Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kashmir-Xinjiang border.

5.0 Earthquake hits Turkmenistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


Sudan – As many as 120 people have now died in Sudan in what the UN describe as the worst flooding in 30 years. Floods and landslides have destroyed or damaged 166,000 houses, according to the Sudan Government, and almost 830,000 people have been critically affected. North Darfur, Khartoum, West Darfur and Sennar are amongst the hardest-hit states, accounting for nearly half of all people affected. Crops have also been severely damaged just before harvest time. Over 420 schools have also been damaged, along with several health facilities, compromising essential services to the population.

Iran – At least 2 people died after flash floods struck in northern Iran. Heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding in Talesh County in the northern province of Gilan on 20 September. Flooding caused damage to homes, roads and bridges in 6 villages of the county. Two fatalities were reported.

Nepal – At least 10 people have died and 6 are missing after heavy monsoon rainfall once again triggered landslides in Nepal. Meanwhile 5 people are reported missing after 2 houses were buried by a landslide in Rambha Rural Municipality in Palpa District, also on 24 September. In a separate incident, one person died when a landslide destroyed a house in the same municipality.