Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeastern Alaska.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Maria is located about 460 mi…740 km ESE of the lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 420 mi…680 km SSE of Cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 435 mi…705 km WSW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Storm Lee is located about 790 mi…1270 km WSW of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Otis is located about 1230 mi…1980 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Tropical Storm Norma is located about 125 mi…200 km NNE of Socorro island and about 170 mi…270 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 345 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 20w (Talim), located approximately 114 nm south of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 21 knots.

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Wildfires – North American Wildfire Smoke Travels to Europe

It’s been a particularly brutal bushfire season in parts of western North America, as several large blazes continue to cause headaches from California up to British Columbia. As shocking new satellite images show, the smoke from these fires hasn’t been limited to the US West Coast, or even the North American continent. It’s drifted all the way over the Atlantic Ocean into European skies.

As the smoke from western bushfires drifts higher and higher, it’s picked up by strong prevailing winds that take it across the continent and towards the Atlantic ocean. Incredibly, smoke that was above the Pacific Northwest on September 4 drifted to parts of western Europe in just four days.