Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

Unusual 4.0 moderate earthquake shakes Johannesburg, South Africa today. According to the Council for Geoscience, the quake’s epicentre was located near the University of Johannesburg. No reports of damage or injuries.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

No current tropical storms.

The death toll from flooding by Typhoon Podul in Vietnam has risen to 28 since Friday, with nearly 80 000 people displaced.

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Flooding in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh has claimed the life of a 26-year-old Yemeni woman. Such floods are extremely rare for the kingdom, which is dominated by desert. At least three people are missing.

At least five people have died and 37 injured by tornadoes that hit central and southern Illinois and Washington, USA. The tornadoes caused extreme damage.

Illinois tornado damage 2013 photo

Disease

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO has been informed of an additional two laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). These include one laboratory-confirmed case from the United Arab Emirates and one laboratory-confirmed case in Qatar.

WHO has also been informed of an additional two laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from Kuwait.