Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.5 earthquake hits south of the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits off the west coast of South Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Gil is located about 1095 mi…1765 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Erick is located about 585 mi…945 km wsw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Flossie is located about 550 mi…885 km e of Hilo Hawaii and about 615 mi…990 km e of Hana Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Francisco is located approximately 601 nm east-southeast of Iwakuni, Japan and is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

Tropical Depression Lekima is located approximately 631 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Japan is trackong northwestward at 05 knots.

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Bangladesh – The floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water from hills across the Indian borders have now claimed at least 108 lives in Bangladesh, a disaster official said on Sunday. Since the first week of the last month, he said at least six million people have been affected by the floods while thousands of families were forced to flee home.

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India – Heavy rain in neighbouring Maharashtra has resulted in swelling of the River Krishna triggering floods in several parts of north Karnataka, inundating vast tracts of agricultural land. As much as two lakh cusec of water was released from Narayanapura reservoir into River Krishna and more quantity would be released in the next 12 hours. According to local farmers out of the 23 villages on the banks of River Krishna, at least six would be affected with the release of water. Farmers are apprehensive about losing crops since paddy had been sown on thousands of acres on right and left banks of the Krishna.



Dengue Fever – Honduras

In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Honduras, the Ministry of Health reported Friday that the case count is now at 42,300, including 59 fatalities. More than 9,000 severe dengue cases have been reported to date.