Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.4 Earthquake his the Samoa Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.


Norway – Storm Synne landed in Norway on Saturday and has hit the southern and western parts of the country hardest, with some places getting 170mm (17cm) in two days. The weather has been most severe in Bjerkreim Municipality, an area in the western county of Rogaland. The floods also left Vikesa, in the centre of Bjerkreim, underwater. On Sunday the town of Eigersund, also in Rogaland, suffered its highest ever levels of rainfall. Over a hundred homes in the areas were evacuated. One home was completely washed away by the floodwaters.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Etna (Sicily, Italy): Another of the summit vents seems to be becoming protagonist in the current eruptive phase: the NE crater has been producing near-continuous small to moderate ash emissions throughout the night and the morning. Incandescence was occasionally seen at the base of the plumes as well, suggesting strombolian activity. The other vents, in particular Voragine and New SE crater, have been calm. The NE crater, formed in 1911, had not had much significant activity since 1995-1996 when it produced a series of spectacular paroxysms with associated lava flows.