Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical Storm Ida is located about 1045 mi…1685 km E of the northern Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…S or 180 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Tropical Storm Dujuan is located approximately 655 nm southeast of Kadena AB, Japan and is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

Invest 96C is an area of disturbed weather in the Central Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

Invest 97L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.


Vietnam – Floods caused by torrential rains over the past few days killed four people in the central province of Nghe An.


Cholera in Iraq

A suburb of Baghdad is currently experiencing a wave of cholera, triggered by increasingly poor hygiene and depleted resources as the Iraqi government struggles to expand its control over territories coveted by the Islamic State terrorist group.

The Parliamentary Health and Environment Committee of Iraq announced on Sunday that they had confirmed 41 cases of cholera in Iraq–most in or near Baghdad, and in Najaf and Babel provinces. At least four of those diagnosed had died at the time of the announcement. Some close to the outbreak suggest that the number might be much greater, however. Voice of America cites sources reporting at least 100 cases of the disease. Vice notes that a number of medical groups claim upwards of 300 cases of cholera so far. Many of these are symptomatic patients whose diagnosis has not been confirmed yet.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): The eruption continues into its second month,- for Piton de La Fournaise’s standards this is an unusually long-lived one. Accompanied by stable tremor, effusive activity remains strong and feeds a growing lava flow field that slowly expands towards the east in direction of the Grandes Pentes. At the site of the main vent near Piton Rivals, a cone with a small lava lake has formed. From there, the lava flows for a large part of its path through lava tubes that then feed several flow branches further downslope. Occasionally, when parts of the tube system becomes blocked or unstable, new surface flows develop near the vent, such as last night when a new surface flow appeared that began flowing to the southeast.