Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits off shore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Tanzania – At least thirteen people have died and around 15 000 people have been left homeless after flash floods in Iringa and Lindi in southern Tanzania.

Australia – Adelaide and parts of South Australia were battered by thunderstorms and heavy rainfall with flash floods in some areas. Power was cut to several thousand homes.

Canada – Relentless rain along British Columbia’s southern coast has closed roads, swollen rivers and prompted a state of local emergency in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. A number of homes had to be evacuated.

USA – Major flooding and landslides have been reported in Western Washington. Rivers continue to rise with potential for moderate to major flooding in some areas, including the Snohomish River which is now above 27 feet. Stillaguamish River near Granite falls reported major flooding. King, Lewis and Skagit counties remain under flood watch until Sunday morning.

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Disease

Dengue Fever – Paraguay

In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Paraguay, the Ministry of Health now reports 35,801 suspect cases through the fourth week of 2020, three times the number of cases reported in all of 2019 (11,811).

Novel Coronavirus

Philippines reports the first novel coronavirus death outside China, while Sweden and Russia reported their first cases.