Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Northern Qinghai, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Carlotta is located about 75 mi…125 km se of Zihuatanejo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

NewsBytes:

India – The flood situation in Assam worsened on Saturday as four more people lost their lives, taking the death toll in the region to 17, officials said. Over 4.25 lakh people have been affected in Assam’s Hojai, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar districts. Currently, 716 villages are under water and 3,292 hectares of crop areas have been damaged. Numerous landslides have disrupted road and rail traffic.

New Zealand – The Karangahake Gorge on the Coromandel Peninsula has been hit by heavy rains and flooding. More heavy rain is expected to hit Northland, Auckland and the northern half of the Coromandel Peninsula over the next few days.

Nature – Images

Interesting Images

This perfectly symmetrical mushroom=shaped cloud was photographed by Gulf Shores, Alabama resident Rick Geiss from his local beach. This fluffy behemoth is actually a common type of storm cloud called a cumulus congestus.

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Disease

Dengue fever – Reunion

With an additional 351 confirmed and probable dengue fever cases in the past week, the total cases now stand at 4,604 since the beginning of the year. The epidemic continues in the West and the South.

Rift Valley fever – Rwanda

The Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture has recently confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in cattle in three districts of East Province: Ngoma, Kirehe, and Kyonza.

Lassa Fever – Liberia

The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) is responding to Lassa fever outbreak in the country. Cases of Lassa fever are on the increase in the Lassa belt (Bong, Nimba, and Grand Bassa Counties. Four (4) new confirmed cases have been reported.