Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0.earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits Tucuman, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.


Syphilis – Japan

For the send year in a row, Japanese health officials reported more than 6,000 syphilis cases in the country, about 10 time what was seen in 2010.

Dengue Fever – Bangladesh

Bangladesh saw the first dengue fever cases in 2000 and that time through 2017, the country reported from a few hundred cases a year to up to 6,000 a year. In 2018, the country reported more than 10,000 cases and 26 deaths. And then came 2019… Bangladesh has recorded some 101,000 dengue cases this year, including 133 deaths (officially). Dengue is now “endemic” in Bangladesh.


White Island – New Zealand

The death toll from New Zealand’s White Island volcano eruption rose to 18 on Sunday, including two people whose bodies have not been recovered, police said.

A land search early Sunday failed to find any sign of the missing pair and divers returned to the sea in the afternoon amid increasing speculation both could be in the water.

Another 26 survivors remain in New Zealand and Australian hospitals, of which at least 18 are listed as “critical” and fighting for their lives after the eruption on the desolate island, which is the country’s most active volcano.