Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits northern Alaska.

Three 5.3 earthquakes hit Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits northern Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Samgihe, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nestor is located about 80 mi…125 km wsw of Panama City Florida and about 110 mi…175 km w of Apalachicola Florida with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Octave is located about 1340 mi…2160 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean : Typhoon 21w (Neoguri), located approximately 295 nm south of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical storm 22w (Twenty-Two), located approximately 628 nm east-southeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.

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Sudan – Unprecedented flooding caused by heavy rains has affected nearly 200,000 people in northeast South Sudan, the UN refugee agency said Friday. Situated in the Upper Nile region, the affected area is home to more than 150,000 refugees from Sudan, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement. The UN agency said floodwaters have submerged major roads, making access to the refugee camps difficult and leading to closer of schools. The floods have also impacted access to public services, including hospitals and damaged sanitation facilities, increasing health risks.


Chikungunya – Ethiopia

In an update on the chikungunya outbreak in Ethiopia, health officials have reported an additional 2,541 new suspected cases during the last week of September. This brings the outbreak total, that began in late July, to 49,616.