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Typhoon FRANCISCO Inching Toward Japan

Posted by feww on October 17, 2013

FRANCISCO, the 27th Typhoon of 2013


Time: 06:00UTC – October 17, 2013
Movement: WSW (245 degrees) at 3km/hr
Position: Near 11.2ºN, 142.8E
Location: Near 370km SW of Hagåtña, Guam, Mariana Islands
Max Sustained Winds: 135km/hr
Max Wind Gusts: 165km/hr
Significant Wave Height: ~ 8m
Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

FRANCISCO is expected to intensify to a Cat 4C Typhoon force, before gradually weakening as it moves toward Japan region. —FIRE-EARTH.

Typhoon FRANCISCO. Visible/Shortwave IR (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) satellite image recorded at 04:32UTC on October 17, 2013. The typhoon was located SSW of Guam. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

FRANCISCO Projected Path
Typhoon FRANCISCO with the projected path. IR satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 04:32UTC on October 17, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

Typhoon Stats for NW Pacific

  • The 60 year average (1951-2010) No of Typhoons: 20.9
  • No of typhoons so far this year: 27
  • Percent Increase: 29.2 [Calculated by FIRE-EARTH blog]

TY List 2013 as of oct 17

More details to follow…

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mariana Islands Region

Posted by feww on August 14, 2010

Quake measuring up to 7.4Mw strikes WSW of Hagatna, Guam

Epicentered at 12.409°N, 141.487°E, the quake struck about 375 km (230 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam, at a depth of 4.7km on August 13, 2010 at 21:19:32 UTC, USGS/EHP reported.


The mainshock was followed by about a dozen aftershocks, the largest of which measured up to 6.6Mw, as of posting.

NO Pacific-wide destructive tsunami was expected, NWS Pacific Tsunami Center said.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 7.2
  • Date-Time:
    • Friday, August 13, 2010 at 21:19:32 UTC
    • Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 07:19:32 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 12.409°N, 141.487°E
  • Depth 4.7 km (2.9 miles) (poorly constrained)
  • Distances:
    • 375 km (230 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam
    • 445 km (275 miles) WSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
    • 485 km (300 miles) NE of Yap, Micronesia
    • 550 km (340 miles) WSW of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 5.1 km (3.2 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010zxcf

10-degree Map Centered at 10°N,140°E

Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW.

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