Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits the Alamagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nana is located about 210 mi…335 km ene of Limon Honduras and about 365 mi…585 km e of Belize city with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.

Tropical Storm Omar is located about 350 mi…560 km nw of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ene or 70 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 10w (Maysak), located approximately 236 nm south-southwest of Busan, South Korea, is tracking northward at 11 knots.

Typhoon 11w (Haishen), located approximately 336 nm south of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

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India – Thousands of people have been forced from their homes after rivers broke their banks in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, western India. In Maharashtra, recent heavy rainfall in the state and river catchments in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, combined with dam releases caused flooding in Nagpur, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Godnia districts from 29 August 2020. Almost 100,000 people have been affected and 53,224 shifted to safer locations. Meanwhile to the north, flooding also affected the neighbouring state of Gujarat. Days of severe weather have seen several fatalities reported as a result of flooding or lightning strike since around 20 August. Almost 1,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, with round 12,000 people displaced.

Chad – Almost 120,000 people were displaced by flooding in Chad in north-central Africa during August 2020, according to a report by International Organization for Migration (IOM). At least 32,000 of those displaced persons are in N’Djamena, the country’s capital city, where 10 people died as a result of flooding that struck on 20 August. The flooding has exacerbated the already challenging situation for many of the most vulnerable N’djaménois, who are now seeking refuge in local school buildings after having lost not only their homes but also their livelihoods.