Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits Trinidad.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Azores.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Gamma is located about 165 mi…270 km ene of Progreso Mexico and about 150 mi…240 km nnw of Cozumel Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ssw or 205 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Tropical Storm Delta is located about 130 mi…210 km s of Negril Jamaica and about 270 mi…440 km se of Grand Cayman with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 18e (Marie), located approximately 1027 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 16w (Chan-Hom), located approximately 781 nm south of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking westward at 02 knots.

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Mexico – Disaster authorities in Mexico reported on 04 October that 6 people have died after severe weather associated with Tropical Storm Gamma hit the Yucatan Peninsula. Two flood-related fatalities were reported in Tabasco state. A further 4 fatalities were reported in the state of Chiapas, where 2 victims died after a landslide buried a house. Heavy rainfall and releases from the Peñitas Dam caused flooding in Tabasco, affecting thousands of people in particular in areas along the Samaría River. Around 3,500 people were evacuated, mostly in the municipalities of Balancán, Centro, Cunduacán, Jalpa de Méndez and Nacajuca.

France and Italy – Floods in southeastern France and northern Italy in the wake of Storm Alex have left 3 people dead and several missing. Hundreds of homes, along with bridges and roads, have been destroyed. Flooding came after record rainfall. Italian authorities said Piedmont region recorded its highest rainfall totals since 1958. Sambughetto in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola recorded 630 mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 October 2020. Limone Piemonte in the Province of Cuneo recorded 580 mm of rain during the same period. Meanwhile Meteo France reported 500.2 mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 October at Saint-Martin-Vésubie, which is the equivalent of more than three months of rain and a record daily amount.


Wildfires – New Zealand

Bushfires have destroyed dozens of homes in New Zealand, authorities said on Monday, saying it was a miracle no one was hurt when “a wall of orange” descended on a remote South Island village.

The blaze began in a mountain forest early on Sunday morning and, fanned by strong winds, swept through the village of Lake Ohau, forcing residents to flee for their lives. According to the New Zealand fire emergency agency on Monday, at least 4,600 hectares (11,366 acres) of land were affected by the blaze, which also displaced more than 100 people.