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2017-10-16 21:54:48 (M4.2) Peru-Bolivia border region -16.8 -69.6 (29192)

6:24 pm Eastern | SciTech

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October 11 (4 fatalities)

6:02 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 11, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 10 (8 fatalities)

6:02 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 10, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 14 (6 fatalities)

6:02 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 14, 6 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 13 (3 fatalities)

6:02 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 13, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 15 (3 fatalities)

6:02 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 15, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 12 (3 fatalities)

6:02 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 12, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 9 (16 fatalities)

6:02 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 9, 16 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

5:50 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Louisiana.Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Language English read more »

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

5:47 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey from August 27 to September 10, 2017. Language English read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Mon Oct 16 21:17:02 UTC 2017

5:16 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Mon Oct 16 21:17:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Mon Oct 16 21:17:02 UTC 2017

5:16 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Mon Oct 16 21:17:02 UTC 2017.read more »

2017-10-16 13:54:38 UPDATED: (M4.5) Bering Sea 63.2 -172.5 (29192)

4:46 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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***This event supersedes event AT00OXX5B0,AK17054715.

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Green alert: earthquake M 5.1 in Tonga Islands Region on 10/16/2017 8:03:11 PM

4:33 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.1 in Tonga Islands Region on 16 Oct 2017 20:03 UTCread more »

Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in Solomon Islands on 10/16/2017 8:05:18 PM

4:32 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.9 in Solomon Islands on 16 Oct 2017 20:05 UTCread more »

2017-10-16 20:03:11 (M5.1) Tonga region -23.8 -175.4 (29192)

4:31 pm Eastern | SciTech

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2017-10-16 20:05:18 (M4.9) Solomon Islands -10.3 161.6 (29192)

4:25 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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AVO Cleveland ORANGE/WATCH - Unrest continues. No unusual activity observed today.

4:07 pm Eastern | SciTech

Oct 16, 2017 19:11 - Unrest at Cleveland volcano continues. Moderately elevated surface temperatures were observed in two satellite images this morning. A small steam plume was observed in mostly clear web camera views over the past day. These data may suggest that lava dome growth continues at the summit. The lava domes that have been erupted since 2001 have all been destroyed by explosive activity within weeks to months after lava effusion. These explosions typically produce relatively small volcanic ash clouds that dissipate within hours, however more significant ash emissions are ...read more »

AVO Bogoslof YELLOW/ADVISORY - No activity observed in seismic and infrasound data.

4:07 pm Eastern | SciTech

Oct 16, 2017 19:11 - Low-level unrest at Bogoslof volcano continues. No activity was observed in mostly cloudy satellite views over the past day. No significant activity was detected in seismic or infrasound data from sensors located on neighboring islands over the past day. Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Activity can escalate quickly with explosions producing high-altitude (>15,000 ft) volcanic clouds with little to no detectable precursory activity. Some previous explosions have been preceded by an increase in earthquake ...read more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

3:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0258 PM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017 Valid 171200Z - 181200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN WYOMING... A critical area has been introduced for portions of southeastern WY. Sustained westerly winds of 20-25 mph, with higher gusts, now appear likely to occur in concert with RH values of 10-15% and dry fine fuels for at least a few hours Tuesday afternoon. The ongoing elevated area across this region has also been expanded to include more of central/eastern WY and far western NE based on latest short-term model guidance. An elevated area has been included for parts of central and eastern MT. Here, strongread more »

Green alert: earthquake M 5 in Chile on 10/16/2017 7:29:38 PM

3:55 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5 in Chile on 16 Oct 2017 19:29 UTCread more »

2017-10-16 17:51:12 (M4.0) Hawaiian Islands region 19.7 -157.5 (29192)

3:52 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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2017-10-16 19:29:38 (M5.0) off the coast of Maule, Chile -35.4 -74.1 (29192)

3:51 pm Eastern | SciTech

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SPC Oct 16, 2017 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

3:37 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0233 PM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017 Valid 162000Z - 171200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... Showers and thunderstorms will persist from the coastal Carolinas through Florida this afternoon into the evening. No severe weather is expected. ...Discussion... The previous forecast remains on track with only a small adjustment necessary. ..Dial.. 10/16/2017 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1107 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017/ A surface cold front is moving southeastward across the Carolinas into GA/FL, with the potential of scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Relatively poor lapse rates and weak effective shear suggest read more »

Warming seas could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial loss

3:18 pm Eastern | U.S. News

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study. read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 5.3 in Tonga Islands Region on 10/16/2017 6:36:43 PM

3:04 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.3 in Tonga Islands Region on 16 Oct 2017 18:36 UTCread more »

2017-10-16 18:36:43 (M5.3) Tonga region -23.8 -175.5 (29192)

3:02 pm Eastern | SciTech

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Green alert: earthquake M 5.1 in Tonga Islands Region on 10/16/2017 6:20:01 PM

2:50 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.1 in Tonga Islands Region on 16 Oct 2017 18:20 UTCread more »

2017-10-16 18:20:01 (M5.1) Tonga region -23.8 -175.7 (29192)

2:47 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Green alert: earthquake M 5.4 in Tonga Islands Region on 10/16/2017 6:09:23 PM

2:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.4 in Tonga Islands Region on 16 Oct 2017 18:09 UTCread more »

Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 10/16/2017 6:08:28 PM

2:40 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.9 in Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 16 Oct 2017 18:08 UTCread more »

2017-10-16 18:09:23 (M5.4) Tonga region -23.7 -175.4 (29192)

2:39 pm Eastern | SciTech

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HVO Kilauea ORANGE/WATCH - Eruption continues at summit and East Rift Zone. Flows pose no threat to nearby communities.

2:35 pm Eastern | SciTech

Oct 16, 2017 17:45 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow is still entering the ocean at Kamokuna and producing scattered surface flow activity. These lava flows pose no threat to nearby communities at this time. The height of the lava lake at Kīlauea‘s summit has risen only slightly since it was last measured at about 44 m (144 ft) below the Overlook crater rim. Low rates of ground surface deformation and seismic activity persist across the volcano. Summit Observations: ...read more »

2017-10-16 18:08:28 (M4.9) central Mid-Atlantic Ridge 1.1 -27.9 (29192)

2:26 pm Eastern | SciTech

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CSU’s Colorado Natural Heritage Program receives $300k in funding to develop tools

1:49 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Contact: Lisa McClain-Vanderpool, mcclain-vanderpool.lisa@epa.gov (mailto:mcclain-vanderpool.lisa@epa.gov) , 303-312-6077; Billy Bunch, 303-312-6412, bunch.william@epa.gov (mailto:bunch.william@epa.gov)

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October 9 (14 fatalities)

1:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 9, 14 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 11 (4 fatalities)

1:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 11, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 15 (1 fatality)

1:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 15, 1 residential fire fatality was reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 10 (8 fatalities)

1:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 10, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 14 (6 fatalities)

1:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 14, 6 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 13 (3 fatalities)

1:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 13, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 12 (3 fatalities)

1:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 12, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Mon Oct 16 16:53:01 UTC 2017

12:52 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Mon Oct 16 16:53:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Oct 16, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

12:52 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1148 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017 Valid 171200Z - 181200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... A few thunderstorm are expected over the Florida Peninsula Tuesday. ...Florida... Cold front will move south and settle into the central FL Peninsula Tuesday. A few thunderstorms may occur along and south of this boundary, primarily during the afternoon. ..Dial.. 10/16/2017 Read more read more »

SPC Oct 16, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

12:52 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1148 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017 Valid 171200Z - 181200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... A few thunderstorm are expected over the Florida Peninsula Tuesday. ...Florida... Cold front will move south and settle into the central FL Peninsula Tuesday. A few thunderstorms may occur along and south of this boundary, primarily during the afternoon. ..Dial.. 10/16/2017 Read more read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Mon Oct 16 16:53:01 UTC 2017

12:52 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Mon Oct 16 16:53:01 UTC 2017.read more »

2017-10-16 13:54:37 UPDATED: (M4.8) Bering Sea 63.1 -172.3 (29192)

12:51 pm Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

***This event supersedes event AT00oxx5b0.

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SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

12:38 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1136 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017 Valid 161700Z - 171200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN WYOMING... The critical area has been expanded slightly across southeastern WY based on 16Z surface observations and latest short-term model guidance. Across this region, sustained winds of 20-25 mph and RH values of 10-15% are either ongoing or are expected to develop for at least a few hours this afternoon. The surrounding elevated area has also been expanded to include more of south-central WY, northeastern CO, and western NE. Although fuels become more marginal with westward extent into south-central WY, latread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

12:38 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1136 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017 Valid 161700Z - 171200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN WYOMING... The critical area has been expanded slightly across southeastern WY based on 16Z surface observations and latest short-term model guidance. Across this region, sustained winds of 20-25 mph and RH values of 10-15% are either ongoing or are expected to develop for at least a few hours this afternoon. The surrounding elevated area has also been expanded to include more of south-central WY, northeastern CO, and western NE. Although fuels become more marginal with westward extent into south-central WY, latread more »

SPC Oct 16, 2017 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

12:16 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1107 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017 Valid 161630Z - 171200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... Sporadic non-severe thunderstorms are possible over parts of the Southeast. A surface cold front is moving southeastward across the Carolinas into GA/FL, with the potential of scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Relatively poor lapse rates and weak effective shear suggest that storms will be disorganized, with minimal severe threat. ..Hart/Jewell.. 10/16/2017 Read more read more »

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