Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits the Xizang-Nepal border region.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Paulette is located about 385 mi…620 km sse of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…ene or 60 degrees at 29 mph…46 km/h.

Hurricane Sally is located about 15 mi…25 km nne of Gulf Shores Alabama and about 25 mi…40 km wsw of Pensacola Florida with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Tropical Storm Vicky is located about 755 mi…1215 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 820 mi…1315 km e of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 16e (Karina), located approximately 754 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 13w (Noul), located approximately 260 nm west-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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NewsBytes:

India – Fresh floods have struck in the state of Assam over the last few days, with over 100 villages affeted and 1 fatality reported. Heavy rainfall has caused a fresh spate of flooding, affecting over 100 villages in the 4 districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Chirang in the east of the state. ASDMA reported on 14 September that almost 34,000 people were affected and reported one fatality in Biswanath. Over 4,000 hectares of crops were also submerged.

Uganda – At least 2 people died after flash floods caused chaos in the city of Kampala, capital of Uganda. Heavy rainfall began around 08 September, triggering flash floods which swamped the city’s roads and caused major disruption to traffic. Meanwhile a building under construction collapsed in Makindye division on 11 September.

Vietnam – he Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (DMA) reports that 2 people died after severe weather including lightning strikes, strong winds and heavy rainfall over the last few days. Flooding and landslides were reported in northern parts of the country from 11 to 14 September 2020. A landslide in Ha Giang province on 11-12 September buried a house, killing one person. DMA reported over 60 houses were flooding in the province, along with around 10 hectares of rice crops.

Space Events

Sun Begins New Solar Cycle

The sun is officially nine months into a new solar weather cycle, scientists have confirmed, and it will likely look much like its predecessor, which ran from 2008 to 2019.

Scientists predict that the sun’s new activity phase, called solar cycle 25, will peak in 2025 but will generally be a less active cycle, quite similar to solar cycle 24, which ended in December. The sun’s weather, which follows an 11-year activity cycle, is a vital phenomenon to predict because its whims impact life and and around Earth, sometimes with devastating consequences.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Thailand.

The Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology in an update Monday are now reporting 55,004 total cases (38,653 dengue fever, 15,917 dengue hemorrhagic fever and 434 dengue shock syndrome cases) in all 77 provinces. 38 dengue related fatalities have been reported.