Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tonga.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits the Xizang-Qinghai border, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.


Spain – One woman, 26, was found dead in the town of Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol after rains swept through. Police say it is the worst rainfall in nearly 30 years, not recording such a high level since 1989. Drivers have had to abandon their cars and dogs had to be rescued from a refuge centre in Malaga. A red weather warning was initially issued, which has been downgraded to an orange, but rain continues.


Yemen – Cholera

The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has reported additional cases of cholera in Yemen. To date, 7730 suspected cases of cholera, including 82 associated deaths have been reported (case fatality rate of 1.06%). Of these, 122 cases were laboratory-confirmed as Vibrio cholerae 01.


Wildfires – Australia

Fire crews continue to battle thick smoke as they attend to a wild bush fire at Koah, Queensland since the weekend that threatened nearby farms, resorts, and residential properties. The grass fire is burning near Palm Valley Road, Koah Road, Grievson Road, Brickworks Road, Bolton Road, Helen Close, Dominikovic Close, Natasha Close and Kanervo Road, Koah. Currently, five fire crews are on scene at the blaze, which broke out on Saturday.