Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

5.5 Earthquake hits the North Pacific Ocean.

5.5 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical Depression Grace is located about 1235 mi…1990 km E of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

Typhoon Kilo is located 258 nm northeast of Minami Tori Shima, and is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

Tropical Storm Etau is located approximately 256 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, and is tracking northward at 21 knots.

Tropical Storm Jimena is located about 485 mi…785 km NE of Honolulu Hawaii and about 495 mi…795 km NNE of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Hurricane Linda is located about 280 mi…450 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 335 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Invest 92L is an area of disturbed weather in the north Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.

NewsBytes:

India – Lightning strikes in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa have claimed the lives of at least 32 people. At least twenty three people died in seven districts of Andhra Pradesh and nine other killed in the eastern state of Orissa.

India, Assam – Update – Five more people died in the Assam floods taking the toll in the current wave to 41 even as the situation in the state on Monday remained grim.

Wisconsin, USA – Strong storms caused flash flooding and closed roads, and prompted officials to declare states of emergency in several areas in northwestern Wisconsin.

Disease

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 26 and 31 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 22 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 3 deaths. Fifteen (15) of these reported cases are associated with a MERS-CoV outbreak currently occurring in a hospital in Riyadh city.