Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Easter Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic:

Tropical Depression Karl is located about 625 mi…1005 km SSE of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Storm Lisa is located about 710 mi…1140 km WNW of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Pesent movement…NW or 310 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific:

Invest 94E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

Invest 95E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.


Australia – Floods continue for central west NSW. Further flooding is expected in NSW with families heading bush for the school holidays urged to rethink travel plans. Residents in central west NSW and the Riverina are being warned to expect flooding and road closures. Flood warnings are current for 12 river systems, with the State Emergency Service (SES) saying the worst-affected areas are around the Lachlan, Murrumbidgee and Macquarie rivers.

India – Hyderabad experienced heavy rainfall in various parts of the city early on Wednesday morning, with flooding at some places. A flood-like situation prevailed at Kukatpally, Alwal, Qutbullapur and Malkajgiri, with thunderstorms leading to continuous rainfall throughout the night.


Leprosy in Florida, USA

In a follow-up to a report from February on the leprosy situation in Florida in 2016, updated data from the Department of Health shows the case tally has risen to 14 through Sep. 22.

Romania – increase in measles

n 2015, Romanian health officials say only seven confirmed cases of measles were reported through the whole year and no fatalities. During the first eight months of 2016 is a totally different story as the Health Ministry has registered 675 cases to date, including 2 deaths in infants.

Outbreak: Rift Valley Fever reported in Niger, Mali

Neighboring West Africa countries, Miger and Mali, are experiencing outbreaks of the viral disease, Rift Valley Fever (RVF), where nearly 100 cases and at least 21 deaths have been reported. The outbreak in Niger has sickened 52 people since August, including 21 fatalities, according to The Alliance for International Medical Action.

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

Between 23 August and 11 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported five (5) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).