Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits the Ionian Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Epsilon is located about 260 mi…415 km ese of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…110 mph…175 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 19w (Soudel), located approximately 336 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots.

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Wildfires – Colorado, USA

Colorado residents in Grand Lake were forced to evacuate Wednesday night as wind-fueled flames roared near the town in the central part of the state. The East Troublesome Fire, which began Oct. 14, grew by at least around 5,000 acres Wednesday.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the Week 14 October 2020 – 20 October 2020

Karymsky | Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) : Pilots observed explosions at 1430 on 21 October at Karymsky with ash plumes that rose to 4 km (13,100 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. KVERT raised the Aviation Colour Code to Orange (the second highest level on a four-colour scale).

Klyuchevskoy | Central Kamchatka (Russia) : KVERT reported that Strombolian activity at Klyuchevskoy was continuing during 9-16 October and a lava flow was advancing down the Apakhonchich drainage on the SE flank. A large bright thermal anomaly was identified in satellite images and during 8-9 October ash plumes drifted 270 km SE. The Aviation Colour Code was raised to Orange (the second highest level on a four-colour scale) on 8 October.