Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Guam.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Dorian is locateP about 40 mi…60 km e of Freeport Grand Bahama island and about 115 mi…190 km e of West Palm Beach Florida with maximum sustained winds…165 mph…270 km/h present movement…w or 270 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Juliette is located about 480 mi…770 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 15w (Lingling), located approximately 601 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, Japan is tracking north-northwestward at 10 knots.

Tropical depression 14w (Fourteen), located approximately 180 nm south of Wake island, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Caribbean – Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas with ferocious wind and rain on Sunday, the monstrous Category 5 storm wrecking towns and homes as it churned on an uncertain path toward the US coast where hundreds of thousands were ordered to evacuate. Packing sustained winds of 185 miles per hour (295 kph), Dorian crashed onshore in the Abacos Islands, in the northwest of the Bahamas, as the strongest storm ever to hit the Caribbean chain. Parts of the Abacos were under water as forecasters warned they faced a towering 18 to 23 foot storm surge. Winds were gusting over 220 mph with no sign of weakening as the storm barreled west over the island of Grand Bahama.

Kenya – The death toll in Sunday’s flash flooding in a national park in Kenya has increased to six and rescue teams are still looking for one tourist, Kenya’s Wildlife Service said on Monday. The tour group of seven people — five Kenyans, a local tourist guide and a “non-resident foreigner” — had been caught in the flash flood Sunday in Hell’s Gate National Park.

Disease

Chikungunya – Ethiopia

In a follow-up on a report on the chikungunya outbreak in Ethiopia, the number of cases has risen to 15,192 in the eastern city of Dire Dawa, according to French-China report.

Listeria – Spain

In a follow-up on the listeriosis outbreak in Spain associated with the consumption of roasted pork meat, Spanish health officials report an additional 29 cases, bringing the total to 204. Andalusia, in southern Spain has reported the bulk of the cases with 197. Three deaths have been reported.

Lassa Fever – Liberia

Liberian authorities at the Ministry of Health (MoH) have confirmed an outbreak of Lassa fever across the country. According to MoH data, a total of 92 suspected cases between January 1 and August 25, 2019, including 21 deaths, have been reported.