Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Aletta is located about 565 mi…905 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Bud is located about 305 mi…490 km ssw of Zihuatanejo Mexico and about 525 mi…845 km sse of Cabo Corrientes Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 06w (Maliksi), located approximately 231 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 18 knots.

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Kazakhstan – Meningococcal infection

In the Republic of Kazakhstan, 60 cases of meningococcal infection have been registered since the beginning of 2018, including 21 cases among children under 14 years. 13 of them ended with death.

Venezuela – Serratia marcescens

An outbreak of the bacterium, Serratia marcescens among children admitted at Agustín Zubillaga Pediatric Hospital in Barquisimeto, Lara state, in northwestern Venezuela has been reported. Of the 28 people who presented Serratia marcescens, 11 died: more than half were suffering from malnutrition.

S. marcescens is implicated in a wide range of serious infections including pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, bloodstream infection, wound infection and meningitis.