Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
5.2 earthquake hits north of the Virgin Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits the Alamagan region in the North Mariana Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 20w (Hagibis), located approximately 220 nm east-northeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.
UK – Heavy rain causing floods continues to hit the UK. The Met Office has warned there is a danger some towns may become cut off today after parts of the country were drenched in two inches of rain. An amber warning was put in place for an area centred around Norwich which covers parts of Norfolk and Suffolk. It said homes and businesses are likely to be flooded with damage to some buildings and adds there is “a good chance some communities are cut off by flooded roads”. It also warned of a “danger to life” due to deep or fast flowing floodwater and says power cuts are possible and driving conditions could become “difficult”. A yellow warning stretching between just north of Essex to north Lincolnshire has also in place since 8am this morning and last until 5pm tonight.
Wildfires – Bolivia
Heavy rain that has drenched eastern Bolivia’s Chiquitania tropical savanna has put out fires that have ravaged millions of hectares in recent months, authorities said Sunday. Firefighters will wait 24 hours to be sure that all fires are completely out before they head out of the area.
Plague – DR Congo
In a report published on ProMED Mail from Ituri Province in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), officials from EcoHealth Alliance note a cluster of bubonic plague cases in the village of Omeyi in the Ongoyi health area. A family of four cases, including one fatality was reported.