Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Ethiopia.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 17e (Rick), located approximately 1249 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 07 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 25w (Malou, located approximately 416 nm west of Agrihan, is tracking northward at 16 knots.

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Califonia, USA – A “bomb cyclone” in the Pacific is dumping extreme rain and several feet of snow on California. The wild weather follows a summer of extreme drought and wildfires, and it could bring flooding, mudslides and debris flow to the parched and wildfire-scarred Golden State. The term “bomb cyclone” refers to the rapid intensification process — “bombogenesis” — that forms it. Such storms occur when pressure in the central region of the storm descend by at least 24 millibars (an atmospheric pressure measurement) in 24 hours. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Sacramento issued numerous warnings on Sunday (Oct. 24) concerning extreme rainfall, flooding and debris flows. In some regions, rainfall may reach into the double digits in inches.