Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.3 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.
5.1 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.
5.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.
5.0 earthquake hits southern Iran.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 10w (Maysak), located approximately 144 nm south of Kadena AFB, is tracking north-northwestward at 18 knots.
India – At least 17 people have died and over 10,000 homes damaged in floods in the state of Odisha, eastern India. Days of heavy rainfall affected the state from 25 August, with several areas recording more than 200 mm of rain in 24 hour period. Marshaghai in Kendrapara District recorded 234 mm in 24 hours to 26 August. The heavy rainfall pushed rivers above the danger mark in 5 locations, including the Subarnarekha river in Baleshwar which reached record levels of 6.94 metres on 27 August, well above the danger mark of 5.5m and beating the previous high of 6.8m. Disaster authorities report over 1.4 million people have been affected by flooding across floods in 3,256 villages across 20 districts of the state.
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