Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.6 earthquake hits Assam, India.
5.3 earthquake hits Nicaragua.
5.3 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge.
5.2 earthquake hits western Turkey.
5.2 earthquake hits the Pacific–Antarctic Ridge.
5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.
5.0 earthquake hits the Sea of Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Florence is located about 575 mi…925 km se of Cape Fear North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.
Hurricane Helene is located about 800 mi…1290 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1400 mi…2250 km ssw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.
Tropical Storm Isaac is located about 500 mi…805 km e of Martinique with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Paul is located about 1115 mi…1795 km w of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 26w (Mangkhut), located approximately 826 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 10 knots.
Tropical storm 27w (Barijat), located approximately 86 nm south of Hong Kong, is tracking westward at 10 knots.
In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Olivia is located about 125 mi…200 km e of Kahului Hawaii and about 215 mi…345 km e of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 250 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.
East Coast, USA – More than a million people were under evacuation orders in the eastern United States Tuesday, where powerful Hurricane Florence threatened catastrophic damage to a region popular with vacationers and home to crucial government institutions. The menacing Category 4 storm packed winds of 130 miles (215 kilometers) per hour over the Atlantic.
Texas, USA – Heavy rain Tuesday morning along the Southeast Texas coast led to flooded roads in Galveston County, prompting officials to cancel classes for some students.
Wildfires – California
Firefighters in California continued to battle a number of wildfires engulfing the fire-weary state.
Delta Fire – Shasta and Trinity Counties – 53,311 acres, 5 percent contained
Hirz Fire – Shasta County – 46,150 acres, 97 percent contained
Snell Fire – Napa County – 2,490 acres, 50 percent contained
Leptospirosis – Philippines
Three people have died and dozens more sickened as leptospirosis surges in Central Luzon since July 1. According to local media, from July 1 through Aug. 31, 128 people have been infected due to animal urine contaminated flood waters caused by the southwest monsoon.