Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits the Galapagos Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Revilla Gigedo Islands.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits central Turkey.

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: Tropical Storm Beta is located about 95 mi…150 km ese of ort O’Connor Texas and about 110 mi…180 km s of Galveston Texas with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 165 mi…270 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 14w (Dolphin), located approximately 651 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north- northeastward at 05 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 17e (Seventeen), located approximately 1053 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

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France – At least 2 people are missing after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in the Gard, Lozère and Herault departments of southern France. Meteo France reported violent thunderstorms hit the foothills of the Cévennes mountains on 19 September. In a 6 hour period, 196 mm of rain fell in Vigan, 175 mm in Saumane and 468 mm in Valleraugue, including 361mm in just 3 hours. Emergency services mobilized helicopters and hundreds of personnel to assist with evacuations and rescues. As of late 20 September, 46 people had been rescued and 421 had evacuated and moved to emergency shelter including over 200 people evacuated in Anduze commune in Gard Department.

Ghana – At least 5 people have died in recent flooding in Ghana‘s Upper East Region. Flooding during September affected 7,561 people and damaged 1,596 homes in several districts of the region. A further 156 homes have been destroyed along with wide areas of crops.

China – State media in China are reporting that nearly 180,000 people were affected by floods in the southwest Guizhou Province during mid-September. According to Xinhua News Agency, Guizhou Province witnessed its highest rainfall since 1961 during the period 09 to 18 September. Xinhua said that 52 county-level regions were affected by flooding and heavy rain. As many as 44,791 houses were damaged and 1,504 destroyed. Thousands of people evacuated their homes and were moved to 40 temporary relocation sites set up by the provincial government.

Greece – At least three people were killed and hundreds have been rescued in Greece after a rare storm system known as a “medicane” spawned severe flooding after making landfall on Friday, according to officials. The storm, named Ianos, hit the Ionian islands and western Peloponnese on Friday before lashing the rest of the country on Saturday.