Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Atlantic:

Tropical Storm Karl is located about 625 mi…1010 km ENE of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Tropical Depression Thirteen is located about 390 mi…625 km WSW of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical Storm Paine is located about 195 mi…315 km SSW of Punta eugenia Mexico and about 285 mi…460 km W of Cabo San Lazaro Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical Storm 18w (Malakas), located approximately 187 nm west-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 25 knots.

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In Photos: Watch an Eagle Take Down a Drone

The eagles working with the Dutch police have been trained to treat drones as though they were prey, knocking them out of the air.

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Kenya’s wildebeest migration is happening now, and everyone can see it

WildEarth in partnership with HerdTracker will be live streaming the wildebeest migration via various social media streams during dedicated times from Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve from Tuesday, 20 to 25 September 2016.

The live broadcasts will be hosted daily on HerdTracker’s Facebook page and WildEarth’s safariLIVE YouTube channel between 15:00 to 22:30, central African time, and will centre around the wildebeest migration crossing the Nile crocodile-infested Mara River as well as the predatory action of lions hunting at night in the Masai Mara.

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Legionnaires’ outbreak in Minnesota, USA

Minnesota health officials reported three additional Legionnaires’ disease cases in the city of Hopkins, bringing the outbreak total to 12. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says two of the three new cases required hospitalization for their illnesses. The investigation into the source of the cases is ongoing.

Sudan – Water-Borne Disease Outbreak

An outbreak of water-borne disease has killed at least 19 people and sickened scores more in Sudan’s rain-ravaged states of Blue Nile and Kasala, a minister said Monday.

Since June, heavy rain and flooding have hit several states of Sudan, killing at least 100 people, destroying thousands of homes and submerging many villages.

“In the past three weeks, 19 people including children have died from water-borne diseases like diarrhoea,” Health Minister Bahar Idris Abu Garda told AFP.