Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.6 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

6.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.7 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 14w (Muifa), located approximately 288 nm southwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical Depression 15w (Fifteen), located approximately 401 nm west-northwest of Wake Island, is tracking east-northeastward at 03 knots.

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Wildfires – Washington State, California, USA

The Bolt Creek Fire, which started Saturday in northwest Washington near Skykomish off US Highway 2 is growing very quickly. It is producing a great deal of smoke blowing to the northwest toward Everett and Bellingham. Our very, very rough estimate of the size, based on the imprecise satellite heat data, is that the Bolt Creek Fire had burned more than 2,500 acres by 1:54 p.m. PDT Saturday.

A fire south of Mount Rainier National Park, the Goat Rocks Fire, is also producing smoke, but it is heading generally west to the Centralia area. As of Friday it had burned about 1,500 acres.

The smoke from the very large fire that has been burning since August 1 in west-central Oregon, the Cedar Creek Fire, is sending smoke into Washington. The Washington State DNR said today that smoke from that 35,000-acre fire is being lofted to higher altitudes and is not expected to contribute significantly to further reductions in air quality at ground level.

The Mosquito Fire at Foresthill in Northern California was very active again Friday, but did not spread as much as in recent days. The fire was mapped Friday night at 33,753 acres. At its widest point the fire is 12 miles long.