UPDATE: That headline previously read "Sub-Tropical Storm Ana" but as of Saturday Morning it now looks like it's been UPGRADED to a Tropical Storm, now! In every other way all the information that I have already written about in todays EQ Blog will remain pretty much the same with the exception of the fact that we could be looking at possibly bigger earthquakes in the affected areas as the result of this big windstorm now intensifying!!! NOW Todays EQ Glog:
There is also Typhoon Noul about to make landfall at Philippines with winds of 110 knots and gusts of 135 knots and the big news with Noul is that it is forecast to turn towards the Northeast and then be headed directly for the Southern Islands of Japan before probably making landfall at some point somewhere along the Japan shoreline very near Tokyo. There is the potential for a direct hit, although it does not look like that is currently forecast to happen, but this would greatly affect our west coast if it did. We will know more as that big windstorm strikes Philippines in the coming hours and we find out what sort of turn it is going to make.
Tropical Storm Ana is more commonly being called a Sub-Tropical Storm and wind speeds are apparently just below whatever number they would need to be at in order for this windstorm out in our Atlantic to be upgraded to either a Tropical Storm or Hurricane. It is also my understanding that the word "Sub-Tropical" might refer to the fact that an actual hurricane travels at a much lower elevation-altitude than a usual storm and that the sub-tropical part of it may also mean this storm is more usual in the sense that it might also not be tropical. Still going to be a lot of winds striking the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina and if they get enough damage there it could be at least a small EQ Alert for whatever area is in the path of some brand new Earthquake Energy. So be watching even as those winds approach for earthquakes in the Carolinas and all the way up into Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky!
Just a few more earthquakes to report at New Guinea and am not sure if these could yet be considered garden variety:
4.5 110km WSW of Kulumadau, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-08 23:18:55
5.2 146km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-08 22:27:30
5.1 124km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-08 04:07:05
5.3 31km E of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-08 02:52:05
Fridays "Earthquake Minute" went well and since it basically just covered pretty much all of the same stuff I have been covering in my blog I did not decide to post the script from that show, maybe in a later blog, which now that I think about it might not be until Monday unless something else shakes before then! Otherwise continue to be watching because there are probably still some Major Earthquakes out there!!! EQ Guy
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