Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits offshore Bio-Bio, Chile.

5.7 earthquake hits near the south east coast of Australia.

5.5 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.2 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Peter is located about 215 mi…345 km n of San Juan Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Rose is located about 1065 mi…1715 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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India – Days of heavy rain, rising rivers and dam releases have caused widespread flooding in the state of Odisha in eastern India, where authorities report 26 districts affected. Many parts of Odisha experienced heavy rainfall from around 13 September, brought by a Low Pressure Area over the Bay of Bengal. In a 24 hour period to 13 September, Puri recorded 343 mm of rain. The rain caused several rivers in the state to swell or break their banks. As of 19 September flooding had affected over 2.7 million people across 6,129 villages of 26 districts in Odisha.

Global Warming

Record-Breaking Carbon Emissions

The amount of carbon emitted from severe wildfires that tore across many parts of the Northern Hemisphere this summer broke records, according to data from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service published Tuesday.

Intense blazes, including fires in hotspots in the Mediterranean, North America and Siberia, let off more than 2.7 billion metric tons of carbon over the summer, with July and August both breaking monthly records for emissions from fires. More than half of July’s emissions could be put down to fires in North America and Siberia.

Europe experienced its hottest summer on record this year and the Mediterranean also broke temperature records by large margins, as did parts of the Arctic and Canada.

Meanwhile, wildfires in the Arctic — a region that has warmed more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet since 2000 — released 66 million tons of CO2 between June and August, Copernicus said.


Wildfires – Nebraska, USA

Authorities in western Nebraska’s Panhandle say two wildfires that had neared Scottsbluff and Crawford have largely been brought under control. The fire southwest of Scottsbluff that has burned about 3,600 acres was 100% contained by Monday afternoon, while the fire south of Crawford that has burned 5,400 acres was halfway contained.