Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands.

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

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Chantal is located about 785 mi…1265 km w of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…s or 185 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Depression Five is located about 805 mi…1300 km ese of Barbados with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm (td) 12w (Bailu), located approximately 166 nm southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 19 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Ivo is located about 420 mi…680 km w of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Disease

Malaria – Burundi

In a follow-up to a report from late July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice for the African country of Burundi due to an ongoing malaria epidemic. According to the Ministry of Public Health, 5,738,661 cases were reported this year through July 21. This represents a 97 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2018. The total population of the country is about 12 million. In addition, 1,801 deaths have been recorded.

Syphilis – Japan

In a follow-up to a report last week, the Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) reports that through Aug. 11, 4,009 syphilis cases have been reported in the country. Tokyo, Osaka and Aichi are reporting the most cases with 1,040, 660 and 215 cases, respectively.