Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Tonga.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits Crete.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.


Pakistan – At least 53 people are dead after flash floods struck northwestern Pakistan and the disputed Kashmir province, officials said Monday. Rain beginning Saturday night brought flooding to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces. The floods injured at least 60 people and washed away crops across the mostly rural region, and caused landslides, destroying homes. The rain is regarded as pre-monsoon rain, a common occurrence in Pakistan prior to the monsoon season, which begins in mid-July.

Fiji – People in Fiji are being warned of heavy rain and flash flooding over the next few days. Two tropical disturbances to the west of the country are likely to cause more problems for the cyclone hit country. Heavy rain is already affecting Fiji with reports of flooding in hard hit Rakiraki in the north of the main island.


Second New Ebola Case in Liberia

A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, just months after the country had been declared free of the disease, according to health officials.

The 5-year-old son of a 30-year-old woman who died on Thursday has now been taken to a treatment centre in Monrovia.

Authorities are now checking everyone the woman was in contact with, and 10 healthcare workers from the hospital where the woman was treated are also under observation. The woman, who died on arrival at the hospital on Thursday, had travelled with three of her children.