Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands, India.

5.1 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hit the Lombok region, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 97L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 17w (Shanshan), located approximately 209 nm east of Chichi Jima, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Hector is located about 1010 mi…1625 km ese of Hilo Hawaii and about 1215 mi…1960 km ese of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…140 mph…220 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Storm John is located about 335 mi…540 km sw of Manzanillo Mexico and about 565 mi…910 km sse of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Storm Ileana is located about 120 mi…195 km ssw of Acapulco Mexico and about 370 mi…600 km se of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Invest 94E is an area of disturbed weather in the Eastern Pacific Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

Wildfires

Wildfires – California, USA

A massive, out-of-control Northern California wildfire that destroyed 68 homes and forced thousands to flee has become the fifth largest in state history, officials said on Sunday, as crews battled high temperatures and strong winds.

The Mendocino Complex Fire, made up of two separate conflagrations that merged near Ukiah, north of Sacramento, exploded by 25 percent overnight and had blackened nearly 400 square miles as of Sunday morning, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. The Mendocino Complex Fire has charred more than 254,000 acres, making it the fifth largest blaze in California’s history.

Wildfires – Portugal

Temperatures in Portugal, at the crest of a European heat wave, began to ease from near record levels on Sunday, but a forest fire raged for a third day in the south, battled by 800 firefighters and 12 aircraft. Flames have consumed more than 1000 hectares of forest, in the hilly Monchique area in the southern Algarve region popular with tourists.

Disease

Ebola – DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health reported today (computer translated) that some 33 deaths are suspected linked to the latest Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the country.

Greece – West Nile Virus

Greek health officials have reported 21 additional confirmed human West Nile virus (WNV) cases during the past week, bringing the country total to 43 in 2018. Of the total, 35 presented with neuro-invasive disease (WNND, encephalitis and/or meningitis and/or acute flaccid paralysis) and eight (8) cases with mild symptoms (febrile syndrome).