Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.2 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Ascension Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 70 mi…110 km se of San Juan Puerto Rico and about 295 mi…475 km e of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

Tropical Storm Marco is located about 115 mi…185 km ese of Cozumel Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 09w (Bavi), located approximately 282 nm west-southwest of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 09 knots.

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Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Polio – Yemen

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced that a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) outbreak has been declared in Yemen. Fifteen cVDPV1 cases were reported this week.

Chikungunya – Thailand

The Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology reported an additional 775 chikungunya cases in the past week, bringing the country total to 6,888 since the beginning of the year in 68 provinces. No fatalities have been reported.