Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Croatia.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Bali, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Croatia.

5.0 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

UAE – The Emirate of Fujairah and the cities of the emirate of Sharjah witnessed moderate to heavy rain on Saturday morning, which resulted in a significant decrease in temperatures and flooding in the main roundabouts and streets.

Wildlife

Further Effects of Australian Wildfires

Many waterways in Australia that have been inundated with ash and debris following the devastating bush fires this spring and summer, killing fish and other aquatic life and fouling drinking water supplies. The thick dark mud flowing into creeks and streams is killing insect larvae, tadpoles, freshwater shrine, crayfish oysters along with many protected species of fish. One of the primary impacts of the large pulse of ash was a rapid decline in dissolved oxygen levels in the water.

Environment

Wildfires – Australia

Smoke pollution that blanketed Australia for months during the bushfire crisis caused 416 deaths and thousands of hospitalisations, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.Smoke was responsible for 1,124 cardiovascular-related hospital admissions, 2,027 respiratory-related hospital admissions, and 1,305 asthma-related emergency room admissions, according to the study. Most cases were in New South Wales, where thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are nearly 13 000. More than 304 500 people have been infected.

Italy – The Italy Ministry of Health reported an additional 6,557 COVID-19 cases and an additional 794 deaths in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total to 53,588 cases and 4825 deaths. Lombardy region in Northern Italy has reported 25,515 cases and 3,095 deaths alone, for a case fatality of more than 12%!

New York – New York State health officials report the number of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 cases have risen to 10,356 through Saturday afternoon. New York City accounts for for 60 percent of the state’s total (6,211).

South Korea – The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 98 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the national total to 8,897.

China – For a fourth consecutive day, China reported an increase in the number of cases imported from overseas, mostly from Chinese people returning home. The country recorded 46 new cases, all but one coming from outside China.