Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Sumba region, Indonesia.

5.9 earthquake hits the Sumba region, Indonesia.

5.7 earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction.

5.6 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 earthquake hits the Sumba region, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

5.4 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits the Sumba region, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Indian Ocean triple Junction.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Sumba region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Leslie is located about 540 mi…870 km e of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…sw or 220 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Rosa is located about 105 mi…170 km n of Punta Eugenia Mexico and about 120 mi…190 km s of San Felipe Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nne or 30 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Hurricane Sergio is located about 870 mi…1400 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…w or 265 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 30w (Kong-Rey), located approximately 550 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Walaka is located about 210 mi…340 km s of Johnston island and about 955 mi…1535 km wsw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…160 mph…260 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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Disease

Polio update: Nigeria, Niger and Papua New Guinea

In Nigeria, three new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases were reported this week, bringing the total number of cVDPV2 cases in 2018 to eleven.

In neighboring Niger, two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) are reported from Niger, genetically linked to a cVDPV2 in Jigawa, Nigeria.

On the Horn of Africa, three new cases of cVDPV3 were reported in the past week, as well as one cVDPV3 positive environmental sample, from Lower Juba, Middle Shabelle and Banadir, Somalia.

In Papua New Guinea, two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported in the past week, bringing the total number of cases in 2018 to 14.

STD’s on the Rise in San Diego, USA

Cases of three sexually transmitted diseases (STD), chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, continue to rise in San Diego County, according to health officials.

Cases of infectious syphilis increased by 15.2 percent, from 981 cases in 2016 to 1,130 cases in 2017. Last year, the overall rate of early syphilis was 34.1 cases per 100,000 persons, a 14.4 percent increase from 2016. Chlamydia cases also increased by 10 percent—from 18,904 cases in 2016 to 20,801 cases in 2017. Cases of gonorrhea increased by 19.1 percent, from 4,992 cases in 2016 to 5,947 cases in 2017.

Foot and Mouth Disease – Beitbridge, Zimbabwe

The Veterinary Department last week announced a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Beitbridge at a hastily convened meeting in the district which came after officials, with police assistance, put down 18 heifers allegedly for unauthorised relocation from a red to a green zone.