Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Maug Islands in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.


Sri Lanka – Torrential rains and flashfloods in Sri Lanka have marooned more than 40,000 people. According to the National Disaster Management Centre, around 30,000 people are from the worst hit Batticaloa district in eastern Sri Lanka. Nearly 14,000 people are having to shelter in 107 welfare camps. Severe weather and flooding have affected the people in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Puttalam, Mannar and Trincomalee.

Malaysia – Floods worsened in north-east Malaysia Sunday due to heavy rains, local authorities said, as evacuees in other areas began to return home amid improving weather. The number of people who were evacuated in the state of Kelantan rose to 21,868 from more than 15,000 on Saturday. Four fatalities were previously reported in the state. In the nearby state of Terengganu, rains eased and some of the roads became passable as official evacuee numbers dropped. Floods also subsided and many evacuees were able to return home in Pahang and Johor states.


Mystery Disease Outbreak in Odisha, India

A mystery disease has claimed the lives of at least 11 children in Potrel and adjoining villages in the last few days. The disease has also been detected in nearby villages including Chimtapalli, Arabamnpalli burudi and Chinturwada of the district.

Blood samples collected from Potrel and adjoining villages have been sent to the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) laboratory at Bhubaneswar and another lab at Pune.

Preliminary reports suggest that the disease could be viral encephalitis.