Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.5 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.
6.2 earthquake hits Simeulue, Indonesia.
5.6 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.
5.5 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.
5.3 earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.
5.1 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.
5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits north of Svalbard.
5.0 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Souther4n Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 06s (Blake), located approximately 176 nm east-northeast of Port Hedland, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 06 knots.
Indonesia – The death toll from flooding in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta has risen to 66, authorities say, with two people still missing after the megalopolis was hit by some of the most powerful monsoon rains seen in years. Jakarta and its surrounding areas have been pounded by torrential downpours since New Year’s Eve, causing flooding and landslides that forced thousands to flee their homes. More than 173,000 residents were seeking refuge on Friday. In the days ahead. Jakarta and the central area of Java, Indonesia’s most populous island, are expected to receive as much as 4 inches (102 mm) of rain.
The Climate Crisis Is Now Detectable in Daily Weather
The climate changes we humans have inflicted on the planet are now so deeply embedded, they are showing up in our daily weather.
Researchers from Switzerland and Norway now claim to have detected the “fingerprint” of climate change in every single day of weather in the global record since 2012.
The distinction between climate and weather is one that scientists have been hammering on about for years. And while the two are closely intertwined, they are generally considered distinct, with weather referring to short-term conditions and climate referring to longer trends.
Examining yearly data, the authors noticed the stamp of climate change on global weather went back to 1999. And from 2012, it could be seen every single day. And the signal of climate change is now so big it’s greater than global daily weather variability.
In recent years, scientists have detected stronger links between global warming and changing weather patterns, and while it’s difficult to blame any one storm on climate change, the overall pattern for heat waves, droughts and storms is clear.
Measles – Argentina
In a follow-up on the measles situation in Argentina, the Ministry of Health has reported 97 cases in 2019. Most of the cases were reported since late August representing the largest measles outbreak in the country since the elimination of the endemic circulation of the virus, reached in 2000 and certified in 2016 by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The majority of cases have been reported in the City of Buenos Aires and the province of Buenos Aires, which is associated with summer vacations and high population mobility towards tourist areas, making it even more of a concern.