Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.6 earthquake hits Haiti.

More than 200 people have died after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday (Aug. 14), rocking the capital city and also causing extensive damage, including many collapsed building.

7.2 earthquake hits Haiti.

6.9 earthquake hits Haiti.

6.4 earthquake hits Alaska.

5.9 earthquake hits Haiti.

Two 5.4 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

Two 5.4 earthquakes hit Haiti.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Two 5.3 earthquakes hit Haiti.

5.2 earthquake hits the Peru-Ecuador border.

Three 5.2 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits Haiti.

5.2 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Four 5.1 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Chaco, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits Haiti.

5.0 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: The Remnants of Fred are located about 110 mi…175 km w of the Dry Tortugas and about 450 mi…725 km sse of Pensacola Florida with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Storm Grace is located about 60 mi…100 km sse of St. Croix and about 150 mi…245 km se of San Juan Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 12e (Linda), located approximately 809 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

In the northwestern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 16w (Sixteen), located approximately 576 nm east of Andersen AFB, is tracking westward at 21 knots.

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Niger – Over 50 people have now died in floods in Niger after heavy rainfall recently caused severe damage and 5 fatalities in the capital, Niamey.

Texas, USA – One person died and another was seriously injured after torrential rain and flooding caused the wall of a house to collapse in El Paso, Texas, on 12 August 2021. The victims were attempting to evacuate the house before the wall collapsed. Further heavy rainfall since then has left wide areas of the city of El Paso were under torrents of water. Sandbags are being distributed to protect property.

Russia – Severe weather has once again affected areas of Russia‘s Black Sea coast, in particular in Krasnodar Region, where strong winds, hail and heavy rain have caused power outages and flooding. As of 14 August, over 100,000 people were without power in the Krasnodar Region due to wind damage. Heavy rain has triggered flash floods in several areas, in particular in the resort city of Anapa where more than 450 people were evacuated including tourists from hotels.


Wildfires – Bolivia

Devastating wildfires in Bolivia consumed 749,000 hectares from January to July, the Friends of Nature Foundation (FAN) NGO said on Thursday night.

As in neighboring Brazil, the fires have been aggravated by widespread deforestation aimed at expanding farming or pastureland. The eastern Santa Cruz and northeastern Beni departments account for 94 percent of burnt areas.



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

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Ebola – Ivory Coast

The Cote d’Ivoire, or Ivory Coast Ministry of Health confirmed Saturday the country’s first case of Ebola since 1994. This came after the Institut Pasteur in Cote d’Ivoire confirmed the Ebola Virus Disease in samples collected from a patient, who was hospitalized in the commercial capital of Abidjan, after arriving from Guinea.