Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Henri is located about 80 mi…125 km sse of Montauk Point New York and about 120 mi…190 km s of Providence Rhode island with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…n or 350 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 16w (Omais) is located approximately 159 nm west-southwest of Kadena afb, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

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Mexico – A short period of intense rainfall late on 19 August 2021 caused severe flooding and landslides in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, where one person died and another is missing. State Civil Protection reported 80 incidents of flooding and 9 landslides across the state capital, Chihuahua and surrounding areas during the evening and night of 19 August. Twenty-nine roads were closed due to floods around the city. Flooding also affected the city of Cuauhtémoc, where around 30 homes were flooded and 10 vehicles left stranded on roads.

DR Congo – One person died and 2 are missing after flash floods ripped through the city of Bukavu, capital of the South Kivu Province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Flooding has also affected areas of neighbouring North Kivu Province. Meanwhile parts of western Uganda have also seen flooding, with reports of 2 fatalities.



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

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Tetanus – Russia

In August, two cases of tetanus among children were registered in the Altai Territory in southern Siberia, according to the regional department of Rospotrebnadzor. Their parents refused to vaccinate against this disease.

Leptospirosis – India

Health officials in the heavily populated Maharashtra state, India, are reporting 184 cases to date this year.

Plague – USA

New Mexico state health officials reported the first human case of bubonic plague in the state this year Friday. The patient – a resident of Torrance County – is being treated in a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.