Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.3 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

5.2 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.0 earthquake hits Unimak Island, Alaska.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical depression Eta is located about 90 mi…145 km s of La Ceiba Honduras with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 22w (Goni), located approximately 216 nm east-southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical storm 23w (Atsani), located approximately 399 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

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In the Central/Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 20e (Odalys), located approximately 919 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Brazil – Around 300 people have been displaced after torrential rainfall in the city of Sanharo in Pernambuco, a state in northeast Brazil. Around 300 people evacuated their homes, mostly in the Salgado neighbourhood of the city, and were temporarily housed in local schools and gyms.

Colombia – Flooding has affected the departments of Magdalena and Norte Santander in Colombia over the last few days. The country’s National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reported that flooding has affected 9,200 families across 7 municipalities in Magdalena Department. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. Flooding has affected the department since late October. Thousands of homes have been damaged but as of 03 November. Relief items have been distributed to affected families.

Uganda – Red Cross in Uganda reports that 2 people have died after flash flooding in Kasese District. Around 1,200 families were displaced in Kasese due to the recent heavy rains and landslides. The affected families have camped at schools and churches for shelter.

Nicaragua and Honduras – Hurricane “Eta” made landfall on 03 November in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCN) of Nicaragua as a category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 220 km/h. ETA was later downgraded to a category 2 hurricane, and continued to move over north-eastern Nicaragua, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to parts of neighbouring Honduras. Nicaragua’s disaster agency, SINAPRED, said that around 30,000 people had been pre-emptively evacuated from threatened areas in RACCN. In Honduras, the departments of Colon, Atlantida, Cotes, Yoro, and Gracias a Dios were under red alert as of 03 November.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the Week 28 October 2020 – 3 November 2020

Bezymianny | Central Kamchatka (Russia) – KVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Bezymianny was identified in satellite images during 22-24 and 27-29 October. The N part of the lava dome was active and possibly advanced. The Aviation colour Code remained at Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-colour scale).

Karymsky | Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) – KVERT reported that during 23 and 25-26 October explosions at Karymsky produced ash plumes that rose to 5 km (16,400 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 75 km SE, NE, and NW. A thermal anomaly was identified in satellite images during 23-24, 26, and 28 October. The Aviation colour Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-colour scale).

Klyuchevskoy | Central Kamchatka (Russia) – KVERT reported that Strombolian activity at Klyuchevskoy continued during 23-30 October and lava advanced down the Apakhonchich drainage on the SE flank. Gas-and-steam emissions contained some ash. A large, bright thermal anomaly was identified daily in satellite images. The Aviation colour Code was raised to Orange (the second highest level on a four-colour scale) on 8 October.

Korovin | Andreanof Islands (USA) – On 28 October AVO raised the Aviation colour Code and Volcano Alert Level for Korovin to Yellow and Advisory, respectively, noting that activity was above background levels. Discrete earthquakes were detected over the previous two weeks and sulfur dioxide emissions were identified four times in satellite data on 15, 20, and 26 October. Low-level seismicity continued and no surficial activity was evident in cloudy or partly cloudy satellite images through 3 November.