Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 Earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical Storm Ida is located about 1155 mi…1855 km E of the northern Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…E or 90 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Dujuan is located approximately 541 nm south-southeast of Kadena AB, Japan and is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

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

Invest 92E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

NewsBytes:

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Turkey – A massive amount of rain late on Tuesday caused flash floods in Turkey’s tourist resort town of Bodrum, inundating the area with so much water that cars were floating in the streets. The three-hour downpour was so intense that flash floods quickly enveloped many streets in Bodrum, an Aegean resort town in Muğla province, causing significant physical damage as the tourist season comes to a close.

Malaysia – Several areas in Penang were inundated by flash floods and mudflow after more than five hours of rain since 4am yesterday morning.

Global Warming

When and where global warming first appeared

The indications of climate change are all around us today but now researchers have revealed for the first time when and where the first clear signs of global warming appeared in the temperature record and where those signals are likely to be clearly seen in extreme rainfall events in the near future.

The research shows that one could already see clear signs of global warming in the tropics by the 1960s but in parts of Australia, South East Asia and Africa it was visible as early as the 1940s.

The reason the first changes in average temperature and temperature extremes appeared in the tropics was because those regions generally experienced a much narrower range of temperatures. This meant smaller shifts in the temperature record due to global warming were more easily seen.

The first signal to appear in the tropics was the change in average temperatures. Later extreme temperature events showed a global warming signal.

Closer to the poles the emergence of climate change in the temperature record appeared later but by the period 1980-2000 the temperature record in most regions of the world were showing clear global warming signals.

Disease

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

On 19 September 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Kuwait notified WHO of 1 additional fatal case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.