Weekly Geophysical: 26 September 2014


Summary of report week: USGS is listing 35 events, EMSC is listing 34 events and GFZ Potsdam is listing 36 events. You can view each of these listings below. There were 2 active category force storms during the week of the report. Max 5 actively erupting volcanoes on any one day out of 5 during the week, over and above the 17 always erupting.
Using converted magnitudes (mb to Mw etc) USGS converts to 77 events and EMSC converts to 80 events. Potsdam events cannot normally be converted as the scale is not always known.

Earthquakes for w/e 26 September 2014

Full details of Mag 6+ earthquakes can be found here but the block details of USGS provided M6+ are shown below.

The listings for each of the main global providers is shown below. All times are in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) 35 events from USGS (See expanded details if any for links to USGS or in line links for Quake Watch or Google location map)

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2014-09-26 20:34, -6.5344, 146.8142, 5.3 mb, 52.0, Eastern New Guinea Reg.. P.N.G. (207)
2014-09-26 18:29, 3.9818, 126.8616, 5.1 mb, 50.8, Talaud Isls. Ind. (263)
2014-09-26 16:16, 13.7189, 124.3838, 5.0 mb, 54.0, Luzon. Philippines (249)
2014-09-26 04:21, 12.4997, 95.2276, 5.4 mb, 23.6, Andaman Isls. India Region (703)
2014-09-26 03:55, -6.4329, 146.7498, 5.3 mb, 10.0, Eastern New Guinea Reg.. P.N.G. (207)
2014-09-25 18:59, -56.019, -27.5958, 5.1 mb, 107.4, South Sandwich Isls. Region (153)
2014-09-25 17:51, 61.9527, -151.7849, 6.2 ml, 102.8, Sthn Alaska (2)
2014-09-25 10:35, 22.7943, 121.3364, 5.0 mb, 12.0, Taiwan Region (243)
2014-09-25 09:13, -9.4799, 156.3906, 6.0 mb, 10.0, Solomon Isls. (193)
2014-09-25 06:16, 27.2486, 65.725, 5.1 mb, 28.9, Pakistan (710)
2014-09-25 02:31, 27.4626, 65.7602, 5.5 mwb, 52.0, Pakistan (710)
2014-09-24 13:30, 37.5635, 141.3316, 5.1 mww, 56.1, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan (228)
2014-09-24 12:45, 37.5516, 141.456, 5.0 mb, 44.7, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan (228)
2014-09-24 11:16, -23.854, -66.5526, 6.2 mwp, 189.3, Jujuy Province. Argentina (128)
2014-09-24 06:34, -34.3878, -73.499, 5.1 mb, 10.0, Off Coast Of Central Chile (134)
2014-09-24 04:43, 11.563, -88.834, 5.0 mb, 10.0, Off Coast Of Central America (76)
2014-09-23 19:18, 53.1409, -35.1064, 5.4 mww, 10.0, Reykjanes Ridge (738)
2014-09-23 15:24, -5.3845, 151.7254, 5.4 mb, 62.7, New Britain Region. P.N.G. (192)
2014-09-23 10:22, 0.1489, 120.0128, 5.3 mb, 55.4, Minahassa Peninsula. Sulawesi (265)
2014-09-23 04:34, 64.5679, -17.4124, 5.1 mb, 5.0, Iceland (638)
2014-09-22 18:35, -44.4842, -81.8672, 5.1 mb, 10.0, West Chile Rise (686)
2014-09-22 16:15, -20.3716, -174.1881, 5.0 mb, 10.0, Tonga Isls. (173)
2014-09-22 16:01, -56.0136, -27.8184, 5.7 mwb, 111.6, South Sandwich Isls. Region (153)
2014-09-22 14:41, -40.5461, 175.9702, 5.4 mb, 35.4, N. Isl. NZ (159)
2014-09-21 17:32, 27.9247, 139.6475, 5.2 mb, 491.1, Bonin Isls. Japan Region (212)
2014-09-21 15:45, -26.9193, -114.1243, 5.2 mb, 10.0, Easter Island Region (685)
2014-09-21 15:05, -35.9838, 178.3865, 5.2 mb, 10.0, Off E. Coast Of N. Island. N.Z. (160)
2014-09-21 15:02, -36.0623, 178.0977, 5.3 mb, 10.0, Off E. Coast Of N. Island. N.Z. (160)
2014-09-21 10:51, 64.5466, -17.3405, 5.1 mb, 4.5, Iceland (638)
2014-09-21 00:43, 38.3786, 21.7997, 5.2 mb, 23.9, Greece (364)
2014-09-20 18:27, -0.7627, 134.2965, 5.5 mb, 13.0, Irian Jaya Region. Ind. (196)
2014-09-20 05:12, 13.9919, -92.429, 5.0 mb, 45.4, Off Coast Of Chiapas. Mexico (68)
2014-09-20 04:26, 6.8813, 125.2514, 5.2 mb, 18.5, Mindanao. Philippines (259)
2014-09-20 03:03, 14.7639, -93.6346, 5.2 mb, 46.1, Nr. Coast Of Chiapas. Mexico (69)
2014-09-20 01:10, 64.641, -17.0593, 5.0 mb, 5.0, Iceland (638)

Mag 6+ events brief details

Magnitude 6.2 Southern Alaska

World GlobeThursday, September 25, 2014 @ 17:51:17 UTC
Location in IRIS Earthquake Browser [→]

  • Location: 61.953°N,  151.785°W
  • Depth: 102.8 km
  • Region: Southern Alaska

  • Distances:
    • 94km (58mi) WNW of Willow, Alaska
    • 125km (77mi) WNW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
    • 129km (80mi) NW of Anchorage, Alaska
    • 379km (235mi) SSW of College, Alaska
    • 903km (561mi) WNW of Whitehorse, Canada
  • Event ID: ak11401855

Magnitude 6.0 Solomon Islands

World GlobeThursday, September 25, 2014 @ 09:13:50 UTC
Location in IRIS Earthquake Browser [→]

  • Location: 9.480°S,  156.391°E
  • Depth: 10.0 km
  • Region: Solomon Islands

  • Distances:
    • 94km (58mi) WNW of Willow, Alaska
    • 125km (77mi) WNW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
    • 129km (80mi) NW of Anchorage, Alaska
    • 379km (235mi) SSW of College, Alaska
    • 903km (561mi) WNW of Whitehorse, Canada
  • Event ID: usb000sftz

Magnitude 6.2 Jujuy Province. Argentina

World GlobeWednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 11:16:12 UTC
Location in IRIS Earthquake Browser [→]

  • Location: 23.854°S,  66.553°W
  • Depth: 189.3 km
  • Region: Jujuy Province. Argentina

  • Distances:
    • 94km (58mi) WNW of Willow, Alaska
    • 125km (77mi) WNW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
    • 129km (80mi) NW of Anchorage, Alaska
    • 379km (235mi) SSW of College, Alaska
    • 903km (561mi) WNW of Whitehorse, Canada
  • Event ID: usb000sfj5

All earthquakes in the list and the expanded details (if any) above, are sourced from USGS Links go to the USGS web site but if you are viewing this more than 30 days after the event the web page will not be available unless it was a significant quake.

34 events from EMSC

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2014-09-26 20:34, -6.55, 146.8, 5.2 mb, 50.0, Eastern New Guinea Reg.. P.N.G.
2014-09-26 18:29, 4.01, 126.83, 5.1 mb, 68.0, Kepulauan Talaud. Ind.
2014-09-26 16:16, 13.75, 124.47, 5.0 mb, 60.0, Catanduanes. Philippines
2014-09-26 04:21, 12.62, 95.18, 5.4 mb, 10.0, Andaman Isls. India Region
2014-09-26 03:55, -6.48, 146.78, 5.3 mb, 30.0, Eastern New Guinea Reg.. P.N.G.
2014-09-25 19:00, -56.11, -27.61, 5.0 mb, 129.0, South Sandwich Isls. Region
2014-09-25 17:51, 61.97, -151.79, 6.2 Mw, 102.0, Sthn Alaska
2014-09-25 10:55, 18.89, 145.49, 5.0 mb, 228.0, Pagan Reg.. N. Mariana Isls.
2014-09-25 10:35, 22.76, 121.39, 5.2 Mw, 10.0, Taiwan Region
2014-09-25 09:13, -9.63, 156.35, 6.0 mb, 44.0, Solomon Isls.
2014-09-25 06:16, 27.34, 65.77, 5.2 mb, 28.0, Pakistan
2014-09-25 02:31, 27.46, 65.92, 5.4 mb, 20.0, Pakistan
2014-09-24 13:30, 37.52, 141.38, 5.1 mb, 60.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan
2014-09-24 12:45, 37.6, 141.32, 5.2 Mw, 56.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan
2014-09-24 11:16, -23.82, -66.56, 6.2 Mw, 196.0, Jujuy. Argentina
2014-09-24 04:43, 11.63, -88.75, 5.0 mb, 40.0, Off Coast Of Central America
2014-09-23 19:18, 53.17, -35.18, 5.5 Mw, 2.0, Reykjanes Ridge
2014-09-23 15:24, -5.36, 151.71, 5.4 mb, 52.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G.
2014-09-23 10:22, 0.17, 120.01, 5.3 Mw, 60.0, Minahasa. Sulawesi. Ind.
2014-09-23 04:33, 65, -17.39, 5.0 Mw, 10.0, Iceland
2014-09-22 18:35, -44.54, -82.08, 5.0 Mw, 20.0, West Chile Rise
2014-09-22 16:15, -20.39, -174.07, 5.1 mb, 2.0, Tonga
2014-09-22 16:01, -56.08, -27.84, 5.8 Mw, 105.0, South Sandwich Isls. Region
2014-09-22 14:41, -40.55, 175.97, 5.3 Mw, 35.0, N. Isl Of NZ
2014-09-21 17:32, 27.99, 139.64, 5.3 mb, 497.0, Bonin Isls. Japan Region
2014-09-21 15:45, -26.85, -114.35, 5.1 mb, 33.0, Easter Island Region
2014-09-21 15:05, -35.83, 178.66, 5.2 mb, 15.0, Off E. Coast Of N. Island. N.Z.
2014-09-21 15:02, -36.09, 178.38, 5.3 Mw, 10.0, Off E. Coast Of N. Island. N.Z.
2014-09-21 10:51, 64.59, -17.41, 5.4 Mw, 3.0, Iceland
2014-09-20 18:27, -0.72, 134.43, 5.5 mb, 10.0, Nr. N Coast Of Papua. Ind.
2014-09-20 07:15, -17.67, -178.71, 5.4 mb, 550.0, Fiji Region
2014-09-20 05:12, 14.09, -92.36, 5.0 mb, 41.0, Offshore Guatemala
2014-09-20 04:26, 6.91, 125.31, 5.2 mb, 30.0, Mindanao. Philippines
2014-09-20 03:03, 14.87, -93.63, 5.0 mb, 45.0, Offshore Chiapas. Mexico

All earthquakes in the above list are sourced from EMSC. Magnitude 6 and upwards events link directly to the EMSC web site for the event.

36 events from GFZ Potsdam

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2014-09-26 20:34, -6.56, 146.84, 5.0 M, 58.0, Eastern New Guinea Reg.. P.N.G.
2014-09-26 16:49, 64.59, -17.55, 5.0 M, 10.0, Iceland
2014-09-26 04:21, 12.61, 95.21, 5.4 M, 10.0, Andaman Isls. India Region
2014-09-26 03:55, -6.48, 146.97, 5.1 M, 10.0, Eastern New Guinea Reg.. P.N.G.
2014-09-25 18:59, -56.03, -27.53, 5.1 M, 108.0, South Sandwich Isls. Region
2014-09-25 17:51, 62.02, -152.09, 6.0 M, 100.0, Central Alaska
2014-09-25 10:55, 18.83, 145.5, 5.0 M, 247.0, Mariana Isls.
2014-09-25 10:35, 22.75, 121.46, 5.2 M, 10.0, Taiwan Region
2014-09-25 09:13, -9.54, 156.31, 5.9 M, 10.0, Solomon Isls.
2014-09-25 08:29, 5.91, 95.49, 5.0 M, 184.0, Nthn Sumatra. Ind.
2014-09-25 06:16, 27.34, 65.8, 5.2 M, 47.0, Pakistan
2014-09-25 05:00, 64.59, -17.44, 5.1 M, 10.0, Iceland
2014-09-25 03:00, -17.83, -178.55, 5.0 M, 583.0, Fiji Isls. Region
2014-09-25 02:31, 27.4, 65.85, 5.5 M, 43.0, Pakistan
2014-09-24 13:30, 37.54, 141.32, 5.1 M, 58.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan
2014-09-24 12:45, 37.59, 141.24, 5.1 M, 60.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan
2014-09-24 11:16, -23.76, -66.52, 6.2 M, 193.0, Jujuy Province. Argentina
2014-09-24 04:43, 11.67, -88.83, 5.3 M, 10.0, Off Coast Of Central America
2014-09-24 03:59, 52.91, 158.86, 5.2 M, 87.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Kamchatka
2014-09-23 23:20, -24.01, -66.83, 5.1 M, 187.0, Salta Province. Argentina
2014-09-23 19:18, 53.03, -35.13, 5.5 M, 10.0, Reykjanes Ridge
2014-09-23 15:23, -5.39, 151.75, 5.3 M, 33.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G.
2014-09-23 10:22, 0.16, 119.98, 5.1 M, 64.0, Minahassa Peninsula. Sulawesi
2014-09-23 04:34, 64.81, -17.49, 5.1 M, 10.0, Iceland
2014-09-22 16:01, -56.12, -27.95, 5.7 M, 102.0, South Sandwich Isls. Region
2014-09-22 14:41, -40.6, 175.99, 5.4 M, 28.0, N. Isl. NZ
2014-09-21 17:32, 27.96, 139.54, 5.2 M, 501.0, Bonin Isls. Japan Region
2014-09-21 15:05, -35.87, 178.7, 5.3 M, 18.0, Off E. Coast Of N. Island. N.Z.
2014-09-21 15:02, -35.94, 178.42, 5.5 M, 17.0, Off E. Coast Of N. Island. N.Z.
2014-09-21 10:51, 64.53, -17.4, 5.4 M, 10.0, Iceland
2014-09-21 00:43, 38.39, 21.77, 5.0 M, 33.0, Greece
2014-09-20 18:27, -0.7, 134.4, 5.1 M, 10.0, Irian Jaya Region. Ind.
2014-09-20 07:15, -17.57, -178.79, 5.5 M, 539.0, Fiji Isls. Region
2014-09-20 05:12, 14.15, -92.31, 5.0 M, 52.0, Nr. Coast Of Chiapas. Mexico
2014-09-20 04:26, 6.89, 125.29, 5.3 M, 10.0, Mindanao. Philippines
2014-09-20 03:03, 14.83, -93.67, 5.3 M, 46.0, Nr. Coast Of Chiapas. Mexico

All earthquakes in the above list are sourced from GFZ Potsdam Links on Mag 6 and greater go direct to the GFZ Potsdam web page for the event.

All Magnitudes trend 5+

AllMagnitudes_20140926
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Mag 5.0 to 5.9 magnitudes trend.

M5_Mags_20140926
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Mag 5.0 to 5.9 published magnitudes this week

M5_MagsCW_Published_20140926
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Mag 5.0 to 5.9 converted magnitudes this week

M5_MagsCW_Converted_20140926
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Mag 5.0 published/converted comparison

M5CtoPDifference_20140926
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At one time the difference between the two values above was way out of step. I am considereing removing this chart for the time being as they are pretty much in step recently.

Mag 6.0 to 6.9 magnitudes trend.
M6_Mags_20140926
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Peaks of Inactivity M6

Shows the days in between Mag 6 band events. Days where a Mag 6 earthquake occurs are zero on the chart.

M6Inactivity-052wks_20140926
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M6Inactivity-104wks_20140926
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Mag 7.0 to 7.9 magnitudes trend.

M7_Mags_20140926
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Peaks of Inactivity M7

Shows the days in between Mag 7 band events. Days where a Mag 7 earthquake occurs are zero on the chart.

M7Inactivity-104wks_20140926
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Mag 8.0+ magnitudes trend

M8_Mags_20140926
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Earthquake Statistics

QuakeStats_20140926
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(See explanation here.)

Rolling 52 Week M5 Counts and Energy(USGS Published & Calculated)

QS_M5_RollingCE_20140926

Rolling 52 Week M6 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)

QS_M6_RollingCE_20140926

Rolling 52 Week M7 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)

QS_M7_RollingCE_20140926

Rolling 52 Week M8 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)

QS_M8_RollingCE_20140926

Rolling Global Counts -v- Energy(USGS Published)
RollingGlobalCount-v-Energy_20140926

Global Single Magnitude Equivalent

This represents the total energy output of Mag 5+ Published USGS earthquakes, in a rolling 52 week period, summed and converted back to an approximate single magnitude value, i.e. the magnitude of a quake of comparable energy value.
SingleMagnitudeGlobal_20140926
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Global Single Magnitude Equivalents By Mag Band

SMGlobal_M5-6-7_20140926


Volcanoes

Volcano information gathered from various sources, including the Smithsonian Weekly Volcanic Activity Report from which confirmation of reports is taken. A volcano is only included in the listing if there is significant ash above 1km height (white/steam clouds are not counted) or there is a significant lava flow. Crater incandescence, unless accompanied by the either of the preceding does qualify as an eruption.

Volcano Chart

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Past 2+ years

Volcanoes_20120721_20140926
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Volcanoes contributing to the chart.

volcano-activity_20140926

KVERT web page: Kamchatka and the Northern Kuriles volcanoes: Erupting or Restless
Alaska Volcano Observatory (Current Volcanic Activity)

STATUS GUNUNG API (Indonesian Volcanoes Status)

indonesian-volcano-status-20140926

indonesian-volcano-status-levels

Chilean Volcanoes Current Status
Guatemala Volcano bulletin Current status

Japan – Volcano Warnings (See source with map)

japan-warnings_20140926

japan-warning-levels

Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre advisories

Anchorage VAAC
Australian VAAC
Buenos Aires VAAC
London VAAC
Montréal VAAC
Tokyo VAAC
Toulouse VAAC
Washington VAAC
Wellington VAAC

Aviation Colour Codes


Category 1+ storms

Cat 1+ Storms Chart
CFStorms_ByDuration_20140926
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There were 2 active category force storms during the week of the report.

POLO Hurricane-1

POLO-track_2014-09-26

Date: 16-22 SEP 2014
Hurricane-1 POLO
ADV  LAT    LON      TIME     WIND  PR  STAT
  1  11.60  -98.20 09/16/06Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
  2  12.50  -99.00 09/16/12Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
 2A  12.90  -99.80 09/16/18Z   35  1005 TROPICAL STORM
  3  12.90 -100.00 09/16/18Z   40     - TROPICAL STORM
 3A  13.40 -100.70 09/17/00Z   40  1002 TROPICAL STORM
  4  13.50 -100.90 09/17/00Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
 4A  14.20 -101.60 09/17/06Z   45  1000 TROPICAL STORM
  5  14.40 -101.50 09/17/06Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
 5A  15.10 -102.10 09/17/12Z   45  1000 TROPICAL STORM
  6  15.40 -102.10 09/17/12Z   50     - TROPICAL STORM
 6A  16.10 -103.20 09/17/18Z    -     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
  7  16.10 -103.30 09/17/18Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
 7A  16.40 -104.10 09/18/00Z    -     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
  8  16.40 -104.60 09/18/03Z   65   988 HURRICANE-1
 8A  16.50 -104.80 09/18/06Z    -     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
  9  16.70 -105.00 09/18/09Z    -     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
 9A  16.90 -105.30 09/18/12Z    -     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
 10  17.30 -105.70 09/18/15Z    -     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
10A  17.40 -105.80 09/18/18Z    -     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
 11  17.50 -105.60 09/18/18Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
11A  18.00 -106.10 09/19/00Z    -     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
 12  18.10 -106.20 09/19/00Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
12A  18.70 -106.90 09/19/06Z    -     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
 13  18.70 -106.80 09/19/06Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
13A  19.30 -107.60 09/19/12Z    -     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
 14  19.00 -107.10 09/19/12Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
14A  19.30 -107.70 09/19/18Z   60   982 TROPICAL STORM
 15  19.30 -107.80 09/19/18Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
15A  19.80 -107.90 09/20/00Z   55   991 TROPICAL STORM
 16  19.80 -107.90 09/20/00Z   55     - TROPICAL STORM
16A  20.30 -108.50 09/20/06Z   50   994 TROPICAL STORM
 17  20.30 -108.30 09/20/06Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
17A  20.70 -108.80 09/20/12Z   45   997 TROPICAL STORM
 18  20.70 -108.70 09/20/12Z   40     - TROPICAL STORM
18A  21.00 -109.20 09/20/18Z   40  1000 TROPICAL STORM
 19  20.90 -109.20 09/20/18Z   40     - TROPICAL STORM
19A  21.40 -109.70 09/21/00Z   40  1002 TROPICAL STORM
 20  21.40 -109.60 09/21/00Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
20A  21.50 -110.20 09/21/06Z   35  1004 TROPICAL STORM
 21  21.50 -110.20 09/21/06Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
 22  21.70 -110.80 09/21/12Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
 23  22.20 -111.70 09/21/18Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
 24  22.80 -112.90 09/22/00Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
 25  22.60 -113.50 09/22/06Z   30     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
 26  22.30 -114.10 09/22/12Z   25     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
26A  22.30 -114.10 09/22/12Z   25     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION

RACHEL Hurricane-1

RACHEL-track_2014-09-26

Date: 24-28 SEP 2014
Hurricane-1 RACHEL
ADV  LAT    LON      TIME     WIND  PR  STAT
  1  15.00 -105.50 09/24/15Z   30  1006 TROPICAL DEPRESSION
  2  15.10 -106.80 09/24/21Z   30  1006 TROPICAL DEPRESSION
  3  15.10 -106.90 09/25/00Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
  4  15.70 -108.10 09/25/06Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
  5  16.10 -109.10 09/25/12Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
  6  16.70 -110.30 09/25/18Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
  7  17.40 -111.40 09/26/00Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
  8  17.80 -112.50 09/26/06Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
  9  18.10 -113.70 09/26/12Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
 10  17.90 -114.70 09/26/18Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
 11  18.10 -115.10 09/27/00Z   55     - TROPICAL STORM
 12  18.80 -115.60 09/27/06Z   55     - TROPICAL STORM
 13  19.30 -116.10 09/27/12Z   55     - TROPICAL STORM
 14  20.30 -116.50 09/27/21Z   65   989 HURRICANE-1
 15  20.70 -116.60 09/28/03Z   75   982 HURRICANE-1
 16  21.10 -117.00 09/28/09Z   75   981 HURRICANE-1
+12  21.60 -117.20 09/28/18Z   80     - HURRICANE-1
+24  22.20 -117.40 09/29/06Z   70     - HURRICANE-1
+36  22.40 -117.50 09/29/18Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
+48  22.20 -117.60 09/30/06Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
+72  21.60 -118.20 10/01/06Z   30     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
+96  21.30 -119.20 10/02/06Z   25     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
+120  21.00 -121.00 10/03/06Z   20     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION

Chart by daily category attaiment
CFStorms_ByDay_20140926
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Comparison of daily category attaiment and duration category attainment
CFStorms_Dur-Day-Compare_20140926
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The comparison chart above shows the Category force storms as they are reported for the duration of the storm. This generally includes the lead in period as the storm builds and the lead out as it decreases to tropical storm or lower force, i.e. under category force.

The day element of the comparison only shows where a storm is reported as being category force. For any day that the storm is being reported as category force the higher of any force value is taken.

If we look at a storm such as ITA we can see that the storm duration was reported as from 04 April to 14 April. Up to 0600 Zulu (GMT/UTC) on 08 April the storm was a Tropical storm. During the 8th it was Cyclone 1 so for the 8th it is counted as one unit of force. Sown below as )

On the 9th it was one, rising to Cyclone 2 by the evening so it is counted as 2 ** for the day. On the 10th it was 4 )))) and on the 11th it was Cyclone 4 dropping to Cyclone 1 so the whole day is counted as Cyclone 4 ****. It was back to a tropical storm again on the 12th.

The comparison gives one a better idea than using just the duration since ITA was 11 days duration, but was only Category 4 on 2 of those days.

Date: 04-14 APR 2014
Cyclone-4 ITA
ADV  LAT    LON      TIME     WIND  PR  STAT
  1 -11.30  156.10 04/04/18Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
  2 -11.80  155.70 04/05/06Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
  3 -12.20  154.90 04/05/18Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
  4 -12.10  153.90 04/06/06Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
  5 -12.30  153.50 04/06/18Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
  6 -12.10  153.50 04/07/06Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
  7 -11.70  153.20 04/07/18Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
  8 -11.50  152.50 04/08/06Z   65     - CYCLONE-1 * 
  9 -11.40  152.00 04/08/18Z   70     - CYCLONE-1 * 
 10 -11.50  150.20 04/09/06Z   80     - CYCLONE-1 **
 11 -11.70  148.70 04/09/18Z   90     - CYCLONE-2 **
 12 -12.50  147.10 04/10/06Z  115     - CYCLONE-4 ****
 13 -13.30  146.00 04/10/18Z  135     - CYCLONE-4 ****
 14 -14.50  145.40 04/11/06Z  125     - CYCLONE-4 ****
 15 -15.50  145.00 04/11/18Z   75     - CYCLONE-1 ****
 16 -16.70  145.30 04/12/06Z   50     - TROPICAL STORM
 17 -17.80  146.00 04/12/18Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
 18 -20.10  148.30 04/13/06Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
 19 -22.20  151.70 04/13/18Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
 20 -23.70  155.10 04/14/06Z   40     - TROPICAL STORM

A visual example of this is shown below (not the same data)

The published data
CFStorms_Last5w_Published
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The data for actual days when category force was achieved
CFStorms_Last5w_Actual
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The comparison of the two spans.
CFStorms_Last5w_Actual-v-Published
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All data courtesy of Unisys Weather

The category force storms contributing to the rolling calendar year chart are:

Typhoon 2 WUTIP 26/09/2013 30/09/2013
Typhoon 2 FITOW 30/09/2013 06/10/2013
Typhoon 4 DANAS 03/10/2013 08/10/2013
Typhoon 3 NARI 09/10/2013 15/10/2013
Cyclone 5 PHAILIN 09/10/2013 12/10/2013
Typhoon 4 WIPHA 10/10/2013 15/10/2013
Super Typhoon 5 FRANCISCO 16/10/2013 25/10/2013
Typhoon 4 LEKIMA 20/10/2013 22/10/2013
Hurricane 3 RAYMOND 20/10/2013 30/10/2013
Typhoon 3 KROSA 29/10/2013 04/11/2013
Super Typhoon 5 HAIYAN 03/11/2013 11/11/2013
Cyclone 1 LEHAR 23/11/2013 28/11/2013
Cyclone 1 MADI 06/12/2013 12/12/2013
Cyclone 4 AMARA 16/12/2013 23/12/2013
Cyclone 5 BRUCE 17/12/2013 24/12/2013
Cyclone 2 CHRISTINE 28/12/2013 30/12/2013
Cyclone 3 BEJISA 29/12/2013 31/12/2013
Cyclone 3 BEJISA 01/01/2014 05/01/2014
Cyclone 4 IAN 05/01/2014 13/01/2014
Cyclone 4 COLIN 09/01/2014 15/01/2014
Cyclone 1 GUITO 18/02/2014 22/02/2014
Typhoon 1 FAXAI 28/02/2014 06/03/2014
Cyclone 1 LUSI 09/03/2014 13/03/2014
Cyclone 3 GILLIAN 21/03/2014 23/03/2014
Cyclone 2 HELLEN 28/03/2014 30/03/2014
Cyclone 4 ITA 04/04/2014 14/04/2014
Cyclone 2 JACK 18/04/2014 22/04/2014
Typhoon 1 TAPAH 27/04/2014 01/05/2014
Hurricane 4 AMANDA 22/05/2014 29/05/2014
Hurricane 4 CRISTINA 09/06/2014 15/06/2014
Hurricane 2 ARTHUR 01/07/2014 05/07/2014
Typhoon 4 NEOGURI 03/07/2014 10/07/2014
Typhoon 4 RAMMASUN 12/07/2014 19/07/2014
Typhoon 2 MATMO 17/07/2014 23/07/2014
Hurricane 5 GENEVIEVE 25/07/2014 11/08/2014
Hurricane 1 HERNAN 26/07/2014 29/07/2014
Super Typhoon 5 HALONG 28/07/2014 10/08/2014
Hurricane 4 ISELLE 31/07/2014 09/08/2014
Hurricane 1 BERTHA 01/08/2014 06/08/2014
Hurricane 3 JULIO 04/08/2014 15/08/2014
Hurricane 1 KARINA 13/08/2014 27/08/2014
Hurricane 1 LOWELL 18/08/2014 24/08/2014
Hurricane 2 MARIE 22/08/2014 24/08/2014
Hurricane 1 CRISTOBAL 23/08/2014 29/08/2014
Hurricane 3 NORBERT 02/09/2014 08/09/2014
Typhoon 1 KALMAEGI 10/09/2014 16/09/2014
Hurricane 4 ODILE 10/09/2014 17/09/2014
Hurricane 1 EDOUARD 11/09/2014 14/09/2014
Hurricane 1 POLO 16/09/2014 22/09/2014
Hurricane 1 RACHEL 24/09/2014 28/09/2014

Solar Flux and Other Indices

SFU/AP Chart

SFU-APIndices_20140926
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KP Indices (Musical Chart)

MUSICALKP IMAGE HERE
Current version of this image

Magnetogram

MAGNETOGRAM IMAGE HERE
Source of these images

I missed the start of the month when the Potsdam AP and other indexes were been updated so here they are now.

I track the changes in predictions to solar flux and sunspot counts in addition to just graphing the figures.

The main chart

Potsdam_Smoothed-SFU-AP_20140908
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The NASA chart

ssn_predict_l_20140908
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Source of text and image

Flux Prediction Changes

The chart of the changes in prediction over the months for Solar Flux Units
NOAA_Flux_Prediction_Changes_20140908
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The changes in Maximum predicted SFU value of the solar max
NOAA_Flux_Max_Prediction_20140908
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The changes in the rate of change of prediction (smaller is an increase in the predicted value)
NOAA_Flux_Prediction_ROC_20140908
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Sunspot Prediction Changes

The chart of the changes in prediction over the months for sunspots
NOAA_Sunspot_Prediction_Changes_20140908
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The changes in Maximum predicted sunspot value of the solar max
NOAA_Sunspot_Max_Prediction_20140908
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The changes in the rate of change of prediction (smaller is an increase in the predicted value)
NOAA_Sunspot_Prediction_ROC_20140908
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NOAA/SWPC Charts

sunspot_20140908
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Ap_20140908
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f10_20140908
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GFZ Potsdam Annual AP Index – The average annual AP indes 1932 to Now
Annual-average-AP-1932-present_20140908
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That concludes the report of the week ending 26 September 2014.

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