Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Reykjanes Ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.3 earthquake hits Reykjanes Ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits the Rat islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ian is located about 5 mi…10 km s of the city of Pinar del Rio, Cuba and about 175 mi…280 km ssw of the Dry Tortugas with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 18w (Noru), located approximately 169 nm east of D Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical Storm 19w (Kulap), located approximately 408 nm south-southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northward at 08 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 02s (Ashley), located approximately 619 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Philippines – Heavy rain brought by Typhoon Noru caused widespread flooding in several northern provinces of the Philippines on 26 September 2022. Authorities reported 5 rescuers workers died in the Province of Bulacan Typhoon Noru, known as Karding in the Philippines, is the most powerful typhoon to hit the country this year. Noru made landfall in northern Quezon Province on 25 September, then crossed central Luzon, and continued west towards Vietnam over the South China Sea. Heavy rain caused flooding in northern provinces. The town of Subic in Zambales Province recorded 283.3 mm of rain in 24 hours to 26 September. To the north the municipality of Iba recorded 142.3 mm. Ambulong in the province of Batangas recorded 123.2 mm. Roads were deemed impassable in Camarines Sur Province, Bicol Region, leaving areas isolated. Army troops were carrying out rescues and evacuations in parts of Zambales and Quezon provinces, Central Luzon. Thousands were left without power in the provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija.

Canada – At least one person has died and dozens have been displaced in Newfoundland, Canada, after huge waves and storm surge brought by Hurricane Fiona swept homes into the ocean. Environment Canada said Storm Fiona generated damaging winds, torrential rainfall, large waves and destructive storm surge along Canada’s Atlantic coast from 23 September 2022. Fiona then made landfall as a category-2 hurricane strength (maximum sustained wind speeds of 165 km/h) post-tropical cyclone near Whitehead in the province of Nova Scotia, early 24 September 2022. Impacts of the storm were reported across the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec. Thousands of households were left without power.

Spain – Torrential rain has caused devastation in parts of Murcia region in south-eastern Spain. Firefighters report one person died after floods destroyed a home, while emergency services responded to dozens of call-outs including flood rescues. Heavy rain fell in the Murcia Region of Spain from late 25 September 2022. Spain’s State Meteorological Agency AEMET reported more than 29 mm of rain was recorded in just 10 minutes at the Cabo de Palos weather station in the municipality of Cartagena, and more than 86 mm in an hour. The heavy rain triggered flooding and landslides.

Global Warming

Global warming is literally changing the color of Earth’s water

The next generation may never see a polar bear and, apparently, they may never see blue lakes again as well. A new study from researchers at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) found that if global warming continues along its current path, lakes are likely to shift in color from blue to green-brown. The changing colors are a sign of poor ecosystem health.

Lakes change hues for a number of reasons, from algal growth to runoff of sediments. However, the new study finds that other factors such as air temperature, frequency of rainfall, lake depth, and elevation also influence the water’s color.

One-third of the world’s lakes are true blue. They are often deep areas in cool, high-latitude regions where it often rains and snows. Green-brown lakes, on the other hand, comprise 69 percent of all lakes and are located along coastlines and other dry regions.



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

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Ebola – Uganda

The Uganda Ministry of Health recorded two additional confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases, bringing the cumulative cases to 36 (18 confirmed and 18 probable cases). Two new deaths were also recorded– for a cumulative total of 23 (5 confirmed deaths and 18 probable deaths). The government has ruled out the possibility of imposing a lockdown.

Dengue Fever – Nepal

The Nepali Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) recorded 1,051 dengue fever cases on Monday, bringing the country total to 25,543 year to date.