Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.9 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.
5.5 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.
5.4 earthquake its the southern east Pacific rise.
5.3 earthquake hits offshore Bio-Bio, Chile.
5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.
5.2 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
5.2 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.
5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Odette), located approximately 86 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 24 knots.
Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 340 nm west-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 03 knots.
Australian Bushfires Warmed Planet
Smoke pollution from Australian bushfires in 2019 and 2020 warmed the stratosphere over the southern hemisphere by at least 1°C for six months, according to a new analysis. The devastating 2019 to 2020 bushfire season in Australia injected huge amounts of smoke into the stratosphere and led to record aerosol pollution.
Wildfires – Utah, USA
Three wildfires burning in Utah this week have been human-caused. Fire officials said the wildfire season doesn’t officially start until June 1. The Choke Cherry fire in Southwestern Utah has burned 700 acres and is 25% contained. In the northeastern part of the state, Utah Fire Info shows the East Myton wildfire has covered a little more than 2,700 acres. It’s 75% contained. It took three days to get the 1,300 acre Little Pass wildfire under control in an area west of the Great Salt Lake.
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