Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia,
5.5 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.
5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.
5.2 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.
5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 329 nm east-southeast of Legazpi, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.
Lyrid Meteor Shower
It’s time for the Lyrids again, the meteor shower that originates from the tail of a comet that circles the sun once every 415 years.
The comet may be a rare sight, but Earth passes through debris from its orbit every year in late April. This year, the medium-bright meteors that occur when the debris streaks through the atmosphere will be visible between April 16 and April 30 in the Northern Hemisphere.
Wildfires – Uttarakhand, India
According to the Forest Department of Uttarakhand, from January to the first week of April 2021, there have been about 1800 incidents of forest fires in the state affecting more than 2500 hectares of forest area.
In the first five days of April, wildfires increased so fast that an area of 567 hectare was affected. Out of this area 380 hectare was forest reserve and the remaining 187 hectare was normal forest area.
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