Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits Lake Edward, Uganda.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits Colombia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Irwin is located about 1060 mi…1700 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…N or 350 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Hilary is located about 940 mi…1510 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 91 nm south of Iwo To, is tracking south-southwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Nesat), located approximately 128 nm west-northwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical storm 12w (Haitang), located approximately 216 nm south-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking north-northeastward at 17 knots.

NewsBytes:

China – At least 10 people were killed after a flood hit China’s northwestern Shaanxi province. Heavy rains hit Yulin City in northern Shaanxi from Tuesday night and caused floods in a number of areas. Floods in China. ReutersFloods in China. More than 71,300 people were forced to evacuate, the provincial flood control headquarters said. Power supplies and telecommunications were also disrupted.

Taiwan – Taiwan suffered flooding, widespread power outages and winds of over a hundred miles an hour as it was battered by its first typhoon of the year on Saturday. Much of the island came to a standstill, with most train services suspended and as many as 249,230 households without electricity as Typhoon Nesat (Gorio in the Philippines) — packing gust of up to 180 kilometers (111.8 miles) an hour — blasted across the country. The storm made landfall at 1110 GMT in the eastern Yilan county, whipping up massive waves of over 15 meters (49.2 feet).

Disease

Canada cyclospora outbreak – Update

The number of cases in the Cyclospora outbreak in British Columbia and Ontario has nearly doubled since the last report two weeks ago. Since July 14, 47 additional cases were reported. A total of 104 cases have been reported in two provinces: British Columbia (6) and Ontario (98). The source of the outbreak has not been identified.

Texas: Cyclospora

Less than two weeks after issuing a health advisory, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is reporting 145 cases of infection with the parasite, Cyclospora.

Long-lasting illnesses caused by the parasite, with symptoms like watery diarrhea, loss of appetite and fatigue, have been seen in various parts of the state and have prompted public health experts to advise health care providers and the public to be aware of the symptoms and pursue testing when needed.

Somalia: Cholera

The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 1068 acute watery diarrhea (AWD)/cholera cases and 3 deaths for week 28 (10 – 16 July 2017) with a case-fatality rate of 0.3%.

The cumulative number of cases stands at 58,524, including 812 deaths, in 15 regions across the country. The overall case-fatality rate of 1.4% remains above the emergency threshold of 1%. However, the cholera outbreak which started in January 2017 is slowing down, thanks to timely interventions by WHO, national health authorities and health partners.