Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Buryatiya, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Gulf of Paris, Venezuela.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Ida is located about 145 mi…235 km nne of Jackson Mississippi and about 185 mi…300 km sw of Nashville Tennessee with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Kate is located about 815 mi…1310 km ene of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Newsbytes:

New Zealand – Torrential rain of up to 90 mm in 1 hour fell in northern New Zealand, causing dozens of families to evacuate their homes. Fifty to sixty homes were evacuated in West Auckland after flooding struck during the night 30 to 31 August 2021.

Ghana – At least 5 people have lost their lives in flooding the North East Region of Ghana over the last few days. Flooding has also affected parts of neighbouring Northern Region, in particular in the region’s capital Tamale where dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed and residents forced to flee.

Indonesia – Sulawesi – Widespread flooding has affected over 60,000 people across 4 regencies of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, after heavy rainfall over the last few days. Furthermore, 12,763 houses were damaged, along with bridges, roads, schools, medical centres and other public buildings.

Indonesia – Sumatra – Five people lost their lives after heavy rain caused landslides and mudflows in North Sumatra Province of Indonesia. Two landslides struck in areas of Kabanjahe District in Karo Regency late on 26 August 2021. Heavy rain also caused mudflows in Tiganderket District. No injuries or fatalities were reported. According to disaster authorities in Indonesia, the landslides in Kabanjahe damaged or destroyed 7 houses. Five people died in the incident while 4 people were injured.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported Thursday on an additional Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case, the 12th this year.