Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.7 earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border.

5.5 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Peru.

Three 5.0 earthquakes hit the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Azores.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 08p (Penny), located approximately 379 nm east-southeast of Cairns, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone 09p (Mona), located approximately 248 nm east-southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking south-southwestward at 08 knots.


California, USA – San Francisco – A strong storm combined with high tides has flooded part of the Embarcadero in San Francisco Sunday. Malibu – Heavy rain caused flash floods and mudslides to hit Malibu.


Leishmaniasis – Libya

Health officials in Bani Walid Municipality in northwest Libya are reporting an outbreak of the disfiguring parasitic disease, leishmaniasis. 290 cases have been reported although it is not clear when this upsurge of cases began.

Anthrax – Zinbabwe

An outbreak of anthrax has affected eight people in Zvimba district after they ate meat from a cow that had died of the disease. The affected areas are Chirau and Madzorera villages.