Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

6.6 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.9 earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh, India.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nicole is located about 25 mi…35 km nw of Vero each Florida and about 60 mi…95 km se of Orlando Florida with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

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California, USA – Severe weather including record heavy rain affected parts of Southern California, USA, and bordering parts of Baja California State in northern Mexico. At least 1 person has died and 2 are still missing after being swept away by flood waters in Ontario, California. San Diego, California reported 9.14 inches / 232.15 mm of rain fell in 48 hours to 08 November in Lytle Creek in the San Gabriel Mountains, within San Bernardino County. San Sevaine in San Bernardino County recorded 7.28 inches / 184.91 mm during the same period. Wind gusts of 89 mph (145 km/h) were also reported.


Cholera – Haiti

The Haitian Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) is now reporting as of November 6, a total of 6,446 suspected cases in 7 departments of the country, including 639 confirmed cases, 5,628 hospitalized suspected cases, and 130 registered deaths.

Measles – Minnesota, USA

In a follow-up on the measles situation in Minnesota, state health officials are reporting 21 cases since June in the Twin Cities area. This includes 14 imported cases, two exposed within U.S. but linked to imported case and five classified as “other”. Nine children have been hospitalized.

Dengue Fever – Laos

The Laos Centre of Information and Education for Health reports that the dengue fever cases in the country has topped the 30,000 mark in 2022 this month. Through November 8, officials report 30,085 total dengue cases, including 22 deaths.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the week 2 November – 8 November 2022

Bezymianny – Central Kamchatka (Russia) : KVERT reported that during 27 October-1 November a thermal anomaly over Bezymianny was identified in satellite images. Strong fumarolic activity was visible, the lava dome continued to grow and was sometimes incandescent at night, and occasional collapses from the dome produced avalanches of hot material. The activity had significantly decreased by 2 November.

Kerinci – Central Sumatra : PVMBG reported that diffuse white-and-brown plumes from Kerinci rose as high as 400 m above the summit and drifted NE and NW on most days during 2-7 November.

Manam – Northeast of New Guinea : The Darwin VAAC reported that on 7 November an ash plume from Manam rose to 2.1 km (7,000 ft) and drifted NE based on satellite images and weather models. The plume had dissipated within four hours.

Villarrica – Central Chile : SERNAGEOMIN and Observatorio Argentino de Vigilancia Volcánica (OAVV) reported that activity at Villarrica increased during 1 October-7 November. Seismic signals indicated above-baseline activity, including intensifying continuous tremor and an increase in the number of long-period earthquakes. The largest earthquake was a M 2.3 event located 5.3 km ESE of the crater at a depth of 4.8 km. Acoustic data indicated that explosions became larger. Sulfur dioxide emissions recorded on two stations, 10 km ENE and 6 km ESE, averaged around 541 tons per day, with a maximum value of 1,273 tons per day on 13 October; the values were within normal ranges, though they were preceded by two months with high values. Sulfur dioxide emissions were identified in satellite images on 1 November. The lava lake occupied an area of about 36 square meters on the crater floor based on a 14 October satellite image. During October webcam images showed eruption plumes rising as high as 460 m above the crater rim. Plumes deposited tephra on the E, S, and SW flanks within 500 m of the crater on 2, 18, 23, and 31 October. Nighttime crater incandescence seen in webcam images intensified during 1 October-7 November, and strombolian explosions ejected incandescent tephra onto the NW and SW flanks on 18 and 31 October and during 1, 2, and 6-7 November. Thermal anomalies were identified in satellite images on 2, 10, 15, 22, 27, and 31 October, and 1, 4, and 6 November. POVI reported that the width of lava fountains rising above the crater rim on 2 November suggested that the vent on the crater floor was about 6 m in diameter. Analysis of satellite images and reports from observers indicated that more material was being ejected onto the upper flanks in November, with clasts up to 20 cm in diameter and deposits trending NW. On 8 November SERNAGEOMIN raised the Alert Level to Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-color scale) and warned that material could be ejected within 500 m of the crater.