Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Macquarie Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Lorenzo is located about 220 mi…355 km nne of Flores island in the western Azores with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…ne or 40 degrees at 43 mph…69 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (td) 19w (Mitag), located approximately 182 nm south-southwest of Kunsan AFB, South Korea, is tracking north-notheastward at 15 knots.

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NewsBytes:

UK – More rain and winds are expected in parts of the country later this week as the remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo arrive in the UK. The storm – the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the far east Atlantic – will have lost most of its power by the time it arrives on Thursday. It comes after torrential rain brought flash flooding and led to some places being evacuated on Tuesday. On the Isle of Man a major incident was declared with people trapped in their homes indoors. Elsewhere, some areas in the Midlands, Wales and southern England were hit by a week’s rain in just an hour, as thunderstorms swept across the UK. Roads and railways were closed and some flights from London’s Heathrow Airport were delayed on Tuesday evening due to the bad weather. Dozens of flood warnings and alerts remain in place across England.

Disease

Chikungunya – Ethiopia

In update on the chikungunya outbreak in Ethiopia, officials report an additional 3618 new suspect cases during the past week from neighborhoods in the Dire Dawa City. This is a slight decrease in cases compared to recent weeks. To date, 46,326 chikungunya cases have been reported since the end of July.

Monkeypox – Cameroon

Health officials have reported a confirmed case of monkeypox in the Ekondo-Titi health district in South-west region of Cameroon last week. Supportive measures for case management have been put in place and community-based surveillance has been stepped up in the region. The region and the country is also experiencing outbreaks of cholera and measles.