Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.2 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ceram Sea, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nana is located about 150 mi…110 km nne of Guatemala city Guatemala with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 255 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Depression Omar is located about 310 mi…495 km nne of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/. Ppresent movement…e or 90 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 11w (Haishen), located approximately 646 nm east-southeast of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Pakistan – Further flash floods and heavy rain have affected parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in northern Pakistan. On 28 August FloodList reported that at least 16 people had died after flash flooding and landslides in Kohistan, Swat and Shangla districts from 26 to 28 August. On 03 September, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) reported a further 30 fatalities occurred in the period 31 August to 03 September. After days of heavy rainfall.

North Korea – Typhoon Maysak brought strong winds and heavy rain as it swept across the Korean Peninsula on 03 September. In South Korea, much of the damage from Maysak was caused by strong winds. Some coastal flooding was reported in Samcheok in Gangwon. Homes were damaged or destroyed in Gangwon, Jeju, South Gyeongsang Province and Busan, according to news agency Yonhap. One person died in Busan as a result of wind damage. Around 2,400 people were evacuated and power supply disrupted to almost 300,000 households. Flights and rail travel were suspended and nearly 100 roads closed. Heavy rain from Typhoon Maysak caused flooding in eastern parts of North Korea on 03 September according to state media.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the Week 26 August 2020 – 1 September 2020

Langila | New Britain (Papua New Guinea) : Based on analyses of satellite imagery and wind-model data, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 22 August an ash plume from Langila rose to an altitude of 1.8 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW.

Manam | Papua New Guinea : The Darwin VAAC reported that on 20 August an ash plume from Manam rose 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W and WSW, based on satellite data and a ground-based observer. On 31 August an ash plume rose to 4.6 km (15,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W.

Raung | Eastern Java (Indonesia) : PVMBG reported that on 21 August white-and-brown emissions rose 100 m above Raung’s summit and drifted N and S. White plumes rose as high as 100 m during 22-26 August; weather conditions prevented visual observations during 27-31 August. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was warned to remain outside of the 2-km exclusion zone.

Sinabung | Indonesia : PVMBG reported that white-and-gray plumes rose as high as 2 km above Sinabung’s summit and drifted in multiple directions during 18-20, 23-25, and 31 August. An eruptive event was recorded at 0517, though weather conditions prevented visual confirmation. White plumes were seen rising 100-400 m during 22 and 26-30 August. Notably, at 1823 on 19 August an ash plume rose 4 km above the crater rim and drifted ESE. At 0741 on 23 August a gray ash plume rose 1.5 km and drifted E; pyroclastic flows traveled about 1 km down the E and SE flanks. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4), with a general exclusion zone of 3 km and extensions to 5 km on the SE sector and 4 km in the NE sector.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Gonorrhea – England

The number of gonorrhea cases reported in England increased by 26 percent in 2019, according to a new report by Public Health England (PHE). Between 2018 and 2019, England saw gonorrhea cases rise from 56,232 to 70,936.