Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Timor.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


Turkey – Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services. At least one person was found dead inside a flooded underpass. Saturday’s rainstorm flooded Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar — a sprawling complex of covered alleyways lined with shops. The heavy downpour also flooded a pedestrian underpass lined with stalls and video footage showed merchandise floating in the almost waist-high flood waters. Authorities suspended ferry services across the Bosporus and some tram services were also halted. A car was dragged into a pit caused by a collapsed road but its passengers escaped without injuries.

India – 87 villages in Andhra Pradesh have been affected by Krishna floods. The villages and hundreds of acres of farmland remained under a sheet of water in Krishna and Guntur districts even as the flood fury in river Krishna was abating, while the toll in the deluge climbed to two with the death of an 11-year-old girl. After touching a maximum of 8.21 lakh cusecs in the early hours of the day, the flood discharge at Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada has fallen to 7.99 lakh cusecs at 10 am while the inflow remained steady at 7.57 lakh cusecs. The lives of more than 17,500 people in 87 villages under 32 mandals in Krishna and Guntur districts may continue to be disrupted for several days.


Ebola – DR Congo

Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has spread to a new province, with two cases, including one death, confirmed in South Kivu, according to the government health ministry. The movement of the potentially deadly disease to a new province highlights the difficulties that health workers in Congo face in controlling the outbreak. Two new patients tested positive in the Mwenga area of South Kivu, adding to North Kivu and Ituri provinces where there are confirmed cases of the disease, according to the health ministry.