Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits northern Colombia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic: Tropical Storm Ian is located about 730 mi…1175 km ESE of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…N or 350 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Storm Julia is located about 10 mi…20 km W of Brunswick Georgia with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…N or 010 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Orlene is located about 600 mi…965 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Super Typhoon Meranti, located approximately 40 nm west-southwest Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 14 knots.

Tropical storm 18w (Malakas), located approximately 647 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

Newsbytes:

England – Parts of Manchester were flooded after a thunderstorm hit the city on what in some part of the UK was the hottest day of the year.

Australia – At least 25 flood and severe weather warnings have been issues across five states and territories as massive spring storms intensify.

Disease

Haiti reports increase in cholera cases

Through the first week of September, Haiti has reported 26,799 suspected cholera cases, including 242 related deaths for 2016, according to data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Scrub typhus reported in Chile

In January 2015 and again in early 2016 three cases were discovered in Ancud, according to a Noticias report. Scrub typhus, caused by the bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi, which is transmitted by chiggers encountered in high grass and brush, is endemic in northern Japan, Southeast Asia, the western Pacific Islands, eastern Australia, China, maritime areas and several parts of south-central Russia, India, and Sri Lanka. More than 1 million cases occur annually.

Zika Virus – Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand

The Singapore National Environmental Agency (NEA) reported eight additional locally transmitted Zika virus cases on Wednesday, bringing the outbreak total to 341.

In Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center for Zika Virus (CECC for Zika Virus) announced the seventh imported Zika case identified in Taiwan.

In Thailand, the health ministry announced Tuesday that the kingdom has recorded some 200 Zika cases since the beginning of the year.