Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.6 earthquake hits Taiwan.
5.6 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.
5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits southern Peru.
5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.
5.0 earthquake hits central Alaska.
5.0 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.
5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nicholas is located about 30 mi…50 km ssw of Houston Texas and about 35 mi…55 km nnw of Freeport Texas with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nne or 25 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 19w (Chanthu), located approximately 310 nm west-southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking southeastward at 07 knots.
India – Severe flooding in the state of Gujarat on the western coast of India has affected over 1.6 million people according to disaster authorities in the country. Some areas of the state recorded more than 500 mm of rain in 24 hours. Flooding over the last few days has affected 1,660,254 people across 44 villages in the districts of Rajkot, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Valsad and Junagadh. Evacuations have been carried out and 72 evacuation centres set up to house almost 7,000 displaced residents. Dozens of roads have been closed due to floods and rain, including the State Highway-15 and National Highway-01.
Nigeria – At least 4 people lost their lives after flash floods swept through areas of Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Nigeria. Flooding struck after hours of heavy rain on 12 September 2021. Severe flooding affected areas on the southern outskirts of the city, in particular Trademoore, Light Gold, Wisdom and Lugbe. 4 people lost their lives and 26 vehicles were swept away, damaged or destroyed. A total of 166 houses were damaged.
Wildfires – California, USA
A pair of lightning-sparked fires that took hold in rugged terrain in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks exploded over the weekend, while another blaze to the south burned into a grove of giant sequoia trees, sending smoke billowing above popular tourist destinations and forcing closures in the area.
All three fires ignited Thursday after a series of thunderstorms rolled in, sending more than 130 lighting strikes into the southern Sierra Nevada mountains and sparking the Paradise and Colony fires in the two parks. Collectively called the KNP Complex, the fires have since seared 1,037 acres with no containment, forcing the closure of the Sequoia National Park while the Kings Canyon side remained open.
A separate blaze, dubbed the Windy fire, had seared 974 acres in the adjoining Sequoia National Forest. It had burned into the Peyrone Sequoia grove, part of the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
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