Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical Storm Marty is located about 170 mi…275 km SSW of Zihuatanejo Mexico and about 225 mi…360 km WSW of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Typhoon Dujuan is located approximately 101 nm southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, and is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

Strong Typhoon Dujuan (Typhoon Jenny in Philippines) is forecast to bring torrential rains and high winds across Taiwan, with landfall predicted around 15:00 GMT Monday. Almost 3,000 people, most of them tourists, were evacuated Sunday from Taiwan’s Green Island and Orchid Island.

Tropical Storm Niala is located about 330 mi…530 km SSW of Hilo Hawaii and about 440 mi…705 km SSE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 245 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eleven is located about 420 mi…675 km SW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Invest 99L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.

NewsBytes:

Mississippi, USA – A flash flood emergency has been declared until 8 p.m. Sunday for the eastern part of Jackson County, Mississippi, including Pascagoula, Moss Point and Escatawpa, the National Weather Service said. Doppler radar has noted five to eight inches rainfall in the area and another two inches are expected.

Disease

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 12 and 18 September 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 13 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death.

Cholera – Iraq

On 15 September 2015, WHO received a notification from the IHR National Focal Point of Iraq of laboratory-confirmation of cholera in at least five governorates.

As of 23 September 2015, a total of 120 stool samples have been tested positive at the Central Public Health Laboratory of Baghdad for Vibrio cholerae 01 Inaba. Laboratory-confirmed cases have so far been reported from at-least five Governorates of the country- Baghdad Babylon, Najaf, Qadisiyyah, and Muthanna. The preliminary investigation revealed contaminated water source as the cause of this current outbreak.