Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 earthquake hits Atacama, Chile.
5.4 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
5.4 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.
5.2 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.
5.2 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits Guam.
5.0 earthquake hits Alaska.
Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
There are no current tropical storms.
Benin – Overflowing rivers and heavy rains have caused floods in the south of Benin. One person has died in Zou Department. Rising levels of the Niger and Ouémé rivers could affect as many as 900,000 people across the two river basins, Civil Protection said. Meanwhile further north the Niger River at Malanville in Alibori Department of northeastern Benin stood at 8.23 metres, also at orange warning level.
Russia – Teams from the Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) of Russia are searching for 5 people who were swept away by floods and mudflows in mountainous areas of Dagestan. Heavy rain affected the republic from 22 to 23 August, 2021. Flooding damaged hundreds of homes and roads across the districts of Gunibsky, Gergebilsky, Levashinsky, Laksky and Kurakhsky. Damage to a pipeline has left thousands without gas. Flooding caused severe damage in the community of Urma in Levashinsky District in particular, where at least 1 house was completely destroyed and 600 others damaged. Meanwhile mudflows in Levashinsky district dragged away a car carrying 2 people in Khadzhalmakhi village.
Venezuela – At least 15 people have died after heavy rain caused foods and mudslides in the state of Mérida in western Venezuela. Hours of heavy rain fell on the steep slopes surrounding the Mocotíes Valley Area late on 23 August 2021. Mudslides and overflowing rivers inundated communities in the valley below. Powerful floods dragged cars through streets, buried roads with mud, rocks and debris and damaged or destroyed homes. Power supply has been cut in affected areas.
Wildfires – Paraguay
Vast areas of Paraguay have been affected, with blazes concentrated in the northeastern administrative departments of Concepcion and Amambay. Thick smoke has reached the capital Asuncion, leaving the sky yellow and severely reducing air quality. Fires have been seen in at least five protected forested areas with 70 percent of the Cerro Cora National Park, a 5,836-hectare (14,420-acre) area of immense ecological and historical importance, consumed by flames.
Wildfires – Mediterranean
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Dengue Fever – Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported an additional 258 more dengue patients were hospitalized (212 from Dhaka), bringing the total since the beginning of the year to 8,575. Of that total, 5,917 were recorded in August alone. More than 8,000 of the country total are reported from Dhaka.