Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.
5.4 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.
5.3 earthquake hits Alaska.
5.2 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.
5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
There are currently no tropical storms.
West Virginia, USA – The Governor of West Virginia, USA, declared a state of emergency for two southern counties after floods from heavy rainfall on 15 August 2022. The city of Charleston recorded 112.8 mm (4.44 inches) of rain in 24 hours on 15 August, with over 42 mm (1.7 inches) of that falling in 1 hour. Flooding caused damaged to dozens of homes in Fayette and Kanawha counties. Some residents had to be rescued and evacuated from flooded premises. Roads and bridges were also damaged.
Laos – Since our last report on the dengue fever outbreak in Laos on August 1, the country has reported more than 4,200 cases. As of August 15, Laos health officials report 17,892 total dengue cases with more than half the cases reported from the capital city of Vientiane (9,114).
Philippines – In the Philippines, 102,619 dengue cases were reported from January 1 to July 30 this year.
Measles – Nigeria
From January 2022 to June 1, Nigeria tops the list for the country with the most measles cases with 18,628 cases.