Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Honduras.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical Storm Joaquin is located about 385 mi…620 km NE of the central Bahamas with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Tropical Storm Marty is located about 95 mi…155 km S of Zihuatanejo Mexico and about 120 mi…195 km WSW of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…E or 90 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Typhoon Dujuan is located approximately 131 nm west of Taipei, Taiwan, and is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

Typhoon Dujuan has killed two people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan, authorities said on Tuesday after it swept across the island before making landfall in eastern China. Almost half a million people are still without electricity in Taiwan as the storm left a trail of destruction in the north of the island. It hit the Chinese coastal city of Putian on Tuesday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Niala is located about 405 mi…650 km S of Honolulu Hawaii and about 315 mi…510 km SW of South Point Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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


USA – Historic rainfall along the Gulf Coast turned roads into canals and parking lots into lakes — and no letup was expected Monday. Mobile, Alabama, saw its 10th wettest day since records began in 1871, according to Weather Channel lead meteorologist Kevin Roth. The city was drenched by more than 7.5 inches of rain Sunday. The deluge was still going strong early Monday, also soaking areas of the Florida Panhandle, while a separate system of heavy rain was hitting parts of Louisiana and Texas. In Mississippi, some residents were forced to leave their cars in the garage — instead taking to canoes — after the torrent left streets underwater. The Magnolia State saw most of its rain Sunday and the system had largely moved on by Monday morning.


New Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in New York

New York City health officials are investigating seven cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx, about two months after an outbreak of the same type of pneumonia killed 12 people in the borough and sickened more than 100.

The new cluster is associated with the Morris Park section of the Bronx, and is unrelated to the earlier outbreak, which was centred in the South Bronx, city officials said Monday.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Jamaica

The Ministry of Education is reporting that there is now an outbreak of the hand, foot and mouth disease in several schools on the island.