-8 September. At 0513 on 5 September an eruption produced a gray ash plume that rose at least 800 m and drifted NNE. Emissions were brown and white on 6 September. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4), with a general exclusion zone of 3 km and extensions to 5 km on the SE sector and 4 km in the NE sector.