Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

6.5 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.8 earthquake hits the Chagos Archipelago.

5.8 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits Tristan de Cunha.

5.4 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.4 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits Kamchatka, Russia.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Fifteen is located about 100 mi…160 km se of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 10w (Maysak), located approximately 475 nm south-southwest of Busan, South Korea, is tracking northward at 05 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Eleven), located approximately 290 nm southeast of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking southwestward at 07 knots.

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India – More severe flooding struck in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. Flooding in Madhya Pradesh, late August 2020. Photo: Government of Madhya Pradesh. Authorities report that at least 24 people have died and 11,000 were rescued after flooding struck from 28 August 2020. Torrential rain was reported in the state from 27 to 31 August. Hoshangabad (also known as Narmadapuram), recorded over 400 mm of rain in 24 hours to 30 August. ndia’s Disaster Management Division (DMD) said that over the last few days flooding affected 33,000 people across 1,906 villages of 28 districts in the state. A total of 11,197 homes have been damaged during this time.

Mexico – Heavy rain in Mexico in the wake of Tropical Storm Hernán has caused flooding in the states of Jalisco and Colima over the last few days. Evacuations were carried out in Cihuatlán and La Huerta in Jalisco and Manzanillo in Colima after floods and landslides from 27 August. In a 24 hour period to 28 August, El Chiflón in Jalisco recorded 229.5 mm of rain and Manzanillo in Colima 290.3 mm. Over 600 homes have been damaged in Jalisco, mostly in Cihuatlán and La Huerta municipalities. One person died as a result of strong winds in La Huerta.



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

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Ebola – DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) African regional office reported two additional Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases Saturday in in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, bringing the the total to 109 cases (103 confirmed and six probable) including 47 deaths (case fatality ratio 43.1%).

Chikungunya – Chad

UN health officials are reporting a chikungunya outbreak in Chad, in north-central Africa. Between August 14 and 26, 6,163 cases.

Salmonella – Ukraine

Ukraine health officials reported recently that during the first eight months of 2020, the country has seen 16 salmonella outbreaks. In total, 2402 salmonella cases have been reported.