Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern mid-atlantic ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Rene is located about 1160 mi…1870 km ene of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Hurricane Paulette is located about 310 mi…500 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Sally is located about 115 mi…190 km w of Port Charlotte Florida and about 345 mi…550 km ese of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Depression Twenty is located about 1745 mi…2805 km e of the Lesser Antilles and about 815 mi…1310 km wsw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 16e (Karina), located approximately 958 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Oregon, USA

At least nine people have died in wildfires that have burned relentlessly across western Oregon. After five days of enormous wildfires consuming the landscape up and down the west side of the state, officials count more than 1 million acres burned and tens of thousands of people forced to leave their homes. Countless homes and businesses have been scorched.

Wildfires – California, USA

August Complex – As of 8 p.m. on Sept. 12, these fires had burned 875,059acres and were 25% contained. This is now the largest recorded fire in California history.

North Complex – As of 7 p.m. Sept. 12, these fires had burned 258,496 acres and 22% contained. The North Complex West (formerly the Bear Fire) makes up 73,000 acres the total and is 10% contained.

LNU Lightning Complex – As of 7 p.m. on Sept. 12, these fires have burned 363,220 acres and were 96% contained.

SCU Lightning Complex – As of 7 p.m. on Sept. 12, these fires have burned 396,624 acres and were 98% contained. Full containment is expected around Sept. 12.

CZU Lightning Complex – As of 7 a.m. on Sept. 12, these fires have burned 86,509 acres and were 86% contained.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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West Nile Virus – Florida, USA

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) reported Friday on five additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection of local transmission. This brings total to 54 West Nile virus infections in 2020. West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States.