Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Aru, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Henriette is located about 410 mi…660 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 298 nm south of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking northward at 05 knots.

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Sudan – Flooding triggered by heavy rains inundated hundreds of houses in the Sudanese capital Khartoum and elsewhere in the country, killing at least six people Tuesday, the state-run news agency said.

India – The death toll from India’s monsoon floods climbed to 202 on Tuesday as heavy rainfall kept pounding coastal regions in the west and south. Authorities have already moved more than 1.2 million people to relief camps.


Cyanide Bombs Banned in Some States

Notwithstanding the Trump administration’s reauthorization of the use of sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s “cyanide bombs”, wildlife advocacy groups in a number of States have successfully campaigned to ban their use, including Wyoming (2019), California (2019 and 2017), Oregon (2018), Colorado (2017), Arizona (2017) and Idaho (2019 and 2018).


Leishmaniasis – Kenya

Disease outbreaks continue to plague Kenya and according to the Ministry of Health, outbreaks of cholera and measles continue in the country. In addition, Kenya is reporting a large outbreak of the parasitic disease, visceral leishmaniasis (Kala Azar). Since January through the first week of August, a total of 1,986 cases of leishmaniasis have been reported.

Dengue Fever

Sri Lanka – Health officials in Sri Lanka report that dengue-related fatalities have been reported in the dozens this year to date and additional dengue strains have been identified as circulating this season. Through today, Sri Lanka has reported 36,858 dengue fever cases with Colombo, Gampaha and Galle RDHS reporting the most.

Philippines – The latest numbers show 115,986 cases of dengue, including 491 deaths, many children.