Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Aletta is located about 700 mi…1125 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 265 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Hurricane Bud is located about 230 mi…365 km sw of Cabo Corrientes Mexico and about 350 mi…560 km sse of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h . Pesent movement…nw or 315 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Hurricane Bud, now swirling off the west coast of Mexico as a Category 4 storm, is forecast to bring heavy rain to Mexico and possibly the Southwest U.S. over the next few days.


New Jersey, USA – Parts of New Jersey were drenched with 5 to 6 inches of rain from a stalled storm system, causing flash flooding that closed some roads and major highways Monday morning. Several flood warnings remain in effect through the morning as rain continues to fall in the southern half of the state following hours of downpours and flooding across New Jersey overnight.


Costa Rica issues malaria health alert

The Costa Rican government issued a health, or sanitary alert Monday due to the increase in the number of imported malaria cases reported from Nicaragua, Panama, and parts of South America and Africa. Year to date, Costa Rica has reported 21 cases of malaria, all of them imported. Most of these cases are seen in the northern zone, mainly in Santa Rosa de Pocosol, Los Chiles and Pital.

Paraguay is certified malaria-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria. There has been no indigenous malaria cases reported in Paraguay since 2012.