Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits offshore Bio-Bio, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 22s (Herold), located approximately 185 nm east-northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 21 knots.

NewsBytes:

Indonesia – Flash floods in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province turned streets into a muddy river as water rushed through a market.

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Texas, USA – Parts of Old East Dallas recorded nearly 4 inches of rain in just a few hours overnight Sunday into Monday morning. Flash Flooding resulted in some cars partially submerged in water in Old East Dallas. Some streets were temporarily closed because of street flooding.

Disease

COVID-19

Globally, the virus has now infected more than 168,000 people and killed at least 6,610, according to the WHO.

Italy – The Italy Ministry of Health reported an additional 3,233 coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 cases and 349 deaths in the past 24 hours. This brings the lockdowned country to 27,980 total cases and 2,158 deaths.

Iran – According to an Iranian health official, there were 135 new deaths due to the coronavirus, raising the total death toll to 988.

Spain – Spain’s tally of coronavirus rose to 11,178 in one day up from a previous tally of 9,161 cases on Monday and the number of fatalities rose to 491.