Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.9 earthquake hits southwest of the Kuril islands.
5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
5.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.
5.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, japan.
5.0 earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Xavier is located about 370 mi…600 km sw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ene or 70 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.
Glaciers Created a Huge ‘Flour’ Dust Storm in Greenland
If you’re in Greenland and a strange cloud darkens the sky, that cloud might be made up of something scientists call “glacier flour.”
Researchers have written and speculated about glacier-flour dust storms in Greenland for a long time, according to NASA. But it took until this September for investigators to spot such a massive plume of the elusive dust forming and drifting 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of the far-northern village of Ittoqqortoormiit. Glacier flour is a fine dust created when glaciers pulverize rocks, NASA wrote. While satellites had occasionally spotted smaller storms of the stuff, this one was “by far the largest.”