Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

A tsunami alert that warned of “hazardous” waves was issued for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands after a powerful earthquake rattled the region late Tuesday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.5 quake was located about 28 miles northeast of Kokopo. The temblor was centered at about 6 miles, a shallow depth. After about 90 minutes the agency said the tsunami threat had largely passed and no waves had been observed, but that there were no sea level gauges in the area for measurement.

5.7 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 27p (Ann), located approximately 182 nm north of Cairns, Australia, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots. This is the final warning for this system.

NewsBytes:

Bosnia – Torrential rains that started on Sunday caused rivers in northwestern and central Bosnia to break their banks, flooding homes and roads. Local authorities in several areas urged residents living close to rivers to evacuate their homes and launched emergency measures to respond to the rising flood waters. A number of schools canceled classes, while electricity and water supplies were disrupted. Landslides closed local roads. In neighboring Croatia, authorities raised flood defenses in the central towns of Hrvatska Kostajnica, Korana and Karlovac.

Disease

Malaria – Madagascar

The Ministry of Public Health in Betroka district, Madagascar are reporting thousands of malaria cases in recent weeks, according to an L’Express report. More than 600 cases of malaria are being reported weekly in the district and more than 2000 cases have been reported in less than a month.