Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Fiona is located about 145 mi…230 km se of St. Croix with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 13e (Lester), located approximately 1475 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 16w (Nanmadol), located approximately 247 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.


Italy – At least 10 people have lost their lives after torrential rain triggered catastrophic flooding in the Marche Region of Italy overnight, 15 to 16 September 2022. Areas of the Province of Ancona have been particularly badly affected. Many areas have been left without electricity and in some cases telecommunications and drinking water. Schools and some public services have been closed. Roads in the area have been cut leaving some communities isolated. Dozens of survivors scrambled onto rooftops or up into trees to await rescue. Some farm fields near the sea were meters (yards) under water.


Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – Brazil

The Municipality of Campinas in São Paulo State confirmed two more deaths of residents from Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), bringing the total to four in 2022.

Anthrax – Spain

A veterinarian in the autonomous community of Extremadura has contracted anthrax, the second case in the past 20 years in the region.