Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

6.0 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.8 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.3 earthquake hits Guam.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Australia – After months of intense heat and devastating bushfires, Australia’s east coast was battered by heavy rainstorms Saturday, causing flash flooding in parts and road closures. Major highways were closed in Queensland as the state was hit with some of the heaviest rain the country has seen for months. There were also power was cut in parts of New South Wales.

Zimbabwe – Residents in Hwange were left counting their loses after a lot of their property was destroyed by a rain storm which also swept away their chickens and other domestic animals. A number of houses were also destroyed.

Brazil – At least six people have died and at least one more was missing Sunday following torrential rains in southern Brazil, authorities said. Meteorologists said nearly 250 millimeters (10 inches) of rain devastated parts of Espiritu Santo state starting Friday, though the rains had tapered off by Sunday. State firefighters reported three dead in the town of Alfredo Chaves and three others in Iconha, where at least one woman was missing. The flooding destroyed three bridges, left cars piled up, trees toppled and houses covered in mud.

Disease

Novel Coronavirus – China

Officials with the Beijing Daxing District Health and Health Committee have confirmed two novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in the city. The patients had a history of travel to Wuhan. The authorities in China reported a third death from a mysterious virus and more than 130 new cases over the weekend, including the ones found in Beijing and southern China for the first time. The jump in cases raised questions about how the virus is being transmitted and added to concerns about the spread of the illness ahead of China’s busiest travel season.

Novel Coronavirus – South Korea

The South Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported today on the first confirmed, imported case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.